MarchRose (Italy) (2010/12/11):
from the backcover of the 1994 edition:
As exquisite as a fine diamond but fragile as glass, Reba Farrall wandered aimless and lost - until a kind, caring old gentleman helped to heal her shattered spirit. But now her dearest friend is gone, leaving Reba with a broken, doubting heart... and a half-interest in a California gem mine.
LOVER IN THE ROUGH
Daring and handsome, Chance Walker is an adventurer who believes in nothing except the priceless uncut stones for which he searches the Earth. Now the most precious jewel of all awaits him in Death Valley. But danger is stalking Reba Farrall. And Chance knows only he can save the sad and sensuous beauty - and that only she can teach him how to love.