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The Jewel Series Bundle 2: Emerald Fire & Topaz Heat Emerald Fire And Topaz Heat, The Complete Contemporary Christian Romance Novels And Books And Of The Critically Acclaimed Jewel Trilogy Are Bundled Together For The First Time Ever This Is The Complete Story Of Maxine Bartlett And Sarah Thomas, The Two Younger Of The Three Half Sisters Readers Around The World Have Come To Know And Adore These Are Stories Of Redemption And Transformation That Ultimately Lead To The Kind Of Love That Will Span All EternityIn Emerald Fire, Beautiful And Vivacious Maxine Finally Finds A Love That Will Release Her From The Prison Of Her Terrifying Past But, Will Her New Husband S Mistrust Of God Stand In The Way Of Their Happily Ever After From The Moment Derrick DiNunzio Meets Sarah Thomas, He Knows There Is No One Else For Him Once A Poor, Tough Street Kid, Derek Transformed Into A Life Of Wealth And Success Sarah Only Ever Sees The Unshaven Tatooed Tough Kid Covered And Shuts Down Every Advance Topaz Heat Opens A Decade Later Can Sarah Finally Set Aside Her Prejudices And Open Her Heart To True Love Or Will Dark Shadows From Their Long Forgotten Past Tear Them Apart Forever

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    Emerald FireMaxine Maxi Bartlett has lived her life trying to forget the past Growing up with a heroine addict for a mother who pimped herself out for drugs was rough but evendevestating was the sexual abuse at the hands of the men her mother associated with Her memories were cold, dark and mentally exhausting but her art was beautiful, tranquil and peaceful She used her painting to forget, to drown out the memories Just as she used sports as a way to spend time with her best friend, Emerald FireMaxine Maxi Bartlett has lived her life trying to forget the past Growing up with a heroine addict for a mother who pimped herself out for drugs was rough but evendevestating was the sexual abuse at the hands of the men her mother associated with Her memories were cold, dark and mentally exhausting but her art was beautiful, tranquil and peaceful She used her painting to forget, to drown out the memories Just as she used sports as a way to spend time with her best friend, Barry Anderson Maxine has known Barry for several years having met him through her brother in law Tony The only problem is Barry has been married for eighteen years to his college sweetheart Jaqueline When tragedy strikes, Maxine only wants to show her support and be a comfort to Barry but what starts out as comforting a friend soon opens Maxine s eyes to her true feelings for Barry But will Barry s sudden lack of trust in God come between them Barry Anderson has known for quite some time that his marriage isn t what it should be Although he has prayed for years that his wife will have a change of heart things continue to go sour When Jaqueline dies suddenly, Barry turns away from God and runs straight to his best friend, Maxine Bartlett Maxine has been his saving Grace for years When his wife turned away from him it was Maxine he spent time with but it was only after his wife s death that he began to realize his feelings for Maxine Barry is afraid, afraid that his prayers might bring harm Maxine like they brought harm to his wife so he pushes Maxine away But willtragedy bring him back to Maxine and the God he so loves or will it drive them apart forever I loved Maxine s character She was perky and upbeat but underneath she was hurting and afraid She was living with sexual abuse and I loved that she had an outlet in her painting Like her older sister Robin from book one, she is very loyal and protective of those she loves She struggled with her Faith, having never felt a true kinship with God, but, in the end, she came to love him fully and I think that is an issue we have all faced in our past Likewise with Barry He struggled with his trust in God I loved that Barry was so loyal to his wife even after numerous transgressions on her part He prayed regularly that God would help her love him again I thought that showed a beautiful side to Barry s character He had a hard time coming to terms with his love for Maxine but, when he did, he jumped in with both feet It was so amazing the way he took care of her even at her worst.I thought Emerald Fire was a beautiful compliment to book one in the series and I have to admit I was excited to visit the characters once again I wasn t disappointed because Miss Hallee delivered book two with a true God given talent for the written word The characters were so true to life and faced real challenges and disappointments that everyone can relate to in some way A personal relationship with God is at the forefront of their lives and they blend it beautifully with their personal lives as well They turn to God in EVERY situation but, at the same time, the spiritual aspect is not overly done I loved the relationship between Maxine and Barry even though I sometimes wanted to shake him a bit I also think he handled Maxine and her memories of her past with a tenderness and caring that I found amazing Emerald Fire is fictional romance at it s BEST Topaz HeatSarah Thomas had despised Derrick DeNunzio since the first day she met him in her brother in law s kitchen standing shirtless over an uneaten tuna sandwich The street kid with the chocolate brown eyes and the sharp tongue made her blood boil When he moved away it was alright with Sarah She didn t even realize she missed him Until he came back After six years in New York she had managed to suppress the feelings Derrick stirred to life in her Her adoptive parents had high standards and Sarah did everything in her power to uphold her squeaky clean image for their sake Derrick went against everything she tried maintain and, for that reason alone, she did all she could to push him away But when her car won t start it s Derrick that comes to her aid When her father passes away its Derrick face she is most happy to see at the funeral When her memories from the past begin to resurface its Derrick who is there to comfort her When had he become such an important part of her life and just when had Sarah come to love him so much Derrick DeNunzio had left his past behind at the age of eighteen Living on the streets and stealing to survive wasn t a life he wanted or even wanted to remember He owed his very life to Tony Viscolli Tony brought him in off the streets, sent him to college, gave him a job welcomed him into his home That first night was the night he met Sarah Thomas Little pixie Sarah with the red, curly hair and pale skin moved into Derrick s heart the very first time they met He loved her then and, after six years separation, he loves her still Derrick has prayed daily that Sarah will return his feelings and, just when he is making progress, his past comes back to haunt him Will they have a future together or will a confrontation with a ghost from his past bring it to an end With their Faith in God and their love for each other, they meet their challenges head on surrounded by the love of God and family.I have to say, I loved Sarah s character Even though she was small in stature she faced the challenges that came her way like David faced Goliath She was strong when needed and resented that everyone insisted on treating her like a child even though she was almost thirty She had a brave spirit and was level headed in a crisis She made me smile when she stood up for herself and finally put her mother in her place But the thing I loved most about Sarah was the way she loved God, family, friends and, in the end, Derrick No one was untouched by her deep abiding love.Derrick was a true hero He survived life on the streets, cleaned up his act and made something of himself I fell in love with Derrick s character a littlewith the turn of each page The tough street kid had a heart of gold and continued to rescue Sarah all the way to the end His undying love was a beautiful thing and, I have to admit, I had been rooting for him since he was introduced in book one of the series In my opinion, the books in this series just got better and better as they went along The final book, Topaz Heat, was by far my favorite I loved the main characters in this book the most I think The way they came together to face their challenges, turned to God to handle their every need and the way they separated themselves from each other only to be brought back together in the end It was a journey I thoroughly enjoyed Anyone that knows me knows my heart is in historical fiction but I have to admit that this is the best series I have ever read PERIOD Although each book can be read as a stand alone, I encourage you to start with book one and follow through to the end I guarantee you won t have a problem following through I received a FREE copy of this book from The Book Club Network for my honest review

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    The Jewel Series Bundle 2 Emerald Fire and Topaz Heat by Hallee Bridgeman The Jewel Series Bundle 2 is the first books I have read by Hallee Bridgeman, however I will definitely readEmerald Fire This story is about Maxine Bartlett, half sister to Robin and Sarah Because of their traumatic and abusive childhood, Maxine has trouble trusting others, especially men However she does become friends with Barry Anderson, an attorney and long time friend of Robin s husband Tony Viscollis The Jewel Series Bundle 2 Emerald Fire and Topaz Heat by Hallee Bridgeman The Jewel Series Bundle 2 is the first books I have read by Hallee Bridgeman, however I will definitely readEmerald Fire This story is about Maxine Bartlett, half sister to Robin and Sarah Because of their traumatic and abusive childhood, Maxine has trouble trusting others, especially men However she does become friends with Barry Anderson, an attorney and long time friend of Robin s husband Tony Viscollis Maxine often struggles with memories from her past, but she has made a life for herself alone She longs for love and family but is fearful to trust anyone enough to get that close But through some surprising events Maxine finds herself married married There are problems with her marriage that need working out But before that can happen Maxine is severely injured in an accident What does the future hold for her Can she turn her life over to God and trust Him to guide her each step of her life Barry has problems of his own, including an estranged wife As he is reevaluating his life, a sudden tragedy occurs throwing him in a tail spin Unexpected twists and turns follow as he tries to unravel his emotions and a longing to return to God and allow Him to heal his heart Topaz Heat Sarah Bartlett was adopted by Darlene and Charles Thomas and lived in a loving Christian home from an early age Sarah had blocked out her abusive childhood prior to coming to live with the Thomas s She is now a nurse working at the local hospital on the maternity unit delivering babies She has a loving relationship with her two half sisters but is searching for that someone who will love and cherish her As the story unfolds, events bring on her childhood memories Now she is struggling with those memories and what they mean for her.Derrick DeNunzio, a long time friend of her brother in law Tony returns to Boston to manage one of Tony s hotels He has been away for about ten years He is in love with Sarah, but she makes it clear she wants nothing to do with him All she sees is the street wise kid that Tony took in and nurtured and loved as a brother But Derrick has changed from the inside out when he came to faith in Jesus He is now a well respected and wealthy young man Derrick lets it slip that he loves Sarah while praying for her His past catches up to him and he is arrested The investigation takes some surprising and unexpected twists and turns Can he trust that God will take care of him during this difficult time What will Sarah think of him now After the prologue, the first several chapters of Emerald Fire were a little confusing, but things became clearer from chapter 11 on I love the way Hallee wove the main characters struggles, challenges, forgiveness, restoration, love and faith in the story that kept me on the edge of my seat Just as I thought I had it figured out, she threw in unexpected and surprising events taking the stories in a direction I would not have thought of Both books are well worth reading I received this book from bookfun.org in return for my honest opinion posted reviews on Goodreads.com, DeeperShopping.com, .com, bookfun.org

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    This is the first time I have read a book written by Hallee Bridgeman, but it will not be the last I enjoyed both stories Hallee develops her characters well, and includes humor, suspense and romance in each book The Jewel Series Bundle 2 follows the lives of two of three sisters, explaining their rough childhood, and their maturing and growth as adults They have each suffered varying degrees of childhood abuse, and are struggling to find where they belong in their families, in society a This is the first time I have read a book written by Hallee Bridgeman, but it will not be the last I enjoyed both stories Hallee develops her characters well, and includes humor, suspense and romance in each book The Jewel Series Bundle 2 follows the lives of two of three sisters, explaining their rough childhood, and their maturing and growth as adults They have each suffered varying degrees of childhood abuse, and are struggling to find where they belong in their families, in society and in relation to God Emerald Fire, is the story of Maxine s life Maxine has become an amazingly strong and resilient woman She has fears to overcome, obstacles in her path, and burdens to carry, as we all do I really enjoyed her male friend Barry s sense of humor, and typical cluelessness to the female emotions I feel these things help make the charactersreal Will she let God be in control of her life Can she overcome the fears that have kept her single You won t find out unless you read the book Sarah, the main character in Topaz Heat, has blanked out the abuses of her childhood She was adopted into a loving, Christian home when she was a child Topaz Heat has a lot of excitement and suspense mixed in with romance and real human emotions I think Sarah seems to see the world in black and white You are either good or bad, with no middle ground She needs to overcome her expectations and learn to allow other people to grow, mature, and she must learn to accept them the way they are flawed humans needing God s grace But will she Hallee s writing style is enjoyable, with smooth flowing chapters, strong main characters, and a strong emphasis put on the importance of having a strong relationship with God I received this book from Book Fun Network in exchange for my honest opinion The Jewel Series Bundle 2 Emerald Fire Topaz Heat

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    This is the 2nd Jewel Series Bundle I have read, the first being The Jewel Series Bundle 1 Sapphire Ice and Greater Than Rubies I loved the first bundle from the very 1st page on, as I do the 2nd.Maxine is the second sister in line and has never let a man get close to her physically or otherwise, after leaving their mother s home and the foster homes She keeps herself under control at all times and that is why there is such an exciting twist that shows up right away in the book Maxine is a l This is the 2nd Jewel Series Bundle I have read, the first being The Jewel Series Bundle 1 Sapphire Ice and Greater Than Rubies I loved the first bundle from the very 1st page on, as I do the 2nd.Maxine is the second sister in line and has never let a man get close to her physically or otherwise, after leaving their mother s home and the foster homes She keeps herself under control at all times and that is why there is such an exciting twist that shows up right away in the book Maxine is a lot like Robin was at first about God and faith, she doesn t want to have anything to do with it, and you can understand why when you read their historyBarry is Tony s lawyer so Maxine has known him as long as Robin has known Tony Maxine was always drawn to Barry, but he is married so the only are together for sports, watching or events The story starts off with a real kick in the pants scene No one saw this coming And there aresurprises to come.What is really nice about each of these books are the recipes that are talked about in the story, and discussion questions.Sarah Thomas, the 3rd sister was taken to a home where she was adopted and grew up in a normal home,so than her other two sisters When Robin and Maxine are older they are able to find Sarah and bring her into their lives Sarah works as a nurse, and hasn t decided to go through further schooling yet.Derrick DiNunzio has been working for Tony ever since Tony rescued him from his former life Sometimes that life is hard to forget, for others anyway God had already forgiven Tony so he knew his sins had been put away from him Sometimes it s hard to not act like that young kid again when he gets around Sarah.The author has a great twist for you in the story it makes it really hard to put the book down until you are finished It was for me anyway.Again there are recipes and discussion questions, very good ones too.I loved reading these books, I m just sorry to see them end.I received this book from book fun network in exchange for an honest review

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    Through TBCN I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Emerald Fire continues the captivating Jewel Series, focusing on beautiful Maxine whose exotic look comes from her mother s one night stand, a man she called Crazy Horse The sisters childhood of abuse and poverty ends abruptly with the tragic murder of their drug addicted mother, and the girls are separated The middle half sister, Maxine, struggles with a series of foster home situations until the eldest sister, Rob Through TBCN I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Emerald Fire continues the captivating Jewel Series, focusing on beautiful Maxine whose exotic look comes from her mother s one night stand, a man she called Crazy Horse The sisters childhood of abuse and poverty ends abruptly with the tragic murder of their drug addicted mother, and the girls are separated The middle half sister, Maxine, struggles with a series of foster home situations until the eldest sister, Robin, is able to become her guardian and finance her education Maxine becomes a successful career woman yet she is haunted by her past When she finally finds a man whom she loves, she faces an incredible challenge She must help him to bridge the chasm between his God and him to find the relationship that he once had.Topaz Heat centers around Sarah, the youngest of the half sisters in the Jewel Series She isfortunate than her sisters in that she is adopted by a wonderful couple who love and support her However, they do not have the finances for her college education so they allow her to live with Robin who works two jobs to fund her education Sarah becomes a successful nurse and finally has a fulfilling life centered around God and family Will her prejudice and judgmental attitude cost her the one person who is the perfect match for her The conclusion of The Jewel Series delivers a satisfying ending that includes all of the beloved characters and maintains the theme of a Godly love that redeems, restores, and reclaims

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    EMERALD FIREMaxi, the middle sister of Robin and Sarah, finds her true love, which based upon her upbringing, is a miracle in itself BUT was it love Was it God s plan Maxi does attend church with her sisters, butfor them than God Will she learn that God does hear and answer prayer Her new hubby, Barry, finally has a prayer answered, or so he thinks, and it tears his life apart, and him away from God Is there any hope for this newly married couple Pick up the book today, put on your sea EMERALD FIREMaxi, the middle sister of Robin and Sarah, finds her true love, which based upon her upbringing, is a miracle in itself BUT was it love Was it God s plan Maxi does attend church with her sisters, butfor them than God Will she learn that God does hear and answer prayer Her new hubby, Barry, finally has a prayer answered, or so he thinks, and it tears his life apart, and him away from God Is there any hope for this newly married couple Pick up the book today, put on your seat belt and enjoy the ride.TOPAZ HEATThe wonderful story of the youngest sister, Sarah, and her coming to the realization of true love, 10 years later With this also comes regret over times lost, especially when situations arrive that may keep these new found lovers apart, perhaps permanently.Prayer, trust in God, faith in one another as well as hands on Christian living, support during the tough times reminds us of what a Christian life should be I was extremely moved by the prayer time in the hospital waiting room Powerful I loved, loved, loved the epilogue Some real awesome writing and a great tribute to the sisters and the life God has blessed them with.You need to pick up this bundle and see for yourself Clear your schedule, you won t be able to put it down.Thank you to bookfun.org for the chance to read this awesome book in exchange for an honest review

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    I read the first bundle and looked forward to reading the second one I loved this one too and would highly recommend it Be sure you read them in order In Emerald Fire, the second sister, Maxine, marries in haste and faces regrets and withdrawal from her new husband She had attended church with her sisters, but this situation brings her to her knees and a new relationship with God When God answers her prayer, she acts on it, and in the end receives His blessing on her life.In Topaz Heat, the I read the first bundle and looked forward to reading the second one I loved this one too and would highly recommend it Be sure you read them in order In Emerald Fire, the second sister, Maxine, marries in haste and faces regrets and withdrawal from her new husband She had attended church with her sisters, but this situation brings her to her knees and a new relationship with God When God answers her prayer, she acts on it, and in the end receives His blessing on her life.In Topaz Heat, the third sister, Sarah, doesn t remember her early childhood in their dysfunctional family She enjoys her work as a nurse at the hospital She avoids Derrick, a street kid Tony helps with an education and a job They clash every time they meet, but she finally realizes he has changed Read her story to see what happens when she remembers her childhood and fully surrenders to God s will for her life The three sisters start out in a bad family situation, but through trusting and believing in God and helping each other, they are blessed by a large happy family in the end I received this book from bookfun.org in return for my honest opinion

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    Absolutely love The Jewel Series Bundle 2 Emerald Fire Topaz Heat The two books are each unique wonderful Couldn t sit them down Love seeing God work in these stories the great examples of seeking Gods direction If you can, read The Jewel Series Bundle 1 Sapphire Rubies first so their lives unfold in order If not they are complete beautiful on their own You can t help but love the characters that come alive struggle, survive celebrate in these books Hallee Bridgeman has be Absolutely love The Jewel Series Bundle 2 Emerald Fire Topaz Heat The two books are each unique wonderful Couldn t sit them down Love seeing God work in these stories the great examples of seeking Gods direction If you can, read The Jewel Series Bundle 1 Sapphire Rubies first so their lives unfold in order If not they are complete beautiful on their own You can t help but love the characters that come alive struggle, survive celebrate in these books Hallee Bridgeman has been added to my favorite authors list She is sure to be one of yours as well I received this book from bookfun.org in return for my honest opinion

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    I received a free copy of this ebook courtesy of TCBN for my honest review Having been introduced to the three sisters in the first book of the series, Sapphire Ice and the novella, Greater Than Rubies, I was looking forward to readingof their story The author did not disappoint Emerald Fire sees Maxine through the fire and back again, showing how love can overcome all obstacles if we only give it all to the Lord Topaz Heat takes Sarah back in her memories, which were things her sister I received a free copy of this ebook courtesy of TCBN for my honest review Having been introduced to the three sisters in the first book of the series, Sapphire Ice and the novella, Greater Than Rubies, I was looking forward to readingof their story The author did not disappoint Emerald Fire sees Maxine through the fire and back again, showing how love can overcome all obstacles if we only give it all to the Lord Topaz Heat takes Sarah back in her memories, which were things her sisters never shared with her, wanting to shield her She realizes how much her repressed memories are affecting her actions All of this brings her to the realization of who she really is as well as learning much about love.I greatly enjoyed both of these bundles and would recommend them for enjoyable reading that really does require some introspection on the readers part

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    After reading the first two books in this series, I couldn t wait to find out about Maxine and Sarah Nth else are the type of uplifting, positive love stories that readers should immerse themselves in The characters not only love each other, but also respect one another A good example of how a couple should be I m looking forward tobooks from this author

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