Book Reviews of Texas Rain (Whispering Mountain, Bk 1)

Texas Rain (Whispering Mountain, Bk 1)
Texas Rain - Whispering Mountain, Bk 1
Author: Jodi Thomas
ISBN-13: 9780425212790
ISBN-10: 0425212793
Publication Date: 11/7/2006
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 120 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
I really enjoyed reading this book and the rest in the series. If you like to read 1800's historical romance then you would enjoy reading Cassie Edwards and Karen Kay books
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Helpful Score: 1
I love Jodi's books. I expected a bit more from this one though. Still I will read the whole series as they come out. An OK read in my opinion.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was such a great book. The story pulled me in from the first page and I stayed up most of the night to finish it!!! Can't wait to read the others in this series!!
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Not my favorite, but a good evening read.
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This is the first in what promises to be a great new series by Ms. Thomas. Whispering Mountain is a place that many would fall in love with and never want to leave.
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Great start to a great trilogy. I love the characters in this story. Of course, I love all of Ms. Thomas' characters.
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I have mixed feelings after reading this book. I didn't really care for the story; I found it frustrating that the h/h took so long to hook up, how they would meet briefly then separate not just once, but twice! I really couldn't connect with the heroine but rather I was more intrigued with the hero's life and his family. I've read some of JT's other work and wasn't too impressed, I was hoping this one would be different. However, I will cautiously proceed with the sequel because mostly I just want to find out about the hero's brothers.
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This is a very good book, one that you pick up and don't want to put down until you're finished. It's a tale of the Old West, a handsome Texas Ranger, and a mysterious woman fleeing a terrible fate. The first in the powerful new Whispering Mountain trilogy....
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a tender tale of the old west,a handsome texas ranger,a mysterious woman fleeing a terrible fate.the first in the powerful new whispering mountain trilogy.
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Jodi Thomas' stories never fail to delight. Great Read about Austin, Texas before the Civil War.
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Jodi Thomas is a new author to me, but I will be reading more of her works. This was spellbinding story. All the elements of a good Western, pretty heroine fleeing her past and a handsome half-breed Texas Ranger torn between love and duty. However,it was the other rich characters and the many twists and turns to reach the conclusion of the story that most held my interest.
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This was a good book to read on a rainy day. A wonderful story that keeps you hooked.
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Great story! Enjoyed the characters and the plot...
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great jodi thomas book
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Honest, straightforward and ruggedly handsome, Travis MaMurray is also more than a little bit busted, the result of an ambush during his service as a Texas Ranger. Beautiful Rainey Adams is in a fix of her own. On the run from an arranged marriage, she'll do just about anything to keep her freedom. The first time they meet, she steals a kiss and his horse. The second time shes an angel of mercy who eases him through a terrible fever and then disappears. When Traveis recovers hes determined to track down this intriguing woman and bring her back to the Whispering Mountain Ranch as his bride. But this renegade may be too much for even the toughest Ranger to handle.
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Another great read by Jodi Thomas. This is a story about a young girl running from her past and into the path of a Texas Ranger that can't stop thinking about her after their first meeting.
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This story takes place prior to the Civil War (1854) in Texas. Whispering Mountain Ranch has 3 sons, a daughter and a housekeeper. Eldest brother Travis McMurray is a Texas Ranger and has been away from home for about 2 years and hes on his way home. Travis meets a woman, who brazenly kisses him at a barn dance.

Rainey Adams is running away from her father and a marriage she doesnt want. Meeting Travis at a local barn dance, she steals one of his horses, to continue her journey away from her hated father.

Rainey writes a letter to Travis, telling him how sorry she was for stealing his horse. In the meantime, Travis was severely injured while helping some immigrants travel over a dangerous area of Texas. Raineys letters help him tolerate the months of recuperation on the ranch.

Rainey and Travis learn much about each other through their letters; love starts to grow between them. In one of their letters, Travis realizes Rainey is in danger and goes to Austin even though he isnt really well enough to travel.

Travis has been a Ranger for about 10 years and has many enemies to show for his efforts. Some of the worst of those enemies come to call.

Theres lots of action in this tale and the pacing is excellent. Both main characters are likeable and engaging. 4 stars.
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Cute story with likable characters
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western romance
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This was a very good romance mystery.
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Rainey Adams has fled an arranged marriage and wants the chance to stand on her on two feet. Texas Ranger Travis McMurray only knows her as a horse thief and as the woman he wants.
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This was just the sweetest thing ever. The way it was written felt like I was reading a full-blown novel. It was well written with a great story. I adored the characters and loved reading them fumble their way through falling for each other and then actually doing something about it.

This was just great. I wish there was more, but at the same time it was the perfect length.