Beneath The Texas Sky Author:Jodi Thomas BITTERSWEET CHOICES - The years following the Civil War were difficult ones for Texas and for beautiful Bethanie Lane. When fate took the man she loved from her, she was forced to choose between her cherished memories of the past and her steely determination to give her unborn child a future. But deep in her heart, she held on to the dreams of h... more »er one true desire, bequeathing to her daughter Mariah a blazing faith in destiny and hope.
TENDER LONGINGS - Raven-haired Mariah had been taught to face life with strength and pride. But she had a great deal to learn about the rewards of compromise. It would take a special kind of man to tempt her to taste the sweetness of surrender. And, like her mother before her, Mariah would blossom under the searing western sun, and find her heart's desire Beneath the Texas Sky.« less
It tells the story of Bethanie who has been taken in to live with her mother's sister after the death of her mom. Her father's whereabouts is unknown and her Uncle and Aunt tell everyone that she was born out of wedlock and is a nobody. After several advances by her uncle, Beathanie plans to run away and find herself a better life than being their servant and maid.
Her chance comes when a man comes to stay one night in the hotel they run and Bethanie bargains with him to let her leave with him.
It seems there is trouble in town and when the man who we find is a Texas Ranger doing some undercover work, leaves down with the sunt, her daugher, Bethanie and the young stable boy with the help of a Priest.
The story takes us to a Texas Ranch, California and has many connecting storylines that keep the reader wanting to turn the next page.