Wild Texas Rose-Jodi Thomas

Wild Texas Rose

Jodi Thomas

Berkley, Aug 7 2012, $7.99

ISBN: 9780425250372

 

In 1876 Texas, twenty-five year old Rose McMurray panics as she leaves Whispering Mountain for the first time in years to attend the wedding of a former school mate Victoria Chamberlin in Fort Worth.  While most people who know her assume she is a coward, Rose knows why she fears adventure which goes back to the trip as a little girl from Chicago. 

 

Like Rose, Texas Ranger Duncan McMurray is adopted.  He has always kept little Rose safe and vows to do so while she is in Fort Worth.  However, he inadvertently places his sweet Rose in peril from Owen and Jeb Tanner and their deadly outlaw gang who vowed to kill every McMurray.  Though he needs to remain in Dallas on Ranger business for a few days, he arranges for his mysterious friend Stitch to keep Rose safe.  Regardless several confrontations are coming to Fort Worth.

 

The return (loosely that is ) to Whispering Mountain (see Tall, Dark, And Texan; and Texas Blue) is a delightful Reconstruction Ear Texas romance that contains plenty of suspense and several tender romances.  The storyline is fast-paced from the moment Rose arrives in Fort Worth and never slows down as readers anticipate the battle between the Tanners and their ruthless gang, and the Ranger and his allies.  Fans will appreciate this deep in the heart of historical Texas as love is everywhere but danger is the other side of the two-step.

 

Harriet Klausner

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