I enjoyed this story that is part of a new series, A Texas Lawkeeper Romance, by a group of talented authors. Each story in the series will read as a stand-alone and can be read in any order. The stories will all feature law enforcement heroes and the women who love them. The stories are sweet, clean based stories where the lawman finds his woman.
Claire Marie Hawarden will travel from Philadelphia Pennsylvania to Bareglen Creek, Texas on a mission from her mother to bring her recently widowed sister, Mary, back home. The Hawarden family is one of the wealthy, prominent families in Philadelphia with strong ties with the railroad and have a way of insisting things be done their way.
Sheriff Sullivan “Sully” Clarke takes his duties to the town and people of Bareglen Creek serious. He is also very concerned with some of the dangers including the train robberies that have been taking place along the rail line not too far from town. Then to get a message that he has been placed in charge of protecting a socialite from Philadelphia doesn’t sit well with him.
The plot will have Claire traveling to Texas with instructions from her mother to bring her sister back home. While Claire is excited about her trip, to see her siblings, she is also anxious about the reports of train robberies that have been taking place recently. Because of her families status, she will be traveling in a private Pullman car during her journey. When the train suddenly stops, and there are armed men, she will hide, knowing they will come into her car.
The story will have her and a doctor that was on the same train, both arriving in Bareglen Creek together. He was responsible for tending to those injured on the train during their hold up. But when she gets into town, she is met with more bad news and faints, again.
There is an instant attraction and chemistry between the fiercely independent Claire and law and order Sully. While he is frustrated that her father would demand she is guarded and protected during her stay, he also feels a need to keep her safe.
“Claire, you’re a wonderful woman. You’re intelligent, beautiful, good, charming, and kind—but yet, sometimes you are self-absorbed. I didn’t even understand what that meant until I can here. Until I worked with the children in the orphanage.” –Mary Hawarden Trost
The story will have plenty of action, adventure, danger, a train robbery with people taken, a shoot-out that not everyone will survive, and life and death situations as the Rangers and law enforcement of Bareglen Creek track down the bandits and rescue the captives.
Will Sully and Claire have time to get to know each other and see if they have a future before she must return to Philadelphia? Could she give up the city and move to the wild west like her siblings, Mary and Jim have done? The story is a clean western romance of a lawman and the woman who will cross paths and hopefully find a way to tame the wild west together.
Sully is the sheriff and has vowed to keep his little town safe. He hears that another train has been robbed. He goes to the station looking to be able to talk to the survivors only to find Claire being helped from the train by the doctor on board. For some reason he is expecting her to be a rich spoiled woman from the East, so is not expecting a stubborn, muleheaded woman whom he cannot keep his thoughts from. Claire feels the same way about Sully. You will thoroughly enjoy this book!
When strong willed Claire boards a train to Texas tasked with convincing her siblings to leave Texas & come back with her, she has no idea the adventure she is beginning. Or that she will fall in love with the place & the people... or one particular person anyway. Enjoyable sweet romance & adventure
This was a delightful romance where East meets West, and not in a congenial way at first. I enjoyed the characters, especially the busy sheriff. The secondary plots held promise, but the story was too short to fully develop them. Hopefully some of these characters will have their own books. Well worth reading.
Claire was sent to bring her brother and sister, who just had lost her husband, home. But what will happen when you find your one true love far from home? I really enjoyed this book, the stare down with Colossal was funny. Love this kind of books, looking forward to read more.
A charming love story with and excellent backstory! I truly enjoyed this story and will buy other books by this. I like romance but I need suspense or mystery to keep it interesting. This story has suspense i need.
I really enjoyed this book. I enjoy reading about the old west and the lives that the people lived back in that time And of course, I enjoy the romance. I recommend this book to anyone who likes romance.
This is such a sweet charming read of one sister marrying, moving to Bareglen Creek, Texas, and losing her husband which brings her brother to come stay with her. He was gone so long that his other sister decided to come visit in hopes of bring them home. Claire travels on the train only to have her life spin out of control in more ways than one. She sure is a sassy little thing which grabs Sheriff Sully attention just as much as he grabs hers. I loved how the plot was built, the fire between these two, the bickering and at odds which just made them wonderful characters. When a gang of outlaws gets in the way there is danger all around with gun drawn it is anyone’s guess who will live and who will die. Right in the middle is the attraction between Claire and Sully. Who will make the first move or will they let love slide right through their hands.
Another wonderful read from a very talented author, who brings a delightful story with wonderful characters in this sweet clean exciting read. This is one of many stories in this wonderful series and mother and daughter can read together enjoying some major bonding time. It is a fun, witty, humorous along with thrills, excitement and danger all those things that hook the reader making them want more. This was one story that I didn’t want to end, I felt so much for these characters I was so invest I couldn’t put it down.