Book Reviews of The Rose Legacy (Diamond of the Rockies, Bk 1)

The Rose Legacy (Diamond of the Rockies, Bk 1)
The Rose Legacy - Diamond of the Rockies, Bk 1
Author: Kristen Heitzmann
ISBN-13: 9780764223815
ISBN-10: 076422381X
Publication Date: 10/1/2000
Pages: 395
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 45 ratings
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Book Type: Paperback
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The whole series is wonderful... highly recommend
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Excellent series!! Not to be missed!! I highly recommend that you read the entire series. You'll be happy that you did. If you like romance mixed in with enough suspense to keep the pages turning long into the night, then this book is for you.
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Carina Maria DiGratia ran away from her family and home in Sonoma, California, to heal her broken heart. She naively chooses Crystal, Colorado, a rough-and-tumble mining town, to start over. Her hopes for a new and better life are crushed by the reality of men hoping to strike it rich and women with few options. As she struggles to adjust to her new life, she also struggles with her relationship with God. Slowly she develops friendships and roots, but when increasing violence threatens the town she finds herself in a dangerous position that could help bring the violence to an end. In the end she learns that she must forgive and let go if she wants to move forward.

I absolutely loved this book. Carina is a spitfire--independent, funny, friendly, and with a quick temper. Just the kind of heroine I adore. The story is suspenseful and heartfelt. It is heartbreaking to watch Quillan, the freighter, work through the ghosts of his own past and his grudge with God while trying to stop the violence in town and deal with those who think he is the prime suspect. This is the first book in a series, so the story isn't really finished at the end of this book. There is still unfinished business for Carina and Quillan, which disappointed me. But this is an older series that is being reissued, so I don't have to wait for the next book to be published. I can just order it!

This is one of the best books I've read this year. I definitely recommend it. 5/5 stars.
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Book one of the Diamond of the Rockies series.

The Compelling Story of One Womans Experiences in a Gold-rush Town
The Rose Legacy is the first book in her historical fiction series, Diamond of the Rockies. Fast-paced and engaging, the new story is sure to capture your heart and love of romance.

Driven by hope and vengeance Carina Maria DeGarcia, an Italian heiress, sets out for a new life in a Colorado mining town. But she soon finds out the "dream house" she purchased through the mail is already inhabited and the town called the "diamond of the Rockies" is anything but luxurious. Two men vie for her trust, but neither is what he seems. Will Carina learn the truthand confront the deep secrets hidden in her heartin time to prevent tragedy?

The Rose Legacy provides a compelling Christian message within an authentic historical setting and offers a rare glimpse into the spiritual history of Coloradofrom pioneer evangelists to Spanish missions.
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Driven by hope and vengeance Carina Maria DeGarcia, an Italian heiress, sets out for a new life in a Colorado mining town. But she soon finds out the "dream house" she purchased through the mail is already inhabited and the town called the "diamond of the Rockies" is anything but luxurious. Two men vie for her trust, but neither is what he seems. Will Carina learn the truthand confront the deep secrets hidden in her heartin time to prevent tragedy? (from Barnes and Nobles book review)
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This is a very good book that I really enjoyed reading. It is so refreshing to read a book with a rich plot that is also free of cursing, sex, and immoral behavior. It is a true Christian series written by a Christian woman about the trials of a woman alone in pioneer days. You will want to read the rest of this series to follow the story to it's conclusion. I sent the whole set to my daughter and granddaughter to read after I finished it.
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This author never disappoints! you experience the heartache with the character as well as the relief and joy with resolution. Anything by this author is a good choice, quick read!
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Really enjoyed this series! Learned a lot about the hardships and family relationships back in the 1800's. Very interesting and will keep you reading, not wanting to put it down.