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- Print Length: 165 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc (March 8, 2017)
- Publication Date: March 8, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01N5PCPLT
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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Ms. LaRoque's characters are well written and engaging. The historical atmosphere appears to have been well researched with nary an anachronism to be found. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and will definitely recommend it to my friends and colleagues.
who demanded his money or his daughter. She turns to her mother's trusted lawyer for guidance who helps hide her away... in America. She is safe - for the moment. But Irish immigrants are not always welcome, often treated as servants. Aileen is a genteel girl. But when they received word her father and her nemesis learned of her destination, her new American family became ver worried, and set upon a new plan. They had introduced her to a young doctor from Texas, a family friend, who had come to Boston for a medical conference. Dr. Walker is a young widower who lost his wife and baby in childbirth, and is raising his beloved son alone. He vows never to marry again. He won't risk another loss. But when evil follows Aileen to America, will he take a chance to keep her safe, as his friend urges? An attraction has sparked, but the handsome Dr Walker resists when his friend encourages him to take her to wife. Will he make the sacrifice to save her and give his son a mother in turn? Would kind, beautiful, and smart Aileen even agree?
This author weaves a believable tale, portraying life as it was then, and in the process presents a detailed description of early travels by ship and life in America. And in berry early Texas, describes it's flora and fauna as if she lived there in that time, where the compassion of most people was genuine,
but not all. What happens in this complex work may surprise you, enlighten you, intermittently sadden you, and give you cause to cheer. A book well worth the read, and will keep you turning the pages.
I've read most of Linda LaRoque's books, and I'm never disappointed. Please, check out her other books.
The reader is swept along with the emotional and physical turmoil of eighteen year old Aileen Lynch as she, with the help of the lawyer who controls her money, avoids marrying or being mistress to Brian MacAuley, the man her “Da” owes gambling debts to. She goes to America to stay with the lawyer’s relatives. Here she meets the widower Dr. Samuel Walker from Texas.
Her new life begins in what is to be a “marriage of convenience” to protect her and to give Walker’s young son Tad a mother. Good reading finding out how this works out. As Aileen works to win over Tad and to make a home that feels like it is hers, she has an adversary in Ruth, a relative of Samuel’s deceased wife, who had planned to be Samuel’s wife.
The gentle love story that threads its way through all the day to day activities is predictable but still a joy to read. The twists and turns of events and the shocking climax makes for “gotta finish this” kind of reading. There is a shocker that brackets the total story that stands out – if would be a spoiler if I told!
Linda La Roque’s smooth, straight-forward writing style is a pleasure to read. The research is thorough for the modes of travel in the late nineteenth century, for the attitudes of the people about the Irish, and many other details that make A Touch of Texas Irish seem real.
originally posted at long and short reviews