Item description for The Rose Legacy (Diamond of the Rockies #1) by Kristen Heitzmann...
Book 1 in the Diamond of the Rockies series
A CBA Bestseller
Crystal, Colorado is a mining town where what lies beneath is the only thing truly valued, host to both dreams and nightmares with little surety for tomorrow. Yet Crystal is surrounded by a natural beauty and offers an independence that Carina Maria DiGratia could never find at home. Driven by hope and vengeance, Carina is old enough to be certain of her own strength, and young enough to be caught unawares.
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Format: Large Print
Studio: Thorndike Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.6" Width: 5.5" Height: 1.6" Weight: 1.75 lbs.
Release Date Aug 31, 2005
Publisher Thorndike Press
ISBN 0786278579 ISBN13 9780786278572
Availability 0 units.
More About Kristen Heitzmann
While home schooling her four kids, Kristen Heitzmann wrote her first novel. It became one of a five book historical series. Since then, she has written three more historical novels and eight contemporary romantic and psychological suspense novels including The Still of Night, nominated for the Colorado Book Award, The Tender Vine, a Christy Award finalist and Christy Award winning Secrets. She lives in Colorado with her husband Jim, sundry family members, and pets. Follow Kristen online at www.KristenHeitzmann.com
Kristen Heitzmann currently resides in the state of Colorado.
Kristen Heitzmann has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about The Rose Legacy (Diamond of the Rockies #1)?
The beginning of a great series Oct 18, 2007
When Carina DeGratia finds out her fiancé has been unfaithful, she leaves her beloved Sonoma, California and heads for Crystal, Colorado. With the deed to her dream house in her hand and little else, she quickly finds out things are not always what they claim to be. Once in Crystal, Carina grabs the attention of two men. One a town leader, the other a man she just as soon wished she'd never met. Again, Carina learns a hard lesson in trust when she begins to realize neither man is who he seems. When violence begins to escalate in this small mining town, Carina must decide who it is she will turn to for help.
THE ROSE LEGACY, the first in a three part series, was a very enjoyable read. I'm glad I already have book two so I can plunge right in and see what else is in store for Carina, her husband, and the town of Crystal.
I was pleased to be surprised Feb 19, 2007
I have looked at Kristen Heiztmann's books on the bookstore shelves for years now, and never once bought one, thinking they were just the run of the mill historical Christian fiction, with not much meat in them. However, when I recently bought her books Secrets and Unforgotten when they were on sale for half price, I couldn't put them down! Upon finishing those two, I immediately took the Rose Legacy series books out of the library (whose storyline precedes that of Secrets and Unforgotten), and had them read in less than a week (ignoring other important tasks at times!) I love them even more than the first two I read. The characters are real and it was easy to hear the voice of the Lord in my own ear as I read their words. The Lord knew when and where I needed to read these!
Sweet, Tender, and Completely Awesome Series Nov 1, 2006
I hadn't read Heitzmann before tackling this series, and I've got to say: she's good. The names struck me as a mite corny, but what did I expect from a historical, romance series? Once I got over Quillan, Flavio, etc I thoroughly enjoyed reading the series. Only buy it if you're ready to put in the time though, cause you won't want to put it down for anything mundane like eating or sleeping:-)
Amazing !!!!!!!!!!!! Jul 28, 2005
Excellent book!!!!! In my opinion the beggining of the book was a little boring, but when I was around page 100 the story became very compelling, a page-turner, full of action, suspense and even romance !!! I highly recommend you to read it.
Darkness, flight, kindness and suspense intertwine Feb 17, 2005
Kristen has begun a new and certainly interesting series set in Colorado. Carina is running from a broken heart and hate for her sister. Instead of the "home" she has purchased, she finds herself in a tiny, canvas stall-type room and working for a dubious person, the only one who seemingly was willing to help. But, he had a motive. A dark one.
Quillan, both hero and scoundrel at times, plays a huge role in Carina's life. He harbors and lives a secret too painful to face. His only real friend is one legged Cain, a truly powerful Christian man whom Quillan would love to call his dad.
Mae and Emie become friends of Carina and she also finds some comfort in the priest and livery hands, but is forced to be near a horrible man she cannot figure out.
This book is set in the historical era many call the rush for silver and gold and lust and debauchery are in their heyday. Carina wonders if she has lost her mind trying to re-establish her life by coming to this small mining town. Some strike it rich while others become paupers, a few remain truthful while a sizable group become rogues and take orders from a ruthless man.
Throughout the entire book, Carina is constantly drawn to the Rose Mine/tunnel, riding there, spending time there, and trying to figure out the mystery this hole contains and why it has such a hold on her. "Wolf" figures to be part of the entire series but so far, not much is known about him.
The author does a great job of leading you straight to book 2. Thanks for a new twist to a Christian, historical, fictional book Kristen.