Texas Deception

Author: Jean Brashear
Publisher: Jean Brashear
ISBN: 194265345X
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A plucky crusader falls for a down-on-his-luck stranger—only to learn too late that he's the villain determined to destroy her town Franny Morgan is a small-town café owner with an insatiable need to rescue lost souls, perhaps because she couldn't hang onto her two sisters after their parents died. Now she's involved in a letter-writing campaign to save the small dusty town where she winds up. Nathan Russell is a down-on-his-luck carpenter who shows up on her doorstep, willing to trade work on her rundown building for food and a roof—not because the wealthy investor needs either but because he's determined to fulfill the obligations his brother abandoned, and the first step is to meet the blue-haired crackpot who won't stop writing him demand letters. Finding that the crackpot is actually a curvy blonde fairy with a heart as big as the world would be a very pleasant surprise, if not for the fact that he's lying to her with every breath. Falling for each other is a very bad idea, and being together is an impossible dream…until fate steps in and forces their hands.

Texas Wanderer

Author: Jean Brashear
Publisher: Jean Brashear
ISBN: 1942653492
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When she's lost all her dreams and is finally finding a place to call home, will she place her trust—and her heart—in the hands of a wanderer with secrets? Vanessa Porter's brilliant career as a hotelier goes up in flames after a scandal, and she pours herself into rehabbing an old mansion to become a boutique hotel, doing much of the work herself because her funds are running out. Hotshot adventure photographer Dane Sullivan's career is grounded after a near-death fall, and he's no longer sure he wants the life of death-defying risk that energized him for so long. While he's recovering and assessing his options, his kid sister Jilly volunteers him to help her friend Vanessa with handyman skills he and his brothers learned from their dad. The irascible, too-handsome photographer turned handyman won't be around long, which suits Vanessa just fine—until the sparks between them turn from aggravation to smoldering attraction. Though her life has been filled with loss, can she survive losing this man who's come to mean so much to her? As Dane begins to contemplate sinking roots, the once-in-a-lifetime trip to a forbidden land suddenly is his for the taking, and he will have to choose between a life he never imagined and the dream that would restore the career that was once all he ever wanted.

Justice for Mackenzie

Author: Susan Stoker
Publisher: Stoker Aces Production LLC
ISBN: 1943562016
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A member of the famed Texas Rangers, Daxton Chambers has dealt with more than his share of depravity. But the Lone Star Reaper takes evil to a whole new level, kidnapping and burying women alive. It's Dax's job to help keep San Antonio safe, but even with help from friends in various law enforcement agencies, the killer remains two steps ahead. It's hardly the ideal time for a relationship, but Mackenzie Morgan is too luscious to resist. Dax wants her--which makes her an instant target for his newfound enemy. When the Reaper gets personal, it will take every ounce of Daxton's considerable skill and training to keep Mack alive. **Justice for Mackenzie is the 1st book in the Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings. --- Read what others are saying about New York Times bestselling author, Susan Stoker: "Riveting action and characters you'll love!” Elle James, NYT Bestselling Author “If you love alpha heroes and nail-biting romantic suspense, then you can’t go wrong with Susan Stoker.” Sawyer Bennett, NYT Bestselling Author “Nail biting suspense, heartwarming charm, and downright sexy characters you can't help but fall in love with.” Lainey Reese, USA Today Bestselling Author “Nobody does intense action better than Susan Stoker” Desiree Holt, USAT Bestselling Author “Another winner! Sexy and action-packed, what I’ve come to expect from Susan Stoker! Cristin Harber, NYT Bestselling Author "Susan does romantic suspense right! Edge of my seat + smokin' hot = read ALL of her books! Now.” Carly Phillips, NY Times Bestselling Author --- Read the entire Badge of Honor romance series, starting with the New York Times bestselling start! Justice for Mackenzie Justice for Mickie Justice for Corrie Justice for Laine Shelter for Elizabeth Justice for Boone Shelter for Adeline Shelter for Sophie Justice for Erin Justice for Milena Shelter for Blythe Justice for Hope More to come! Topics: contemporary romance, military romance, series, romantic suspense series, mystery, bbw romance, funny romance, modern romance, urban romance, Texas, Texas romance, wealthy, USA today, USA today bestseller, homeless romance, city romance, smart romance, mystery, dogs in romance, lighthearted romance, hot romance, susan stoker, susan stoker romance, proposal, proposal romance, engagement, engagement romance, new york times bestseller romance, NYT romance, new york times romance, sexy, heartwarming, heart-warming, family, love, love books, kissing books, emotional journey, contemporary, contemporary romance, romance series, long series, long romance series, army, army series, former military, cop, police officer, policeman, cop romance, wealthy hero, firefighter, fireman, fireman romance, sassy, strong heroine, captivating romance, hot, hot romance, forbidden love, sparks, loyalty, swoon, contemporary, rescue, kidnap, blind, handicap, justice, shelter, claiming, defending, protect, damsel in distress, gang, hospital, doctor, drama, action and adventure, action romance, well, realtor, real estate, bury, serial killer, suspense, suspenseful, law enforcement, FBI, Sheriff, free, free book, free story

Texas Protector

Author: Jean Brashear
Publisher: Jean Brashear
ISBN: 1942653247
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A detective forever haunted by the night when he couldn’t save a young girl from trauma—now she’s a cop herself and he has to send her undercover to lure a murderer. “Tight suspense and great chemistry between the lead characters make Jean Brashear's [book] a page-turner.” ~RTBookclub 4 ½ of 5 stars Discover the third book in New York Times bestselling Texas romance author Jean Brashear's TEXAS HEROES: Lone Star Lovers series about three brothers, this story a uniquely powerful reunion romance between a haunted detective and the woman whose life he once saved. FBI agent Alex Sandoval has never forgiven himself for not protecting a young girl who was gravely injured and her mother killed before her eyes during his first hostage negotiation twelve years ago. Now Jade Butler is a cop herself, assigned to a prestigious multi-agency task force hunting for the killer of several young girls in Austin, Texas—and Alex is the agent in charge of the case. They never met all those years ago, but Jade recognizes his voice as the one she still hears in her dreams, the voice that has comforted her through many a terrifying flashback. Her role on the task force is undercover, serving as bait for a madman, yet Alex cannot stop trying to protect her as he was unable to do years ago. Tensions ratchet between them as old memories vie with a powerful new attraction, and when Jade is taken hostage by the killer, it’s Alex’s worst nightmare as he must negotiate once again—only this time, it’s to save the woman he loves. The TEXAS HEROES contemporary western romance series includes: TEXAS SECRETS TEXAS LONELY TEXAS BAD BOY TEXAS REFUGE TEXAS STAR TEXAS DANGER TEXAS ROOTS TEXAS WILD TEXAS DREAMS TEXAS REBEL TEXAS BLAZE TEXAS CHRISTMAS BRIDE TEXAS TIES TEXAS TROUBLES TEXAS TOGETHER TEXAS HOPE TEXAS STRONG TEXAS SWEET TEXAS HEARTTHROB TEXAS HEALER TEXAS PROTECTOR BE MINE THIS CHRISTMAS TEXAS CHARM TEXAS MAGIC

Texas Heartthrob

Author: Jean Brashear
Publisher: Jean Brashear
ISBN: 1942653190
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A man who can’t walk away from trouble—and a woman who’s nothing but. “Jean Brashear's portrait of two wounded souls who find each other just when they most need someone is beautifully, gently drawn. Brashear's smooth style and attention to detail make [this] story quietly captivating.” ~RTBookclub 4 ½ of 5 stars Discover the first book in New York Times bestselling contemporary Texas romance author Jean Brashear’s TEXAS HEROES: Lone Star Lovers series about three brothers, the first an emotional movie star romance where two unlikely lovers come together to heal both their hearts. Hollywood’s hottest heartthrob Liam Sullivan has escaped the paparazzi and celebrity gossips after a sensational tragedy, reexamining his high-flying lifestyle and his priorities. In disguise, traveling through the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, he encounters a rail-thin, starving woman who has lost everything but the dilapidated cabin where she once lived with her grandmother in happier days. Raina Donovan is determined to make her stand there, but winter is coming, and Liam cannot desert her until he can make her safe, however much she tries to make him leave. Day by day, they draw closer, but Raina has secrets and so does Liam. Before they can trust enough to confide in each other, the world catches up with them. Can they overcome the stunning shock of their deceptions to find a way to be together, or will the price of their lies ruin any chance they might have for a future? The TEXAS HEROES contemporary western romance series includes: TEXAS SECRETS TEXAS LONELY TEXAS BAD BOY TEXAS REFUGE TEXAS STAR TEXAS DANGER TEXAS ROOTS TEXAS WILD TEXAS DREAMS TEXAS REBEL TEXAS BLAZE TEXAS CHRISTMAS BRIDE TEXAS TIES TEXAS TROUBLES TEXAS TOGETHER TEXAS HOPE TEXAS STRONG TEXAS SWEET TEXAS HEARTTHROB TEXAS HEALER TEXAS PROTECTOR BE MINE THIS CHRISTMAS TEXAS CHARM TEXAS MAGIC

Texas Healer

Author: Jean Brashear
Publisher: Jean Brashear
ISBN: 1942653212
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A former Special Forces medic holds the power to heal both a doctor’s injured body and her wounded heart…but she can’t stay in his world—and he can’t leave. “Jean Brashear's knack for storytelling shines in a poignant romance about two people traveling different paths to the same destination, to heal, to comfort and to love.” ~RTBookclub Discover the second book in New York Times bestselling contemporary Texas romance author Jean Brashear's TEXAS HEROES: Lone Star Lovers series about three brothers, this one where a Texas horseman and warrior holds the power to heal both a fragile doctor’s body and her wounded heart. Brilliant and driven cardiac surgeon Diana Morgan’s whole life centers around her career, now threatened by an injury that may prove insurmountable. She is desperate enough to accept a forced sabbatical to the Davis Mountains of West Texas, where she meets Rafael Sandoval, a former Special Forces medic who understands exactly how it feels to have the life you planned taken from you. After losing his men and nearly losing his life, Rafe has returned home and found a measure of peace combining his Western medical training with the curanderismo or folk healing traditions of his Latino heritage. Diana desperately needs the healing Rafe is dedicated to providing, but his hard-won peace is threatened by the growing attachment neither welcomes. Too many people in his valley count on him for the only medical help available for many miles, and too many lives back in her world—one he once wanted with everything in him—will be lost if she cannot regain her skills. But healing her means losing her, for she can’t stay in his world…and he can’t leave. The TEXAS HEROES contemporary western romance series includes: TEXAS SECRETS TEXAS LONELY TEXAS BAD BOY TEXAS REFUGE TEXAS STAR TEXAS DANGER TEXAS ROOTS TEXAS WILD TEXAS DREAMS TEXAS REBEL TEXAS BLAZE TEXAS CHRISTMAS BRIDE TEXAS TIES TEXAS TROUBLES TEXAS TOGETHER TEXAS HOPE TEXAS STRONG TEXAS SWEET TEXAS HEARTTHROB TEXAS HEALER TEXAS PROTECTOR BE MINE THIS CHRISTMAS TEXAS CHARM TEXAS MAGIC

The Lone Star Skate

Author: Rusty Burson
Publisher: BookPros, LLC
ISBN: 1934454389
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Imagine a state that is such a hotbed for hockey that it fanatically supported nine professional teams in 2008-09 and added two more the following year. This hockey haven's borders are practically blue lines, and its official vehicle just may be a Zamboni. So where is this puck paradise? Probably not where you would think.The state with more professional teams than any other is…Texas. If you travel deep into the heart of football country, you will discover one of the most fascinating sports developments of the last fifteen years. From Amarillo to the Rio Grande Valley, Texans have come to love their hockey.Featuring behind-the-scenes photographs and in-depth interviews with some of hockey's biggest names—from players like Mike Modano and the Howe family to front-office guys like Jim Lites and Rick Kozuback—The Lone Star Skate is a must-have for anyone who is passionate about the puck.

Ein unverg nglicher Sommer

Author: Isabel Allende
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518758926
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Ein Schneesturm in Brooklyn, und den Auffahrunfall tut Richard als belanglose Episode ab. Aber kaum ist der eigenbrötlerische Professor zuhause, steht die Fahrerin des anderen Autos vor der Tür. Evelyn ist völlig aufgelöst: In ihrem Kofferraum liegt eine Leiche. Zur Polizei kann sie nicht, denn das scheue guatemaltekische Kindermädchen ist illegal im Land. Richard wendet sich Hilfe suchend an Lucía, seine draufgängerische chilenische Untermieterin, die ebenfalls an der Uni tätig ist. Lucía drängt zu einer beherzten Aktion: Die Leiche muss verschwinden. Hals über Kopf machen sie sich auf den Weg in die nördlichen Wälder, auf eine Reise, die die drei zutiefst verändern wird. Und am Rande dieses Abenteuers entsteht etwas zwischen Richard und Lucía, von dem sie beide längst nicht mehr zu träumen gewagt hatten. »Nicht die Schwerkraft hält unser Universum im Gleichgewicht, sondern die Liebe.« Isabel Allende erzählt uns eine Geschichte, wie nur sie es kann, beseelt, humorvoll und lebensklug. Eine Geschichte von Flucht, Verlust und spätem Neuanfang. Und davon, wie viel wir Menschen erleiden können, ohne unsere Hoffnung zu verlieren.

Texas

Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 1101936509
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Track the facts about the Alamo, the Galveston hurricane, and the great state of Texas! When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #30: Hurricane Heroes in Texas, they had lots of questions. Why is Texas called the Lone Star State? What was the Alamo? When was the Galveston hurricane? Why was it so terrible? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts about Texas. Filled with up-to-date information, photographs, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discover in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. Did you know that there's a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures

Lone Star Nation

Author: H.W. Brands
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 1400096340
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In Lone Star Nation, Pulitzer Prize finalist H. W. Brands demythologizes Texas’s journey to statehood and restores the genuinely heroic spirit to a pivotal chapter in American history. From Stephen Austin, Texas’s reluctant founder, to the alcoholic Sam Houston, who came to lead the Texas army in its hour of crisis and glory, to President Andrew Jackson, whose expansionist aspirations loomed large in the background, here is the story of Texas and the outsize figures who shaped its turbulent history. Beginning with its early colonization in the 1820s and taking in the shocking massacres of Texas loyalists at the Alamo and Goliad, its rough-and-tumble years as a land overrun by the Comanches, and its day of liberation as an upstart republic, Brands’ lively history draws on contemporary accounts, diaries, and letters to animate a diverse cast of characters whose adventures, exploits, and ambitions live on in the very fabric of our nation.