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Topaz Heat (The Jewel Series-Book 3) by Hallee Bridgeman (5 Stars)

Emotionally Packed Christian Romance (5 Stars)

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Topaz Heat (The Jewel Series #3) by Hallee Bridgeman

In this last book of the series, we find the story of Sarah Thomas one of Maxine and Robin’s half-sisters.  In this touching story, Sarah is a successful nurse and has a great relationship with her half-sisters and their husbands and their children.  The only person in their extended family that Sarah can’t stand is Derrick DeNunzio.  He was taken in by Tony Viscolli (Robin’s husband) when he was an 18 year-old boy living the wrong life and Tony recognized himself in him and wanted to give him a second chance at a good life.  Derrick willing accepted Tony’s help and now he’s helping Tony run his famous hotels.  His only problem is that Sarah can’t stand him.  From the first moment they met it was like oil and vinegar.  Oil and vinegar doesn’t mix until it’s shaken and that’s what happens in this book.  Their lives are shaken to the point of breaking and so many things happen to each one of them that help them come to terms with their past and their present and future.

I don’t like to tell much of the story, I personally just like to know a little bit about the book and that it’s good and then let me read it and be surprised by every twist and turn.  So you won’t get anymore information from me.  Just that this is an excellent book and I can’t wait to go back and read the first of the series to see the stories of Tony and Robin  develop.

I have read Emerald Fire and now this book, Topaz Heat, and I’ve got to say that Topaz Heat had me in tears several times!  I can’t wait to go back and read Sapphire Ice-Book 1 and Greater Than Rubies-Book 1.5.

“I received a complimentary copy of this book from The Book Club Network for my honest opinion and did not receive any compensation for a favorable review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

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Emerald Fire (The Jewel Series Book 2) by Hallee Bridgeman

Remarkable Story of God’s Loving Mercy (4 Stars)

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Emerald Fire (The Jewel Series-Book 2) by Hallee Bridgeman

This book starts with a brief prologue about the history of Maxine, the main character in this book.  She and her 2 sisters have suffered greatly, yet by the grace of God, they have come out victorious.  But still, Maxine, as strong and successful as she is, she is still a wounded little girl trying to forget the past.

In Chapter 1 it starts out with a present event and then backs up to give you all the details of how Maxine and Barry made it to that point and then once you catch up, it goes on and there are many surprises you won’t see coming!

Barry is married to a very selfish woman, Jacqueline, who is only married to get the fame and fortune.  Barry is an ex-football star and now a great lawyer and his wife shows up just enough to claim the limelight and then goes off on her merry way.  Barry is a Christian and is constantly praying for his wife and give her as much grace as Hosea did for Gomer!

Maxie and her sisters and brother-in-law are all great friend with Barry.  Maxie enjoys sports, especially football and watches the games with Barry.  They have a good friendship, and that’s all it is…until one day when the world came crashing around Barry.  Because of this event, he ended up taking Maxie down with him.  Away from God and wondering why all these terrible events are happening.  Yet, finally Maxie comes back to God asking forgiveness and for direction for her life, since it’s falling apart.  His advise reminds me of Ruth and Boaz.

I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to read the final book in the series, Topaz Heat-Book 3.  There are two other books in this series before Emerald Fire-Book 2Sapphire Ice-Book 1 and Greater Than Rubies-Book 1.5 and I can’t wait to go back and read those books because I want to know the stories about how the sister’s got to where they are now.

“I received a complimentary copy of this book from The Book Club Network for my honest opinion and did not receive any compensation for a favorable review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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