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  • Posted September 1, 2012

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    She pens gold no matter the genera! I immensely enjoyed Heart of

    She pens gold no matter the genera! I immensely enjoyed Heart of Gold, one of JR Ward’s non-paranormal romance books. I loved both main characters Nick and Carter, they are both strong independent people that just really aren’t looking for more in their personal lives, but of course fate always has other plans. Another character I loved and really hope to see more of is Nick's nephew, Cort. He was a very strong presence-outspoken, sweet, and he certainly was not one to let things pass with out making certain his opinion was known. I cannot get enough of JR Ward! She is a writer that had captured me with the very first book I picked up- which just happened to be paranormal genera-one of the BDB books. I had not read any of the books she had written under her alter Pen Jessica Bird... I know, Bad Me! Well, now I know that the Warden is a very well rounded writer, and I will have to go dig up the Jessica Bird works. Way to go Warden!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2003

    Fabulous story

    Archeologist Carter Wessex has been given a grant to unlock Revolutionary War secrets, buried with a doomed party of minutemen, on Farrell Mountain. That is, if she can convince Nick Farrell, the mountain¿s owner, a.k.a., tycoon and corporate raider, to let her dig there. Nick reluctantly agrees to let her do so, but also establishes ground rules that Carter is less than happy with. Carter¿s name seems familiar, and when Nick realizes who she is related to, his cool business façade tells him he may stand to benefit all around from this decision. Little does he realize what lies in store for his heart! Arrogant, with a temper to boot, Nick¿s life starts to change the minute Carter walks on to his mountain. Using the excuse of keeping an eye on her work, soon Nick can¿t keep his eyes off Carter, and fireworks fly between these two. As the dig progresses, interesting artifacts and skeletons turn up, along with an unsavory associate of Carter¿s, showing more interest than what seems appropriate in her findings. Carter¿s dad also makes an appearance, shattering the protective shell she has conveniently built around herself, and questioning Nick¿s business motives with her dad. Is he just using her to conveniently close another deal, breaking her heart in the process? The associates that Carter bring on the dig, and other members of Nick¿s family, provide some great moments, adding nice secondary features and slices of humor along the way. I really liked the different archeological story line, and the many bits of history were very interesting, and not overdone. I must add, that this Farrell reminds me of another, that being Matt Farrell from Judith McNaught¿s ¿Paradise¿, who is one of my favorite leading men. Needless to say, I loved this book and look forward to more from this incredible author!

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Colonial Era archeologist and historian, Carter Wessex agrees to accept a grant to dig on Farrell Mountain if she obtains the approval of corporate raider Nick Farrell. She is very excited about trying to solve the Revolutionary War mystery of what happened in 1775 to the Winship party and the gold they carried until she meets Nick. He is nasty and tosses her off his property....................... When Nick connects the name to a business partner, he sees an opportunity to insure the man owes him favors as Carter and her father have been estranged since her mother died. Nick invites Carter to dig on his mountain, but never expected to fall in love with her. He worries what will happen when she learns the truth that he manipulated the situation as a business venture, but not as much as the concern he feels for her safety when a rival abducts her..................... Solving an eighteenth century mystery using modern day archeological techniques is fun to follow and the varying relationships are all delightful to observes. However, an extra intrigue caused by a lunatic peer and Carter¿s misunderstanding of her parents¿ relationship seems unnecessary and contrived. Still Carter and Nick are a pleasant duo and his nephew, Carter¿s partner and his daughter make for a wonderful contemporary romance that will leave readers appreciating Jessica Bird¿s talent............ Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2003


    Carter Wessex is a young talented historian and archeologist. She has been estranged from her wealthy father, William Wessex, for two years now. As a favor to her close friend, Carter agrees to ask Nicholas Farrell for permission to dig on his mountain. History tells of an ambush, involving gold, to have taken place somewhere in the mountain during the late 1700's. However, Mr. Farrell refuses to let anyone on his property, especially any archeologists! .............. Nick Farrell is a wealthy financier. His only concerns are caring for his adopted teenage nephew and an upcoming corporate take-over. He and his staff have been running off any and all trespassers. When he figures out that Carter is the daughter of his business partner, he agrees to let her dig. If Nick could bring father and daughter together, William Wessex would owe him BIG TIME. He never expected to become enamored of the little spitfire. ........... ***** I LOVED Jessica Bird's debut novel last year. I figured either the author had beginner's luck or was really, really talented. The second book would tell the tale. Well, here it is and the verdict is (insert drum roll here) 'PURE TALENT!' ......... Jessica Bird writes much like the contemporaries of Jayne Ann Krentz. If you have not read a book by Jessica Bird, you are missing out. This author will become very well known in the near future. This story is A MUST!

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    Posted January 30, 2011

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