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Rancher Craig Harris and veterinarian Tamera Collins clash from the moment they meet. Innocence is pitted against arrogance as tempers rise and passions ignite to form a love as pure as the finest gold, fresh from the crucible and as strong as steel. Thrown together amid tragedy and unsated passion, Tamera and Craig share a strong attraction that neither accepts as the ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published (first published December 1st 2000)
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Maria Chapman
Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*** I am reviewing the audio copy of this book. ***
This was a wonderful story!

I was hooked from the very start.
This book wasn’t slow at all. Sparks flew between Tamera and Craig right away.
The teasing and even bickering, added a nice element of humour.

The characters were floored and sometimes there faith wasn’t strong. .
They also had tragedy, joy and Triumph. This made the story realistic. I loved watching the characters grow and learn in faith.
As the story developed, so did the characters.
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Maria Hooley
Apr 20, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What I enjoyed most about this book is the characters, and while I do enjoy reading inspirational novels, this one had a more realistic resonance because of those characters.

As the novel starts, readers see the worst sides of both characters, but it's almost like two magnets drawing together, and it's definitely hard to stop reading because you want to know how they get past those flaws and who they will become once they do. I think that's the biggest reason I like to read--to see who the
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Lillie
I liked the way the characters grew in their faith. The author used formulaic characters—the arrogant, rich rancher and the feisty young woman alone in the world—and added a Christian theme to a traditional romance.
Patty
Jun 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tamera, a vet is hired to work Craig's ranch for the summer. Not being consulted about this, the somewhat jaded cowboy is not happy and voices his displeasure. These two have a rocky start, but it's not due to lack of attraction. Craig is a difficult personality, but with a nickname of Temper Tantrum, Tamera s not easy either. As time goes by, and their constant faith in God, they do find their way to love. Their relationship has many highs and lows, much like real life which makes this listen a ...more
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Tempered Hearts
: Pamela S Thibodeaux

***The GoodReads blurb for this book is incorrect!!!***

When fire and fire meet in the form of an arrogant rancher and a hurting lady vet, you can bet sparks will fly. The love-hate-love flipping attitudes get to be a bit much. I don't expect any relationship to be smooth as glass all the time, but these two seem to trip each others triggers and the battle is on. Tamera Collins wants to wait for marriage before sex.Craig Harris thinks his sex life is separate
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Peni
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed Craig & Tamara's story very much. The story is very realistic with just a couple exceptions. I liked how the story starts when they first meet and took me through the birth of their first baby.

Being a Christian myself I appreciated all the references to scripture and prayer which are abundant. A few extra kernals of wisdom are also thrown in as well. Craig's trigger temper is concerning throughout as well as some of his threats, I felt were unnecessarily violent or scary. These
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Ellen White
Feb 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Tamara and Craig sparks fly, with their bickering, attraction there also. A good love story and good characters, made this an enjoyable story. Add the narration which was good. Given audio for my voluntary review and my honest opinion
Kaye
Sep 02, 2019 rated it liked it
The story was good although a little frustrating in parts. The narrator on audible had a voice that I didn’t like, it sounded fake.
Mindy
Sep 02, 2019 rated it liked it
I listened to the audio version of this book.
I liked the stroy line and the characters. Not to keen on the audio narrator the diffrent voices that she did took me out of the story.
Kameron
Oct 04, 2015 rated it it was ok
(request submitted by author for an honest critique)

I have mixed feelings on this book. At times, I felt connected to Craig and Tamera. Case in point, the snake bite/hallucination scene. I can't see many readers not getting invested in the pain pouring out in those pages. Delusional from the venom, Tamera "sees" her father and begs to join him and her mother in Heaven. Craig's heart was literally ripping in two.

Powerful!!

However, the rest of their love story fell flat for me. I didn't like
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Award winning Author, Pamela S. Thibodeaux is the Co-Founder and a lifetime member of Bayou Writers' Group in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Multi-published in romantic fiction and creative non-fiction, her writing has been tagged as, "Inspirational with an Edge!" and reviewed as "steamier and grittier than the typical Christian novel without decreasing the message."
“Only when hearts are tempered, minds are opened and wills are softened can man discern the will of God for his life." ~ Adam Craig Harris Sr. "Gramps” 2 likes
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