Set in the late 1860's, Casey Hamilton and her siblings have nowhere else to go after the tragic death of their father but the ranch an uncle has willed them. With much determination they reach the Spanish Spur, only to find the ranch in disrepair and the locals unwilling to work for them. In desperation, Casey has no choice but to hire the dangerous looking loner who helps pull their wagon from the muddy banks of the Brazos River.
Gabe Slaughter is part Comanche, a man who's fought his fair share of battles and is still quietly battling his past. In exchange for room and board he agrees to work Casey's ranch, intending to protect the Hamilton's against the odds, hardly expecting to fall for Casey.
With so many deep secrets, Gabe doesn't believe he is the man for Casey and knows that once she learns who he is he will have earned her contempt. Casey on the other hand, hopes that her love for him will open his heart to a future together.
Casey Hamilton has nowhere to go, no place but the Spanish Spur ranch to make a new home for herself and her little brother and sister. And when none of the local men will work for her, when trouble seems to dog her steps, she has no choice but to hire the loner with the low-slung guns strapped about his lean hips. She knows he is part Comanche, a man who'd fought his share of battles; is he a gunslinger as well? Is that why the past seems to haunt him? Either way, his silver eyes hold secrets too deep for telling; his warm lips whisper warnings she dare not ignore; and his hard arms promise that in his stirring embrace she will find the true... HEART OF TEXAS.
mystery and romance, really good story.
Casey has no other place to take her little brother and sister but to the Spanish Spur that she inherited. However, no local men will work for her. She has no choice except to hire a part Comanche who wears low-slung guns strapped about his lean hips.
Another wonderful story from a powerful author. This book tells the story of a strong woman who is trying to run a ranch on the Brazos River and who is opposed by all men living in the area. A powerful story of how this woman finds not only who she is but also the love of her life.
A great Historical Western Romance by one of the best, Constance O'Banyon.
From back cover:
"If you're wise you'll load up and keep going 'til you're clear of this place." That was the terse advice of the dangerous-looking stranger who'd helped haul her wagon out of the muddy waters of the Brazos River. But Casey Hamilton had nowhere else to go, no place but the Spanish Spur ranch to make a new home for herself and her little brother and sister. And when none of the local men would work for her, when trouble seemed to dog her steps, she had no choice but to hire the loner with the low-slung guns strapped about he lean hips. She knew he was part Comanche, a man who'd fought his share of battles; was he a gunslinger as well? Was that why the past seemed to haunt him? Either way, his silver eyes held secrets too deep for telling; his warm lips whispered warnings she dared not ignore; and his hard arms promised that in his stirring embrace she would find the true...HEART OF TEXAS
HEART OF TEXAS is about a family that has lost so much during the Civil War and is trying to start over in Texas. On the way from Virginia, Mr. Hamilton is killed in an accident and 3 children are left on the wagon train.
The youngsters think that is the worst that can happen until they find that the owner of Casa Mesa wants their land and water rights. Unfortunately, Cyrus Slaughter is willing to do anything to get what he wants.
Along comes a drifter and tries to help Casey and her siblings. This shows just how resourceful people had to be before the law became powerful enough to combat men who thought they were above the law.