After a falling out with her boyfriend, Italian heiress Carina Maria DeGratia heads to Crystal, Colorado where dreams come true. But apparently, not hers. She loses her possessions, discovers her house claim is a fraud, and finds a town full of rowdies and crooks.

Berkey Blake, a lawyer, steps forward to help Carina. Loner Quillan Shepard seems perfectly suited to his profession as a trader. But which one can she trust?

Ms. Kristen has a knack for weaving history and romance, and readers discover the Diamond in the Rockies in the first book of her new seriesa charmer, rich in tradition and spiritual insight. (Oct., 320 pp., $11.00)

Reviewed by: 
Roberta Blair