Review: Diamond Heart by Ann Mayburn

Diamond Heart by Ann Mayburn
Release Date:  February 13, 2012
Publisher:  Decadent Publishing
Pages: 126
Source:  Publisher

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:  Ms. Mayburn instantly captured me with this beautifully written historical novel. From the start, she fills the plot with beautifully chiseled characters, rich historical detail and words that come to life for the reader. Her story line completely captivated me,making me a part of the moving story of true love.

Rowan Belmont is a character that you will quickly fall in love with! A young woman, innocent in all ways, of poor means and down on her luck, pretends to be a woman of propriety and means when she meets the devilishly handsome Marcel Champlain. Wanting him to like, if but for a time, she doesn’t tell him the truth about herself. But, after one kiss, can she risk telling him and trusting him completely, or will she forever walk away from him, never giving him another thought?

Marcel Champlain, a respectable bachelor and handsome Frenchman knows the minute he lays eyes on Ms. Belmont that she’s the one for him. After all, his family believes in love at first sight. When he finds out he’s about to loose her, he comes up with a plan that will benefit them both….him by having a wife, and she by making money without loosing her respectability. But, can he convince her that she’s the one for him? Will his sham turn into truth before he looses the woman he loves?

I couldn’t help but fall in love with the beautiful misfit and the sexy, charming Frenchman. The inner workings of these characters can be felt wholly by the reader; every emotion and thought becoming real. The passion that is shared between Rowan and Marcel is stunning; the trust issues Rowan has was absolutely strong. Watching Marcel convince Rowan of his true feelings had me wanting to trade places with Rowan! Sexy Frenchman full of passion-oui,oui merci!

Definitely a book that I would recommend very highly to all historical romance lovers out there. You’ll be quickly captivated, swept away by passion and dying for more of Ms. Mayburn’s work! I can’t wait to read more by this fantastically talented author.



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