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Book: Postmark from the Past by Vickie Phelps
In November 1989, Emily Patterson is enjoying a quiet life in West Texas. She lives in the same house she grew up in, has a great job and good friends. But emptiness nips at her heart. Then a red envelope appears in her mailbox. It's a letter from Mark who declares his love for her, and promises to come to her if he makes it home alive. But who is Mark? She flips the envelope over, but there is [...]
 
Book: A Time Too Late by D.R. Meredith
On the Texas Panhandle frontier as woman was seen as either a whore or a helpmate. Mattie Jo Hunter was neither. Determined to build a ranching empire on the the desolate plains, she went her own way and asked no quarter from nature or man--including her weakling husband. She would do what she must to realize her dream and secure her own self-respect. As Mattie's bond with her ranch manager and [...]
 
Book: Texas Promise (The Cameron Sisters) by Celia Yeary
~Bestselling author Celia Yeary introduces the Cameron sisters of Texas in the first book of an exciting series ~ Still restless, but no longer idealistic and insecure, he knew he had to go home... After two years, Jo Cameron King's life as a widow abruptly ends when her husband returns home to Austin. Unable to understand his anger and bitterness, she accepts a call to travel to the New Mexico [...]
 
Book: The Acorn Stories (Acorn, Texas Book 1) by Duane Simolke
The Sky Is Always Falling in This West Texas Town! These tales explore the humor, drama, secrets, and scandals of a small town. From romantic comedy to razor-sharp satire to moments of quiet reflection, Duane Simolke's award-winning tales transform a fictional West Texas town into a tapestry of human experiences. The Individual Stories: "Acorn": When we arrive at the fictional West Texas town of [...]
 
Book: Highwater (The Highwater Mysteries) by D.R. Meredith
Highwater, Texas, Population: 455 is an anthology of short tales set in Highwater Texas. The first, "Highwater", finds Elizabeth Walker, candidate for Justice of the Peace, in Buddy's Cafe sitting at the round table reserved for Bonham County's elected officials, all men, and other prominent citizens, also men. Elizabeth wouldn't have been sitting with these august citizens, since no woman had [...]
 
Book: Texas Forged by Ciara Gold
Blacksmith, Galin Walker has an uncanny knack for predicting the weather, but he can't predict the storm about to invade his heart. Telegrapher, Aubrey Caine's search for her absent husband leads her straight into the arms of a man with a shady past and secrets that haunt him. Together they forge a bond that will endure the forces of nature and a con man's cruel swindle. Texas Forged is a [...]
 
Book: The Legend of Juan Miguel - The Tale of an Unlikely Texas Hero by Anna K. Sargent
#1 in both Historical Fiction and Historical Romance genres, during Amazon February 2014 promotions. Equal parts history and mystery, romance and hero's journey, this Texas tale has more twists and turns than a country back road. In The Legend of Juan Miguel, Anna K. Sargent revisits Texas in the late 19th century, that famed era when the West began and Texas was in a border conflict with Mexico. [...]
 
Book: The Sheriff and Branding Iron Murders (The Sheriff Charles Matthews Mysteries) by D.R. Meredith
When cowboy artist Willie Russell is murdered on the Branding Iron Ranch, Sheriff Charles Matthews faces a mystery that seems built on the bones of the past. Willie Russell leaves behind sketches that illustrate a century-old legend of a brutal outlaw, a beautiful young woman, and the lost Santiago Crucifix, a three foot tall cross of solid gold. With only the sketches, the foot prints of Johnny [...]
 
Book: The Littlest Hero by Dan Vanderburg
In late 1835, a most unlikely soldier joined the New Orleans Grays, a volunteer fighting unit heading to Texas to help win its independence from a despotic Mexican government. "The Littlest Hero" is not the grandiose story of nation building. It is the uplifting story of a young man -- a little man in physical stature, but with a big heart who wants to earn respect and discover his destiny. Stub [...]
 
Book: By Hook or by Book (The Megan Clark Mysteries) by D.R. Meredith
Planning to write a paper for Smithsonian Magazine on the cultural significance of string figures, such as Cat's Cradle, librarian and unemployed paleopathologist Dr. Megan Clark has a wonderful idea that will help her with her research. She will organize a convention and invite all the members of the International String Figure Association to attend. She invites the Murder by the Yard Reading [...]
 
Book: Murder by Masquerade (The John Lloyd Mysteries) by D.R. Meredith
Someone is killing prostitutes on Amarillo Boulevard after sending each a cryptic invitation to "cleanse your soul in the blood of the lamb." One victim mails a letter to John Lloyd Branson, the Panhandle's most famous lawyer, begging for his help. When she is murdered before she can talk to him, and her appointment is kept by her pimp and his stable of girls, John Lloyd declines any involvement [...]
 
Book: The Sheriff and the Panhandle Murders (The Sheriff Charles Matthews Mysteries) by D.R. Meredith
Crawford County, Texas, hadn't had a deliberate homicide in 80 years, and Sheriff Charles Matthews liked that statistic just fine, particularly since his department wasn't generously endowed with manpower. He had one deputy who took pride in how far he could spit tobacco and another one who couldn't tell his backside from his elbow. Neither of these deputies bothered Crawford County because folks [...]
 
Book: The Sheriff and the Pheasant Hunt Murders (The Sheriff Charles Matthews Mysteries) by D.R. Meredith
Eight thousand hunters decend on Crawford County, Texas, for the annual pheasant season. To Sheriff Charles Matthews that's eight thousand chances for a gun-related accident. But when the most hated man in the county, banker Rich Hansford, turns up with his face removed by a shotgun blast, it's no accident; it's murder. To Crawford County folk, it's a public service killing, and no one, not even [...]
 
Book: Story of a Texas Marine - The Autobiography of Nick Quintanilla by Nick Quintanilla
The autobiography of brave Texas Marine Nick Quintanilla, now sadly afflicted with Parkinson's disease. Follow Nick through his colorful childhood in the racial hotbed of South Texas, his hilarious introduction to the Marine Corps at boot camp, his progression through the ranks as he traveled the world, and his very colorful and often newsworthy post-military career in construction project [...]
 
Book: The Homefront Murders (The Sheriff Charles Matthews Mysteries) by D.R. Meredith
When the mummified remains of a World War II G.I. are unearthed in the sub-basement of the Crawford County Courthouse, the local residents, well-known for their nonstop gossip, are suddenly as quiet as the soldier's grave. Sheriff Charles Matthews is frustrated by the town's silence. He isn't planning to arrest anyone for a murder more than fifty years old, but he does want to bury the soldier's [...]
 
Book: Trail of Hope (Texas Legacy Family Saga Book 2) by Dan Vanderburg
The slaughter of 183 Texas heroes at an old mission fort in San Antonio in the spring of 1836 sparked a series of events that changed Texas and Texans forever. Upon his victory at the Alamo, General Santa Anna ordered his army to drive all Anglos from the northern Mexican territory and torch their farms and ranches. Almost thirty thousand people, mostly women, children and the elderly fled their [...]
 
Book: Crystal Lake Reunion by Celia Yeary
Twenty-five-year-old Houston realtor, Dana Dawson, has no reason to believe her life is not as it seems. When Ruth Dawson, her mother, travels thirty miles to Crystal Lake for her twenty-fifth high school reunion, she becomes ill. Dr. Grant Adams summons Dana to the small town she has never seen. There Dana begins to unravel a secret about her past she did not know existed. Dana keeps her [...]
 
Book: Legacy of Dreams (Texas Legacy Family Saga Book 1) by Dan Vanderburg
Legacy of Dreams is the first book in Dan Vanderburg's Texas Legacy family saga and takes you to the raw frontier of Texas, following two courageous young men and the women they love as they build new lives, homes and dreams in their new country. In the spring of 1829 Will Bowman and Jeff Jefferson ride into a world of political unrest, hostile Indians and backbreaking work, but unlimited [...]
 
Book: There's Jews in Texas? by Debra L. Winegarten
Winner of the 2011 Poetica Magazine national contest. "Debra L. Winegarten writes frank, funny, poignant, punchy poems. This collection shines with radiant spirit." Naomi Shihab Nye, Guggenheim Fellow. "Debra Winegarten's poems are sharp, sometimes funny, always on the mark when it comes to our difficult understanding of difference. Her poems move through those childhood lessons of identity and [...]
 
Book: The Texicans by Jinx Schwartz
NOT another story about Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, Sam Houston and the boys. Decades before Crockett, Bowie or Houston even set foot in Texas, Frederick Stockman was already there. Author Jinx Schwartz, a ninth-generation Texan, has delved deep into her ancestral roots to create this moving story of the Frederick Stockman familys' courageous determination to make Texas their home during the [...]
 
Book: Flowers And Stone by Jan Sikes
A hot Texas summer, dim-lit honky-tonk bar rooms, a young naive fledgling go-go dancer and a wild rebel Texas musician set the stage for this story. The epic love story begins here! 1970 in Abilene, Texas finds young Darlina Flowers trying to figure out how to fit into the world she is most attracted to - the nightlife, live music and go-go dancing. Luke Stone, a veteran Texas Musician believes [...]
 
Book: Ten-Gallon Tensions in Texas - A Kate on Vacation Mystery (The Kate on Vacation Mysteries Book 3) by Kassandra Lamb
Town secrets, an old nemesis, a corpse-what else will show up at Skip's high school reunion in Texas? When Kate and her husband arrive in his hometown for the event, they discover that new disputes have been heaped on top of old animosities. Tempers flare, fists fly, and before the evening is out, Skip stumbles upon a dead body. Fortunately the town's sheriff is an old buddy of his, but will that [...]
 
Book: How You Leave Texas by Alana Cash
HOW YOU LEAVE TEXAS is a volume of four unique stories about four young women who leave Midland, Austin, Fort Worth and Mayville, Texas for New York, California, Jakarta, and in one instance, jail. These young women seek escape from boredom and sorrow and find it. Told with humor and pathos, here are the synopses: DAM BROKE - after high school graduation, two quirky best friends reveal big [...]
 
Book: Ride With Enmity by Dave P. Fisher
Title change - The war has been over for 13 years, but Texan August Miller, Marshal for Judge Parker and former Confederate cavalryman, never accepted the South's surrender. His enmity for all things Yankee fuels his anger as he chafes at the northern victors lording it over the defeated south and carpetbaggers growing rich on the spoils. Pushed to the brink of his paper-thin Yankee tolerance he [...]
 
Book: Retreat to Shelter Creek by Lee Carver
A Roof and a Pig: Just the Treatment She Needs for a Broken Heart - Fleeing her disastrous marriage, Ashley Brooker returns to Shelter Creek to help her grandmother through chemo. Austin Chism renews their teen friendship and demonstrates stamina through Texas heat and life's hard spots. Her path away from bitterness depends on their growing relationship, as well as the family guard-pig and [...]
 
Book: Texas True (The Cameron Sisters) by Celia Yeary
~ The revised edition of romance in the West from bestselling author Celia Yeary ~ At a Governor's Ball in Austin, Texas, True Lee Cameron meets suave Sam Deleon. Before the night is out, she transforms from the coddled and protected younger sister to a woman in love. Reality crashes down when she accidentally learns he has deceived her. Daring to disobey him, she follows Sam to the oilfields and [...]
 
Book: Texas Haven (Dawson Ranch Series Book 1) by Kathleen Ball
Everything in Annie Douglas' life has - taught her that men can't be trusted. Although Burke is big, strong - and not seemingly gentle, Annie feels drawn to the handsome, Texas - cowboy. Upon discovering Burke's advertisement for a wife, Annie shyly - asks if he might consider her. Burke - Dawson wants children; unfortunately, that also includes a wife. His - first wife was a citified hellcat who [...]
 
Book: Ten In Texas - Western Series by A.H. Holt
Camping overnight in a draw on the newly released lands of the old XIT Ranch, Will Gantry suddenly feels an odd and welcome sense of belonging. He becomes friends with Dan, a deputy-sheriff, a beautiful woman and a young boy. He begins to make solid plans for the future that include an old cowboy named Pete and the professor. Will decides his idea of wandering down to Old Mexico can wait maybe [...]
 
Book: Murder by the Book (The Megan Clark Mysteries) by D.R. Meredith
When Wild Horse Lake dries up due to drought, an old 1938 Ford surfaces to present a puzzle to Megan Clark, assistant librarian and unemployed paleopathologist, that she can't resist. When the skeleton of a homicide victim is found buried between the walls of an old laundry on Sixth Street, Megan is sure there is a connection to the old Ford. Excited by the possibility of tracking down the [...]
 
Book: Texas Sizzle by Mary Tate Engels
Cougar love - Kathryn wants to be an independent woman. Max is a man ready to take charge, with enough money to make it happen. But his power and wealth can't buy everything, including his brother's health and Kathryn's love. They steam it up Texas style until life gets in the way. Will Max ruin this relationship and let Kathryn go back to a man she doesn't love? There's no way she will stick [...]
 
Book: Murder Past Due (The Megan Clark Mysteries) by D.R. Meredith
he Murder by the Yard Reading Circle, a mystery discussion group, is six months old, and Megan Clark, assistant reference librarian and unemployed paleopathologist, suggests a mystery tour of Amarillo's real-life murder sites. Megan nominates Ryan Stevens, history professor at the local university to moderate the tour. Ryan is horrified. After Megan and other members of the reading group have [...]
 
Book: Murder by Deception (A John Lloyd Branson Mystery) by D.R. Meredith
At first glance, he was a fine figure of a man. Even the butcher knife buried in the middle of his chest didn't seriously detract ffrom his good looks. But that corpse, nude except for a pair of mismatched socks--and the butcher knife , of course--is trouble with a capital T for Leroy MacPherson, in whose wheat field the body is dumped, and rest of his extended family. It's also trouble for the [...]
 
Book: The Comanche Girl's Prayer, Texas Women of Spirit Book 2 by Angela Castillo
A clean, Christian read with a romantic element. It's 1890. Called by God, nineteen-year-old Soonie Eckhart travels to an illegal Comanche and Kiowa settlement in North Texas to become a teacher for the children in hiding. Despite her Comanche roots, she finds many in the group, including a volatile young man named Lone Warrior, refuse to accept her. After a chance encounter in the hills with a [...]
 
Book: Murder by Impulse (The John Lloyd Mysteries) by D.R. Meredith
A Lincoln Continental driven by Amy Steele, wife of millionaire rancher, James Steele, rams a tanker full of gasoline. Instant incineration of both drivers; a probable accident, according to Sergeant Larry Jenner of the Amarillo Police Department. Eight months later, it'Aos murder, according to Sergeant Ed Schroder of the Special Crimes Unit, and the probable murderer is the widower. Standing [...]
 
Book: Charlotte and the Tenderfoot by Celia Yeary
Charlotte Dewhurst leads a full life in Trinity Hill, Texas. But recently, something seems to be missing. Then Charlotte, driving home in her buggy, discovers a man lying by the road. A lawyer, William Montgomery, was passing through the area when accosted by two hoodlums. The resulting court case keeps Will in town, and he seems quite taken with his rescuer. His attitudes are confusing to [...]
 
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