The Heart You Own

The Heart You Own Why would an English lord want to have part ownership in a New Mexico cattle ranch And why did it have to be her father s ranch Kara Jonston has grown up thinking she will someday inherit the family r

  • Title: The Heart You Own
  • Author: Diane R. Jewkes
  • ISBN: 9781440546143
  • Page: 342
  • Format: Paperback
  • Why would an English lord want to have part ownership in a New Mexico cattle ranch And why did it have to be her father s ranch Kara Jonston has grown up thinking she will someday inherit the family ranch She has worked the ranch as hard as any man a k any of the cowboys Finding out her father sold half ownership in the ranch and to a soft Englishman, no less without eWhy would an English lord want to have part ownership in a New Mexico cattle ranch And why did it have to be her father s ranch Kara Jonston has grown up thinking she will someday inherit the family ranch She has worked the ranch as hard as any man a k any of the cowboys Finding out her father sold half ownership in the ranch and to a soft Englishman, no less without even talking to her hurts her pride and stirs her anger To make matters worse, this outsider is coming to inspect his investment, and her father expects her to be nice Although she promises her father to give his new partner a chance, she vows she will never accept him as her partner on her ranch Hawke Pryce, Lord Stoneham, is not English, he is Scottish He is not soft, and he is not coming to the New Mexico Territory just to inspect his latest investment He s hunting a man Sparks fly but will they turn into lasting love for two people determined to hang on to their hearts Sensuality Level Sensual

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    1. Best Moment: Believe it or not, it's one of the saddest moments of the book for me, but that fact that Ms. Jewkes was able to create and sustain that kind of believable emotion in her story and characters (and empathy from me) in such a short space is worthy of note and applause.Worst Moment: Every time Kara loses her temper's to momentary and quick to be understandable or relatable. One minute she's fine, the next second she's cursing whatever (mostly our hero), and a second after that she is l [...]

    2. The ingredients that make up a great historical romance? First, you need a setting and time period that speak to a romantic soul. Second, you must have a feisty heroine who has an independent spirit. Third, it's imperative to have a sensitive yet tough hero who worships his chosen lady. And last, one must have horses. This book has all the ingredients, and Diane Jewkes stirs them nicely, in this tale of two cultures--American and Scottish--coming together in the untamed Southwest, which has a he [...]

    3. As free and independent as the West she loves, Kara Jonston fights her growing feelings for the Scottish lord, Hawke, aka Lord Stoneham. Resentful of him because he is buying half of her father's ranch, Kara is determined to demonize him, but instead is won over by Hawke's kindness, courage and caring. With the untamed Western desert as the backdrop, their passion sizzles like the desert sun. Filled with intrigue, plot twists and vivid description, The Heart You Own is a delightful read.

    4. “Lord, this man was trouble, and she wasn’t sure if it was trouble she wanted to avoid.”That’s one of my favorite lines from The Heart You Own. The heroine, Kara Jonston, fights her growing feelings for the handsome, Scottish Lord Stonham, to whom her father has sold half of the family ranch. Both hero and heroine are well-developed and engaging, and the rugged, unforgiving landscape of 1895 New Mexico is a character in itself. Author Diane R. Jewkes takes you back in time and invites yo [...]

    5. If there is one thing for certain Kara Jonston knows, is how to run the ranch she has lived on all of her life. She is as capable as any man, including the Scottish Lord coming to see how his investment is doing. Lord Stoneham, Hawke Pryce, is now part owner of the Ladder J Ranch and he's a shrewd businessman with an ulterior motive, as he inspects his new investment and falls in love with the raw, untamed west.It's cowgirl vs kilt for awhile, as Kara and Hawke fight their growing attraction in [...]

    6. “You say I own your heart, but I will tell you now, that the heart you own is mine.” (Yes, that's the hero speaking, and he's a sweetheart.)A heartwarming western-themed historical romance. Readers will like the clash between east and west as a Scottish Lord turns life upside down at a New Mexico ranch. Kara must reconcile ambition with reality as she makes room on her family's ranch, and in her heart, for an outsider. Hawke proves himself worthy - an honorable, romantic character sure to wi [...]

    7. An engaging western romance! Ms. Jewkes has keen knowledge of ranching, horses, and the environment of the New Mexico Territory, which is deftly woven into the love story of her heroine and hero, Kara and Hawke. I won't reprise the plot and characters here (other reviewers have done that in fine fashion), but I will say the novel is a page turner and well written, with engaging dialogue, evocative narrative, and highly sensual love scenes. I recommend this novel for anyone who loves the Old West [...]

    8. In The Heart You Own, by Diane Jewkes, the Wild West meets the Scottish Highlands in a clash of heart-stopping passion. In this truly unique historical novel, Kara and Hawke will steal your hearts. Kara is one of the strongest, most likable heroines I’ve ever read, and the ending is so much sweeter because she is able to set aside something she has lived her whole life to achieve in order to create a life better than the one she had imagined for herself. With a wide array of multi-dimensional [...]

    9. The Heart You Own by Diane R. Jewkes is a wonderful and satisfying read. The interaction between Kara and Hawke was great. They were well developed as were all the major characters. The last half of the book really cranked up the tension and it was a page turner to the end. If you like historical romances, you'll enjoy this book. This was Diane's debut book. I'll be watching her writing career with interest.(Please note: I was provided with an ARC for review as a professional courtesy. No moneta [...]

    10. The Wild American West meets Scottish Nobility in this warm and winning read by Diane Jewkes. She's Kara Jonston, who's come back to the family ranch after an East Coast schooling with some progressive ideas about a woman's place and every intention of convincing her father she's right. He's Hawke Pryce, who's come from the British Isles with business--both professional and personal--to take care of, including buying into the Jonston ranch. The clash of cultures that follows is delightful. The e [...]

    11. The Heart you own is an unique historical novel. I absolutely loved the wonderful descriptions of Kara's ranch and her daily life with the foreign point of view of the Scottish hero. The tender father-and-daughter relationship grabs you from the beginning until Lord Stoneham comes into the picture. From there on, there's no stop to turning the pages until it's over.Note: I was provided an ARC for review as a professional courtesy. No monetary or other compensation was involved.

    12. This picturesque story of cattle ranching in post civil war New mexico, is beautifully written.It is a descriptive tale of a powerfully independant woman who longs to be loved, not owned. It is layered with intrigue, villans, gorgeous Scotsman, and beautiful horsemanship.Diane Jewkes tells a complex story of love and passion mixed with poignant emotion, historically accurate settings, and intimately descriptive love scenes.

    13. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I received it as a gift after I had read it's follow up and I have to say that I'm impressed. These two "connected" books are so different and yet Jewkes does a great job of maintaining the characters' personalities and voices. She writes just as well in the wild west as she does in a thriving city. In this book, we are introduced to Hawke and Alec, two best friends and Scotsmen who come to the American west for business and personal reasons. But Hawke is as surpr [...]

    14. I enjoyed this western Historical romance. This heroine seems to be in a everlasting temper but has her good points. This is also book 5 of the Timeless Passion Historical box set. It was pretty fast moving with some unusual twists, with some sex and violence. This is not suitable for under 18 readers. The old west certainly has it's own way of dealing out justice. Overall an enjoyable summer read.

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