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Heartwishes (Edilean #5)

3.96  ·  Rating Details ·  3,697 Ratings  ·  323 Reviews
Gemma Ranford wants the job cataloging the documents of the Frazier family so much that sheis ready to do battle to get it.Fascinated with history, anddesperately trying to finish herdissertation, she's hoping against all hope that thepaperswill yield new information to invigorate her research. What she didn't expect to find is references to the Heartwishes Stone - believe ...more
Hardcover, Large Print, 592 pages
Published December 6th 2011 by Atria Books (first published August 30th 2011)
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Arec Rain
Jun 15, 2012 Arec Rain rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This has to be one the blandest, most boring books I have ever read in my life. Conflict? The little it has makes absolutely no sense.

First, let me start by saying that everything in this book fell into place a little too easily. Everyone loved Gemma and she was just so perfect in every way. Everyone immediately got along with including the few people who don't get along with others. The only people Gemma didn't get along with were the people who were the bad guys. It was actually sickening to r
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Ana Luisa
May 30, 2012 Ana Luisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Confesso que pela segunda vez li um livro fora de ordem! Este é um grande pecado para mim, mas a verdade é que desde que li a sinopse deste livro que fiquei ansiosa para o começar a ler. Esta é uma história fascinante que se passa em torno de uma pedra que tem o poder de realizar o desejo mais íntimo do coração dos descendentes da família Frazier. Toda a acção é completamente fascinante e deixou-me com uma sede insaciável de saber o que iria acontecer de seguida. Não descansei até acabar de o le ...more
Judy
Apr 02, 2013 Judy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I am really not a fan of the Edilean series, and this is yet another one that I did not enjoy from Jude Deveraux. I loved her historical romances and some of her contemporary romances were sweet as well, but this latest batch of magical realism romances are gag inducing.

I don't want to read a story about a perfect woman sweeping in and making everybody in a perfect little town fall in love with her. How nice that she gets the attention of two of the most eligible bachelors in town. How nice tha
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Clare
Nov 06, 2011 Clare rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Wow, times have changed, especially for romance novels. Apparently one night stands are super sexy and so are unplanned pregnancies. What I liked best about Deveraux's heroes is that they are masculine and the women are talented. This felt trashy to me. This is my last book of her Edilean series. I'll patiently wait for a new series.
Paula pccst
Jul 09, 2012 Paula pccst rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Penso que tenha sido a primeira vez que tenha começado um livro fora de ordem, um erro imperdoável uma vez que tenho pelo menos dois livros desta série em casa.
No entanto, quando vi este livro, com a sua belíssima capa e uma sinopse bem interessante, decidi que tinha mesmo de o ler e só esperava não me arrepender por não ter lido os anteriores. Desde que peguei em “Desejos do Coração” que vi logo de início que iria adorar. E mais uma vez, acertei.
Passada em Edilian e retratando toda uma geraçã
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Cátia Santos
3,5 Stars
Gostei do livro, principalmente devido a profissão de Gemma (protagonista), por o mesmo encontrar-se relacionado com História, que é uma paixão minha.
Inicialmente o livro prendeu-me e não conseguia deixar de o ler, mas a a meio do livro comecei a sentir que a autora estava a dar demasiada importância a parte da magia e a descurar outros aspectos da história, o que tornou-se um pouco cansativo.
Além disso, o vilão e o momento da sua descoberta não foi muito emocionante=(.
Mas apesar dis
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Rosabella
Nov 05, 2011 Rosabella rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like this book a lot, which is weird for me because I usually don't enjoy contemporary romances. I think the main reason that I liked it so much is that I really connected with Gemma, the main character of the story. She is a PHD student, and comes to the small town of Edilean to research the Fazier family history and finding something to write her dessertation on. Here she meets Colin Frazier, the son of the woman who hired her, who for the first time makes her feel like an insider in a small ...more
Jenny
Sep 22, 2011 Jenny rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Have you ever read a book, and the main character changes in such a way that it's like 2 different authors were writing the same book? She went from an academic to a body builder, and while the author tried to explain it, the two didn't gel. And this is part of a series, which I read a while back, but the problem is I don't remember any of the previous storylines, so all the previous couples really were confusing.
Ririn
Jun 05, 2014 Ririn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Edilean series redeemed its pace with Heartwishes after the disappoinment of Scarlet Nights. Hooked me right from the first page. Even when the excitement slowly winding down as the story progressed, it still managed to captured my attention to the very end.

And I never thought that the phrase 'brawn and brain' applies to women too!
Sam
Jan 04, 2015 Sam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Oh man, you know those times in which you look at the clock and it is 12AM, and the next time you look at it it's 4AM, and it didn't even feel as if that much time passed because of how much you were drawn into whatever it was you were doing?

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Yeah, Heartwishes does this for you.

The things that go on do in fact fall into place quite well, but that is the entire point of the Heartwishes stone. Wishes come true! And everyone's wishes are coming true, hence, the falling into place together. Everyt
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Ne
Jun 29, 2012 Ne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Este é daqueles livros que no final me faz suspirar de satisfação.
Esta é daquelas histórias que eu me assisto a fazer, a falar, a pensar tudo o que a personagem principal faz.
E esta é mais uma autora que eu me vou inscrever no grupo de fãs!

Gemma, apesar da sua timidez mas da sua convicção em ficar ali - o que só ficou não pela persistência mas sim por ser a única ali apaixonada pelos manuscritos e por ser a candidata ideal para emparelhar com Colin, segundo a mãe dele - acabou por ser uma person
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Kaitlin
Aug 04, 2012 Kaitlin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was a mix between mystery and romance and had I realized that it was #5 in the a series, I would have started from the beginning.

Gemma, the main character in the story, is a PhD student that gets a job working for the Frazier family in a small town known as Edilean. Gemma's job is to sort through and compile notes on boxes and boxes of history that the Frazier family has - which in turn will also help her write her dissertation. It's at this new job that she meets Colin, the oldest so
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Kamaliah
Mar 10, 2014 Kamaliah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely love this book. Now this is JD’s style that I had come to know and love. It’s like I find peace reading this and I must say it’s a wonderful coincidence that I chose to read this book last. Its like all this while reading the Edilean books, everything are bits and bits of jigsaw puzzles here and there and when reading this book, everything comes together and even the final piece is also included. To me, this is closure. Even though there are 3 more books after this which I shouldn't ...more
Evelyn Bryant
Jun 18, 2012 Evelyn Bryant rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Somewhat lackluster addition to the series. I think enough has been said about Edilean. It's lost its flavor and is not a place that you can't wait to go back to. The author is cranking out Edilean tales by rote now. The magic is weak. And as you plow through this book hoping to find what was found in the earlier entries (surely its on the next page?) you find yourself disappointed.
I hate it when I don't care whether the main characters accomplish their goal, whatever it might be. I hate it when
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margarida reis
Being this book number four that I read from the Edilean series I must say I didn't enjoy it quite as much as the others. The story feels somewhat boring and I didn't connect with the characters, so I found myself looking towards the end of the book, just to put it down. I give it 3 stars due to the obvious good research done by Jude Deveraux, the fact that she tried to do a different female character than the rest of the series (tried to, but didn't succeed to me because Gemma is just way too p ...more
Heidi
Jul 10, 2012 Heidi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comfort-food
My thoughts on this light romance have more to do with my current situational and emotional state (think stress in bold caps) than the novel itself. That said, it was a warm and fuzzy, happy, feel good balm which absorbed and entertained. Light fare with unexpected humor. How I would rate it in one of my primed, intellectually-covetous states is another matter. Think comfort food rather than gourmet cuisine.
Dawn ♥ romance
I enjoyed all aspects of this story. It had a good plot with an interesting topic incorporating some fantasy and intrigue. I liked the characters and how the romance developed including dealing with other relationships. Working on her PhD, Gemma gets a job researching a family history and is attracted to one of its sons, sheriff Colin.
Liset Merritt
Feb 16, 2014 Liset Merritt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a cute, happy, easy-to-read story. Not a lot of excitement or mystery. Pretty much a straight-forward contemporary romance with the requisite happy ending. It was perfect for these dreary, snowy, winter days. If you're looking for a story with some meat to it, this is not for you. If you just want some smile-inducing escapism, this is perfect.
Alethea Kontis
Sep 16, 2011 Alethea Kontis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
We (the huge fans) have been waiting for years for Jude to return to storytelling as lively as it was in the Montgomery days, and I believe that Edilean has breathed new life into our favorite author. The story is not flawless by any means, but the dialogue is so playful and wonderful--it makes it ridiculously easy to fall in love with her characters. Just like the old days. Hooray for Jude!
Linda Dunaway
May 18, 2012 Linda Dunaway rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Done reading this book. Typical, predictable romance story. Not worth the time! I found it to be very boring!
Lizzie
Mar 06, 2012 Lizzie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The heroine doesn't have to kill anything, doesn't get beat up or has to climb Mount Everest (w/o a coat), but it kept me entertained.
Rosa Rivera
Apr 22, 2013 Rosa Rivera rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I literally kept making noises of disgust as I read through this book. Horrible awful cliche blegh! Would not recommend.
Danielle Sansen
Feb 22, 2012 Danielle Sansen rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shoot me. I didn't expect anything groundbreaking but this book was honestly just terrible.
Carolyn
Jun 17, 2012 Carolyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Carolyn by: Sha Mslvoe ♥♥♥
Shelves: deveraux-jude
I really enjoy the Edilean series. :)
Elena
2.5*
Gemma comes to Edilian to work for the Frasiers, cataloguing their old family documents. She immediately falls for Colin Frasier, the oldest son and Edilean's sherif. In the meantime, the town of Edilean continues to provide us with mysteries and magic...

It was a quick read and interesting enough, but I am really getting sick and tired of the Edilean series. There are too many books about this town and people in it and I don't like small towns or small town mentality, so it is really gettin
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Kathy
Edilean - the Fraziers, one of the founding families, though they keep to themselves a bit separate from the rest (hmmmm)... buggy/wagon makers in the beginning, now extrememly successful car sellers. Their oldest son, Colin - always wanted to be sheriff. In HS he developed a program for car dealerships, that his dad had fine tuned, and the paton sold, so Colin is independently wealthy... Out of college he met Jean, a bit older woman, a lawyer, dynamic, gorgeous - ane he moved in with her within ...more
Debby
Jan 16, 2017 Debby rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I've read the first book in this series but not 2-4. Obviously, the stories of some of the secondary characters are told in those books, but it doesn't stop you from enjoying this one. Gemma Ranford is a plucky, determined young woman who cares deeply for the few people in her life and when unusual things start happening, she works to figure out what's going on. Colin Frazier is her match in all ways.

Fun story with some great characters.
Maite Gil
Jan 15, 2017 Maite Gil rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Me ha gustado mucho el libro. Es muy entretenido y me ha gustado saber de personajes de libros anteriores.

Me lo he leído prácticamente del tirón. Me gustaría saber más de los hermanos Frazier.

** Reseña completa en el blog **
Mehvish Munshi
Dec 10, 2016 Mehvish Munshi rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Such a crap book ... where did the mystery disappear too ? No depth in the book or the characters. The book was more about family life rather than the stone itself; towards the end only we get to know what and how the stone came to their town .
Irene
Nov 24, 2016 Irene rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fully developed characters. Detailed settings. History! Magic! Love! Beautiful. Thank you Jude Deveraux for another great romance.
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Jude Gilliam was born September 20, 1947 in Fairdale, Kentucky. She has a large extended family and is the elder sister of four brothers. She attended Murray State University and received a degree in Art. In 1967, Jude married and took her husband's surname of White, but four years later they divorced. For years, she worked as 5th-grade teacher.

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