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White Diamonds (Capitol Chronicles - Book 2)

White Diamonds (Capitol Chronicles - Book 2)

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Sandra Rutledge has been in front of cameras most of her life. She longs for the quiet existence of a university professor. A PhD candidate in mathematics, she's at the family cabin in the Pocono Mountains when she finds Wyatt Randolph, the missing junior senator from Pennsylvania, bleeding to death on the road. Saving his life puts hers in danger. Attracted to


Sandra Rutledge has been in front of cameras most of her life. She longs for the quiet existence of a university professor. A PhD candidate in mathematics, she's at the family cabin in the Pocono Mountains when she finds Wyatt Randolph, the missing junior senator from Pennsylvania, bleeding to death on the road. Saving his life puts hers in danger. Attracted to the senator, she's appalled when he accuses her father of treason. Together they set out to find the truth.

Wyatt Randolph's best friend was killed for a cache of diamonds. His death set off a chain of events that go all the way to the White House. It's up to Wyatt to discover what the stones entrusted to him do and why people are willing to kill for them. With the reluctant help of Sandra Rutledge, the daughter of the man Wyatt believes holds the key to the entire project, the two of them fight to find the truth and stay alive in the process.

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Shirley T. Hailstock
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Lies and Liars , #1
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Shirley Hailstock, a bestselling, award-winning novelist, is the author of over twenty-seven novels and novellas. Holding a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Howard University and a MBA in Chemical Marketing from Fairleigh Dickinson University, she left her job in the pharmaceutical industry and is now a full-time writer. Shirley is a past president of Romance Writers of America and a former officer of Women Writers of Color. She lives in New Jersey with her family.

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White Diamonds 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Will have to think hard about buying another
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Edge of Your Seat Suspense White Diamonds is a romantic suspense thriller that starts with a bang and takes you on a fantastic ride until the end, with constant suspense and lots of action. There are just enough quiet moments to let us get to know Sandra and Wyatt and watch them fall in love. Interesting characters combine with a gripping, intricate plot to make this a read you won't want to put down until its final resolution.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shirley Hailstock drops her readers into the action and doesn't let them catch their breath until the story ends. Her heroine, Sandra Rutledge is a doctoral student and a Senator's daughter, who has cocooned herself away in her family's isolated mountain cabin determined to study for her upcoming exams and attempt to get over her husband's death. But when Sandra discovers Wyatt Randolph, bleeding and almost dead on the road in front of the cabin and carrying diamonds worth millions, she comes fully alive again and embarks on a roller coaster ride of emotion, action and adventure. Together, Sandra and Wyatt attempt to discover who tried to kill him and steal the diamonds and they discover along the way a threat that could change the world. The trail of death and mayhem leads directly to Sandra's father and the upper echelons of the Oval Office, and while Sandra is being torn between her love for her father and her burgeoning love for Wyatt, she must make decisions that will keep her family, her country and the world safe. White Diamonds is an exciting edge-of-your-seat story of danger and romance that will keep you hooked and longing for more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fast-paced romantic suspense! Wyatt and Sandra's story as they fall in love and save the world keeps you turning the pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sandra Rutledge is at her remote family cabin trying to forget the world and prepare for finishing her doctorate. In getting there she finds a car on the road, in the car is Senator Wyatt Randolph. The Senator has been missing for days and on him Sandra finds a collection of imperfect diamonds, and he is just clinging to life.  Cleaning him up and nursing him back to health they are just both left with more questions. Not long they find themselves on the run for their lives and are not sure who to trust. As they try to piece together what they have, what it can do, and who they can trust of those around them that they are use to trusting. All while trying to work out there relationship to each other too. Another classic romance type novel I really enjoyed this book as it didn't feel in my face with the romance/sex portion. The main characters were well developed and you could understand and appreciate most if their relationships with the supporting characters. There were a few characters that I had trouble with keeping all the names straight, especially since a few were referred to by two names once I worked out keeping the characters straight I understood how they were all woven together. One thing I really enjoyed about this novel is that everything seemed to take place in real time. We knew what they were doing the whole time, you felt like you were traveling with them on the run. This was really relatable to me. Personally, I would give this book 3 stars as it was very enjoyable and had great movement in the plot and character development. It didn't really have anything that stood out to me to give it more than 3 stars though. I would defiantly suggest it to others to read, not only if this is a genre you normally read, but maybe a genre you are interested in seeing if you want to read more in.    I was provided a copy of the book for review, but the summary and thoughts on the book are mine.
KathyRM More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of White Diamonds by Shirley Hailstock in exchange for an honest review. I really loved this book. Intrigue from the first chapter. This book was so exciting it was hard to put down and sometimes I had to resist the  temptation to read forward to see what happened next. Shirley Hailstock did a great job developing the characters in the book and they were so well formed that I could easily see why they made the decisions they did. It was sad to see the relationship struggles between the siblings over a misunderstanding and the inability to trust because of past hurt that ran so deep. I liked that Sandra was very smart  and it was good to see that even though she was a sensitive person that logic was the deciding factor in the majority of the decisions she made and she was not easily thwarted once a decision was made. I would totally recommend this book to anyone who's looking for a little excitement... 
JerseyGirlBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Sandra Rutledge has lived her life in the public eye as the daughter of a senior U.S. Senator, now she justs wants to live a quiet life as a university mathematics professor. While working on her doctorate at her family's remote cabin in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, Sandra comes upon an unconscious injured man on the road. To her surprise, the man is none other than junior U.S. Senator Wyatt Randolph from Pennsylvania, who went missing a few days before. On Wyatt's person is a cache of diamonds worth millions that he discovered when his best friend was murdered. Wyatt believes there is a political conspiracy going on in Washington D.C., and that Sandra's father is involved in the plot that could have national and international security and political implications. Sandra doesn't believe her father is a traitor against his country, but with questions and evidence mounting, she joins Wyatt in a dangerous journey to discover the truth. White Diamonds is an intriguing tale of romantic suspense and political conspiracy that keeps the reader on the edge guessing what will happen next. Author Shirley Hailstock weaves a fast-paced and intense thriller written in the third person narrative, that engages the reader to follow along with Sandra and Wyatt on a dangerous journey of seeking the truth behind the government conspiracy that leads straight to the White House. This story has fascinating multi-layers that unravels with the unfolding of every twist and turn, and a steamy tension filled romance between Sandra and Wyatt that is sure to keep the reader entertained. I have always been a fan of political thrillers, and I found that this book satisfied my curiosity and the romantic twist added in was a bonus that I thoroughly enjoyed. I really enjoyed the playful banter and intense chemistry between Sandra and Wyatt, I was drawn into the development of their relationship, it had a nice mixture of flirtation, sexual tension and humor that was very entertaining. With a realistic complex cast of characters; witty dialogue and interactions; and a fascinating thriller of a storyline that is a real page turner, White Diamonds is an intricate tale of suspense and romance that will keep the reader's pulse racing!
Emilyh1 More than 1 year ago
Sandra Rutledge stumbles missing Senator Wyatt Randolph, who is in need of help and unconscious, while taking a mini vacation at her family cabin . Wyatt awakens wanting the diamonds he was carrying and wishing beyond hope he has not just put the beautiful woman who saved him in harm’s way. Finding out that she is the daughter of the man he believes is a traitor to his country.  Sandra doesn’t believe her father is involved, but with evidence mounting against his innocence, Sandra plans to stick by Wyatt’s side until she figures out the truth. Wyatt is falling hard for Sandra and the feelings are mutual, but every time they have a second to embrace their feelings they are reminded that their lives are in danger and the list of suspects involved in the secret behind the diamonds leads all the way to the White House. Intense cat and mouse story, I thought the concept was fascinating. You are pulled into the story right away and it has layers that continue to unravel as you read. Excellent read, the first book for me of Shirley Hailstock’s, will definitely be reading more.