Sparkle (A Love, California Series Novel, Book 6)

Sparkle (A Love, California Series Novel, Book 6)

by Jan Moran


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An Academy Award night jewel heist in Hollywood. An international insurance investigator. What happens when Jake falls for Elena, the sassy jeweler-to-the-stars he's investigating?

When jeweler Elena Eaton is ensnared in a daring jewelry heist on the night of the Academy Awards, she discovers that nothing in La La Land is as it seems. As her sterling reputation and private life suddenly turn into celebrity tabloid fodder, a family emergency propels her back to her hometown of Sydney, Australia.

With her family's rare blue diamonds from India missing and her career in jeopardy, her problems mount when an infuriatingly handsome insurance investigator, Jake Greyson, suspects her of involvement in the robbery and follows her to Sydney, Australia. After a night at the opera and a walk on the beach, Elena and Jake soon find themselves more attracted to each other than either of them had planned--but Jake can't betray his professional duty. After Elena returns to Hollywood, Jake's mother, a golden-age film star, organizes a fundraiser and calls on her for help--despite Jake's protests. But can Elena trust Jake with her grandmother's carefully guarded secret regarding the rare blue diamonds and their true origin?

Sparkle is part of the Love, California series of linked, stand-alone novels that can be read in any order. Set in Southern California with international travel, this exciting, heartfelt series features a group of best friends determined to live the lives of their dreams while navigating the turbulences of dating and family life.

Tasteful Women's Fiction, Rating: PG. Also available in audiobook. Visit

"[Jan Moran] gives fans of romantic sagas a compelling voice to follow." Booklist

"An engrossing view into the world of 'beautiful people' with an ending that will leave you wanting more." - New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Melissa Foster

FLAWLESS (Verena and Lance in Beverly Hills and Paris)
BEAUTY MARK (Scarlett and Johnny in Beverly Hills and Spain)
RUNWAY (Fianna and Niall in Malibu and Ireland)
ESSENCE (Dahlia and Alain in Paris and Monaco)
STYLE (Penelope and Stefan in New York and Copenhagen)
SPARKLE (Elena and Jake in LA and Sydney)

Discover Jan's sweeping HISTORICAL FICTION from St. Martin's Press:
THE WINEMAKERS: A Novel of Wine and Secrets - A mother and daughter keep disastrous secrets from each other in Napa Valley and Italy of the 1950s.
SCENT OF TRIUMPH: A Novel of Perfume and Passion - A French perfumer's obsession to reunite her family in the midst of WWII.

The Kindle Book Review Book Awards Finalist
Reader's Favorite Bronze Award for Historical Fiction
San Diego Book Awards Finalist

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781987003437
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 10/11/2018
Series: Love, California , #6
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Jan Moran is a bestselling author of 20th century historical and contemporary novels, including The Winemakers, Scent of Triumph, the Love California series, and Fabulous Fragrances I and II, which earned positions on Rizzoli Books top ten bestseller list. Her historical novels have been translated into German, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Turkish, Russian, and Lithuanian, among other languages, and have also been published in audio and large print editions. Jan has been featured in international media, including CNN, Allure, Elle, Vogue, InStyle, Costco, and Women's Wear Daily. She is writing more novels and screenplays, and blogs on her site at

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Sparkle (A Love, California Series Novel, Book 6) 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
HeyerF4n More than 1 year ago
Blue Diamonds. The author obviously knows a lot about gemstones, particularly diamonds which made the story that much more interesting. The love interest for me didn’t work. For an investigator, Jake seemed to make a lot of on the spot assumptions without asking questions and I couldn’t understand why they would jump into bed with each other without some semblance of trust or an overwhelming passion for each other. Sorry, not really for me but it was a light hearted OK read. I received a complimentary copy of this book from eBook Discovery. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.