Heart of Gold ~ A Novel by Rebecca Nietert
Heart of Gold is a fast-paced, page-turning, shocking tell-all of a young girl named Beverly White, as the sheltered upbringing of her youth changes to disillusioned adulthood. Set in Houston, Texas, Beverly experiences independence and exploration in the dazzling new world of the Haves and Have Nots. She plays in the world of the rich, the very rich. Desperately clinging to the hope that her newest lover, Phillip, will bring her ultimate happiness, she allows him to turn her into a life-size Barbie doll. She trusts him to create her anew, but she misplaced that trust, as his motives are far from flawless. Her love became his plaything and she nothing more than a moldable plastic toy to be used up and thrown away. Beverly uses her own manipulation and feminine wiles to work the high stakes in her favor, to out play Phillip at his own games and escape into the arms of Joseph, a debonair modern-day cowboy in every sense of the word. But is this cowboy the true love of her life, the one of Texas legend, or is his rugged life of freedom too much for her? Joseph shows only his poker face, and secretly has his own odds stacked against her. Respect and admiration are more than just words to her, and to earn them she needs to be something different than she ever has been. If Beverly wants to ride off into the sunset and find her “happily ever after,” she is going to have to learn how to love herself and make responsible choices. Where does the trail take her, and does she have the courage to go “all in” with Joseph?