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Diamond in the Rough 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 younger.The 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 love.Nope She is briefly pissed about it But as soon as she sees him again he sets her straight and he had already declared himself 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 younger.The 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 love.Nope She is briefly pissed about it But as soon as she sees him again he sets her straight and he had already declared himself anyways.So 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 memorable.The reader, Jack Garrett, has that cowboy voice that DP seems to like so much He does a good job 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 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 sister.Although I love her writing, and don t have any issues 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 sister.Although 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 quickly to the knowledge that he is in love with Sassy and wants to spend the rest of their life together.The 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 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 simpli 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 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 b 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 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 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 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 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 can.and 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 whic 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 can.and 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 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 You can t go wrong with a book by Diana Palmer, and this is one of my favorites


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About the Author: Diana Palmer

Librarian Note There isthan one author in the GoodReads database with this name.Diana Palmer is a pseudonym for author Susan Kyle 1 romance 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 1980.She 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 awards.Inspired by her husband, who quit 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 music.In 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.


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