Monday, March 28, 2011

Book Review and Giveaway: Texas Blue

Title: Texas Blue
Author: Jodi Thomas
Publisher: The Berkley Publishing Group-a division of Penguin
Published Date: April 5, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-425-24047-2
Pages: 325

I received a free copy of this book from the author for my honest review.

About the Book:
Gambling man Lewton Paterson wants to marry into a respectable family, even if it costs him his friendship with Duncan McMurray. After fleecing a train ticket from one of the three gentlemn picked to call on Duncan's cousings, Lewt maikes his way to Whispering Mountain. But seducing a well-bred woman is harder than Lewt thought, and he realizes that to entice a McMurray sister, he'll need to learn a thing or two about ranching-and love.

Emily McMurray has no intention of ever getting married, so she cxonvinces a friend to take her place when the suitors arrive, leaving her free to run the ranch as usual. But when Lewt insists that Em teach him about ranching, she finds herself struggling to keep up both her disguise and the walls around her heart. Because the more time Em spends with Lewt, the more she desires the man she's determined to escape.

About the Author:
Jodi Thomas is a certified marriage and family counselor, a fifth generation Texan, a Texas Tech graduate, and writer in residenct at West Texas A&M University. She lives in Amarillo Texas. Don't forget to visit her site.

My review:
I became hooked on the writing of Jodi Thomas with her Harmony series of novels. However, this new Whispering Mountain series of historical romances is keeping my love going strong. Thomas is as usual, heartwarming, romantic, humorous, and entertaining in this new series. I started Texas Blue and within a few hours I was turning the last page and wishing for more. Thomas has a way of engaging the reader to become completely lost in the story and to become emotionally involved to where you are sad that the last page has appeared. She is a story teller that seems to prize her ability to engage the reader and each book I read by her, I am amazed at her talent and ability to continually do this in a new way with each book.

I have one copy of this book to giveaway. Please leave a comment below to enter. The winner will be selected on March 31.


  1. Would love to win, please enter me.

    pocokat AT gmail DOT com

  2. Like you, I loved Jodi's Harmony books. I'm looking forward to reading more of her novels. Thanks for the giveaway. (Email in profile.)

  3. I would love to win this book! Thanks for all the great reviews!


  4. Sounds like an interesting read.

    I haven't read the author before.

    If the giveaway is open worldwide, please enter me.


    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  5. I would love to win this book. I love Jodi's books and can't wait to read this one. Thanks for the chance to win.


  6. Great Giveaway!!!!

  7. I'd love a chance to win! Thanks!

  8. Looks like another fun series. Thanks for the giveaway.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

  9. please enter me - thanks!