Sunday, June 19, 2011

Give Me A Texas Outlaw-Jodi Thomas, Linda Broday, Phyllis Miranda and DeWanna Pace

Give Me A Texas Outlaw
Jodi Thomas, Linda Broday, Phyllis Miranda and DeWanna Pace
Zebra, Jul 1 2011, $6.99
ISBN: 9781420111736

“The Outlaw” by Jodi Thomas. In 1852 Cozette Camanez’s dying father gives control of the family ranch to his brother unless his daughter marries. She explains she has a fiancé, but made him up. Due to his bumbling uncles, outlaw Michael Hughes is trapped at her ranch, but agrees to marry her so she can own the spread and he can keep his uncles from jail.

“Trouble in Petticoats” by Linda Broday. In 1878, Larissa Patrick’s father hires gunman Johnny Bravo to recue his youngest daughter kidnapped by outlaws. He goes out alone, but the victim’s older sister Larissa follows him until he is forced to allow her to accompany him.

“Texas Flame” by Phyllis Miranda. In 1889 Ranger Ethan Kimble catches debutante bank robber Savannah Parker. Before he takes her to jail, she explains to him what led her to become a bank robber.

“Most Wanted” by DeWanna Pace. In 1888 Shadow Rivers owes a personal debt he pays off by keeping Odessa Kilmore safe from those who want her dead.

The latest “Give me A Texas …” western romance collection contains four fine diverse tales. Although the story lines are thin except for Phyllis Miranda's complicated "Texas Flame" sub-genre fans will enjoy traveling the Lone Star State with these outlaws and the women in peril who tame them.

Harriet Klausner

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