Hearts of Gold (The Hearts of California Series, Book 1)

Hearts of Gold (The Hearts of California Series, Book 1)

by Phoebe Conn

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At the edge of her father's property, Lyse Shelby finds Buck Warren, wounded, and agrees to secretly nurse him back to heath, if he takes her with him when he goes.

Buck is chasing the man who killed his best friend. He has no time for a scrawny damsel in distress, or for love.

That's fine with Lyse. All she needs is a little help escaping her abusive father so she can make a life of her own.

But as Buck seeks revenge upon a murderer, Lyse makes an unexpected discovery: her new life isn't as attractive as she'd hoped without the man she loves.

Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, Best Romantic Historical Adventure

HEARTS OF CALIFORNIA, in series order
Hearts of Gold
No Sweeter Ecstasy
Tempt Me With Kisses

Also by Phoebe Conn...
THE HEARTS OF LIBERTY, in series order
Savage Destiny
Defiant Destiny
Forbidden Destiny
Wild Destiny
Scarlet Destiny

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781614176947
Publisher: ePublishing Works!
Publication date: 11/17/2014
Series: The Hearts of California Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 561,832
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author and former kindergarten teacher, Phoebe Conn firmly believes all matter of story conflict and mayhem can lead to a Happily Ever After. Inspired long ago by Ricardo Montalban's commercial for romance books, Phoebe remains enthusiastic about writing and giving her beloved characters happy endings.

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Hearts of Gold 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
kronan1 More than 1 year ago
Pretty lame hero.......... Buck the 28 year old  hero (?) is traveling with 17 year old Lyse after she saved his life.  A good deed she took a severe beating for by the way.  Instead of being grateful he is trying to figure a way to get her in bed.  He finally figures it out.  He takes her to dinner.  Gives her her first  glass of wine.  Keeps refilling her wine glass and when she is drunk enough takes her back to the hotel bedroom and  makes love to her.    So basically he got her drunk and took advantage of her.  It's a good thing it's 1849 because in this day and age there are laws on the books. I'm over halfway through the book and so far no words of caring.  Oh he's bedding her and telling her she's pretty-- but no I care,  I love you, or I'll marry you.  He does tell her he'll harm any man who says anything nasty about her.  Well they are saying nasty thinks about her it's 1849 and  there are only two kinds of women.  She is a 17 year old girl not a sophisticated widow so it bothers her what people say but she  doesn't feel secure enough to think she deserves better.   I'm sure in the end the writer will tie up this story with a neat bow.  Lyse will get get her happily ever after.  Unfortunately it will be with an arrogant jerk  who doesn't deserve her.  Doesn't make me want to speed read to the end pf the story. 
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Drag0nLady More than 1 year ago
Very well written.  Very few typos.  Well thought out story taking place in 1849.  With 1849 values, males were male chauvinist pigs and women had very little options.   If you try to find the men with more openness with their feelings then it wouldn't be set in 1849.  If you want the men to be more open then you need to read the modern romances. Wish it had gone a little longer.  I will read this author again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Entertaining book to read. I enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
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Harleymama4u More than 1 year ago
Great historical romance that kept my interest throughout. Great character studies and interesting historical facts. I recommend this book for readers over age 18. I will be reading more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago