At the age of 16, Jade Jewel met a man who would have a profound effect on her. At the house of pleasure of her mother, Jade met a gambler named Nevada. The story resumes three years later. After the unexpected deaths of both of Jades parents, she found that she had 3 sisters in Texas. She decided to visit them; then decided to open a pleasure palace in Hanging Tree, Texas.
There, she meets Reverend Wade Weston, a handsome man looking for redemption amongst the towns citizens. I am surprised that Jade did not recognize Weston as the gambler Nevada immediately.
Although the interest between the towns preacher and the new madam sounded like an interesting proposition, I didnt think the characters had much depth. The resolution of Jades fancy bordello was an absolute shock and very unrealistic.
Linda C. (Seagull) reviewed Jade (Jewels Of Texas, Bk 3) (Harlequin Historicals, No 352) on
The Town Preacher and the Town Madam...Haunted by his sordid past as the notorious gunslinger Nevada, Reverend Wade Weston had declared war against sin in the small town of Hanging Tree, Texas. But he hadn't counted on the arrival of the exotic Jade Jewel, whose visions of building a pleasure palace threatened the peace of the community, and whose person aroused in him passions that threatened to claim his immortal sould.