Books by Ruth Wind

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The Diamond Secret

Normally I love the January TBR Challenge because I tend to collect category novels like crazy.  At their best, the storytelling is usually streamlined and top notch.  This month was a little tricky for me. Unwilling to settle for a so-so read, I DNF-d a couple of Harlequin Intrigues before uneart ...

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The Diamond Secret

Ruth Wind serves up action and adventure in exotic settings in her latest, The Diamond Secret. The end product is a slick, fast-paced, and mostly forgettable read. Sylvie Montague is the daughter of a famous Formula One race car driver, which makes her both a frequent target of the ta ...

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Countdown

Ruth Wind's Countdown is a brisk page-turner that I tore through in a couple of hours. The latest in the Athena Force miniseries, it has its flaws, but was also entertaining enough that they didn't really bother me. In the attention-grabbing prologue, a bruised and bloody Kim Val ...

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Born Brave

Princess Julia Sebastiani of the Mediterranean kingdom of Montebello has been threatened. In an attempt to learn more about those who mean Julia harm, the FBI plans to parade a decoy Julia on a highly-publicized tour through the U.S. FBI agent Laurie Lewis, a sweet Nebraska farm girl who happens to ...

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In the Midnight Rain

Don't let the "Contemporary Women's Fiction" label fool you; In the Midnight Rain is about as romantic as it gets. This is my first Ruth Wind, and oh my, how this lady can tell a tale. For those of you, like myself, who have memories of what it was like to send boys we cared about off to fight in Vi ...

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Beautiful Stranger

I read this book with a pack of post-it notes handy so I could mark striking phrases and images. When the book became very thick from yellow flags sticking out of it, I knew I had to take this one to the Desert Island. Beautiful Stranger is one of the most beautifully written books I have read in a ...

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Breaking the Rules

When I read Ruth Wind's trilogy of books about the Forrest brothers, Marriage Material, Reckless, and Her Ideal Man, I knew she was an exceptional writer. I have hunted down as much of her backlist as possible. It is one of her earlier books, Breaking the Rules, that has touched me deeply. It is my ...

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Rio Grande Wedding

I am thankful for buzz. Good or bad, it often draws my attention to books I'd otherwise overlook. There was so much buzz about the horrid cover of Rio Grande Wedding that I couldn't resist picking it up when I spotted it to see whether it lived up to its bad rep. Yikes, it was hideous! The hero, who ...

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For Christmas, Forever

Ruth Wind can wring more emotion out of a book, even one with an action plot, than most authors I've read. She does it again in her latest book, For Christmas, Forever, with great success. The novel opens with intelligence agent Zane Hunter seeing his friends blown up by a car bomb ...

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Meant to be Married

Ruth Wind is one author who is an automatic buy for me. I snatched Meant to be Married from an open box in the local Wal-Mart and went home to read it. I was glued to the book (with a few time outs to get fresh hankies) until I had finished, then I placed it on my keeper shelf. In 1859 in the to ...