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Heartwishes (Edilean #5)

3.93 of 5 stars 3.93  ·  rating details  ·  2,706 ratings  ·  258 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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Ana Luisa
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
Arec
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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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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Paula pccst
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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Rosabella
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
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
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!
Clare
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.
Kamaliah
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
Kaitlin
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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Ne
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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Judy
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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Liset Merritt
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.
Evelyn Bryant
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
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.
Alethea Kontis
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!
Andreasoldier
Grad student Gemma really wants a job chronicling an Edilean family's history.
Detective Colin Frazier will go along with what his mother wants, to a point.
Even as Gemma delves into Frazier history, and reads about a stone that gives members of the family what each wishes in their hearts, Colin is investigating a rash of thefts where nothing is stolen but jewelry, and not even expensive jewelry at that.
As the two become acquainted, Colin must deal with an ex-lover even as he draws Gemma into the
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Mandy
I LOVED this book. The whole Edilean series is awesome! I could not put this book down. Jude Deveraux is the best storyteller. Her stories pull me right into the story and keep me there until the very end!
Lizzie
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.
Carolyn
I really enjoy the Edilean series. :)
Filipa
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Capa: não gostei muito, parece-me muito girly. No entanto, gostei da cor e de como os objetos simbolizam Edilean.

História: tal como estamos habituados nos livros desta série, a ação decorre em Edilean, um cidade sulista, onde todos se conehecem. É para aqui que Gemma pretende mudar-se, como objetivo de arranjar emprego com os Frazier, a organizar documentos antigos antigos e a escrever a história da família. Como é normal neste tipo de livros, há um homem
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Sara Gonçalves
Eu já devia saber que mal pegue num livro da Jude Deveraux não quero saber de mais nenhum até acabar este! A autora tem escrito livros lindíssimos, dentro desta série que se insere na idílica cidade de Edilean. Todas as histórias têm conexão entre si, mesmo que se encontrem em épocas temporais diferentes. E as personagens são tão bem caracterizadas que dá gosto segui-las, conhecê-las e ver o romance surgir. Sim, porque a Jude Deveraux escreve romances lindos, enternecedores, o melhor que um româ ...more
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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Isabel Roman
Once upon a time, Jude Deveraux was my all time favorite author. I devoured each and very book she had, re-read them, and kept them neatly on my bookshelves. Then I moved on to darker stories, sexier ones, and Ms. Deveraux moved away from her Montgomery and Taggert stories onto other families with a touch of paranormal, and we parted ways.

Last month I picked up Heartwishes, which is apparently the 5th installment to a series I hadn't read. (Naturally!)

It's made me realize 2 things: 1) I like her
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Marcia Berg Haskell
"Gemma Ranford wants the job cataloging the documents of the Frazier family so much that she is ready to do battle to get it. Fascinated with history, and desperately trying to finish her dissertation, she's hoping against all hope that the papers will yield new information to invigorate her research. What she didn't expect to find is references to the Heartwishes Stone - believed by most to be pure legend - and said to grant wishes to anyone named Frazier.As Gemma learns more about the family - ...more
Alexia
I have read some books that were so bad i wanted to throw them against a wall when I finished reading. I hate to give up, hoping maybe a couple pages further something will come up that will save the entire book, but truth to be told... it almost never happens.
I am starting to think that it's a waste of time that I could have spent reading something I enjoy.

And that's why I called it quits on this one.

Last year I read "A knight in shining armor" and even though i didn't LOVE it, it was ok. Tha
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Kristen
This was a fun easy read. The story was good, the characters are well-written and there was some excitement.

Gemma Ranford is a poor Ph.D student who's working several jobs to pay the bills while she works on her dissertation. When the opportunity to catalogue the family history of the wealthy Fraser family in a little town called Edilean comes up - complete with a cottage on the estate to live in and a $25,0000 salary - Gemma really wants it.

The job becomes complicated when Gemma realizes there
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Cata
Desejos do Coração é o primeiro livro que leio da autora Jude Deveraux, apesar de não ser o primeiro da série e conta-nos a história de Gemma e Colin.

Tudo começa quando Gemma chega a Edilean para concorrer a um emprego oferecido pela família Frazier. Mal chega Gemma descobre um documento com uma alusão à Pedra dos Desejos do Coração, a qual supostamente realiza os desejos dos Frazier, e fica imediatamente fascinada com a Pedra. Logo a seguir, Gemma conhece Colin Frazier e a atracção entre os doi
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Sarah
Fluffy little average romance but I hate it when Jude Deveraux veers into the supernatural. I thought/hoped the Edilean series was going to be free from that.

One problem I'm having with the Edilean series is that it's very self-referential, but I can't remember the characters from one book to another. There were several inside jokes in this one that were unfamiliar to the protagonist, but I think were supposed to be references to things happening in previous books, like a little wink from JD to
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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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