Promise Me Texas

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Promise Me Texas

A Whispering Mountain Novel, #7

Promise Me Texas is so very intriguing after reading so many books written by a vast variety of authors. I’m forever amazed at a moment of recognition in a new book. That moment when you say wait a second I know the people they are writing about, I've met them before. It's just like sharing family stories at a Thanksgiving dinner. The stories bring you a sense of joy and fulfillment like no other. And that's the best endorsement I could possibly give to this latest Whispering Pines book. Promise Me Texas is a delightful look at finding your someone when you really least expect it.

Jodi Thomas writes with such heart and humor and her careful handling of details makes her one of the best and certainly one of my long time favorites. As I read Promise Me Texas I was treated to a visit with friends from the past as well as stories safely cocooned in my memory that absolutely made me smile with the recollection.

Beth is without doubt the most spoiled McMurray there ever was. As the baby girl there is no doubt that she was showered with love and pampered beyond belief by her entire family, probably most by her doting father Teagan. This bear of a man was brought to his knees by the love of his life, his Jessie. And what a love story that was. But Beth is so much more than just this frilly girl; she is well trained - as all the McMurray girls are in how to protect themselves. The truth of the matter is never underestimate one of Teagan and Jessie's girls. They are well schooled in feminine wiles and talents and they are equally adept in handling a gun or rifle.

Beth’s chance encounter with Andrew McLaughlin is going to test all she has ever learned about love and patience. Candidly Andrew is also going to have to learn a few tricks of his own. Beth has truly complicated his rather reclusive life. As a writer he can easily hide himself away spinning tales and writing articles about interesting things and people he meets on his travels. Well Andrew has met his match with Beth who is turning out to be the master tale spinner. The more time they spend together has each of them discovering more and more about the other – kind of like peeling away layers of an onion. Each layer exposes still another and both Andrew and Beth are realizing that with each there is still another thing that they like and admire.

Once again I am faced with a reviewers challenge. Whet the reader’s appetite without giving away too much story and plot and definitely loosely define the main characters. The joy of reading is in the discovery so please forgive my cliff notes version of this wonderful book. Jodi Thomas has given this reviewer and consummate reader a lifetime of heartwarming and delightful stories and has introduced too many intriguing characters to possibly describe them all. So trust me when I say Promise Me Texas holds up to Thomas’ promise to provide engaging tales to her readers. The only fan Thomas’ doesn’t have is the one she hasn’t met yet through her writing.

Book Blurb for Promise Me Texas

New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas returns to Texas for an unpredictable adventure in romance that sets two unlikely hearts on fire?

On a midnight train, four hours away from her wedding, Beth McMurray discovers the devastating truth about the powerful senator she's about to marry. Convinced nothing could make this stormy night worse, the train wrecks, and she tumbles straight into the arms of an outlaw.

Andrew McLaughlin doesn't believe in loving except between the pages of his writings. He loved deeply once and thinks he'll never survive another loss. To save a friend, he climbs aboard a train heading toward Dallas. In the moment before the train crashes, he saves a beautiful woman and is injured in the fall. He wakes up to find she’s claimed him as her fiancé?and now they’re both on the run, and destined to do everything it takes to make an unexpected promise of love come true.

Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2013 5.00