Diamond Heart by Ann Mayburn

Story: 8
Presentation: 10
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Historical Romance
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Blurb: After catching her no good cheat'n rat bastard ex-fiancé in bed with her best friend, Rowan Belmont leaves the mills and factories of the Midwest to move nearer her sister in San Francisco. After being robbed in Kansas City, she loses the money to complete her journey and she tries to pawn her engagement ring, only to find out that it‘s fake. Alone, broke, and on the edge of giving up, Rowan hopes for a miracle.

Marcel Champlain can't get the beautiful woman he met at the Kansas City hotel out of his mind. When she turns up at his family’s jewelry store he knows that God has brought them together. He makes Rowan a job offer: Go with him to Freewill, Wyoming to open a new jewelry store and pose as his wife.

With only three months to convince Rowan that she should become his wife in truth, Marcel intends to show Rowan that no other man on earth will ever love her as much as he does. Their time together may be cut short by when it seems like fate will take Marcel from Rowan all too soon and leave her once again alone in the world.

Review: This is the second historical romance I have read by Ann Mayburn and it is just as impressive, if not more. Diamond Heart takes us on a journey from Kansas City to Freewill, Wyoming set in the late 1800's. We meet a young woman named Rowan Belmont and a gentleman by the name of Marcel Champlain. Each of them carries their own secrets and inner turmoils which only make you love these two characters even more.

Rowan is a feisty, heartbroken and guarded woman who is on her way to move in with her sister. Marcel is a businessman about to embark on the beginning of a new town. Their undeniable attraction to each other is apparent from the very beginning. A business proposal of sorts throws these two together and the passion builds into an enthralling journey of hot romance . Is it all about the money? Or will they both find a way to let go of the past and embrace their future together?

Ann Mayburn has placed a few surprises in this book and they are amazing. I never thought arranging a few photographs within the book would be an asset. But she has truly brought this story to life. We are not left to our own imaginations in this one. We can see what the characters look like and in this case, visual aid is an amazing thing!

Ann Mayburn has a way of creating stories that feel as though they are made for the reader. I can only imagine the types of stories she told herself before going to bed at night as a child. Her amazing knack for creating towns, worlds and characters will be legendary! If you haven't had the pleasure of reading any of her work, I strongly suggest you do. For those of you who have read her work, this is a must read that needs to be added to your collection.

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