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Heartwishes (Edilean #5)

3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  3,158 ratings  ·  280 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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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!
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.
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
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
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
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
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
This book was so charming. It was almost like a fairy tale. It is about a young woman, who gets the chance to go over, and review very old papers from a London estate. She is hoping to use something from them in her dissertation required, at her University. Gemma is up against some fierce competition when she applies for the position. It will be in the home of the Frasiers, one of the very prominent seven families of Edilean,Va.. She learns that there are boxes and boxes of old papers, but being ...more
The writing? Blargh. The plot? Blargh. The characters? Blargh. I feel like the plot and climax (if it can even be called that, as quickly-dealt-with and unsatisfactory as it was) were tacked on to the last 50 pages or so as an afterthought. The entire book was about Gemma and Colin buying furniture and making sure that we knew Gemma was REALLY GOOD AT MARTIAL ARTS, YOU GUYS, LIKE JUST SO GOOD, SHE'S GOT SUCH A SLAMMIN' KARATE BOD, YOU HAVE NO IDEA.

Essentially, this book was a McRib sandwich; yo
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!
Chelsea Hancock
This was my first read by Jude Deveraux. I did like the book, however, it definitely was a tad, "too good to be true" for my tastes. I love love love happy endings, I usually hate books that don't come together in a positive way in the end. Heartwishes was just a little too much. Nothing bad EVER happened. The two main characters had two minor tiffs in the book, and that was about as dramatic as it got. Their love story/connection really grew out of nowhere as well. I also didn't really care for ...more
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.
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
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!
Whimsical fun book. The characters in the town of Edilean were so fantastically intriguing til I wanted to meet them all. Yes, the book is a little too fantastically unreal but I believe that is part of the charm. Gemma is an intelligent bookworm who is also sweet, sexy, and beautiful! Colin is the incredibly smart hot hunk that women everywhere want to be with. If you want a typical, steamy romance, this is not the book for you. However, if you're looking for a lighthearted, whimsical, touch of ...more
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.
I really enjoy the Edilean series. :)

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
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
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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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.

She began writing in 1976, and published her first bo
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Edilean (9 books)
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