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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83  ·  rating details  ·  669 ratings  ·  33 reviews
After a devastating flood orphaned Noelle Brown, she thought her charming benefactor, Andrew Paige, could be the man of her dreams. So why did his steely-eyed older stepbrother, Jared Dunn, make her heart race and her breath catch in her throat? Desperado turned lawman, Jared had come home to Fort Worth, Texas, ready to leave his dangerous past behind. The green-eyed, feis ...more
Hardcover, Large Print, 383 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Center Point (first published August 1st 1995)
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This is my first Diana Palmer and I'm honestly torn. I know she's an extremely popular author and there were things I liked, but I also had issues. Perhaps I just picked the wrong novel? Or perhaps Palmer isn't for me.

IMHO this would have worked better as a Harlequin length novel (~200 pages). I wonder if she's ever written for one of the series lines?? hmmm...

The first 60% was sort of monotonous and could have been condensed and the point would still have been served.

Below is the "point" of the
Other than Catherine Anderson, I think I have found a new favorite author. Diana Palmer outdid herself when she wrote this book. The hero is amazing and he kept my interest throughout the book as a former desperado turned lawman who is surprisingly unconventional for the time he lives in. He isn't exactly a charmer and he has a dangerous edge to him which makes him especially appealing. He is an Alpha male posing as a Beta male. I later find out that he not only has a heart of gold, but has much ...more
Tonya Warner
Noelle Brown was away from home, caring for her sick uncle, when Galveston was destroyed by a hurricane. Her entire family had been killed, leaving her with the tragic memories of identifying them, and still living in the city, fearing the next storm. When a distant cousin appears and invites her to leave and live with him and his grandmother, she works hard to fit in.

Andrew might be a dashing man, but he lacks true character. He is more than willing to have Noelle in his home, but she tends to
Alexis-Morgan Roark
Mar 26, 2012 Alexis-Morgan Roark marked it as never-gonna-finish  ·  review of another edition
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I have promised myself to write a review for each book I finish from now on...starting with this one. I will, of course, have to comment on the preceding storylines in this series (I could have smacked both of the previous heroes...Cal and King). I am GLAD this book was not about Alan. I just can't get into Beta heroes. [shudder]

Ok. This book is about the lawyer from Nora. Who cares? Putting this one aside for now
Zel Polev
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As always I love what Diana Palmer writes. I loved reading about Jared and Noelle the ancestors of Judd Dunn for Lawless.
Un romanzo storico semplice, ma intensamente romantico.
Diana Palmer con Il colore del fuoco ha saputo entrare, ancora una volta, nel cuore delle lettrici con una storia romanticissima fra la dolce e ingenua Noelle Brown e due fratellastri, completamente diversi.
Uno, il fratello maggiore, è un avvocato misterioso di nome Jared Dunn.
L’altro, Andrew, è un affascinante giovane alla moda, perfettamente inserito nell’ambiente sociale.
La vicenda si svolge del 1902 e per una ragazza la scoperta dell’am
2.5 stars

The hero was so annoying that I considered abandoning this book, but I persevered. The hero was so hot and cold, he was like a pendulum. If I had been Noelle, I'd have gone back to Galveston after Andrew smeared my good name. Nothing would have prevented me from going and there would be no way I'd marry a man who thought so badly of me and who wouldn't even listen, much less consider my side of the story.
Per essere uno della Palmer... è stata una delusione ! Di tutti i personaggi... l' unica sempre coerente con se stessa è la protagonista ed ho trovato davvero biasimevole che il fratello minore del protagonista prima scappa dalla città lasciando la protagonista in balia dei pettegolezzi, e poi torni dopo qualche mese felicemente fidanzato e pure perdonato dalla famiglia. Quanto al protagonista... è vero che tutti gli uomini della Palmer sono arroganti, dominatori e dalla mentalità quasi retrogra ...more
Sabrina (Soter) Sally
Per me la Palmer è come una copertina di Linus. Pur se con qualche leggera variazione, il suo schema è ormai fisso e consolidato, perciò se ami un suo libro li amerai tutti... e io li amo XD Il colore del fuoco è il suo secondo romanzo storico ad arrivare nelle mie manine bramose e mi è piaciuto più del primo. Noelle pur facendosi spesso maltrattare da Jared in fondo ha un bel caratterino e quando emerge si salvi chi può XD Jared sa essere freddo e crudele ma anche infinitamente dolce e gentile ...more
Petie McCarty
I listened to this as an unabridged audiobook. Characters were difficult to like.
Had the house to myself so I read this in one evening. It is a reprint but I'm 90% sure I hadn't read the first edition. It is one of Diana Palmer's better books. I haven't liked a lot of her recent ones. I love the banter between the two characters. There always seems to be banter in her books but sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. It definitely works in regards to these two characters. Also unlike some of her other books I did feel like these two characters actually have a future tog ...more
Amanda Sheila
I loved this book, definitely one of my favorite. Even though Noelle is a bit meek and Jared is annoying but overall this book is very refreshing.

I enjoyed this book but I was expecting something more from Andrew. Because I feel that he needs to apologize more and make a better closure with Jared.

But then again, I still liked it. :)
I wasn't sure how I was going to like it when I discovered that it was a sort of period piece - always hard for me to get past the slang and the way people talk. But it wasn't too far out there - once i really got into the story I couldn't stop - I love reading about first love and the way you feel when everything is new and forbidden love too
Carol Brunquell
Another good read from Diana Palmer - set in 1902 shortly after the floods that devastated Galveston, TX... typical wimpy heroine, uncertain hero - the formula never changes, but her writing remains irresistible to me. And the cover is pretty... :-)
Amber Lord
I can't get enough of her books when i read them in a few days each book. Time to find more books of hers because i am hooked. Plus she uses character from other books and it brings a sense of connections. I cannot wait to read more.
Lily Pilly
...sigh...another wonderful story from Diana Palmer.... It was romantic, sexy, great story line with witty parts. Love the hero & heroine...
this is probably one of my favorite DP books because its an older classic, because she got into her more formulatic writing style!
A much better Palmer book than the last I read. Still formulaic and predictable, but at its core an enjoyable mindless read.
Dwi_eternity Lestari
Cerita Kake-Neneknya Judd Dunn
Awal-awal rada boring
cuma pas uda tengah2 bagus juga
Louise Walsh
Loved this book. I would recommend this read to other readers. Well worth it.
I totally thought this was a great read...and I didn't realize it wasn't new!
Started out hard to get into but then I couldn't put it down.
Written Beautifully. Plus it's a Diana Palmer, need I say more!
Dewi Read
Love this story lines, the other awesome DP books I ever read
Enjoyable read. Loved the characters and the story.
Excellent book to read, about old days of the cowboys.
Enjoyed this one. Diana Palmer tells an excellent tale.
One of the better Diana Palmer works.
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