Here’s the first assumption that’s up for grabs in TEXAS REDEMPTION by Linda Broday – the possibility for all people to redeem themselves seemingly regardless of their past discretions. Well of course there are those folks that are just plain evil and beyond redemption. Even a place named Redemption cannot do magic. However Linda Broday does a little magic of her own in TEXAS REDEMPTION and clearly illustrates that with love and kindness most people can raise above their own issues and resolve to live a better life. TEXAS REDEMPTION zeroes on some very damaged folk and help us see what lies within. And I can’t think of a better place than Redemption for these people to settle.
Redemption is still a work in progress as is most of the west. Rough around the edges is just touches on the issues that face people that end up here and settle into what they hope is a new and better life. But unfortunately our past does sometimes catch up and running away the best alternative. Facing down your past comes with its own problems and dangers.
Laurel James has been trying to escape her past for several years. Laurel is herself a victim but people don’t readily acknowledge that when they uncover her checkered past. Laurel is a survivor and as one she quickly learned what it took to survive. In the rough and tough west a woman without a family has to live by her wits. Laurel wasn’t proud of what she did and now in Redemption she hopes she has left that life behind her. Way behind her. Even though she still constantly looks over her shoulder – on guard. Probably will for life.
Shenandoah or Brodie Yates as he prefers to be known is also tired of spending life looking over his shoulder. As a skilled gunman Brodie is on the lookout for someone younger and faster looking to make a reputation at his expense. That’s just the way it is.
Laurel is the one lovely thing in Brodie’s life. Well she was at one time. Laurel looked at Brodie as her way out of her damaged life, there was an undeniable attachment there, but Brodie never came back for her. Luckily for Laurel she met up with Ollie who became her savior and in her heart Ollie took on the role of her mother. Laurel’s family had surely given up looking for their abducted child and so Ollie and Laurel became a new family of sorts.
Brodie’s return to Redemption to be with his brother Murphy definitely ruffles some feathers. The love between the brothers is undeniable but Brodie is at odds with discovering Laurel and Murphy engaged to be married. Brodie is going to have to come to grips with the fact that he can never have the woman of his heart not at the expense of his brother. Life in Redemption means facing down some unfortunate problems of the heart as well as finding a way to just survive. Big challenges with some very tough characters. Remember only the strong survive.
TEXAS REDEMPTION is Linda Broday’s way of reminding us just how difficult life was in the old west. Lawlessness was just one of the daily perils faced by these pioneers. Genuine lack of most of the items we take for granted. So if you are up for a glance into the rough and tough life of those people looking for a way to carve out an existence with meager possessions TEXAS REDEMPTION provides an eyeful. Linda Broday has a talent for creating some very interesting characters and she has scored a hit with TEXAS REDEMPTION.
A final chance to find...
Desperate to escape her dark past, Laurel James agrees to wed the mayor of a small east Texas town. With him, life will be quiet. Respectable. Safe. It should be everything she ever wanted.
And it is. Until Shenandoah rides back into town.
Shenandoah never thought he would find the woman he's loved and lost...and he certainly never dreamed she'd be pledged to his brother. He knows he should step aside-he has nothing to offer a woman like Laurel James-but the moment their eyes meet, Shenandoah is lost. He can only find peace in her arms...but can redemption be more than a dream for a man who has known nothing but war?