Description : He was the rich rancher next door who swept heroff her feet, then destroyed her. She could neverforgive him. But being near Wade Parker again hadStephanie Calloway rethinking her decision to holdon to the past—because Wade was proving to be atemptation impossible to resist.Wade was determined to have what he had lost…at least once more. But first there were secrets tobe revealed, conditions to be met and retributionto be made. Only then could the forbidden becomethe ultimate love affair.
Description : The renaissance of Larry McMurtry, “an alchemist who converts the basest materials to gold” (New York Times Book Review), continues with the publication of Thalia. Larry McMurtry burst onto the American literary scene with a force that would forever redefine how we perceive the American West. His first three novels— Horseman, Pass By (1961),* Leaving Cheyenne (1963), and The Last Picture Show (1966)— all set in the north Texas town of Thalia after World War II, are collected here for the first time. In this trilogy, McMurtry writes tragically of men and women trying to carve out an existence on the plains, where the forces of modernity challenge small- town American life. From a cattleranch rivalry that confirms McMurtry’s “full- blooded Western genius” (Publishers Weekly) to a love triangle involving a cowboy, his rancher boss and wife, and finally to the hardscrabble citizens of an oil- patch town trying to keep their only movie house alive, McMurtry captures the stark realities of the West like no one else. With a new introduction, Thalia emerges as an American classic that celebrates one of our greatest literary masters. *Just named in 2017 by Publishers Weekly the #1 Western novel worthy of rediscovery.
Description : From a #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author comes a stunning omnibus edition, combining all three of Brown's beloved Texas! novels--"Texas! Lucky, Texas! Chase," and "Texas! Sage"--in one beautiful package.
Description : Ask anyone to name an archetypal Texan, and you're likely to get a larger-than-life character from film or television (say John Wayne's Davy Crockett or J. R. Ewing of TV's Dallas) or a politician with that certain swagger (think LBJ or George W. Bush). That all of these figures are white and male and bursting with self-confidence is no accident, asserts Leigh Clemons. In this thoughtful study of what makes a "Texan," she reveals how Texan identity grew out of the history—and, even more, the myth—of the heroic deeds performed by Anglo men during the Texas Revolution and the years of the Republic and how this identity is constructed and maintained by theatre and other representational practices. Clemons looks at a wide range of venues in which "Texanness" is performed, including historic sites such as the Alamo, the battlefield at Goliad, and the San Jacinto Monument; museums such as the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum; seasonal outdoor dramas such as Texas! at Palo Duro Canyon; films such as John Wayne's The Alamo and the IMAX's Alamo: The Price of Freedom; plays and TV shows such as the Tuna trilogy, Dallas, and King of the Hill; and the Cavalcade of Texas performance at the 1936 Texas Centennial. She persuasively demonstrates that these performances have created a Texan identity that has become a brand, a commodity that can be sold to the public and even manipulated for political purposes.
Description : An annotated listing of over fifty books judged by the author to be the best examples of Texas literature; arranged alphabetically by title.
Description : Enjoy the pleasure of owning Mary Connealy’s complete Lassoed in Texas series all under one cover. Bask in laughs and tears as you visit Mosqueros, Texas, a Wild West town in the making, and meet three matchless couples and a passel of children who begin their relationships on rough footing. Will the mountain man rescue the widow and her daughters? Will the prim schoolteacher tame the rancher and his sons? Will the nosy schoolmarm learn to love a rancher and his orphans?
Description : Transport yourself back to the turbulent 1960s alongside Jemmabeth Forrester as she comes into adulthood in the West Texas Panhandle. She has always been a good girl, but she is not afraid to learn from a truckload of mistakes. As the Vietnam War begins and romance plays tug of war, Jemma will hear advice from many of Chillaton’s colorful citizens, but in the end, she’ll have to work out her own faith and choose her own path.
Description : A new 3-part story in the beloved Texas Heroes series from New York Times and USAToday bestselling Texas romance author Jean Brashear! The Book Babes reading group began as five women wanting to talk books—but now they've become family. There's romance author Ava Sinclair, organizer and backbone; happily-married mother of five Ellie Preston, group mom; patrician art gallery owner Sylvie Everett; single mom and sociology professor Luisa Martinez; and ambitious attorney Laken Foster, the wild child of the bunch. For several years now, they've met monthly and discussed the current book a little--and dissected their lives and loves far more often. But now change is rippling through the group, begun by Laken's restlessness with her freewheeling life of serial hookups and sent into hyperdrive by Ava's suddenly-hot career, while Luisa's abusive ex tries to reclaim their teenage son and Sylvie faces her mother's decline. But it's when Ellie takes her first step into life after her children fly the nest and falls under the spell of the sexy artist who's teaching her to paint that the group's orbit begins to wobble on its axis, and life--for all of them and the men they love--will never be the same. And then there's the surprise Sweetgrass Springs connection… ***Note to readers*** This is a true serial and best enjoyed if read in order: Part One: Texas Ties Part Two: Texas Troubles Part Three: Texas Together The Texas Heroes series includes: TEXAS SECRETS TEXAS LONELY TEXAS BAD BOY TEXAS REFUGE TEXAS STAR TEXAS DANGER TEXAS ROOTS TEXAS WILD TEXAS DREAMS TEXAS REBEL TEXAS BLAZE TEXAS CHRISTMAS BRIDE TEXAS TIES TEXAS TROUBLES TEXAS TOGETHER TEXAS HOPE TEXAS STRONG TEXAS SWEET TEXAS HEARTTHROB TEXAS HEALER TEXAS PROTECTOR BE MINE THIS CHRISTMAS TEXAS CHARM TEXAS MAGIC
Description : Contains The Last Meeting of the Knights of the White Magnolia, LuAnn Hampton Laverty Oberlander and The Oldest Living Graduate.