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Finding Mary Blaine
Mira, Aug 2004, 6.50, 384 pp. ISBN: 0778320642 In Austin, Texas, Blaine and Mark Anderson barely talk to one another as their lives have become comfortably managed by him. An attorney, Mark is considering running for public office, but does not contemplate Blaine's fears of public appearances. Mark goes on to work while Blaine leaves him a note that she is going to a clinic and they need to talk later. An explosion rips through the clinic ki...
The Texan's Dream
Berkley, Nov 2001, 6.99, 342 pp. ISBN: 0515131768 In 1875 Pittsburgh, a worried Charlie O'Riley puts his beloved daughter Kara on a train heading west. He informs her that she is to vanish for a year because it is not safe here. Charlie fears that if she surfaces too early she will die. A desperate Kara reaches Texas with no money left. If she fails to get work soon, Kara knows she has one remaining option if she is to eat. So she ...
The Texan's Wager
Jove, Nov 2002, 6.99, 336 pp. ISBN: 0515134007 In 1883, the Roland Wagon train tosses out ailing Sarah Andrews whose husband and daughter just died and for helping the ailing woman Bailee Moore and teenage Lacy Dillavou. Bailee takes charge leading the other two women south to Texas. Within a day of Cedar Point, vicious killer Zeb Whittaker tries to take their wagon and Lacy. The women turn the tables and think they killed Zeb. They reach Ced...
The Widows of Wichita County
Mira, Aug 2003, 6.50 ISBN: 1551667150 In Clifton Creek, Texas, the oil rig explosion on the Davis ranch leaves four men dead and one individual in critical condition fighting for his life. Because of the charring of the corpses and the severe burns of the survivor no one knows who lived. Five women huddle together in the County memorial Hospital waiting to know whether their spouses are alive or not. Widower Helena Whitworth married J.D. an...

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When a Texan Gambles
Jove, Nov 2003, 6.99, 336 pp. ISBN: 0515136298 In 1883 after confessing that she killed nasty Zeb Whitaker with two other women, Sarah Andrews is placed in a wedding raffle by Sheriff Riles. Shockingly the last person that anyone would expect to enter the contest, bounty hunter Sam Gatlin wins. He pays her fine, gets her out of jail, and marries her. Sarah expects he will abandon her like her husband and baby who died while heading west and th...


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