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Cut And Run
Cut And Run
Author: Carla Neggers
The largest uncut diamond in the world, the Minstrel's Rough, is little more than legend. Brought into the Pepperkamp family in 1548, it has been handed down to one keeper in each generation. Juliana Fall has inherited its splendor from her uncle?and unwittingly, its legacy of danger. — Juliana's mother wants nothing more than to bury her memorie...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780778324195
ISBN-10: 0778324192
Publication Date: 3/1/2007
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 154 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed Cut And Run on + 264 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Romance and suspense and even some history thrown in...who can beat it! I've read several later books by this author and always enjoy the characters and the predicaments they manage to get themselves into. Highly recommended.
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Helpful Score: 1
Reviewer: Elaine C McTyer "avid reader" (Dawson, GA USA) -
This is a rerelease of a 1989 Carla Neggers novel. However I had not read it, so I bought it thinking it was new. This is not a bad novel it is just not quite up to her other novels. With a three star rating you can understand that it was OK but it was dated because of the time setting. I guess that is why it didn't appeal to me, but if you have already read it beware is has a new cover.

Julianna Fall is a concert pianist, she is given a large uncut diamond by her Uncle. The Minstrel's Rough is a large uncut diamond held by her family for over four hundred yrs. No one has proof of its existance. At least that is what they think.

Matthew Stark is a journalist, he was also in the Vietnam war which plays a large part in this story. He is following a story that leads him to Julianna and the diamond.

There is a very bad man who wants the diamond and will do anything to get it. Then there is a senator who is willing to do anything to keep a secret from the Vietnam War. Then there is the person who knows that the diamond is real and he has told these men all about it.

Now only Matthew and Julianna stand between them and the diamond they covet.
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Helpful Score: 1
The largest uncut diamond in the world, the Minstrel's Rough is little more than legend. Brought into the Pepperkamp family in 1548, it has been handed down to one keeper in each generation, Julianna Fall has inherited its splendot from her uncle-and, unwittingly, its legacy of danger. Juliana's mother wants nothing more than to bury her memories of the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. But with the diamond in her daughter's keeping. Juliana's safety becomes entangled in the secrets of the past. There are others who seek the Minstrel's Rough. A U.S. senator who will risk his career and face the ultimate scandal to claim its vaule. A Nazi collaborator willing to do anything to possess it. And a Vietnam war hero turned journalist, chasing the story of this mythic stone. Now Juliana has only two choices-uncover the past before they do..or cut and run
desertkat avatar reviewed Cut And Run on + 48 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This was a slow starter, but the story got better as it progressed.
Dimples avatar reviewed Cut And Run on + 47 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This is a pretty entertaining book. It's about a family who have been the keepers of a very large uncut diamond. Add in a senator, a Viet Nam war hero, a Nazi collaborator among others who are all chasing after the mythical stone. Not a bad story line with a little mystery, a little romance, and some fictional history. Nope, not bad at all.
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justreadingabook avatar reviewed Cut And Run on + 1629 more book reviews
This book was just OK for me. The storyline really seemed to take forever to get going and it was had to stay in it for me. The characters didn't seem to develope as much as I had hoped even at the end of the book.
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MELNELYNN avatar reviewed Cut And Run on + 669 more book reviews
Cut and Run is a re-release of a 1989 novel. Although labeled as "Romantic Suspense" by the publisher, this book provides a better read when the reader thinks Suspense because the romance element does not develop until the end and holds the attention less than the suspense and character histories.
Readers will be intrigued by the character of Juliana, a world renowned classical pianist with secrets in the world of classical music. Normally dressed in a controlled elegance, she has taken to hair dye (not just blond or black but pink!) and outrageous clothing. It's not just the clothes either. She sneaks out in her J.J. Pepper disguise and plays jazz (!) and blues at a local night club. Will her music mentor Shuji disown her if he discovers the full truth? Juliana is an only child, used to solitude and intense focus on her art with little care for the outside world or expected female roles in society. When history, legend and current conflicts interrupt her solitude, can she save herself and the diamond?

The story is great, the characterization is great, the look into history, both WWII and the Vietnam war legacies, was fascinating. Cut and Run readers might find discover some nice reading reflections on choices people make in war time and even outside of war. How did everyday people during Vietnam and WWII find those voices of courage and also those who did not act in courage?


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