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  • Paperback
  • 182 pages
  • Diamond in the Rough
  • Diana Palmer
  • English
  • 21 March 2015
  • 9780373175772

10 thoughts on “Diamond in the Rough

  1. Preeti ♥︎ Her Bookshelves Preeti ♥︎ Her Bookshelves says:

    A sweet but sedate Cinderella tale with all the DP staples But also without any of her usual nastiesThe h is a poor and naive almost gauche 19 years old and he's a 'millionaire' rancher He comes to town and keeps his identity secret He’s fascinated with her from the word go and pursues her in a sweet gentlemanly way There’s not much of a plotstory but he keeps helping her one way or the other and she’s also attracted to him So they tumble along to an engagement minor mu wedding wedding night and back to the ranch for the hea Only novelty was that there was no ILY said in the book And that dint really feel odd DP loves to portray rural Middle America as the last bastion of morality and the good simple life and all the lectures are almost sweet in a way But still the h’s unworldliness was bit of an eyeroller Sample this “I guess I’ve been very sheltered I do have a cell phone but I don’t know how to do text messages”This from a girl in a book published in 2009 And later conversely she shows knowledge of the social media “I guarantee if you so much as kiss me we’ll be on every Internet social networking site in the world” she told him


  2. Cheesecake Cheesecake says:

    A totally safe DP book Who knew?Sassy is only 19 but she's an old soul John is 31 and has a hard time feeling comfortable with his attraction to Sassy when she is so much youngerThe blurb is kinda misleading It suggests that the angst of the story is when Sassy finds out he is a millionaire and that he has to work hard after that to get her to believe in his loveNope She is briefly pissed about it But as soon as she sees him again he sets her straight and he had already declared himself anywaysSo nothing much happens But it was sweet DP gets on her soap box about this and that as usual I listened to the audio and it was entertaining but not particularly memorableThe reader Jack Garrett has that 'cowboy' voice that DP seems to like so much He does a good job


  3. Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) says:

    This was a fun sweet read by one of my favorite authors John is probably one of the nicest heroes that Diana Palmer has ever written Yes he did pretend to be a modest cowboy but you can't hold that against him considering his past From the beginning he reaches out and helps Sassy with no underlying motives He sees the good and the beauty in a small town simple girl who has sacrificed everything for her sick mother and adopted sisterAlthough I love her writing and don't have any issues with it some readers find Palmer's stories to be formulaic If that is the case they would probably enjoy this story because of its freshness Also for the fact that John is not like her typical heroes fighting falling in love with Sassy He has a moment or two of apprehension as he realizes he is getting in deep but surrenders fairly uickly to the knowledge that he is in love with Sassy and wants to spend the rest of their life togetherThe ending of this book reads like a fairy tale comes true the downtrodden princess gets her happy ever after with the handsome rich prince and all ends well But isn't that why we read romance novels? At any rate I couldn't help smiling as the last pages of this book went by my eyes


  4. Ryn Ryn says:

    Oh My Goodness If it were possible to issue a negative rating I definitely would have done so Romance novels all try to spoon feed readers a little bit; they seem to spell the plot out and cheesiness is expected This book was so much worse Rather than focus on all the horrific things weak plot one dimensional characters pure sap etc I'm just going to focus on the most horrific thing the style of writing I can't even describe the kind of language this novel used It was so simplistic and plain that some parts were truly painful to get through Let's be clear I don't mean 'plain' as in 'honest' or 'straightforward' I mean that it seemed to be written by an elementary school student The remainder of the novel was so ridiculously cliched that my heart broke It wept in sorrow My eyes dimmed as I wearily turned to the next page and the next and the next hoping praying that there would be an end in sight Well you get the idea Honestly I have no clue how Diana Palmer is such an established author I can only hope that I picked up one of her worse novels although it doesn't seem like it judging by the reviews here


  5. Jenny Jenny says:

    Super sweet heroine and a very smitten hero who is a true prince charming He saves the heroine and her family from poverty from sickness and even from an evil guy who tries to rape our heroine I want John Callister all to myself


  6. Kayleen Kayleen says:

    Shallow fairy tale of exceedingly poor scrapper of a girl meets mysterious millionaire pretending to be just an ordinary cowboy until he cures her mother's cancer beats up her handsy boss and generally rescues her from her poor life The characters are ok if two dimensional The plot is sweet if predictable I was flabbergasted that this was written in this century It has all the heavy handed machismo of the 1970s Diana Palmer is still using the same formula she started with in 1979 The lecherous boss locks Sassy in a stock room tears her blouse to shreds forces his kisses on her leaves bruises all over and is trying to wrestle her to the ground when he is caught in the act Her condition after her struggle is immediately well documented by boss the law and doctor The district attorney though tells her that they can't prosecute for sexual assault unless it was sexual Basically unless she can prove rape he will walk free They can't go after him based on a few bruises and unwanted kisses And this same guy has been charged with sexual assault or battery in several previous jobs Sassy needed that job as she at 19 was the sole provider for her small family of three It's textbook and should have been a slam dunk This is only one example of what an anachronism this book is I read plenty of her older books and understand this mentality of female victimization is product of that era but along with other signs of modernization in this story cell phones hotel key cards this attitude toward women needs to be updated


  7. Becky Becky says:

    A typical rag to riches story where John Callister doesn't feel the need to tell the community that he is a multimillionaire taking over some property him and his brothers have just purchased Sassy is a poor 19 year old to John's 31 working in the store of a sexual harasser trying to care for her mother dying of cancer and a small child who they took under their wings Jake and Sassy become taken with each other even after she discovers he is richer than dirt I have read other Diana Palmer books and have enjoyed them I found this one very unrealistic a 19 and 31 year old? and the dialogue between the characters was so sappy Thank goodness it was a short story It just didn't come together for me


  8. Cheryl Cheryl says:

    This is a lovely story of two lost souls who find each other Sassy is a lovely homebody who lives for her family and helping them in any way she canand what a beautiful character John Callister is The frustrating aspect of this story however was the unbelievable aspects of it No one in today's western world could be as naive as Sassy's character It was obvious that this was a remake of an old story introducing modern technology to make it seem new Some things weren't changed though which gave the age of the story away Overlooking that though this was a lovely story with beautiful characters


  9. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    Ahhh I really enjoyed Sassy and John's story It was sweet and entertaining Sassy is a poor innocent young girl 19 years old working for a sleazy boss to help support her mother and young adopted sister One day her boss attacks her however she is saved by John a multimillionaire that she believed to be just a working cowboy This was a good read the characters likeable and the story flew well No steamy scenes however Highly recommended nonetheless


  10. Rogetwhi Rogetwhi says:

    I liked this one even though I don’t read a lot of books with 19yr old heroines any The best thing is that this is a rare DP with a nice H and no OW I do wonder about Caleb and his best friends girlfriend thoughdoes he get a book?


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Diamond in the Rough Sassy Peale is desperate to help her family but her meager salary doesn't stretch far Then she meets John Callister and she thinks her new friend is an honest to God cowboy rugged and trustworthy But John isn't a ranch hand he's a millionaire from one of Montana's most powerful families And when Sassy finds out who he really is she's certain the arrogant millionaire is just playing with her John has to convince Sassy that he's the man she first thought he was a diamond in the rough


About the Author: Diana Palmer

Susan Kyle1romance authorSusan Eloise Spaeth was born on 11 December 1946 in Cuthbert Georgia USA She was the eldest daughter of Maggie Eloise Cliatt a nurse and also journalist and William Olin Spaeth a college professor Her mother was part of the women's liberation movement many years before it became fashionable Her best friends are her mother and her sister Dannis Spaeth Cole who now has two daughters Amanda Belle Hofstetter and Maggie and lives in Utah Susan grew up reading Zane Grey and fell in love with cowboys Susan is a former newspaper reporter with sixteen years experience on both daily and weekly newspapers Since 1972 she has been married to James Kyle and have since settled down in Cornelia Georgia where she started to write romance novels Susan and her husband have one son Blayne Edward born in 1980She began selling romances in 1979 as Diana Palmer She also used the pseudonyms Diana Blayne and Katy Currie and her married name Susan Kyle Now she has over 40 million copies of her books in print which have been translated and published around the world She is listed in numerous publications including Contemporary Authors by Gale Research Inc Twentieth Century Romance and Historical Writers by St James Press The Writers Directory by St James Press the International Who's Who of Authors and Writers by Meirose Press Ltd and Love's Leading Ladies by Kathryn Falk Her awards include seven Waldenbooks national sales awards four B Dalton national sales awards two Bookrak national sales awards a Lifetime Achievement Award for series storytelling from Romantic Times several Affaire de Coeur awards and two regional RWA awardsInspired by her husband who uit a blue collar manufacturing job to return to school and get his diploma in computer programming Susan herself went back to college as a day student at the age of 45 In 1995 she graduated summa cum laude from Piedmont College Dest GA with a major in history and a double minor in archaeology and Spanish She was named to two honor societies the Torch Club and Alpha Chi and was named to the National Dean's List In addition to her writing projects she is currently working on her master's degree in history at California State University She hopes to specialize in Native American studies She is a member of the Native American Rights Fund the American Museum of Natural History the National Cattlemen's Association the Archaeological Institute of Amenca the Planetary Society The Georgia Conservancy the Georgia Sheriff's Association and numerous conservation and charitable organizations Her hobbies include gardening archaeology anthropology iguanas astronomy and musicIn 1998 her husband retired from his own computer business and now pursues skeet shooting medals in local state national and international competition They love riding around and looking at the countryside watching sci fi on TV and at the movies just talking and eating out