Leisure, Sep 004, 6.99, 352 pp.
In 1869 with the death of her beloved mother, Honor Gannon decides it is time to confront her biological womanizing father for ruining her mom and ignoring her. She travels to Logan, Texas where she meets an ailing Buck and his wife.
Even worse than her sympathy towards her dad, Honor is attracted to his new hand Jace Rule. As she obtains work at the Texas Star, she vows not to allow passion or love to cause her the heartache that her mother suffered through when Buck chose to stay with his spouse. However, Jace is quite persistent that Honor will be his.
The middle book in the Texas Star trilogy is an enjoyable historical romance starring two magnificent lead protagonists and a fine support cast starting with the ailing Buck. The story line is fun to follow as Jace has his work cut out for him to persuade his beloved that his intentions are honorable as she fears being a chip off the old block. Though less dark and with no major conflict unlike the first tale, TEXAS STAR, Elaine Barbieri provides a solid story built around whether Honor will stay or not with Jace.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner