Book Reviews of True Colors

True Colors
True Colors
Author: Diana Palmer
ISBN-13: 9780373770151
ISBN-10: 0373770154
Publication Date: 12/1/2004
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 145 ratings
Publisher: HQN Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
My Amazon review - I admit upfront that I am a HUGE Diana Palmer fan. I am attracted to, rather than offended by, her alpha males who make many mistakes on their way to happiness with an ultra-patient heroine. Her books are fantasy - they don't make real men like her heroes, so I have more sense than to expect them to act like the men I meet everyday. As much as Cy is an extreme alpha stereotype, so Meredith is smarter, tougher and more forgiving than the average romance heroine. If you want realistic people in your romance novels, there are plenty out there, but those bore me beyond words. Palmer's stories, and this one is among the best, entertain because they are so different from anything I have ever, or will ever, experience. As formulaic as they are, the formula works for many of us, and that's what keeps us reading her. True Colors is a great Palmer tale.
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Dear Readers,

TRUE COLORS was one of the first mainstream novels I wrote. It is still one of my favorites, a powerful story of revenge and its ultimate price, as well as the terrible danager of jumping to conclusions. I love this book, and not only for its plot. I wrote it in 1991, when I first went back to college, in my forties. I was bristling with courses in American history and anthropology and I had a ball putting some little-known facts into print.

I have studied the Little Big Horn battle for many years, and I mentioned some key qualities of Native American culture in this book.....My extended family is heavily Native American....Diana Palmer
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meredith thought her heart was broken when cy hardens family ran her oout oftown as a scared teenager. penniless and pregnant. now she is back as the headnof a corporation and sparks fly.
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Wow! What a story! One of Palmer's best!
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Just returned to this author and loved the story! Great characters and a smooth running plot! A good easy read with a great but not predictable ending!
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Six years adter Cy Harden's mother ran her out of the city, penniless and pregnant, Meredith Ashe, aka Kip Tennison, goes back to Billings Montana to take the Harden Corporation from Cy. Instead she loses her heart.
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Diana Palmer is a powerful writer and she tells beautifully written stories.
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Good Book
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Meredith left Cy penniless and pregnant. Now she' back with secrets she has no intention of telling him, but when she falls for him again, even her carefully laid plans can;t protect her.
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Interesting plot. Hard too put down until finished.
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Meredith Ashe returns to the town she once was forced to leave to become the heroine of the book as she shows how success can be achieved, even in the face of defeat!
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Nice easy read. Romance.
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Great book!
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GREAT AUTHOR - ROMANCE
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Cy Harden broke Meredith Ashe's heart when his family left her penniless and pregnant. Now Meredith is back, stronger, wiser--and out to take his company. But will she lose her heart instead?
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Meredith left town a penniless, pregnant teenager. Now she's back--and she's planning a hostile takeover.
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One of her better books, I believe
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Great storyline, Great read!!
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Cy Harden broke Meredith Ashe's heart when his family left her penniless and pregnant. Now Meredith is back, stronger, wiser--and out to take his company. But will she lose her heart instead?
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If you are a Diana Palmer fan, This is a must have book for your collection. If you are not a Diana Palmer fan you will be after you read this book.I read it in one night It was amazing.
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Cy Harden's family drove Meredith out of town, pregnant and in disgrace. But now she's back! Meredith plans to get revenge for the way the Harden's treated her when she was a young teen in trouble, but she hadn't counted on how her body would react to seeing Cy again.

A good read. Lots of story and good characters.
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I read this book in one night! Loved it, great love story, a little mystery.
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I loved this book was such a good story!Really sticks with you after reading it!Must read book!
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tradgety/romance
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Author is better known as Diana Palmer. This is one of her earlier romance novel, IMO much better than her later books.
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"True Colors" is filled with a lot of emotion. You read as Meredith Ashe grows from a naive girl to a strong women. Unfortunatley her strength is geared towards revenge on Cy Harden, the father of her child. She plans to punish him for the past by taking over his company.
Cy, who had no idea he had fathered a child, too late realizes how he had been manipulated by his mother into thinking that Meredith had betrayed him. And seeing her after all these years, Cy still has a need for her, but is it just a physical need or a need born of love?
Yet when everyones true color is out in the open would it be enough to save the love between Cy and Meredith?
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I was looking for a light romantic read and was led astray by this book's summary into thinking it might suit my needs. However, by the time I was about 1/3 of the way through the book I could not continue it. My inability to read further had nothing to do with the Meredith's rather narrow emotional range or Cy Harden's inability to control his 'lust' or even Cy's mother's failure to decide whether or not she hoped Meredith had an abortion or gave Cy's child up for adoption. My growing aversion for the story was fueled by the author's inability to remember and maintain key essential points of the plot!

For Example: Meredith was initially run out of Billings, Montana by Cy's mother claiming that she had stolen money and had an affair with her accomplice in the crime. However, the author can't seem to make up her mind whether or not Cy ever found out that Meredith was really innocent. The story starts out with him saying he has found out, but later on he says he hasn't found out, but then a dozen pages later he again says he knew it from the start. Heaven forbid I had continued reading... he probably would have forgotten and remember another 1/2 dozen times.

The author also provides contradicting information in the story on whether or not Cy knows Meredith's real age - he doesn't at first but later he does. Meredith doesn't to know whether or not Cy was never committed to her or whether they were engaged. If this isn't enough to disuade you from reading then please be prepared for characters who have startling bouts of amnesia - Cy for example is forced to remind his mother several times that he has given Meredith a job as a waitress at his resturant (even AFTER the mother has dined there).