Rescuer Turned Husband?
Plucky Ivy Feagan is headed to Turnabout, Texas, to claim an inheritance, not a widower’s heart. That all changes when strapping schoolteacher Mitch Parker rescues her in the wilderness. Straightlaced Mitch has never met a woman like Ivy—beautiful, adventurous and good-hearted—but he already lost love once and doesn’t dare try again.
When Turnabout’s gossips target Mitch and Ivy’s friendship, he proposes to save her reputation. But Ivy doesn’t want to marry for honour, and she doesn’t need to marry for money. Ivy will only agree to a proposal made for love’s sake—but will Mitch make his heart part of the marriage offer?
Texas Grooms: In search of their brides…
Christian books set in 19th century Texas aren’t really my thing, but I was all out of historical romances to read, so I thought I’d give Lone Star Heiress a chance.
I liked some aspects of this story a lot, and found others to be just okay. The plot is very slow to develop, but then Christian romances tend to be a little more like this than mainstream fiction.
I did really like the opening few chapters. Our heroine is surprised by our hero, falls, and injures herself. It gave them an excuse to spend time together despite social rules that otherwise wouldn’t have allowed it.
This is not the first book in the series, and I think people who are already fans will enjoy catching up with all the characters. For me as a newbie to the author’s “world”, I sometimes felt like the characters were just being dragged around town so we could meet up with everyone. There was a lot of going to various stores and restaurants apparently just for the hero to meet with friends and for the heroine to become familiar with all the characters.
I didn’t find the Christian aspect of the story too pushy or preachy. I also think the religious aspect works better in the historical setting – I don’t feel like I’m being preached to as much as getting a peek into the way people lived back then.
This was a decent enough little story. It was a bit too slow for me, which was unfortunate because the characters had the potential to make a fun read.
Review copy provided by NetGalley.