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Legacy of the Diamond

(Black Diamond #1)

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Determined to avenge her father's death, Courtney Johnston finds her destiny intertwined with Slayde Huntley, who hopes to ransom his missing sister with the cursed diamond his family has treasured for generations. Original.
Paperback, 368 pages
Published January 1st 1997 by Pocket Books
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Mojca
The black diamond, a gem of unfathomable wealth and beauty, has plagued the Huntley family for generations. It prompted the feud with the Bencrofts, it supposedly brought a curse upon the Huntleys...and now resulted in Aurora Huntley being kidnapped and held for ransom.

Slayde Huntley is more than happy to give up the diamond if it means saving his sister's life...Only it's not his sister that he saves, but Courtney Johnston, a sea captain's daughter whose ship had been attacked by pirates and wh
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Elizabeth
Jan 20, 2013 rated it it was ok
In a recent DB/SA podcast, Sarah and Jane talked about whether a person can continue reading a book even though the style or the grammar bothered the reader At least one believed that a good story can overcome that. It is with that in mind that I plodded ahead on this book. Ms. Kane’s books came highly recommended so I bought several when they were on sale. I hope they get better. Right now, there’s some serious scooby doo narration going on. It’s like Velma and Fred are two key characters in th ...more
Karen Desmond
Nov 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Heather McDonald
Nov 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing
such a good story!!
Shefa
Jan 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Too fast in building the romance between H/H and too slow in the crime part. 3.5 star from me.
Yelania Nightwalker
May 04, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Yelania Nightwalker by: Publisher
Slayde está desesperado porque su hermana Aurora ha desaparecido, por eso, cuando recibe una carta citándole al anochecer para el pago del rescate, a condición de que entregue el diamante negro, él accede. Nada vale más que la vida de su única hermana. No importa que ella le cause más problemas de los que le gustaría. El problema es que una vez hecho el canje, descubre que ha sido engañado. La mujer que le han dado, en bastante mal estado de salud, no es su Aurora. Convencido de que Courtney pue ...more
Sadia
Aug 20, 2011 rated it liked it
I enjoyed reading this book despite the fact I didn't really like Courtney. I can understand her recklessness and her disregard for propriety being a she sailor but that's not really how she was portrayed. She was as lady like as can be, normally for someone to live 20 years of their life, merrily going about on seas with a bunch of rowdy sailors, one can't be expected to be all prim and feminine. Oh well, she did mention a couple of times that school for young girls she attended.

Slayde was a c
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Courtney
Jul 22, 2010 rated it did not like it
It was hard to read in the sense that I couldnt get into it. It had its ok moments but thats it.
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