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Monday, May 27, 2013

Diamond in the Rough Review!!!

Diamond in the Rough by Jennifer Allee 
and Lisa Karon Richardson

Book Description:
Grant Diamond is a professional gambler on the run from his past. When he comes across a wagon wreck, the chance to escape his pursuers is too good a gamble to pass up, and he assumes the identity of the dead wagon driver. His plan takes an unexpected turn when local heiress Lily Rose mistakes him for the missionary she had asked to come work with the Wiyot Indians. Seeing Eureka as a promising place to lay low, Grant plays along. Before he knows it, he's bluffing his way through sermons and building an Indian school. But with a Pinkerton on his trail and a rancher rousing fresh hatred against the Indians, Grant fears the new life he's built may soon crumple like a house of cards.

My Opinion:
Diamond in the Rough is an excellent compilation of two great authors! From the very first I knew I was going to love Lily as a character and the others soon also. From her personality to her faith she is by far one o my all time favorite characters. She's the type of character that if real flesh and blood you'd want to be her friend. Or at least I would! LOL! A great plot as well as sub plot and a wonderful mystery fill the pages. Humor from the start as well as great intrigue. The lessons of forgiveness and that no one is a lost cause, but they must choose to turn from their sins and change. I loved learning about a tribe that I had never heard about before and also how certain characters come around before the end. Lisa and Jennifer keep the pace; not allowing the story to move too quickly but having no lulls in between scenes. I can't wait for more, and I highly recommend you read Diamond in the Rough!!! :)

Song: "Just as I am" by Johnny Cash, "Ring of Fire" by Johnny Cash, and "Walk the Line" by Johnny Cash

Thank you very much to Cathy who helped me with the selection of these songs! :)  You can't go wrong with Johnny Cash songs! :)

Matthew 10:16


*I was given this book for the purpose of posting a review.  This in no way affected how I feel about Diamond in the Rough and the above is my honest opinion.  Thank you to Cathy and Whitaker House ~ASC

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  1. Great review! Speaking of Johnny Cash, how about "Ring of Fire" for the soundtrack?

  2. Thank you so much! For saying my review is great and for helping me with songs! I was having trouble with finding just the right ones. Everything else I heard just didn't fit, but I think after your help I'll be updating soon! ;)

    Many Blessings CatiLou!



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