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Texas Secrets: The Gallaghers of Morning Star Book 1 (Texas Heroes: The Gallaghers of Morning Star) [Kindle Edition]

Jean Brashear
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Book Description

The first book in New York Times and USAToday bestselling Texas romance author Jean Brashear's TEXAS HEROES: The Gallaghers of Morning Star series—stories rich with emotion, ripe with secrets, scandals and sexual tension.

Up-and-coming chef Maddie Collins finds out that her father's life was a lie when she is bequeathed a family homeplace she never knew existed—by the husband of the only woman her father ever loved. A former SEAL, sexy cowboy Boone Gallagher arrives back in Texas to discover that the father who drove him away has struck one last blow. The only place he's ever thought of as home now belongs to a woman who doesn't want it, and he must keep her there for thirty days—or it will be lost to them both.

"Jean Brashear's distinctive storytelling voice instantly draws in the reader. She writes with warmth and emotional truth. The depth of her understanding of human nature marks her as a writer to watch, a writer to read and a writer to enjoy."~#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber

"I really enjoyed this, er, literary foreplay. I knew that when these two finally made love, they wouldn't just be going through the motions—there were going to be some fireworks....Jean Brashear is a terrific discovery for me." ~The Romance Reader

"Gifting readers with another emotionally charged romance, Ms. Brashear has a fine knack for commingling full-bodied characters, a fast-moving storyline and just the right measure of passion." ~Romantic Times Bookclub magazine

"Jean Brashear has that "it" factor. She is an incredibly talented writer who can hit every note with enough clarity to bring the reader tears, laughter, or just, 'Oh, my, this is an amazing story.' " ~New York Times bestselling author Stella Cameron

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

More praise for the TEXAS HEROES series:

"Marvelous talent for creating striking romantic stories by blending charismatic characters, compelling conflict and just the right touch of passion.” ~Romantic Times Bookclub magazine TOP PICK (4 ½ of 5 stars)

“Like fine wine and dark chocolate…uniquely plotted stories and characters so real they could live right next door.” ~Compuserve Romance Reviews

“Emotionally rich reunion book…ripe with secrets, scandals and sexual tension, it’s one book you’ll not want to put down.” ~America Online

”Jean Brashear can rip your heart out then make you laugh out loud, so be sure to have tissues handy.” ~Joyce Dixon, Amazon reader review (5 of 5 stars)

“Jean Brashear has written another great book. This 3rd story about the Gallagher siblings was a good one.” ~Snoopyfan, Amazon reader review (5 of 5 stars)

"Crisp writing, richly drawn characters, strong plotting and fiery interludes show off Jean Brashear's top-notch romantic voice." ~Romantic Times Bookclub magazine (4 ½ of 5 stars)

"By the time I had finished the third page, I knew I was in the hands of a pro." ~The Romance Reader

"May all women have a lover as gifted as Mitch: he is a 6 star lover on a 5 star scale. YUMMY!" ~Compuserve Romance Reviews

"This is a story for all romantics. Ms. Brashear has done what she does best, and makes her readers fall in love with two more wonderful characters." ~AOL

"Jean Brashear is a writer of rare talent." ~Affaire de Coeur


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  • File Size: 2568 KB
  • Print Length: 195 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00629ZTOU
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,576 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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43 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book took me home December 7, 2011
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Want to feel like you're really living on the plains of Texas, listening to the mooing of cattle and smelling the fresh smell of tomato vines? You know author Jean Brashear has really been there. This book reminds me so much of life on the ranch in Oklahoma. It makes me want to saddle up a horse and take off across the pasture like I did when I was a kid. It takes me back to porch swings and the smell of a leather saddle, and the sound of a screen door slamming.

Falling in love with a cowboy was not Maddie's style. With her gypsy style and bohemian ways, she found it hard to behave the way everyone expected of a girl from New York. She especially didn't act as Boone expected, and the secrets her presence revealed hurt him almost more than her presence tempted him.

Unexpected turns that pull on your heartstrings. Can't wait to read the next one!
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVED IT April 1, 2013
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Modern day western. There is a cowboy and a ranch, so that makes it a western. Maddie is a chef from New York. She has a bad breakup and decides to head out to Texas to see the house she has inherited from a total stranger. Boone is the son that should have inherited the house as well as the property. This is their story and their history. Lots of secrets to discover This story moves fast. You just want to keep reading rather than put the book down. All the characters are strong, easy to like folks. No spineless females or dumb heroes. I really liked this story and highly recommend it. There is nothing to not like! A good love story.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good storyline February 4, 2013
By joyful
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I bought this book thru ereader because it was $.99 and the synopsis interested me. I enjoyed the book so much that I also purchased the next 2 books in the series, which I also really enjoyed. Jean Brashear is an author that I will continue to go to.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Texas Secrets by Jean Brashear November 20, 2011
By Bonnie
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I have read many of Jean Brashear's books, but this is definitely one of my favorites. I started reading and did not put it down until I finished it. Great writing ability. I am starting on the second of the trilogy today. A must read! loved it!!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Sweet cowboy romance October 5, 2013
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If you're looking for a short, sweet and easy romantic read then Texas Secrets is definitely worth a read.

There's nothing complicated about the plot and the characters are likeable. We get enough background to Maddie and Boothe that we actually cheer for them and want to follow their story.

Texas Secrets is well written, with a clear, no-nonsense plot, structure and writing style. A fun and sweet read.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good book March 21, 2013
By Retha
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I loved this book. The Gallaghers keep you wanting more. This is a book that keeps you interested all the way through.Very good.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Neatly crafted romance March 10, 2013
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This is about a woman trying to find her place in the world and her roots as well, and she find romance instead. It's a quick easy lite read. I recommend it to the romantic in you.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good March 24, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Excellent read. Interesting characters, enticing story, well-written to boot. Will look forward to reading other books by this author (just order a bunch).
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good reading on a rainy day
Family conflict, secrets, hurtful pride, sexual tension, scandalous past, murder, this book definitely covers all aspects, which is makes it a very good read. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Gina
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
Easy to read. Loved the story line. I can't Wait to read the other books. BOONE AND Maddie are great characters.
Published 15 days ago by this game is not an easy game
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy reading
Really liked the book, read it over the week-end. Good storyline and characters. I think anyone who likes romance will want to pick it up.
Published 16 days ago by Jo Ann Curnutt
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved This Story!
Great story! Great characters! If you love cowboys and a good love story that is not overly mushy and has a genuine story line then read this trilogy! I loved all 3 books. Read more
Published 19 days ago by MauraLynneOfTheWest
5.0 out of 5 stars Texas Secrets
I do like historical romances better than contemporary, but this was one good book. I did get a bit aggravated at the principles for putting STUFF in the way of their own obvious... Read more
Published 20 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars How sweet
This is a really lovely story. The honestead was portrayed lovely and could imagine being there although Boone and Jessie both needed a kick up the rear but then the story would... Read more
Published 25 days ago by Sandra Bennison
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!!
Good story without using sex to "sell it". Interesting story and characters and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to read a good book. Read more
Published 25 days ago by MaryLouC
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast and fun read
A great book to curl up with on a cool summer evening. Good thing this is book 1 in the series, that means there's more to follow.
Thanks for the great entertainment!
Published 25 days ago by Carole Caviness
5.0 out of 5 stars A easy, fun book to read....
I enjoyed this book from start to finish. I arrived in Texas, stayed in a rambling home passed down from one generation to another. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Sherry
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet Story
The story was well written. I thought the way she arrived was nice and the male lead was aggravating but a good guy.
Published 28 days ago by S. M. Hayes
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More About the Author

New York Times bestseller and USAToday bestselling author of nearly 40 novels in romance and women's fiction, a five-time RITA finalist and Romantic Times BOOKReviews Career Achievement Award winner, Texas romance author Jean Brashear knows a lot about taking crazy chances. A lifelong avid reader, at the age of forty-five with no experience and no training, she decided to see if she could write a book. It was a wild leap that turned her whole life upside down, but she would tell you that though she's never been more terrified, she's never felt more exhilarated or more alive. She's an ardent proponent of not putting off your dreams until that elusive 'someday'--take that leap now.

If you like the stories and families of Nora Roberts, Barbara Freethy, Bella Andre and Robyn Carr, you'll want to try the vivid characters and engaging families of the stories of Jean Brashear.

What They're Saying about Jean Brashear's Books

"Jean Brashear's distinctive storytelling voice instantly draws in the reader. She writes with warmth and emotional truth. The depth of her understanding of human nature marks her as a writer to watch, a writer to read and a writer to enjoy."~#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber;

"Gifting readers with another emotionally charged romance, Ms. Brashear has a fine knack for commingling full-bodied characters, a fast-moving storyline and just the right measure of passion." ~Romantic Times

"He's dangerous and sexy, with the soul of a love and the heart of a hunter...Ms. Brashear's fresh writing style offers the reader a stylish love story imbued with high drama, substantial conflict, a strong heroine and delectable hero." ~Romantic Times 4.5 stars (Exceptional) Top Pick, WISH Hero

"Jean Brashear's wholly original, funny and poignant novel has a heart as big as Texas. Told in a warm and intimate voice, it's like a road trip with your best friend. Don't miss it!" ~#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs

"Jean Brashear has that "it" factor. She is an incredibly talented writer who can hit every note with enough clarity to bring the reader tears, laughter, or just, "Oh, my, this is an amazing story." THE GODDESS OF FRIED OKRA is stunning, powerful and raw. Pea is on a journey to heal herself, and find herself--and you will want to go with her to find her dear, dead sister--I do." ~New York Times bestselling author Stella Cameron

"A stunning debut! Filled with passion and intrigue, it SSSizzles with sensuality and suspense from beginning to end!" ~New York Times bestselling author Sharon Sala (on The Choice)

"Author Jean Brashear evokes an atmosphere of unrelenting danger that is further enhanced by the explosive chemistry between the hero and heroine. This fast-paced, sexy page-turner draws the reader into a world of shadows and intrigue. It is top-notch romantic suspense." ~Gothic Journal

"THE GODDESS OF FRIED OKRA is a poignant journey of one woman's search for a place to belong. The characters are as delightful and engaging as can be found between the pages of a book, and the book itself is a road map to happiness - something for which everybody yearns." ~New York Times bestselling author Sharon Sala

"A wonderfully engaging story of one woman's search for self. Jean Brashear tugs on your heartstrings and won't let go." ~New York Times bestselling author Julia London

"THE GODDESS OF FRIED OKRA is a fabulous read. Riveting. Original. Those characters grabbed my imagination and didn't let go." ~New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell



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