Posted in 4 1/2 paws, Blog tour, Christian, e-books, Romantic Suspense on June 7, 2013

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above rubiesAbove Rubies

His chivalry was strangling her.

He thought he was helping her—and in truth, he was. She was in desperate straits. But as honorable as he was, he was also breaking her heart.

Her attraction was drowning him.

When World Champion rodeo cowboy Rossen Rockland and his friends rescue a young runaway who has been abused by her foster father and take her home to his parents’ ranch, he expects her to turn out to be a pain in the neck. And sometimes she is.

It doesn’t take him long to figure out that she has way more than her allotment of troubles—and far more than her share of gifts. Lovely, talented, and ravingly brilliant, Kit Star is too young, unbelievably humble, and oh, so loveable. Knowing that she needs his protection and time to grow into her potential, Rossen also figures out that what she really is, is a pain in the heart.

Watch for more of the Rockland Ranch Series!



I really enjoyed this book!  I did read Peace River first (I’m just funny that way about series) but this definitely could have been read on its own…some of it at the beginning just made a little more sense since I had just finished book 1.   These books are tied to the Mormon faith, but I found it interesting since I like learning about other faiths and what they believe.  I thought it was a good tie in because it showed that the Rockland family had high morals and ethics because of their faith and they didn’t mind sharing that belief with others, including those with no faith.  The only part I found somewhat unbelievable was all these creative talents that Kit has – she creates beautiful sculptures that amaze everyone, she can play anything on the guitar after hearing it once and has an amazing voice….and she is only 18.  Oh and a photographic memory.  But despite that, I still enjoyed these stories and can’t wait to see if writes a story about Joey, I’m almost willing to bet she is next!

We loved these books and give them 4 1/2 paws




peace riverPeace River (Book 1)

The police didn’t understand the danger, but she did. Her father had always been abusive, but now, with a ten million dollar Thoroughbred farm on the line, and a powerful bookie leaning on him, her father had become out of control. But how do you get away and take a world famous stallion with you? Carrie was getting desperate when a handsome and honorable but thoroughly cynical rodeo cowboy from Wyoming happened to show up with a horse trailer. He didn’t ride a white horse, but he was definitely a knight in shining armor.

He’ll protect her from the mob, but can she survive falling in love with a bull rider?


This first book in the series kept me on the edge of my seat!  A brilliant combination of romance and suspense.  I’d recommend reading this one before Above Rubies, but you don’t have to…..unless you like Above Rubies and then maybe some things will be given way if you go back and read this one afterwards.





jaclynAuthor Jaclyn M. Hawkes

Jaclyn M. Hawkes grew up in Utah with 6 sisters, 4 brothers and any number of pets. (It was never boring!) She got a bachelor’s degree, had a career and traveled extensively before settling down to her life’s work of being the mother of four magnificent and sometimes challenging children. She loves shellfish, the out of doors, the youth and hearing her children laugh. She and her fine husband, their family, and their sometimes very large pets, now live in a mountain valley in northern Utah, where it smells like heaven and kids still move sprinkler pipe.



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