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Jezebel's Wish Paperback – November 29, 2011

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 298 pages
  • Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc. (Yellow Rose) (November 29, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1601548982
  • ISBN-13: 978-1601548986
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.7 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,903,394 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Multi-published award-winning author and editor, AJ Nuest, resides in Northwest Indiana with her loving husband, two beautiful children and a bevy of spoiled pets. She and the cat are currently vying for dictatorship. The cat is winning.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Vonnie Davis on July 11, 2011
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We all know that love heals a multitude of hurts. After all, why do Mommas everywhere kiss their child's "boo-boos" or women friends hug away each other's pain? However, the blurb for "Jezebel's Wish" hinted at a different kind of healing love: that between an animal and a human. Can animals heal us? AJ Nuest shows us they can--and do.

The Reverand, the most lovable of horses, accepted Jezzie--quirks, moodiness, moles and all. What the author slowly reveals, through the peeling back of emotional layers, is why Jezzie considers herself unlovable. Don't we all feel unlovable at certain moments? It is a human condition that plagues us all from time to time, for a multitude of reasons. The author uses that human fraility to connect us with Jezzie. Before long, we are understanding of this prickly character. We cheer for her. We fuss at her when she turns a cold shoulder to Mattie. We delight in her progress. And Mattie? Ah, now there's a hero that will warm any woman's heart.

Put on your comfy jammies and your fuzzy socks, open a bag of chocolate chip cookies, set a box of tissues at your elbow and begin a journey of healing...healing for Jezzie, for Mattie and, if you're lucky, for yourself. AJ Nuest doesn't disappoint.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Arial Burnz on May 9, 2011
Format: Paperback
Boy, did I ball my eyes out on this one!

A very heart-wrenching story about a woman who is emotionally recovering from the death of her fiancée. To try and sort out her feelings and give herself some space, Jezebel (or Jezzy) stays with her mother and sister on their ranch in the country - quite a break and change of scenery from her city life in Chicago. Because of the dark secrets she holds about the accident that killed her fiancée, she puts up a wall of negativity and anger. However, the local vet Matthias (or Matty) is used to caring and healing those who hurt but can't talk about their pain. Enlisting the gentle nature of a stallion named The Reverend, Matty helps Jezzy recover from her ordeal and their relationship blossoms.

Matty is a strong and loving hero any woman would dream of having in her life, with a gentle nature who gives as good as he gets and deals with the heroine's caustic nature with good humor...just what she needs to bring those walls down.

Jezzy is a very much like a wounded animal that lashes out at anyone trying to help, but she's doing it to protect those she loves and it's less about protecting herself. The guilt she has weighing her spirit down is understandable and her transition toward healing is a joyful experience.

Highly recommended read!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By LAS Reviewer on May 6, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
Her fiancé died in a fiery accident after a fight with her. The absolutely worst part is that she's glad he's dead...

This author creates a main female character that is one of the walking wounded. Jennifer was in a relationship with a man who was verbally abusive and she's lost her self-confidence and belief in herself. He'd almost brainwashed her to the point of believing she's unworthy. I don't know about you, but I've met men like that before. The author must have known some, too, because the story line has a ring of truth.

Jennifer runs home to her mother, looking for a safe place. This is where main character number two shows up. He's the local vet. And he decides to give her riding lessons, per her mother's request, and see if he can calm her down and bring her soul some peace. I like the way the author works horses into the story and uses the power of a horse's understanding to help Jennifer find her way back to the path of life. If you've ever mucked out a stable or combed and curried a horse, you'll feel right at home in these book pages.

Both characters are honest, good people who haven't found the right person in their life. Mattie, the vet, goes with the flow and tries to have patience with Jennifer. Jennifer tries to lay her ghosts of past life to rest. And her family joins in on the matchmaking.

The author successfully attracts your attention and pulls you into the tale. The story has a good pace, has some unexpected moments, and makes you care enough to root for the relationship to be successful.

I really enjoyed reading this story. Why not get a copy and try it for yourself?

Originally posted at the Long and Short of It Romance Reviews
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amie Louellen on July 5, 2011
Format: Paperback
Jezebel's Wish, by AJ Nuest is a MUST read! Tormented by the death of her fiance, Jezzy escapes her city life to hideout in the country at her mother's newly purchased horse ranch. But all the baggage Jezzy wanted to leave behind follows her. Goaded into riding lessons by her mother and sister, Jezzy comes to know The Reverend, a stallion who remarkably gets her to open up to her hidden heartbreak.

Enter the handsome vet and teacher of said riding lessons. Somehow Matthais Saunders knows exactly what Jezzy needs, even if she can't see it for herself. But the closer she and Matty get, the more Jezzy believes she's no good for him. And so the question becomes, can she forgive herself for past mistakes or will she push Matty away forever?

AJ has created memorable characters that will wrench at your heart until you give it to them. Matty has to be the most wonderful man in the world. Patient and kind, he's what every tormented heroine needs. Heartbroken Jezzy can be rough at times, fighting those who are trying to help her like a wounded dog snaps at his rescuer.

But all in good time, dear reader. Hang in there with Jezzy. I promise AJ will make it worth the while!
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