He promised to find her after the war—until he realized she was the daughter of a Union General when he was a Southern spy behind enemy lines. To Wed in Texas. Now two lost souls are about to discover a kindred spirit, and the courage they need to find the happiness they were destined to share…. To Kiss a Texan. Wes McLain returned from the civil war with little money, and less hope. He had given up on love. Until he saw her…Allie, the blue-eyed girl who had been called a savage, a wild soul—and was prisoner of what seemed to be a horrible fate.
But when Wes looked into her eyes, he wanted only to free her, and to take her with him on a journey through the frontiers of Texas. But Allie has been brutally mistreated for years, and is now too afraid to even speak. Wes will have to heal her and it will take more than good intentions or a few moonlight kisses to win her trust. While critics have sometimes commented that these books do not have overly original plots, they have praised Thomas for doing a fine job with her material.
For example, Booklist contributor Melanie Duncan observed that the author uses several familiar plot devices in To Kiss a Texan , but still "breathes new and compelling life into them. Thomas's "Wife Lottery" series follows the adventures of three women who mistakenly believe they have murdered a man who tried to rape them. Making a deal with a corrupt sheriff, they agree to be sold into a "wife lottery" to various men in exchange for not being sent to prison.
Each book in the series then tells the story of what happens next to each of these women. A number of critics had high praise for these books, with a Publishers Weekly contributor lauding the "crisp prose, sprightly dialogue and homespun characters" in The Texan's Wager. Another Publishers Weekly reviewer appreciated the "fast-paced adventure" and "romantic dynamics" of A Texan's Luck.
Although she primarily writes historical romance novels, Thomas has also written mainstream fiction. Long abandoned, the mansion faces two fates: either demolition by a company searching for oil reservoirs on its grounds, or restoration to its days of glory when it was built by Henry Altman, the town's founder. While the townsfolk are split on what they would like to happen, there is someone who is blackmailing town committee members to make sure the mansion is torn down, not in the name of progress but to guarantee that old secrets remain hidden. For their part, the committee members think that the answers they are seeking may be in the house, where something may have been left by its last resident, Rosa Lee, the reclusive spinster daughter of Altman.
In addition to the story of the mansion, Thomas also thickens the plot with three separate romances. Ransom Canyon. Ransom Canyon - 1. Winter's Camp.
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Editorial Reviews. Review. Praise for Twilight in Texas “Jodi Thomas captures the atmosphere of the West, and the personalities are perfection. Her stories are . To ask other readers questions about Twilight in Texas, please sign up. Be the first to .. So far, all of the books in the McLain series have been very good. I don' t.
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