Author: Donna Grant
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Release Date: 2017-01-03
The second book in New York Times bestselling author, Donna’s Grant’s thrilling Sons of Texas series! When his aunt and uncle are murdered and his father has been kidnapped, bad boy Marine Force Recon captain, Cullen Loughman teams up with the one woman who turns his world upside down. Everything’s hotter in Texas... When Marine Force Recon captain Cullen Loughman learns that his father’s been kidnapped, he will do whatever it takes to find him. In order to achieve his mission, Cullen will need to team up with the best of the best, someone who just happens to be the most stunning woman he’s ever laid eyes on... This isn’t the first rodeo for ex-Air Force pilot Mia Carter. Still, Cullen’s bad-boy good looks and charm are distracting her from duty. . .and it appears that the feeling is mutual. As Mia and Cullen make their descent into a dark, dangerous world, their attraction reaches the boiling point. But is their desire worth the risk when a ruthless enemy is waiting in the wings, or will their Lone Star love conquer all in The Protector? The Protector “...combines danger and desire in an intoxicating mix.” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Don’t miss these other books in the series: Book #1: The Hero Book #3: The Legend
Author: Donna Grant
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Release Date: 2017-06-27
A LONE STAR LOVER They live to protect. They live to fight for honor and justice. They live to love the women who have captured their souls. These are the Sons of Texas, from New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant. In The Legend, Callie Reed doesn’t need a man to protect her. An expert sharpshooter and renegade hacker, this Texas-born spitfire’s got the skills and the courage to stand up to any danger—no matter how deadly. But when she becomes the target of a shadowy organization known as the Saints, Callie is forced to team up with the one man she can’t outshoot: the gorgeous, and infuriating, Lone Star legend named Wyatt Loughman... A Delta Force Colonel with a rock-hard body and stone-cold heart, Wyatt has been teasing and tormenting Callie since they were playmates on his family’s ranch. Of course, he’s wildly attracted to the fiery, strong-willed Callie. But he’s always hidden his feelings behind a wall of Texas tough and military cool, even as he’s burning up with desire. Can Wyatt save Callie’s life—without putting her love in the line of fire?
Author: Donna Grant
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Release Date: 2016-12-06
The first book in New York Times bestselling author, Donna Grant’s sexy Sons of Texas series! When his aunt and uncle are murdered, his father is kidnapped by a dangerous Russian faction and his high school sweetheart’s life is on the line, Navy SEAL Owen Loughman will stop at nothing to keep her safe. The hero's homecoming. Owen Loughman is a highly-decorated Navy SEAL who has a thirst for action. But there’s one thing he hasn’t been able to forget: his high school sweetheart, Natalie. After more than a decade away, Owen races home when danger threatens everything he holds dear. What he doesn’t expect is to come face-to-face with Natalie again. Now he’ll risk it all to keep Natalie from harm—and win her heart. Natalie Dixon has had a lifetime of heartache since Owen was deployed. Fourteen years and one bad marriage later, she finds herself mixed up with the Loughmans again. With her life on the line against an enemy she can’t fight alone, it’s Owen’s strong shoulders, smoldering eyes, and sensuous smile that she turns to. When danger closes in, how much will she risk to stay with the only man she’s ever loved. Publisher’s Weekly (starred review) declared, “This first-class thrill ride will leave readers wanting more.” The Hero is romantic suspense at its sexy, thrilling finest. Don’t miss the other novels in this series: Book #2: The Protector Book #3: The Legend
In 1816, Mordecai Lewis, a veteran of Andrew Jackson's Indian campaigns and battles against the British, moves his family into the western Tennessee canebrakes. But Mordecai, a born wanderer, is not satisfied with farming, and with his sons Michael and Andrew and some other backwoodsmen, he leads a foray into Spanish-held Texas to hunt wild horses and return the mustang herd to sell in Tennessee. Crossing the Sabine River, Mordecai's party encounters a Spanish patrol determined to repel all American invaders. After a bloody skirmish leaves their father dead, Michael and Andrew find their way back to their Tennessee farm. Five years later, after the Spanish government in Mexico City has agreed to permit 300 American families to settle in Texas, the Lewis brothers have their opportunity to re-enter Texas. They ride to the frontier town of Natchitoches, Louisiana, where Michael falls in love with Marie Villaret, daughter of a wealthy French landowner, then cross the Sabine to find Stephen F. Austin, a Missouri entrepreneur in charge of the new American colony. But the Lewises are considered interlopers and horse thieves and are dogged by a patrol led by the same ruthless Spanish offer who killed their father five years before. Sons of Texas is the first volume in a trilogy that follows the lives and adventures of the Lewis family through the era of the Alamo and Texas Independence under Sam Houston. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Valerie Snow had come to Memphis for justice. Thirty years ago her father had been wrongly convicted of a terrible crime, and Valerie was convinced that he'd been set up by the arresting officers. She was determined to find the real killer—but he might have found her first. Detective Brant Colter had spent his life in the shadow of his heroes—his father, his uncle and his mentor. After all, they'd arrested the kidnapper and murderer of a young boy. Hadn't they? Now Brant was forced to choose between protecting Valerie and possibly exposing his heroes as criminals. But Valerie had her own secrets. Even as he fell for her, was she deceiving him, too?
Author: Jan Jones
Publisher: TCU Press
Release Date: 2006
Jan Jones' second volume on Fort Worth's theatrical heritage presents for the first time a richly illustrated, comprehensive history of the showmen, performers, theaters, and events that shaped the city's theatrical fortunes in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Jones chronicles the early amateur theatricals of the 1870s, the development of Hell's Half Acre with its many variety theaters and honky tonks, and the opening of Evans Hall, the town's first legitimate theater. By 1883 far-sighted civic leaders had completed the Fort Worth Opera House, and by 1886 the city had joined the touring circuit of Galveston showman, Henry Greenwall. Under Greenwalls aegis, many of the era's leading players appeared in the city, including Edwin Booth and Sarah Bernhardt. The Texas Spring Palace exhibitions of 1889 and 1890 brought national acclaim and did much to alter perceptions of the community as a frontier cow town. In the twentieth century, vaudeville's popularity led to construction of two Majestic theaters just six years apart, in 1905 and 1911. Participating in the establishment of the Fort Worth Little Theater following World War I was a still unknown Texas writer, Katherine Anne Porter. During the 1930s, the city was once again catapulted to national prominence when New York producer Billy Rose created Broadway-style revues for Casa Mañana, the city's contribution to the Texas Centennial celebration. Establishment of the Fort Worth Opera, Casa Mañana Musicals, and the Fort Worth Community Theater following World War II set the stage for what had become, by the end of the twentieth century, a vibrant community of permanent companies, including Jubilee Theater, Hip Pocket Theatre, Stage West, and Circle Theatre. The twentieth century ended dramatically with completion of the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass performance Hall.
WOULD THEY RISK EVERYTHING FOR THE TRUTH? Valerie Snow had come to Memphis for justice. Thirty years ago her father had been wrongly convicted of a terrible crime, and Valerie was convinced that he'd been set up by the arresting officers. She was determined to find the real killer–but he might have found her first.
Author: James A. Michener
Publisher: Dial Press
Release Date: 2014-01-21
Spanning four and a half centuries, James A. Michener’s monumental saga chronicles the epic history of Texas, from its Spanish roots in the age of the conquistadors to its current reputation as one of America’s most affluent, diverse, and provocative states. Among his finely drawn cast of characters, emotional and political alliances are made and broken, as the loyalties established over the course of each turbulent age inevitably collapse under the weight of wealth and industry. With Michener as our guide, Texas is a tale of patriotism and statesmanship, growth and development, violence and betrayal—a stunning achievement by a literary master. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii. Praise for Texas “Fascinating.”—Time “A book about oil and water, rangers and outlaws, frontier and settlement, money and power . . . [James A. Michener] manages to make history vivid.”—The Boston Globe “A sweeping panorama . . . [Michener] grapples earnestly with the Texas character in a way that Texas’s own writers often don’t.”—The Washington Post Book World “Vast, sprawling, and eclectic in population and geography, the state has just the sort of larger-than-life history that lends itself to Mr. Michener’s taste for multigenerational epics.”—The New York Times
Author: James M. Taggart
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Release Date: 2010-07-05
Genre: Social Science
All the world over, people tell stories to express their deepest feelings about such things as what makes a "real" man or woman; what true love, courage, or any other virtue is; what the proper relationships are between people. Often groups of people widely separated by space or time will tell the same basic story, but with differences in the details that reveal much about a particular group's worldview. This book looks at differences in the telling of several common Hispanic folktales. James Taggart contrasts how two men—a Spaniard and an Aztec-speaking Mexican—tell such tales as "The Bear's Son." He explores how their stories present different ways of being a man in their respective cultures. Taggart's analysis contributes to a revision of Freud's theory of gender, which was heavily grounded in biological determinism. Taggart focuses instead on how fathers reproduce different forms of masculinity in their sons. In particular, he shows how fathers who care for their infant sons teach them a relational masculinity based on a connected view of human relationships. Thus, The Bear and His Sons will be important reading not only in anthropology and folklore, but also in the growing field of men's studies.
Six months pregnant, unmarried, broke, and alone, Megan Smith doesn't think things can get much worse--and then they do. Stuck on the road without shelter when a tornado appears, Megan barely escapes with her life. And when Will Callahan comes upon her in the road, her life will never be the same. While staying at the Callahan family ranch, she finds herself daring to love again, even while she suspects that Will's affection for her can't be anything but pity. But when she realizes that the townspeople think she's just a gold digger, she can't bear to stay. Can Will convince her that her past doesn't mean a thing when it comes to love? Filled with the easy charm and warmth of Texas, Megan's Hero will have readers believing in the power of love and forgiveness.
Book 5 of the Texas Rodeo Barons Taken By Surprise Jacob Baron is shocked to discover he's a father. But he's determined to do right by his son, despite the lack of strong role models in his own life. Jacob's a bull rider, and there's no halfway with him. He'll be the kind of dad his son needs…even if Cody's attractive aunt, Mariana Snow, seems to question his daddy skills at every turn. Jacob cooks, cleans and has a nice touch with a two-year-old. He also has broad shoulders, gorgeous eyes and a mouth that can only be described as sexy. But Mariana's own part-time, no-good father was a rodeo star. She knows their charms can't be trusted. She's hanging around for Cody's sake, that's all. At least, that's what she keeps telling herself….
Author: Jan Onofrio
Publisher: Somerset Publishers, Inc.
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Texas Biographical Dictionary contains biographies on hundreds of persons from diverse vocations that were either born, achieved notoriety and/or died in the state of Texas. Prominent persons, in addition to the less eminent, that have played noteworthy roles are included in this resource. When people are recognized from your state or locale it brings a sense of pride to the residents of the entire state.
Author: Karen Rose Smith
Release Date: 2010-03-01
After fourteen years, Gina Rigoletti had finally returned to Sagebrush, ready to start a new life as the town's first baby development specialist—and finally forget her haunted past. Then Logan Barnes walked back into her life…. Desperate to help his baby, Logan had no choice but to turn to Gina and her expertise. The sexy widower wasn't sure he wanted to put his trust—or his son—in the hands of the woman who'd once broken his heart. But seeing little Daniel in Gina's capable arms slowly melted the barriers he'd put up, and made him wonder if her homecoming might be the second chance he'd always longed for….