RAINBOW FIRE – EMILIE RICHARDS (Tales of the Pacific book3)

Book 3 of the Tales of the Pacific series is set in Coober Pedy, South Australia. This one features Dillon who we first met in book 1 Glowing Embers. I’m so glad he got his own story because I was intrigued by him in book 1. I’ve recently discovered Emilie Richards and have been devouring her older books.  Her books are written with depth and emotion. I’m drawn to her characters and fascinated by her stories which are deeply researched. Got to say I did not guess the villain in this one. Made perfect sense, but he snuck up on me. This story is a mix of mystery, danger, excitement, and romance and a nice addition to the series. Eager to start on the final book in the series, Out of the Ashes. While Rainbow Fire is part of a series, you can read it as a stand alone.


“In the dusty Australian outback, a priceless treasure lies under ancient silt stone and sand: opals that gleam with rainbow fire and spark greed and betrayal in the hearts of men.

Kelsey Donovan doesn’t care about opal. She arrives in Coober Pedy to look for a different treasure, the precious jewels of family and belonging. But when Kelsey finds Jake Donovan, the father she’s never known, she is almost too late. Jake is in a coma, hovering between life and death after a mysterious cave-in at the Rainbow Fire mine that he owns with a stranger named Dillon Ward.

And who better to benefit from Jake’s death than his partner?

What can Kelsey do for the father whose love she’s always craved except safeguard what belongs to him? She sets out to protect the Rainbow Fire from Dillon himself, and to discover the truth behind her father’s accident.

Sometimes though, the most precious of treasures isn’t found in mines or in rewriting a difficult past, a painful lesson Kelsey learns almost too late.

After all her struggles, could the greatest of treasures be standing right in front of her?”

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