The Emerald Heart of Courtenay
The moment her father takes his final breath, Sarah Courtenay becomes the sole heir of her family’s sprawling castle—and something far more unexpected. For on his deathbed, Lord Courtenay left his daughter a cryptic message: a dark curse will fall upon the house should Sarah fail to obtain and protect a priceless treasure. Sarah’s astonishment upon discovering the carefull...more
This whole book is written through the eyes of Sarah Courtenay. Sarah’s father dies in the first chapter. And it isn’t much after that that the reader learns that her father was killed. And there’s some concern that Sarah will be next. I loved the way the author did this. It just created enough suspense that the re ...more
I liked the main characters especially Sarah and the story line was fairly interesting. There was definitely some intrigue and suspense during the book as we as readers are left wondering who poisoned Lord Courtenay, why is the sword so important, and who is trying to harm Sarah??
I received a ...more
I was hooked in with the story, but most of the book was very slow moving and even a little bit repetitive. The titles for the chapter headings gave away what was about to happen too (along with the blurb on that back that took about halfway through the book to get to something new).
Did the characters have personalities? Oh, yeah! I loved the characters and their very real qualities.
So while I liked the story itself, i ...more
Former Anita fans should give this book a try and any romance readers in general ...more
Most of the book focuses on the pleasant visit with David and Daphne. It's restful in that sense and would probably make a great fluffy beach read.
Someone is trying to kill the courtenay family off, but why?
"With sales approaching a half million, Anita Stansfield has clearly found a niche in this market," said Nicole Martin, Publicist for Covenant Communications. "Her popularity stems from her ability to empathize with and write about the issues ...more