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Two Texas Hearts
Two Texas Hearts
Author: Jodi Thomas
Kora Adams doesn't believe in curses, but she has known nothing but bad luck all of her life. Until the night a handsome stranger knocks on her front door. Winter McQuillen has inherited a sprawling Texas ranch--but the only way he can claim it is to have a wife--this very night. Now, Kora has to make a choice--turn Winter out of her home or tak...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780515120998
ISBN-10: 0515120995
Publication Date: 7/1/1997
Pages: 352
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  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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4.4 stars, based on 57 ratings
Publisher: Jove Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Winter McQuillen has a problem. In order to inherit the ranch, he must marry immediately, so he asks recently widowed Kora Adams. Though stunned, Kora agrees. The young widow has reasons for accepting the proposal. Kora believes that she attracts bad luck, and with a sister to care for she thinks maybe her luck has changed.

Kora may not be what Winter imagined in a bride, but she does her best to make herself at home on the sprawling ranch. Their marriage of convenience blossoms into something more and then Kora's bad luck returns in the form of her thought-to-be-dead husband. Once her secrets surface, Kora must decide to run or fight for love.
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One of my very favorite Jodi Thomas books, so much so that I hate having to part with it, but I've read it so many times already.
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Kora Adams did not believe in curses, but she had known nothing but bad luck all of her life. Then one night there was a knock on her door. It was a handsome but solemn strangfer with a story to tell. Winter McQuillen had inherited a sprawling Texas ranch not far from the one room cabin Kora called home. But the only way he could claim it was if he found a wife that night. Winter had but onbe question for Kora: Would she marry him? The thought of wedding a man she did not know scared Kora to death. But the security of marriage and even the faintest hope of love was like a dream come true. Kora knew she needed every bit of comfort marriage would provide. What she didn't know was that Winter needed her even more.
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great read!
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The thought of wedding a man she did not know scared Kora to death. But the security of marriage and even the faintest hope of love was like a dream come true. Kora knew she needed every bit of comfort marriage would provide. What she didn't know was that Winter McQillen needed her even more.
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jjares avatar reviewed Two Texas Hearts on + 1958 more book reviews
Winter McQuillen is an incredibly bitter man. As a white boy, he went to live with his Indian mother and her people. When she was killed in one of Custers raids, he was banished from the tribe and sent back to live with white people. This orphan knocked around the West until he hid in a wagon eating a ranchers apples.

Reading this book the first time, I thought Captain Russell should have been cut up in small pieces while still alive and then buried. Now that Ive read this amazing book several times, I understand the wisdom of Winters volunteer guardian.

If you will think about the words to the Johnny Cash tune, A Boy Named Sue, I think you will understand where Im going with this. Children as offspring of a white and Indian marriage were never accepted in either society.

From the time Winter was seven, he worked for the captain and at the end of the month was given wages. Then he sold Winter an acre of ground for his money. Finally, the captain convinced Winter to play a game of checkers -- and wager that acre double or nothing. Winter never won a game before he was 12! Those had to be hard lessons!

Captain Russell was teaching Winter some valuable truths: Only the very strong survive. Never give away what is yours.

I think the captain also knew Winter would be lonely; he would only be accepted by a few enlightened individuals. Because of Winters hardness, the captain gave the center 20 acres + the house to Winters wife. Winter was not married and it forced him to look outside of himself for a solution.

Personally, I think Captain Russell knew exactly what he was doing and he did it out of love. I think it took Winter a long time to understand that.

5 Stars An incredible story!
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Two Texas Hearts in my opinion is another good book done by Jodi Thomas. I have loved every book I've read by her so far.
This is another romance, of course. Ms. Thomas includes in this story an injured war veteran. I think she did a great job in including him and I like the way she portrays his affliction.
The idea of finding a bride before midnight isn't original but it is less entertained. Kora has had her hands full for many years with the care of her injured war veteran brother and her younger wild sister. It's a nice story and I'm sure anyone would enjoy reading it.
StellaMcG avatar reviewed Two Texas Hearts on + 14 more book reviews
Thomas delivers one more time, this time with an unlikely love story between two closed-hearted individuals. This is a western romance at its finest.


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