Trouble in TexasPaperback Deep in the Heart of Texas Novels
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- Publisher: FOREVER
- Format: Paperback | 352 pages
- Dimensions: 108mm x 173mm x 25mm | 174g
- Publication date: 20 December 2012
- ISBN 10: 145551571X
- ISBN 13: 9781455515714
- Sales rank: 225,979
Branston Cates is cursed. For more than a century his family has suffered all kinds of atrocities after the murder of Brant's great-grandfather, William Cates. He pays little attention to the legend until he loses his wife and son. Brant is willing to do anything to end the curse, even traveling to the most infamous whorehouse in Texas, Miss Hattie's Henhouse. While he's investigating his grandfather's shooting, he plans to do research on the woman occupying his dreams-the late Miss Hattie Ladue. Except instead of finding information about his grandfather, or a sultry ghost, he finds three old Texas gals. Elizabeth Murphy lives a quiet life in Bramble, Texas until she inherits a house of ill repute along with three stubborn women. Her plan is to sell the house quickly and find a retirement home for the ladies before anyone discovers that Elizabeth is Miss Hattie Ladue's great-granddaughter. But "the hens" want to keep the henhouse and reopen it with a fresh batch of "spring chickens." The only person standing in their way is a virginal librarian who seems to have forgotten that hot "hen blood" runs through her veins. And who better to heat up a woman than the handsome stranger who arrives on their doorstep? A stranger who the hens are more than willing to lie to to keep at Miss Hattie's. However, it takes Brant's brother buying the house and restoring it to its former glory, and an intriguing frumpy librarian he can't seem to resist to get Brant to stay.
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Katie Lane's interest in romance was sparked in high school in the backseat of a '65 Mustang - okay, so maybe it wasn't romance as much as raging teenage hormones. Still, coupled with a wild imagination, those make-out sessions inspired many a steamy storyline along with a strong belief that true love does prevail. Katie lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with the owner of that Mustang and would love to hear from her readers.
By Dani Chapman 01 Jan 2013
Author Katie Lane has fast become one of my favorite authors to read. Her Deep in the Heart of Texas series is one of the best cowboy/ small town series out there and her latest book Trouble in Texas is just an enjoyable story to read.
Elizabeth Murphy is the quintessential prim and proper small town librarian. She doesn't want the town to know of her family's sordid past - that is is related to women who used to work at the local 'hen house'. In fact she owns and is looking after the elderly hens that still call it home.
Brant Cates has been seeking revenge for his grandfather's death. Now that his brothers won't let him accomplish that he heads into town to watch one of them get married. Before he gets there he makes a stop at Miss Hattie's, one of the places his deceased grandfather was said to have been. The next thing he knows he is naked and handcuffed to a bed!
I have to say I love how well the plot moves with this old murder mystery and the romance between Brant and Elizabeth. It was nice to see Brant was mostly over his deseeded wife enough that she did not come in-between him and Elizabeth.
I would recommend this book as well as the entire series to anyone who loves a good cowboy romance.
"This trip to Bramble, Texas, brings a close to the mystery of Cate's Curse with humor, romance, heart-warming affection and some mighty intriguing characters. Readers are in store for some fine surprises and a glimpse at stories yet to be told." "RT Book Reviews""