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Monday, September 24, 2012

Book Review - Wild Texas Rose: A Whispering Mountain Novel by Jody Thomas

From the New York Times bestselling Jodi Thomas comes this captivating tale about a headstrong beauty and the Texas Ranger who protects her without her knowledge.
Twenty-five-year-old Rose McMurray may be beautiful, smart, and capable of running her family's ranch at Whispering Mountain, but she's backed away from marriage three times without giving anyone reasons. Everyone thinks she is a coward, afraid of any adventure, including falling in love. She's never done a single wild or reckless thing in her life...until now.
Duncan McMurray, like Rose, was adopted into the family. As a Texas Ranger, he swears he'll never settle down and marry. He's been Rose's guardian angel since they were kids but for the first time in their lives he's the one who has caused her to be in danger. Somehow, he has to protect her from an outlaw gang determined to kill her without letting Rose know of the danger she's in. He's convinced that her heart can't take the stress if she knows...the only question is can his heart take the nearness of her.
When opposites collide the adventure begins...
I love a good western romance, and in my opinion, Jodi Thomas is one of the best western romance author around. She captures the essence and the spirit of the Old West in her "Whispering Mountain" series, and with "Wild Texas Rose," she continues this with a true depiction of early Fort Worth, Texas, the Stockyards, and Hell's Half Acre. You can almost smell the blood, the mud, and the beer!

I enjoyed getting acquainted with Rose and Duncan McMurray, the main heroine and hero of the story, but I also loved the side stories of Abe Henderson and his quiet schoolteacher, Miss Norman, Victoria and her loving judge Killian, and the mysterious Stitch.  I also got a kick out of Hallie, the not-so-innocent seamstress!

There is a lot of action in this quick-stepping story, but Thomas manages to keep all the players in their proper places, and the tale moving forward to a satisfying conclusion.  Oh, and there is plenty of romance as well.

This is the sixth book in this series, but new readers will be able to pick up on the back-story of the characters quickly and be able to enjoy the story with ease.

If you enjoy a fast-moving, well written story, set in the romantic Old West, then you'll enjoy Jodi Thomas' lastest "Whispering Mountain" tale, "Wild Texas Rose."  I highly recommend it! 


Jodi Thomas is a certified marriage and family counselor, a fifth generation Texan, a Texas Tech graduate, and writer-in-residence at West Texas A&M University. She lives in Amarillo, Texas.

Check out her website at www.jodithomas.com for more information on her writing and upcoming projects!

If you liked "Wild Texas Rose," be sure to check out the previous books in this series!

I received a review copy of this book from the author. I was not compensated for my opinion.

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