Enchanted by an Emerald: A Jewel Box Anthology

Enchanted by an Emerald: A Jewel Box Anthology

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Overview

Seven original, never before published novellas.

One enchanted emerald...seven couples in need of its magic to find true love.

A KNIGHT TO REMEMBER by Catherine Kean

When widowed Lady Aislinn Locksmeade finds a naked, unconscious man, she wonders if he's Hugh Brigonne, her first and only true love. When he wakes, he can't remember who he is or what happened to him. Does she dare to love the roguish stranger, or is there far greater danger than risking her heart?

HER PIRATE FROM THE PAST by Caro Carson

After nearly being killed in an undercover operation, police officer Savannah Oglethorpe has sworn off adventure and chosen a safe corporate job. But when she falls into another century-and into the arms of a legendary pirate-can she survive the dangerous past to win a passionate future?

WHEN WE GET TO PARIS by T. Elliott Brown

American soldier Henry Stewart carries his family's lucky stone as he fights during World War II. The green rock has kept generations safe and brought true love, but when Henry is injured dur-ing a secret mission for the French Resistance, he believes the stone has failed him. When a beautiful French woman brings him into her home, is she a sign his luck changing for the better, or will she turn Henry over to the Nazis?

EMERALD INTRIGUE by Wynter Daniels

When Natalie discovers a valuable jewel hidden in a trinket box she bought at an estate sale, her life is suddenly in peril. With nowhere else to turn, she's forced to lean on her neighbor Jack for help. But can she put her past behind her and open her heart before it's too late?

WHAT TO KEEP by Nancy Robards Thompson

Emma Conrad returns to tiny Iris Island, Florida, with her New York life in shambles. When the one man she's never forgotten strolls back into her life, Emma has to rely on her mother's wis-dom, the strength she's forgotten, and a gem from the sea to build a future from the ashes of her past.

FORTUNE'S FOOL by Mimi Wells

Felicity Reeves hasn't had much luck lately with roommates. Or work. Or life. Certainly not love. But a dark-headed mystery man and one special stone are about to help Felicity discover what Fortune has in store for her.

CHARMED BY THE THIEF by Katherine Garbera

Stealing the three pieces of the Brigonne emerald was meant to be a way to thwart her father and claim piece of her past. But soon, Jules Monroe finds herself captivated by Devlin O'Dowd, the man who wants to catch her alter ego and put her in jail-unless the magic of the Brigonne emerald has another plan for the lovers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781500785567
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/31/2014
Pages: 558
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.24(d)

About the Author

Seven women, seven writing styles, one vision: the Jewel Box Authors write in different romance genres, but they all believe in happily ever after. Award-winning authors and long-time friends, Katherine Garbera, Nancy Robards Thompson, Wynter Daniels, Mimi Wells, T. Elliott Brown, Caro Carson, and Catherine Kean create all-new romances spanning from medieval times to modern day, linking each tale through a mysterious gem. The first anthology, Enchanted by an Emerald, is a 2014 release. Look for Ravishing in Rubies in 2015.

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itstherealt More than 1 year ago
“Emerald Intrigue” by Wynter Daniels is included in the “Enchanted by an Emerald” box set. The main character in Wynter Daniels’ “Emerald Intrigue” is Natalie Brewster. Natalie discovers an emerald that had been hidden in a trinket box that she purchased at an estate sale. The jewel affects her life in ways that she had never imagined. Natalie’s past threatens to destroy her life as she knows it, so she turns to her neighbor, Jack who she is infatuated with, for help. Natalie and Jack had totally different upbringings, so can she truly trust him with her life, more importantly, her heart? Pick up this amazing bundle to find out if that old saying “Opposites Attract” is true. T
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seven stories revolving around a magic emerald starting in the middle ages, traveling through time to colonial America, WWII France, then to modern day Florida and London. All very different tales, but very well done. 
Babsygirl More than 1 year ago
I received this fabulous box set in an ARC from the very talented Wynter Daniels for an honest review. This is different from other compilation book sets from various authors that I have read before. They are usual separate stories of a similar theme. This is actually seven authors that write a story about an Emerald, the Brigonne Emerald and it's travel through time and the people it effects, with each author providing us a wonderful story in time. A KNIGHT TO REMEMBER by CATHERINE KEAN This is the story of lost love found again, of Aislinn and Hugh, set in 1201, England. Lady Aislinn Locksmeade is on her weekly escort to market when she spies a naked unconscious man in the forest. The man looks familiar. He reminds her of her love from the past. When they move him she finds an Emerald the size of a goose egg underneath him, in a framework of gold. Gilly, Aislinn's lady in waiting is sure he is some kind of criminal. Despite the protest of others Aislinn takes this stranger to the healer. While she is doing business (her home Pendersley Keep is in need of repairs and she must pay the taxes or the king will force her to marry)she spies some shifty characters trying to sell wares. Aislinn brings the stranger to Pendersley Keep to recoup. He has lost his memory. While he is healing she feels he is her Hugh from long ago. During his recovery there is an attraction between them. Aislinn also has to guard from the Lord Riverwell, who is pursuing her. While the stranger recoups in Aislinn's deceased husbands room he sees these words on the wall Fortitudo, Fidelitas and Fortuna, which becomes his mantra. Aislinn takes him to town, where upon being reunited with his daughter Phillipa he remembers he is Lord Hugh Brigonne. Now, to not let too much out of the bag more intrigue pursues as to why he was attacked and by who. In the end the words Fortitudo, Fidelitas and Fortuna are engraved on the Emerald. I loved this story, it fed into my love of historical romance. HER PIRATE FROM THE PAST by CARO CARSON This story first starts off in the present with Savannah Oglethorpe, a police officer who is being wooed by Kayed Security. She would spend 3 days in Savannah Georgia interviewing and was being taken to one of the cities privately owned historical homes for dinner. At the home they are given a tour and told it'd history, of the owner who was believed to be the legendary pirate Captain Jonas Black. They are told his story and when she see's his picture she thinks "Jonas looks nothing like that". Fearing she is losing her mind she backtracks from the tour and ends up lost, She goes up a staircase and looks out a window, when she returns the stairs are gone and she falls into nothingness. She lands and follows a tunnel to to entrance of a cave and see men dressed in period clothes, believing them to be re-enactors, she approaches one and faints. Savannah has gone back to 1740 and this is Captain Jonas Black. Jonas now has the Brigonne Emerald and for months he has seen the face of a woman in the stone, this woman he now has on his ship. The crew believe her to be a witch. She speaks and dresses strangely. Jonas comes to believe Savannah and tries to help her go back. Yet he is also trying to change and do good for his brother. The Brigonne Emerald gets broken into 3 pieces. Savannah comes to believe she can stay here in 1740 with Jonas, but that is not whats in store. I love me a sexy pirate and Jonas is definitely one. WHEN WE GET TO PARIS by T. ELLIOT BROWN France, 1944 during WWII. This the story of Henry, an American Soldier in the British Special Duties squadron who has been given the green Stewart Stone from his uncle Malcolm to protect him, that has engraved 'delitas" on it. It is also about Simone, a french widow and her child Marie-Claire. They find this wounded American soldier and take him home to help him. This is a dangerous time with Nazis all over France. Henry was to take money to the French resistance and missed his drop off. Through this Simone and Henri come to love one another and when she is attacked by Nazis soldiers, he cannot leave her and Marie-Claire behind. I could feel the fear of the characters in this story. War is not pretty, yet they found love with each other. EMERALD INTRIGUE by WYNTER DANIELS Set in the present. In Emerald Intrigue Natalie Brewster, the owner of a shop that sells vintage items is at an estate sale when she comes across an ornate box. This something she never would buy, but a vision from an older lady convinces her to buy it. When she gets home she finds this amazing stone that lights up and she swears she she's the face of her handsome neighbor Jack Hampton. It is engraved with the word "delitas". Just as soon as she see's the face, it is gone. She is attracted to her neighbor and he is to her. When Jack stops by she shows him the stone and the same thing happens to him and he see's her face in the stone. Jack assists Natalie in find information about this stone, being he is an ex cop and PI. Then the danger starts with someone trying to get the emerald. During this time their attraction and feelings for one another come to the surface. A wonderful fast read. This is great Novella that grabs you from the get go and keeps you caught up in the action and romance. I LOVED IT! WHAT TO KEEP by NANCY ROBARDS THOMPSON This is a story about Emma Conrad Butler, who has gone back home to Iris Island after the death of her mother Mae Dell. With her is her son Cody. She is anxious to be home and to see her love from the past Sawyer Sullivan and to take care of her mother's belongings. She is also being forced by her husband for a divorce. He has removed most of their money from the bank. While out with her Son on the beach she finds this piece of beautiful green seas glass. When she touches it she is zinged with an image of her and Sawyer making love. It is engraved with the words "Fortitudo Fi". When she goes to Sawyer to cater her mother's funeral (he owns The Thirsty Pirate)she finds her husband has cancelled the credit cards too. The sea glass becomes her touch stone and helps her through this hard time, as well as Sawyer, who has never stopped loving her. I loved this romantic tale, another reconnection to your past. FORTUNE'S FOOLS by MIMI WELLS Things weren't going well for Felicity. Her roommate was moving out, she had bills, a not great job and an extra job as a waitress. She also received grief from her father for having an English and Drama degrees instead of an Engineering degree as the rest of the family or a real job. She did have an obsession Fortune's Fools, she was a fan of the graphic novel and now of television show. It was so popular it was what everyone at work talked about. It is also about Wyatt Armstrong, the creator of Fortune's Fool. He created the graphic Novel back in high school, under an alias. He now was reaping the benefits of the show, but he felt he lost his creative edge and couldn't sketch anymore or everything he sketched was crap. He is sketching in a diner when he meets this cute waitress and by accident they end up switching cell phones. Felicity is without cable so calls upon her cousin Savannah and her husband Jonas to watch Fortune's Fool at their house. While she is there she Savannah gives Felicity her lucky green stone. It is engraved with the word "Fortuna". Felicity and Wyatt meet to exchange back cell phones. The next day Wyatt meets her outside her work at lunch time and the go to lunch together. She invites him to join her at Swamp Con, a cosplay convention. Before the lunch is over, they are kissing. Then there is the surprise of who Wyatt is. I loved this. Being a Princess Bride fan I loved all the references to this movie. CHARMED BY THE THIEF bu KATHERINE GARBERA The legend is the emerald pieces will present themselves all at once when it is time for the whole stone to be reassembled. Jules Monroe has returned as the Black Cat to steal her father's part of the Brigonne Emerald. A piece she swore she saw a face in, that was familiar. Devlin O'Dowd has been hired to secure the exhibit of the Brigonne Emerald and now he has just lost a piece to the Black Cat. He will find it. When Jules is visited at work by Devlin, she wonders if he has figured her out, but feels her frumpy appearance will disguise her from him. After meeting with Jules Devlin believes her to be the Black Cat, but is unable to prove it. Jules plans to outbid her father when the next piece of the Brigonne Emerald goes up for auction at Sotheby's. Her father has been so obsessed with the Brigonne Emerald he never had time for her mother or her. When she wins the auction Devlin offers to protect the Emerald for her and again Jules takes on the role of the Black Cat, to fool him into thinking they are separate people. As Jules and Devlin get to know each other better she comes to trust him and wants to stop with her revenge on her father. Yet when her father reveals why he was obsessed with the Emerald, she changes her mind about him. Does she feel secure enough to reveal herself as the Black Cat to Devlin. This was a wonderful end to the story of the Brigonne Emerald, a wonderful cat and mouse tale. I thoroughly loved this set and the wonderful tale of this magical stone. A book set for a true romantic, with adventure, humor and passion. You will love these stories.
betty400 More than 1 year ago
I read the installment by Wynter Daniels - EMERALD INTRIGUE. This was given as a gift for an honest review. This is not your typical Wynter Daniels book because it's not as erotic as her other books. Saying that, I just absolutely loved this story anyway because there is still hot sex in it but also mystery, suspense and a little magic thrown in. Natalie Brewster owns a store that has bygone era merchandise. She has come across a special precious emerald and now her life is in danger. She's had a very unhappy and traumatic life and has serious trust issues. She grudgingly accepts the help of her neighbor Jack Hampton, who she has gone out with once, but because of her trust issues, their racial and economic differences she keeps him at a distance. Jack Hampton, is an ex-cop and now a PI and is also from a wealthy family. He's infatuated with Natalie and won't give up on her. He agrees to help her find out more on the precious emerald and who is after her. You'll have to read this story yourself to find out the outcome. I highly recommend this fantastic story.