‘A page-turner... a terrific read’ Susan Sallis 

"A powerful tale of survival and hardship, very well crafted and with strong characters" - Publishing News 

Broken Rainbows - Book Seven of the Hearts of Gold series by Catrin Collier

It is 1942 and, in the wake of America's entry into the war, the small community of Pontypridd suffers its own - not entirely...

See more details below
Broken Rainbows

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
BN.com price


‘A page-turner... a terrific read’ Susan Sallis 

"A powerful tale of survival and hardship, very well crafted and with strong characters" - Publishing News 

Broken Rainbows - Book Seven of the Hearts of Gold series by Catrin Collier

It is 1942 and, in the wake of America's entry into the war, the small community of Pontypridd suffers its own - not entirely welcome - GI invasion.

The South Carolina Regiment billeted on the town soon cuts a swathe through its women, living up to GI's reputation as "over-paid, over-sexed and over here". For Bethan, whose husband is a POW in Germany, and her friend Alma, whose husband is missing, the arrival of the American officers brings new and dangerous friendships. While for Jenny, a bitter young war widow, it is a chance to bury her grief in a series of one-night stands.

The women are caught between loyalty to their men folk and the very real attraction of the GIs, and when tragedy strikes the mines, the tension reaches breaking point...

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

International Press

The year is 1942 and the close-knit community of Pontypridd is learning to adjust to the dramatic changes made to their lives, but the arrival of a regiment of South Carolina GI's.

Not only do they have to make room in their homes to accomodate men, but as a result existing lifestyles and relationships are put under tremendous strain. Other than the men working as reserves in the mines and the soldiers they enounter on home leave, the GI's are allowed to roam free.

Tensions rise as it becomes clear that it is not only the single girls who find themselves endeared by the GI's charms. Their presence prompts the women of Pontypridd to question their relationships, the men they love and are seperated from, with their new very different lives.

Powerful, moving, absorning and a true insight into the lives of women left behind when their partners went off to fight for their country.

Susan Sallis

‘A page-turner... a terrific read’

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781909840621
  • Publisher: Accent Press
  • Publication date: 7/11/2013
  • Series: Hearts of Gold Series, #7
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 500
  • Sales rank: 714,410
  • File size: 848 KB

Meet the Author

Catrin Collier is Wales' most prolific and well-known author of historical, romantic fictions. The daughter of a Prussian refugee mother and Welsh father, she grew up in Pontypridd. She has written 19 novels for Orion. Her first historical novel Hearts of Gold, was filmed as a mini-series by the BBC in 2003. She lives with her family on the Gower Peninsula, near Swansea. She also writes crime fiction under the pen name Katherine John.

Read More Show Less

Read an Excerpt

'We shouldn't see one another again, at least not like this.'

'Is that what you want?'

When she didn't answer he slipped his fingers beneath her chin and lifted her face, forcing her to look at him. 'I'm glad, because I couldn't bear that either.' He tried to imagine living and working in Pontypridd and not seeing her, and shuddered at the bleak thought.

'But you must never, never kiss me again. And when I visit the hospital you must take me straight home. If you want to talk to me, it must be in front of Bethan or Maisie.'

'Yes,' he agreed hollowly.

'Do you understand what I said?'

'Everything. But that's next time. Can't we stay together for now? I'll tell you about Cuba, and America and my family and we'll pretend -'

'That I'm not married and you're not engaged?'

'Yes - no - and that there isn't a war and we're just two compadres - comrades, friends, who meet once a week to talk.'

'Only if we go somewhere where there are other people.'

'The New Inn?'

'The cafe,' she said, thinking of their bank balances.

'I think we should go to the New Inn. A little luxury would help me to forget the hospital for a while, and you the factory.'

'And that we kissed.' But as she grasped the bag of crumbs and followed him back to his bike she knew that she would never forget that kiss. Not as long as she lived.


Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)