Texas Rain - A Whispering Mountain Novel Author:Jodi Thomas The first time Rainey Adams meets Texas Ranger Travis McMurray, she steals a kiss-and then his horse. Now Travis is 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.
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.