Heartwishes by Jude Deveraux

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I did find the premise of the stone to be a little hokey.
-Wee Welcome

Synopsis

What if your most closely guarded wishes suddenly began to come true?

Graduate student Gemma Ranford wants the job cataloging the documents of one of Edilean’s oldest families so much that she is ready to do battle to get it. Desperate to finish her dissertation, she’s sure that investigating the Frazier family history will yield new information to invigorate her research. But she is surprised to find among the papers references to the legend of the Heartwishes Stone, a magical talisman said to grant wishes to anyone named Frazier. And as she spends more time with the family in their small Virginia town, she realizes that the most secret wishes of each of the Fraziers are coming true—and that she’s falling hopelessly in love with Colin, the Fraziers’ eldest son.

But now that the Stone’s powers have been awakened, so have the designs of an international thief. Gemma and Colin must find the Stone before it can be used against the family but not before each of their deepest desires is fulfilled. . . .
 

About Jude Deveraux

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Jude Deveraux is the author of more than forty New York Times bestsellers, including Moonlight in the Morning, The Scent of Jasmine, Scarlet Nights, Days of Gold, Lavender Morning, Return to Summerhouse, and Secrets. To date, there are more than sixty million copies of her books in print worldwide. To learn more, visit JudeDeveraux.com.
 
Published August 30, 2011 by Atria Books. 370 pages
Genres: Romance, History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly on Jun 13 2011

Deveraux (The Scent of Jasmine) keeps the tone light and the plot moving, pausing only to take an occasional wistful look back. 

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Wee Welcome

Below average
Reviewed by kbannister on Oct 10 2011

I did find the premise of the stone to be a little hokey.

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Fresh Fiction

Good
Reviewed by Teia Collier on Aug 21 2011

Captivating and engaging, Jude Deveraux's latest offering, HEARTWISHES, grants this booklover's wish for a story based on rich, believable characters and a satisfying romance.

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Love Romance Passion

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Reviewed by Susan S on Sep 28 2011

Heartwishes combines a charming setting with an intriguing plot, and then sprinkles it with a magical feel.

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Joy's Book Blog

Good
Reviewed by Joy Weese Moll on Sep 02 2011

Published this week, Heartwishes by Jude Deveraux is the first review book I’ve received that I probably would have bought eventually.

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Good
Reviewed by webwriter02 on Sep 12 2011

A charmer that makes for a great way to get away from life’s troubles and become immersed in a story of wonderful characters.

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