Sapphire Ice (Christian Romance): Jewel Series Volume 1

· The Jewel Series Book 1 · Olivia Kimbrell Press
166 reviews

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To Robin Bartlett, men were nothing more than violent users.

After a hair-raising childhood, Robin and her two younger half sisters battled simply to survive. Determined to give her sisters a very different life from that of their mother; to never have to rely on a man for anything, she worked two jobs and put them both through college, while accepting help from no one. Her heart had turned to ice and she had no use for men or God.

Antonio “Tony” Viscolli had grown up on the streets, homeless. At seventeen, he entered a downtown church with the intent of casing it, but found himself on his knees at the altar. After being fostered by the youth minister, Tony followed God’s leading and eventually became a very successful and powerful businessman. In a fallen world, he was a gem.

When Tony bought the restaurant where Robin bartended, she immediately resented his intrusion into her well ordered, but exhausting, life. She suspected his offering her special attention and constant kindness was merely his way of expecting something from her in return, something she wasn’t willing to give.

Tony knew God had led him to Robin. Would she ever allow herself to trust him? Could she ever allow herself to trust God? Or would the winter of their tragic youth rise from the shadows of the past and freeze any chance at happiness?


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166 reviews
Kelly Gequelin
October 15, 2014
I really wanted to like this book, but I found that Christianity issues seemed forced, the writing was not up to par, and since the author does not know Italian, I find that she has researched it poorly. For instance, mi amante is my lover, my mistress not my friend. The story line is interesting and it could have been a home run, however I am overall disappointed with the book.
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rita wilburn
April 22, 2017
Fantastic I laughed, cried and it was hard to put it down. You never knew what would happen next.
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Sherri Thompson
February 6, 2023
This is the first author I have ever considered signing up to follow. I was very impressed with this story. Just the right amount of combined romance and action. Honestly the religious topic of knowing God and His Son have been on my mind a lot lately and this just helped keep it thoughts. I'm so glad that Robin was able to successfully escape her terrible growing up conditions and head towards her happily ever after.
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About the author

Hallee Bridgeman is a best-selling Christian author who writes action-packed romantic suspense focusing on realistic characters who face real world problems. Her work has been described as everything from refreshing to heart-stopping, exciting, and edgy. An Army brat turned Floridian, Hallee finally settled in central Kentucky with her family so that she could enjoy the beautiful changing of the seasons. She enjoys the roller-coaster ride thrills that life with a National Guard husband, a teenage daughter, and two elementary age sons delivers. A prolific writer, when she's not penning novels, she blogs about all things cooking and homemaking at Hallee the Homemaker™ ( Her passion for cooking spurred her to launch a whole food, real food "Parody" cookbook series. In addition to nutritious, Biblically grounded recipes, readers will find that each cookbook also confronts some controversial aspect of secular pop culture. Hallee is a member of the Published Author Network (PAN) of the Romance Writers of America (RWA) where she serves as a long time board member in the Faith, Hope, & Love chapter. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and the American Christian Writers (ACW), as well as being a member of Novelists, Inc. (NINC). Hallee loves coffee, campy action movies, and regular date nights with her husband. Above all else, she loves God with all of her heart, soul, mind, and strength; has been redeemed by the blood of Christ; and relies on the presence of the Holy Spirit to guide her. She prays her work here on earth is a blessing to you and would love to hear from you. You can reach Hallee at

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