The latest in Connealy's Lassoed in Texas series, set in 1867 Texas, continues the laughter, tears and unforgettable characters. A former reviewer for Romantic Times, Connealy really knows what resonates with readers.
When schoolteacher Grace Calhoun's father tracks her down, she escapes out of the window and right into the back of Daniel Reeves' wagon. Daniel discovers Grace sick and bleeding and not able to answer questions. When the reverend catches them in a compromising situation, he demands they marry right there and then. Daniel and Grace have to find a way to make it work, for the sake of his five boys. (Barbour, Jul., 288 pp., $10.97)