Book Reviews of Texas Star

Texas Star
Texas Star
Author: Elaine Barbieri
ISBN-13: 9780843951790
ISBN-10: 0843951796
Publication Date: 1/2004
Pages: 357
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Leisure Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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When Buck Star dumped a beautiful New Orlean's socialite it set up a chain of events that would impact years later on his son and both of their lives. The son has been away from home for years and returns only after recieving a mysterious message about his father.
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A nice romance, that is quickly read.
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Just prior to the Civil War, Cal Star left home, but upon receiving a strange cryptic note returns after an almost decade absence to the family ranch in Lowell, Texas. There he finds the spread in near ruin and his ailing father Buck inaccessible guarded by a she devil of a new wife Celeste, whom Cal never met before.
Cal obtains work at the nearby ranch owned by widow Pru Reynolds. Though the attraction is strong between them, Pru refuses to have anything to do between her and Cal beyond the chores she has employed him to perform on her spread. As he tries to break down Pru's barriers and get past Celeste's sentinel to see his father, Cal will soon become embroiled in dark family secrets that could destroy him if he is not careful. Celeste's married mother was willing to give up all for Buck, but instead was scorned in 1850 New Orleans by the handsome rogue. She has set in motion the destruction of the Star ranch, family, and especially the ailing patriarch.

TEXAS STAR is a dark Reconstruction Era romance that has the key interactions effected by events prior to the Civil War. The story line is exciting on several levels. Cal and Pru make a nice couple, but readers will feel empathy towards Celeste, who though she is a vile villainess is also an innocent victim of what occurred two decades earlier. Fans will enjoy this complex tale of revenge and love in post war Texas.

Harriet Klausner
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Just prior to the Civil War, Cal Star left home, but upon receiving a strange cryptic note returns after an almost decade absence to the family ranch in Lowell, Texas. There he finds the spread in near ruin and his ailing father Buck inaccessible guarded by a she devil of a new wife Celeste, whom Cal never met before.