GIVE ME A TEXAN
Four ladies who know what it means to be a Texan create a quartet of memorable novellas that bring the great state straight into your heart. The three-dimensional characters and unforgettable heroes, combined with splendid stories, are unmatched for fans of the Old West.
Aggie comes to stay with her relatives, who hope she'll find a husband. But Aggie is fine on her own. Hank Harris isn't interested in a wife but agrees to a marriage of convenience with Aggie. But soon Hank is searching for ways to win her heart in Thomas' stirring "Amarillo by Morning."
Rough-and-tumble cowpoke Payton McCord is not about to lie down when a woman tries to teach him some manners. But he quickly learns Amanda might be a worthy teacher in "The Love Letter," by Broday.
Pace shows us "The Shades of Sunshine" as reporter Quinten Corbett, on assignment to cover Pancho Villa, discovers his new assistant is pretty, city-bred Kaira Renaulde. Kaira wants to prove to her boss that she's up to the task. The only problem is falling in love.
Miranda's Briar Duncan has "No Time for Love," but Mina McCoy, the woman he needs to help him raise his daughter, might change his mind with her beauty, kindness and determination. (Zebra, Feb., 384 pp., $6.99)