Topaz Heat: The Jewel Series

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The very moment Derrick meets Sarah, he realizes he has a reason to live. Sarah sees only an unshaven tough kid covered with tattoos and shuts down every advance.

Sarah Thomas has no memory of her broken young life leading up to the tragic murder of her mother. Her memory begins the morning she wakes in the home of her loving adoptive parents. She doesn't even know her sisters exist until her 15th year. She learns to love her siblings, but ...

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Overview

The very moment Derrick meets Sarah, he realizes he has a reason to live. Sarah sees only an unshaven tough kid covered with tattoos and shuts down every advance.

Sarah Thomas has no memory of her broken young life leading up to the tragic murder of her mother. Her memory begins the morning she wakes in the home of her loving adoptive parents. She doesn't even know her sisters exist until her 15th year. She learns to love her siblings, but always feels a little out of place in their presence.

A benevolent billionaire offers Derrick DiNunzio a home and an education. Fresh off the streets and rescued from a criminal future, Derrick sheds his old life. He trades his ripped leather jacket for silk suits; dealing drugs for mentoring "at risk" youth; lock picking and back door jobs for the rigors of mountain climbing and hotel management.

Sarah cannot seem to see beyond the past Derrick left behind ... until one day she does. When they finally come together, an indictment threatens their future. Now the heat is on. Will Sarah finally set aside her prejudices and open her heart to true love or will the long forgotten past tear them apart forever?

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Editorial Reviews

Love 2 Read Novels - Sherry Kuhn
Topaz Heat is an excellent romantic suspense! The story was very well written and seemed to have the perfect blend of suspense, romance and intrigue, with some splashes of humor along the way. I fell in love with the characters and thoroughly enjoyed the interaction of the 'family' and the closeness they shared. I really appreciated the underlying message that, as believers, we are new creatures in Christ and that our old self is done away with.
Romancing the Book - Desere Steenberg
This was the final book in the Jewel Trilogy from one of the best authors I have ever come across. The book once again reminded me that God is the one that if you believe He will have you achieve.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781939603173
  • Publisher: Olivia Kimbrell Press
  • Publication date: 5/17/2012
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 218
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

Hallee Bridgeman lives with her husband and their three children in small town Kentucky. When she's not writing Christian romance novels, she blogs about cooking and homemaking at www.HalleeTheHomemaker.com.

Hallee started writing when her oldest child and only daughter was a baby, but a busy professional career and being the wife of a deployed soldier had her shelve her books for another time. Two more children, a cross country move, and God's perfect timing brought the books back to be dusted off and presented to you now.

Hallee loves coffee, campy action movies, and regular date nights with her husband. Above all else, she loves God with all of her heart, soul, mind, and strength; has been redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ; and relies on the presence of the Holy Spirit.

She prays her books are a blessing to you and would love to hear back from you.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2012

    WOW!!!

    As the last book in this series.. I was amazed to say the least..I loved reading all these, but I think the last may have been the best! I loved the simple truths that are so well written within these books. The old saying I have heard all my life came to mind while reading .. you can'tjudge a book by the cover.. of course I am not talking a out the cover of this book, as christians sometimes we only see what others look like on the outside.. we forget that though they may seem very much the same.. that God can change that person completely without you looking close enough you may overlook the true transformation of the heart while focused on the outside of the person.. Again, cannot say enough good things about this series.. I hope to find (if there are any more) and read ALL this author has to offer. I have found another favorite author!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2013

    Sweet and sincere

    I know that sometimes it takes God to change our preconceived notions about people so it was easy to relate to Sarah and Derrick. Awesome ending to the series but a great read even if you havent read the first two books.
    Amy J

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 25, 2013

    this is part of The Jewel Trilogy by Halle Bridgeman. The books

    this is part of The Jewel Trilogy by Halle Bridgeman. The books follows the lives of three half-sisters who rise from a traumatic childhood of poverty and abuse to be strong, independent women of faith. I really enjoyed reading this series about Robin, Maxine and Sarah. Topaz Heat chronicles the life of the youngest sister, Sarah. She unconsciously blocked all her childhood memories and only has her sisters' testimony about the horrors they faced. She comes off as a bit self righteous in previous books, but by this time the reader is totally invested in the characters. We find out that beneath the surface she is just as broken as her siblings. When she finally falls for the man of her dreams, accusations from his shady past threaten to keep them apart forever.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 9, 2013

    Topaz Heat is the perfect conclusion to the Jewel Trilogy family

    Topaz Heat is the perfect conclusion to the Jewel Trilogy family of books. It begins a few years down the road from the last novel, Emerald Fire, and brings together the third sister, Sarah, and the man we all know should be her one true love, Derrick.

    Sarah is the only sister who does not remember the horrors of her early childhood, those years before she was adopted by a Christian couple and raised in a safe environment. Throughout the previous books, Sarah was not a favorite character of mine. She seemed pretty judgmental towards those with rough upbringings, such as Derrick DiNunzio.

    Derrick has been in love with Sarah from the moment he laid eyes on her. Tony had just rescued him from his previous life of crime when he and Sarah met. Over the next few years, Derrick worked to change himself both inside and out. He accepted Christ and became successful.

    Ten years from their first meeting, will Sarah ever be able to see Derrick for the man he has become, or will his past continue to haunt him? I was really pleased to watch the ever evolving relationship of these two characters as they grow toward each other.

    This story has great twists and turns and plenty of danger and intrigue to keep you guessing right up till the end.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2012

    Kinda bummed

    This is a fanastic read. Like the 2 previous book I could not put it down. The only reason I am now dissappointed is that the series is complete.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 31, 2013

    Thoroughly enjoyed this.

    I've read three of the books in this series and have liked them all. I intend to get more of Ms. Bridgeman's books.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 23, 2014

    Christian HEA

    Fast, predictable, sweet read. Very surprising how Sarah flipped from a decade of "prejudice" and disgust of Derrick's past to loving him in just a few days, not explained well enough to be believable. I hadn't read the others books in the series but I recommend doing so - I think it would greatly enhance the story. Overall, good Christian HEA. Reviewed by LovesToReadRose 02/23/14.

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  • Posted February 16, 2014

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    Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

    This was the final book in the Jewel Trilogy from one of the best authors I have ever come across. This time around I met Sarah the final sister but unlike the other two she does not recall any of the dreadful things that happened to them as children,thankfully she was saved in time.

    However she does have one flaw and that is that she cannot look past the terrible past of the man she has fallen for. The character of of Derrick was simply stunning.  The ex bad boy that traded and changed his life for good.

    I simply fell right in love with this young man, for too many times in life I have seen people not being able to escape their past,instead everyone around them judges them on their past.  Does not see that a person can change their lives for the better.

    The author very brilliantly shows that it can be done and that what follows is more powerful and worth while.  The book once again reminded me that God is the one that if you believe he will have you achieve.

    The manner in which the author showed me how Sarah overcomes her own set of demons of another kind was pure magic. The trilogy could not have been ended better,and that beautiful message as from the first two books was kept by the author.

    I am looking forward to anything else the author has to offer she is one of those that will forever more be on my auto to buy list.

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    Posted October 6, 2012

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