The Rose Legacy (Diamond of the Rockies Book #1)

The Rose Legacy (Diamond of the Rockies Book #1)

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by Kristen Heitzmann
     
 

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Driven by hope and vengeance, Carina Maria DiGratia leaves her idyllic home in Sonoma, California, for a new life in the mining town of Crystal, Colorado. Though the town has a rough element, Carina is determined that it is the place her dreams will come true. Early on, two men vie for her trust, but neither is what he seems. Will Carina discern the truth in time…  See more details below

Overview

Driven by hope and vengeance, Carina Maria DiGratia leaves her idyllic home in Sonoma, California, for a new life in the mining town of Crystal, Colorado. Though the town has a rough element, Carina is determined that it is the place her dreams will come true. Early on, two men vie for her trust, but neither is what he seems. Will Carina discern the truth in time to prevent tragedy?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585588015
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/01/2009
Series:
Diamond of the Rockies , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
2,260
File size:
642 KB

Meet the Author

Kristen Heitzmann is the bestselling author of seventeen novels including The Edge of Recall and the Christy Award winner Secrets. An artist and music minister, Kristen lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado with her husband, Jim, and their family.
Kristen Heitzmann is the bestselling author of over a dozen novels, including Freefall, Halos, A Rush of Wings, and the Christy Award winner Secrets. She and her husband, Jim, and their family live in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she serves as worship leader in their church. Visit Kristen's website at www.kristenheitzmann.com.

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The Rose Legacy 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 66 reviews.
LAM523 More than 1 year ago
Once you meet Carina & Quillon you won't be able to stop with book 1 you'll have to get "Sweet Boundless" and "The Tender Vine " so you might as well buy them all now. Kristen Heitzman is great at drawing you into the story until you feel like you right there with Carina in the mine . Whenyou are done with these books fast foward to the 21st century and read "The Machelli Family" series. Then of course you will be a fan and won't be able to read enough of Kristen's books. Good news she has many out there so keep on reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite books and series eventhough myself have not finish the series. i loved the mix emotions and the intensity. If your into romantic and old times stories this is the series you will love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best historical novels i have read in a long time. It has mystery, romance and a real inspirational story how faith can work when there seems no hope. Carina was running away from with hopes that her beloved would follow her to a mining town. A mining town where hopes are smashed daily. See how she finds how faith and forgiveness.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story would be much stronger if it was not as heavily entombed in biblical verse and religious inference. I would not have purchased this or the next book in the series had I known it would have been a Christian bible study book. When I skipped all such references to get to the meat of the novels, they each took only the space of a 1.5 hour connector flight. Please more clearly explain this genre of books in your B&N descriptions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
393 pages, well edited. First in series. Free. The next in the series aer $5.95 each. This book is a cliff hanger. It is slow moving and nothing ever happens. If I had had to read Bueno, one more time, I think I would thrown my nook in frustration. There is quite a bit of religion in this non religious book. There is a lot of tradgedy, death and violence. Readers know from page ten on, who are the bad guys and who are the good guys and who the heroine will end up with. Parts of this book are just plain stupid. There is rape, abuse, lynchings, throat cutting, head bashing, women beating, and other abuses, including a pet mule getting killed. I really, really did not care for this book. I will not be purchasing the rest of the series. I hate cliff hangers. This is chick liit, but it is not really a romance. I did not like like hardly any of the characters. For readers, ages 18 and up. I was not impressed. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very slow moving. Difficult to connect with.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book with stunningly relatable characters, an intriguing plot, and complete Kristen Heitzmann. Cannot wait to read the rest of the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good, but slow moving at times. Enjoy books of this era and reading of their reading of their faith, which most of them had then
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brings to the surface lots of emotion. Thoroughly enjoyed the read! Just purchased book 2 in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read many of Ms Heitzmann's novels. Each have left me with a desire to read more. Rose Legacy was no different. In fact, there's always a twist and she did not disappoint.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book held my attention all the way through to an ending that leads me to wanting the next book and the others Kristen has written. The setting of the story is a short distance from my home in western Colorado. I like stories that help me feel history. The road to the "ghost town" is a scary 4-wheel drive but I may connect with a tour this summer just to see it.
Anonymous 28 days ago
I imagined myself in that time and situation A really gutsy gal!
Anonymous 5 months ago
This is an ok read hated where it ended and it is a little slow moving here and there.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Enjoyed this read, the characters were great, but editing got sloppy towards the end.
Anonymous 8 months ago
This was a very enjoyable, well written book. It was about 400 pages. Fair warning, though: IT IS A CLIFFHANGER. You will need to purchase at least one, possibly more books at $8 each to get a conclusion. I hate that in a book and have deducted a point for this reason.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a little too religious for my taste. That being said it was a good book and it was free.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But it leaves you hanging. I hate stories that dpnt finish!
Shannie528 More than 1 year ago
This is the first of three books in a series and I wish there were a fourth! The characters are so well developed- you really get to know them and feel their joy and their pain. Some other reviewers have complained of the violence in these books, but you can't write a book about mining towns realistically if you don't include that element. The books are very believable and transport you to that time and place! Kristen, please write a fourth book! I want to see where Quillan's heart leads him in the next phase of life! I want to add that I loved that the main characters in the series have a strong faith in God and that these books capture all the love and feeling between husbands and wives without graphic sexual situations. I will be reading more from this author in the future!
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This book was really good but it ended in the worst place possible
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A different kind of story. Human, good characters, and a believable plot. An into-the-late night reader.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love Carina and how brave she to be traveling along. I couldn't not reading because each chapter left me wanting to find out more. Her challenges & how she preserved.
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