Sunday, March 6, 2011

Check out my review of "Desperate Hearts" By Marilyn Meredith of Kings River Life Magazine

Desperate Hearts by Diane Story
Review by Marilyn Meredith
For those of you who love historical romance, Desperate Hearts is for you. Set in Oregon Territory during 1866, Chantel Aubachon is the strong, beautiful heroine desperate to help the town she serves as mayor. The town is suffering because of nearby goldmines.
Determined to be a stumbling block to the mines, she dresses like man, wears a bandana over her face, and robs a stage, stealing the gold Harper Barnes has mined. What Chantel doesn’t know is Harper was taking the money to his aunt who desperately needs the money for an orphanage she runs.
It isn’t long before Harper visits Chantel and immediately realizes that she is the one who robbed him. Chantel feels an instant attraction to the handsome man, an attraction that is mixed with dislike and disgust because of the problems the gold mining is causing to the town. As in most romances, the sexual attraction between the two is immediate but there is much to keep these two apart. With plenty of action when both Chantel and Harper are being pursued, the story moves quickly as the reader sees both the hero’s and heroine’s lives being threatened as Chantel tries to find the missing gold and find out the answers to many questions including some about Harper.
Diane Story has written a quick moving and sensual romance with plenty of thrills and adventure to keep the reader turning pages.
Highly recommended for readers of romance.
Marilyn Meredith is a Springville, CA mystery author and an ongoing contributor to our Local Literarysection. Be sure to visit her website;