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Heart of Gold [Kindle Edition]

May McGoldrick
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Book Description


Elizabeth Boleyn has been ordered to yield to a lecherous
king what she most prizes--her innocence. His physicians have instructed him to
sleep with a virgin to cure his pox, though it will mean her death. Now, at the
tournament held on the glittering Field of Cloth of Gold, her beauty has
attracted not only the eyes of the king, but those of the handsome Scottish
warrior Ambrose Macpherson, whose bold offer to bed her might be her only


Ambrose Macpherson feels desire for the exquisite daughter
of the English diplomat. That the hated English king is pursuing her makes
Elizabeth an even greater prize, engulfing Ambrose's very soul with fire and
fury. But suddenly, after witnessing an act of treachery that could topple the
crown, Elizabeth has vanished. Ambrose knows that fate will allow him no rest
until he finds the only woman he has ever loved. And once she is found, he and
Elizabeth can share a passion strong enough to nurture a lifetime of love.

"May McGoldrick brings history alive, painting passion and
intrigue across a broad, colorful canvas."

 --Patricia Gaffney

Product Details

  • File Size: 589 KB
  • Print Length: 412 pages
  • Publisher: Signet (November 1, 1996)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001KU64KO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #303,559 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read! August 4, 2013
By maflip
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
After I read the first book I was hooked. Loved the characters and hated the antagonists...,just what the author intended I'm sure. Too I loved the fact that the story continued with the exploration of new characters on the story.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed May 23, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
After reading Colin Campbell's and Alex Macpherson's stories I so looked forward to Ambrose's tale. I was disappointed in about half of the book, however, and would give it 2.5 stars if possible. The first 10% and the last 40% were enjoyable but the rest of the book was bogged down in irrelevant politics, little main character interaction, and frankly, boring writing.
I did not enjoy the use of real-life characters as I thought I would. Thomas Boleyn started the book as a good villain but was then gone and did not appear again until his turn around which I found unrealistic (both historically and in the course of the story). On the flip side Anne was hardly mentioned in the beginning but her interaction with Elizabeth at the end were enjoyable and realistic. Mary I found unsympathetic and well, whiny. I had a hard time understanding Elizabeth's devotion to someone so weak yet manipulative. In addition, at the point where I was beginning to like the book the author threw in a scene where Elizabeth attacks Ambrose with a sword which I also found unrealistic as well as unnecessary. It actually seemed a bit silly and I kept waiting for the characters to burst out laughing at the whole thing!
My favorite scene was the interaction between Jaime and Malcolm (with her cousins) and it made me want to read more of those characters. For that I will give the author another chance!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good period story November 26, 2009
By Joleen
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
After reading two Phillipa Gregory books (which are mostly about the historical period around Henry VIII) I wanted to read others and ran across this story about a third Boleyn girl (fictitious character, supposed to be the older sister of Mary and Anne Boleyn). She was feisty, artistic, a true renaissance woman. She spends years running from her estranged father (portrayed as a power hungry man who basically sells his daughters), and King Henry VIII, and a murderer who knows she witnessed him killing someone. A good story I had a hard time putting down. The author(s) took a lot of artistic license on the actual historical characters, but as long as you realize it's pure fiction and mostly historically inaccurate, it's fine.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Historical Romance Novel December 29, 2007
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is a great historical romance novel that deserves 5 stars, not 4 or anything less! If you're into the sorts of things like love, loss, despair, chivalry, and getting lost into the world of fantasy...this book makes a great escape from reality!!!
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More About the Author

May McGoldrick
(a.k.a. Nikoo & Jim McGoldrick)
Nikoo and Jim McGoldrick are storytellers with a checkered past.
From the submarine shipyards of Electric Boat in Groton, Connecticut, and the clubs of Rodeo Drive, to the forges of Pennsylvania and the electronics manufacturers of Massachusetts, these two have spent their lives gathering material for their novels. Nikoo, a manufacturing engineer, and Jim, who has a Ph.D. in sixteenth-century British literature, wrote their first full-length novel in 1994. Since then, Jim and Nikoo have written over thirty novels and two works of nonfiction.
They write under the pseudonyms of May McGoldrick and Jan Coffey.

These prolific and popular authors have been the recipients of numerous awards for their work. They now reside in Watertown, Connecticut.
Please visit their website at

Complete Book List as of 2014


Thanksgiving in Connecticut

Writing As May McGoldrick:

Made In Heaven
Ghost of the Thames

(Scottish Dream Trilogy)
Dreams Of Destiny
Captured Dreams
Borrowed Dreams

(Secret Vows)
The Rebel
The Promise

Tess and the Highlander

(Highland Treasure Trilogy)
The Firebrand
The Enchantress
The Dreamer

The Intended

(Macpherson Trilogy)
Beauty Of The Mist
Heart Of Gold
Angel Of Skye

Thistle and The Rose

Writing As Nicole Cody & May McGoldrick:
Love and Mayhem (reissued as Arsenic and Old Armor)

Writing As Jan Coffey:

Road Kill
Aquarian (A YA Novel)
Blind Eye
The Puppet Master
The Janus Effect
Cross Wired
Silent Waters
Five in a Row
Tropical Kiss (A YA Novel)
Fourth Victim
Triple Threat
Twice Burned
Trust Me Once

Relationship books:
Scribbling Women and the Real-Life Romance Heroes Who Love Them

Writing related Books:
Marriage of Minds
Step Write Up

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