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Book Review for Texas Promise

October 13, 2010 | Comments: 0 | Views: 164

Book Review for: Texas Promise The Cameron Sisters Series, Book 1 Written by: Celia Yeary Desert Breeze Publishing ISBN:978-1-936000-95-1 4.5 Stars

Reviewed by: S. Burkhart

Yeary pens an engaging adventure full of suspense and love with "Texas Promise." Josephine (Jo) King think she's a widow, but when her husband, Dalton King, shows up unexpectedly, she realizes that life and love is full of unexpected turns.

Set in Austin Texas during the 1890's, the story opens with Jo meeting her sister, True, who has returned from finishing school. Jo opens up a dress shop. She's slowly adjusting to widowhood. Her husband, Dalton, was a Texas Ranger who was killed in battle trying to bring in an outlaw. Steven Bailey, her husband's partner, tries to court her, but Jo's heart isn't ready.

One day, over a year later, Dalton shows up. He was badly injured in his confrontation and a band of Apache Indians helped to heal his injuries after he was left for dead. Dalton still has physical scars, but it's the emotional scars that are fresh. Dalton believes the lies that Steven Bailey has told him - that Jo didn't want him back.

Jo and Dalton have an awkward reunion. Jo is upset over Dalton's poor treatment of her. If one shock isn't enough, Jo is visited by a lawyer sent by her birth father. He's dying and wants to see her. Jo commits to the journey.

Dalton learns there are discrepancies with Bailey's official account to the Rangers. Taking a chance, he reaches out to Jo and accompanies her to see her birth father. Will the journey bring Jo and Dalton closer together or tear them apart for good?

Yeary fashions a solid plot with "Texas Promise," engaging the reader on the first page. She uses a good economy of words, which allows the reader to paint vivid visuals of the old west in their imagination. The dialogue brings another layer of authenticity to the story.

Yeary's characters are a delight to discover. Jo is a solid heroine, strong in her convictions and firm in her beliefs. Her love for Dalton is tested with his poor behavior.

Dalton is emotionally distant when he reconnects with Jo. He believes Bailey's lies, but over time he comes to question them, especially in the face of Jo's loyalty. Dalton's inner strength and courage is tested just as much as his physical strength.

Yeary's love scenes are tasteful, capturing the essence of love and the flavor of the old west. "Texas Promise" has it all - adventure, excitement, fulfillment of dreams, and love.

StephB is an author who likes to read many books and a variety of different genres. StephB is an author at http://www.Writing.Com/ which is a site for Creative Writing.

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