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Teagen McMurray would ride to hell and back to protect his land. He'd certainly never felt that way about a woman. At least not until Jessie Barton showed up with her three little girls, desperate for a place to stay. Suddenly he finds himself proposing marriage, telling himself it is only to protect her and her children ...Jessie had no place to go except Whispering MountTeagen McMurray would ride to hell and back to protect his land. He'd certainly never felt that way about a woman. At least not until Jessie Barton showed up with her three little girls, desperate for a place to stay. Suddenly he finds himself proposing marriage, telling himself it is only to protect her and her children ...Jessie had no place to go except Whispering Mountain --- and to Teagen, the one person who couldn't deny her, thanks to the correspondence he shared with her dead husband. But what will happen once the man she's loved through his letters discovers her tangle of lies?...

Title : Tall, Dark, and Texan
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ISBN : 9780515145434
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Number of Pages : 293 Pages
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Tall, Dark, and Texan Reviews

  • Gina
    2018-09-23 04:28

    A little too tame for my liking.When Jessie’s husband dies, she’s certain of two things: the bookstore will not be hers even after her husband’s promise before his death, and that her husband’s mother will stop at nothing to get her hands on the one living connection she has to her son - his children. Jessie refuses to allow that to happen, and fleas Chicago with her three daughters, Emily, Rose, and Bethie. She has only one hope - that once she reaches Texas, she’ll be able to hide behind her lies and that Teagen McMurray will take them in.When Teagen goes into town for supplies, a mother and her three young daughters are waiting for him. A letter from Eli Barton, Jessie’s now dead husband, asking him to take them in. Believing the letter is from the only friend he has, he takes them home.Both feel an attraction, but neither wants to acknowledge it. For Teagen, his land and ranch should come first. He distanced himself way from civilized nature that he wouldn’t believe Jessie could ever feel something for him. Jessie’s unsure of her feelings; the only man she’s ever known physically was her husband, and after her parents death, her life wasn’t all that great.However, Teagen soon learns of Jessie’s lies when a judge, a lawyer and the sheriff arrive with the legal right to take her children back to their grandmother; with no family or means to support herself and the girls, the judge has no choice but to grant the petition. Jessie doesn’t have any relatives from California coming to get them. However, if Jessie was to be remarried…Teagen marries her, if only to protect Jessie and the girls. But it would be in name only. He’s determined that nothing will ever happen between them, and he’ll find a house for them closer to town. And Jessie learns she’s pregnant once again. But she’s still holding more lies from Teagen. How will Teagen react when he finds out?**There’s a reason I don’t read straight romance anymore. I need more “oomph” in my story, more substance, and this one lacked what I usually look for in a good book. If you’re a pure romantic at heart, this is a book for you. Otherwise…When Teagen first brings Jessie home, it’s uncomfortable, but the more they talk, the more a friendship begins to form. That friendship is torn apart when one of her lies is revealed, and even though strained, later the relationship starts to rebuild.Teagen is a strong rancher, devoted to his horses and the McMurray land. He’s so far removed in a civilized manner, I can understand why he acts the way he does, but that’s about it.Jessie is stronger than she believes herself to be. And she really does love Teagen, even if he refuses to believe it. It’s just that - I didn’t feel it. Yes, I felt a physical attraction, a spark between them, but that’s about it.What I liked was Teagen’s interaction with Jessie’s girls. He had a difficult time getting through to the oldest, Emily, and we learn the reasons, and I truly fell in love with him for that alone.But that’s it. There was a plot, there is supposed to be an attack, but it wasn’t that great an attack - over just as fast as it begins, and meanwhile, Teagen learns that all that correspondence with his friend Eli wasn’t Eli at all, but with Jessie. When Teagen leaves to deal with the man who wants his land and horses, he’s gone for months, and yet, not a word from him. It brought back the disconnection that you feel in the beginning and even when he returns, the contact between them was too brief for you to really feel anything between them but words.Not a bad novel, but I won’t be reading it again.

  • Lorka
    2018-10-06 04:20

    I could not put this book down! I loved almost every single character!! The little girls were a great addition, especially up against the somewhat stern hero. The heroine had had a hard life, but she was still very sweet, determined, and loving. The hero was constantly being referred to as being rough, fearsome, intimidating, people in town would cross to the other side of the street to avoid being close to him, etc. ... but when I was reading of his actions and his comments, it really didn't strike me as being gruff and fearsome. I have read much grumpier heroes in other stories... but regardless, grumpy or not, this hero was perfect just how he was written. This is actually the third book in the series, I would say it could be a stand alone, although maybe in the first two books it describes how this hero is so fearsome and that's why I didn't get it. Side note: The one character I did not enjoy was the hero's sister, she was extremely immature and rude to the teenage boy who had a crush on her and was constantly helping her family battle the bad raider guys. (They will be featured in book 4, I will definitely skip that one).

  • Gail
    2018-09-28 06:22

    Lovely story from early Texas, just after it became a state, I believe. The hero is the last of the McMurray brothers and the heroine is a widow with three daughters who runs from her late husband's family after his death to keep her girls. She's been writing letters to the hero with his books and signing her husband's name to them, so the hero thinks the dead guy is his best friend. He agrees to shelter the young family and they fit his life far better than he thought any woman could, much less little girls. There are a few mixups between the two of them, and a bad guy wanting to steal the whole ranch but he mostly stays off stage. It felt very much true to Texas with characters true to themselves and their times. And it's a darn good Jodi Thomas read. Go, Jodi! (Yeah, I'm behind on reading all the books she's written, but I'm catching up best I can. )

  • Dawn ♥ romance
    2018-10-02 09:15

    This historical romance was alright. I liked the grit of the heroine and her daughters were so cute but the romance was rather juvenile and unbelievable in light of the circumstances. High in angst and low in action. Newly widowed Jessie runs from Chicago with her kids to pen pal Teagan, a rancher in Texas.

  • Heidi
    2018-09-26 10:14

    Wish I could say I liked this book more but the best part of the story was the girls, Emily, Rose and Bethie. Jessie got on my nerves a bit and I found myself skimming thru the last few chapters rather than reading. I didn't feel a connection or "chemistry" if you will, between Teagen and Jessie like I am hoped would be there.

  • Staci
    2018-09-20 11:08

    There are a few things that were inconsistent for me in this book.* Communication* Letter frequency* Drummond Roak* Jessie's fear of the BartonsCommunication: Teagen McMurray and Jessie Barton have established a friendly relationship via multiple years of letters. They were very good at writing their feelings. When the two of them get together they have a difficult time expressing anything other than how uncouth Jessie finds Teagen and how much Teagen loves the ranch.Letter frequency: At the end of the novel Teagen is gone for months during a time that should have been used to establish the foundation for his and Jessie's future. Teagen and "Eli" wrote for years, but now that he's married, lust, protection, and anger must have caused him to forget how to use a writing instrument. His brother Travis manages to write to his wife twice, but there is nothing from Teagan.Drummond Roak: Can you say distraction? I know this book is part of a series, and Drummond Roak's interaction with the McMurrays was described in a previous book. Without reading the earlier book, I just did not understand why he acted the way he did, slinking up behind everyone, acting like he's capable of helping like an older man. He's what - 16/17? I just don't get how he could be taken seriously in the pursuit of Sage or by the adult men. He seems to be a key player, but he didn't seem to fit into the flow of the story.The Bartons: If Eli's mother really was so ferocious, wouldn't she have come to Texas all on her own and not just sent an attorney? I really expected the preacher and his mother to be Mrs. Barton and someone else in disguise. When the attorney gave up so easily, it made Mrs. Barton seem too much of a push over.The author did a great job showing the growth of both the hero and the heroine. I loved watching Teagan with the girls, Jessie, Sage, Roak, his brothers, and Martha. I'm not completely sold on the McMurrays, but I am willing to read another of their stories to see if that improves. I'd like to see what happens with Martha and Sims and Sage and Drummond. I'm also hoping that Sage's story with her dead ranger is included in one of the earlier books.

  • Karen
    2018-10-08 07:05

    "A Sweet Romance in the Heart of Texas"Jessica Barton flees her Chicago home after her husband's death. She fears her husband's family will take her three children away since she is now left penniless. She goes to Whispering Ranch hoping to find sanctuary. She finds more than she bargained for—a chance for love, but she has a secret that may ruin it all.Teagan McMurry runs the Whispering Mountain Ranch. His brothers are now married and have made a life of their own. His sister, Sage is away at school. He enjoys his solitude, but he's also lonely. He isn't one to make friends easily. His only friend is Eli Barton, a man he's never met, but has written to for years. When Eli's widow and three children arrive with a letter, stating his last dying wishes, Teagan can't send them away. He will honor his friend by taking his family in until they can make other arrangements? He's faced dangerous outlaws and difficult situations. How much trouble could they be?This is the first Jodi Thomas book I've read and it won't be the last. I loved how the relationship of Teagan and Jessie progressed—friendship first before they fall in love with each other. The way Teagan handles the invasion of three young children into his once quiet home is heartwarming. Teagan may try to be a grumbling grizzly bear, but inside he was truly a huggable teddy bear. I also liked the relationship of the secondary characters: Sage (Teagan's sister, who came to visit) and Drummond Roak (a young man who has lived among outlaws and the McMurry's have befriended.) This tale is the third book in Whispering Mountain series, but the story stands alone. The references to the other two brothers and their guest appearance only made me want to read their stories as well. I do hope the author plans on writing Sage and Drummond's story, too. They're two headstrong individuals. It would be interesting to see who will tame whom.Review for PNR Paranormal Reviews

  • Kathleen
    2018-10-08 10:05

    Excellent story. 4.5 stars. Book 3 in the series. Abused wife/bookstore clerk in Chicago becomes pen pals with a lonely Texan mail-order customer, in her husband's name. For several years they (Jessie and Teagan) discuss ranch life and books in seasonal letters. Treagan thinks she's a man. She turns to her "tall, dark Texan" when her husband dies and his wealthy family plots to take her 3 daughters. Teague takes Jessie into his home under false premises, and falls in love with her, taking joy in little Emily, Rose, and Bethie.Some of the best parts of the book include scenes with the girls, especially when they first cuddled on the porch "with our papa to watch the storm roll in."But the porch isn't safe. Murderous out-laws and arrogant in-laws loom in the shadows.It was very good. Quite captivating. Jodi Thomas is a strong writer, handling dialogue smoothly. Quibble: Somehow, Thomas didn't quite -- not quite -- deliver that final KO emotional punch. A good plot, decent character development, interesting secondary characters, but something is missing, some last emotional bond in the relationship is not secured, not for me. Hence, 4.5 stars.

  • Pamela(AllHoney)
    2018-09-23 04:11

    The third book in Jodi Thomas' Whispering Mountain series. Another delightful and entertaining western romance by Ms. Thomas.

  • SheLove2Read
    2018-09-27 06:10

    LOVED IT! Fantastic historical western romance. I wish they were all this good...

  • Garth Mailman
    2018-09-24 06:01

    We met the McMurray Brothers of Whispering Mountain in book one--Texas Rain: Teagan, Travis, and Tobin and their little sister Sage. I’ve skipped to book three and in the meantime the younger brothers have gotten married, left the ranch and moved into law and Washington, DC. In book three it’s Teagan’s turn to concentrate a little less on his brood mares and little more on his own love life. The widow who drops into his world has three girls under 7 and another child on the way. Fortunately his persnickety housekeeper Martha is charmed out of her tree. The book titles seem to have no significance beyond identifying the texts. We take modern civilization for granted but in the time period and location where this book is set law and order were a sometime event and what you could hold onto depended on your ability to protect it and other’s assessment of whether what you owned was worth the effort to steal. There are two wild cards here:the non-verbal five-year-old Duck imprinted on his rescuer Travis andTeen-aged Drummond Doak who appears out of thin air undetected by man or beast and seems to disappear in the blink of an eye declaring his undying, unrequited love for Sage.

  • Chris
    2018-09-19 10:04

    THIS SUMMARY/REVIEW WAS COPIED FROM OTHER SOURCES AND IS USED ONLY AS A REMINDER OF WHAT THE BOOK WAS ABOUT FOR MY PERSONAL INTEREST. ANY PERSONAL NOTATIONS ARE FOR MY RECOLLECTION ONLYThe Girls were great and fun! When Jessie’s husband dies, she’s certain of two things: the bookstore will not be hers even after her husband’s promise before his death, and that her husband’s mother will stop at nothing to get her hands on the one living connection she has to her son - his children. Jessie refuses to allow that to happen, and fleas Chicago with her three daughters, Emily, Rose, and Bethie. She has only one hope - that once she reaches Texas, she’ll be able to hide behind her lies and that Teagen McMurray will take them in.When Teagen goes into town for supplies, a mother and her three young daughters are waiting for him. A letter from Eli Barton, Jessie’s now dead husband, asking him to take them in. Believing the letter is from the only friend he has, he takes them home.Both feel an attraction, but neither wants to acknowledge it. For Teagen, his land and ranch should come first. He distanced himself way from civilized nature that he wouldn’t believe Jessie could ever feel something for him. Jessie’s unsure of her feelings; the only man she’s ever known physically was her husband, and after her parents death, her life wasn’t all that great.However, Teagen soon learns of Jessie’s lies when a judge, a lawyer and the sheriff arrive with the legal right to take her children back to their grandmother; with no family or means to support herself and the girls, the judge has no choice but to grant the petition. Jessie doesn’t have any relatives from California coming to get them. However, if Jessie was to be remarried…Teagen marries her, if only to protect Jessie and the girls. But it would be in name only. He’s determined that nothing will ever happen between them, and he’ll find a house for them closer to town. And Jessie learns she’s pregnant once again. But she’s still holding more lies from Teagen. How will Teagen react when he finds out?**There’s a reason I don’t read straight romance anymore. I need more “oomph” in my story, more substance, and this one lacked what I usually look for in a good book. If you’re a pure romantic at heart, this is a book for you. Otherwise…When Teagen first brings Jessie home, it’s uncomfortable, but the more they talk, the more a friendship begins to form. That friendship is torn apart when one of her lies is revealed, and even though strained, later the relationship starts to rebuild.Teagen is a strong rancher, devoted to his horses and the McMurray land. He’s so far removed in a civilized manner, I can understand why he acts the way he does, but that’s about it.Jessie is stronger than she believes herself to be. And she really does love Teagen, even if he refuses to believe it. It’s just that - I didn’t feel it. Yes, I felt a physical attraction, a spark between them, but that’s about it.What I liked was Teagen’s interaction with Jessie’s girls. He had a difficult time getting through to the oldest, Emily, and we learn the reasons, and I truly fell in love with him for that alone.But that’s it. There was a plot, there is supposed to be an attack, but it wasn’t that great an attack - over just as fast as it begins, and meanwhile, Teagen learns that all that correspondence with his friend Eli wasn’t Eli at all, but with Jessie. When Teagen leaves to deal with the man who wants his land and horses, he’s gone for months, and yet, not a word from him. It brought back the disconnection that you feel in the beginning and even when he returns, the contact between them was too brief for you to really feel anything between them but words.**************(view spoiler)[There are a few things that were inconsistent for me in this book.* Communication* Letter frequency* Drummond Roak* Jessie's fear of the BartonsCommunication: Teagen McMurray and Jessie Barton have established a friendly relationship via multiple years of letters. They were very good at writing their feelings. When the two of them get together they have a difficult time expressing anything other than how uncouth Jessie finds Teagen and how much Teagen loves the ranch.Letter frequency: At the end of the novel Teagen is gone for months during a time that should have been used to establish the foundation for his and Jessie's future. Teagen and "Eli" wrote for years, but now that he's married, lust, protection, and anger must have caused him to forget how to use a writing instrument. His brother Travis manages to write to his wife twice, but there is nothing from Teagan.Drummond Roak: Can you say distraction? I know this book is part of a series, and Drummond Roak's interaction with the McMurrays was described in a previous book. Without reading the earlier book, I just did not understand why he acted the way he did, slinking up behind everyone, acting like he's capable of helping like an older man. He's what - 16/17? I just don't get how he could be taken seriously in the pursuit of Sage or by the adult men. He seems to be a key player, but he didn't seem to fit into the flow of the story.The Bartons: If Eli's mother really was so ferocious, wouldn't she have come to Texas all on her own and not just sent an attorney? I really expected the preacher and his mother to be Mrs. Barton and someone else in disguise. When the attorney gave up so easily, it made Mrs. Barton seem too much of a push over.The author did a great job showing the growth of both the hero and the heroine. I loved watching Teagan with the girls, Jessie, Sage, Roak, his brothers, and Martha. I'm not completely sold on the McMurrays, but I am willing to read another of their stories to see if that improves. I'd like to see what happens with Martha and Sims and Sage and Drummond. I'm also hoping that Sage's story with her dead ranger is included in one of the earlier books. (hide spoiler)]

  • Heather
    2018-10-08 06:18

    Dont expect much steam in this one. There's very little loving in this book unlike tobin and Libby's story. I liked Teagan and Jesse but I felt it was a fly over book. Sometimes jodi knocks it outta the park but then u have one like this wishing for more ... She also has a tendency to leave so many things unsaid. Looking forward to Drum tho💗

  • Bunga
    2018-09-25 10:20

    Ini buku ketiga dari series Whispering Mountain yang entah kenapa saya pilih sebagai buku pertama yang saya baca untuk series ini. Bagi yang suka sama tema Married in Convinient, saya rasa buku ini cukup lumayan. Genrenya lebih ke drama family & romance.Jessica atau Jessie adalah janda beranak tiga yang sedang hamil muda yang lari dari kota asalnya, Chicago, setelah suaminya meninggal. Ini dikarenakan ketiga anaknya ini terancam bakal direbut sama Mertuanya karena Jessie dianggap ga mampu menghidupi ketiga anaknya ini dengan status jandanya tadi. Tiga bulan terlunta-lunta, Jessie dan ketiga anaknya ini sampai di Texas dan bertemu dengan Teagan McMurray--pemilik ranch Whispering Mountain sekaligus anak sulung dan kepala keluarga McMurray. Berbekal surat peninggalan suami Jessie-Ellie Barton--yang bersahabat pena dengan Teagan, akhirnya Teagan bersedia menampung Jessie beserta ketiga anaknya sampai mereka dijemput keluarga Jessica. Moment-moment lucu ada saat Teagan berinteraksi dengan ketiga anak Jessie, yaitu Emily, Rose dan Berthie yang punya karakter berbeda-beda tapi semuanya adorable. Ga kebayang gimana Teagan yang karakternya keras, serem, dan kaku harus menghadapi tingkah polah ketiga anak kecil itu tadi. Ternyata meski dingin dan serem gitu, Teagan ternyata lembut di dalam dan family man. (view spoiler)[Konflik muncul saat Teagan tahu kalau Jessie bohong kepadanya. Satu, sejak awal Jessie ga punya keluarga yang bakal menjemput mereka di Texas. Jessie memang berencana 'ngungsi' sementara di rumah Teagan buat menghindari Mertuanya yang kepengen merebut anak-anaknya. Dua, ternyata selama ini bukan suami Jessie yang bersahabat-pena sama Teagan, tetapi Jessie sendiri. Di sisi lain, Ranchnya Teagan terancam bakal diserang segerombolan orang yang kepengen mengusai tanah Whispering Mountain. (hide spoiler)]Bagi yang pernah baca novel Lorraine Heath yang Texas Trilogy, menurut saya serial ini bisa lumayan memuaskan. Terutama karena genre family yang kental antara McMurray bersaudara dan juga antar Jessie-Teagan dan ketiga anak-anak Jessie. Interaksi antar karakternya juga natural. Kadar angsty-nya juga ga berlebihan sampe bikin mewek.

  • Kym McNabney
    2018-10-04 06:24

    Wow, what a great book! As usual, Jodi immediately hooks you with the first page and doesn't stop until you're at the last. As with the first two in this series, once I started, it took all my will power to set it down when I needed to return to reality and tend to life. While reading this one, I couldn't help but be brought back to the first two books about Travis and Tobin, making me want to read them all over again. You will fall in love with all of the characters. The hero and the heroines, along with other characters in the book.Ever since the first book, I couldn't wait to read about each of the siblings and the story of their journey that I knew awaited in the next book. Well, now I can barely wait for Sage's, story...and I have little doubt that Drummond will be fighting to win her over. Can't wait!I'll be checking Jodi's website, constantly, trying to patiently await Sage's story. I can already see the wheels turning for other books, ones about the children of these wonderful characters.

  • Tonya Warner
    2018-10-01 06:12

    Yes, this is a re-read for me, but well worth it.Teagen McMurray is the oldest of the McMurray siblings, and has always had the most responisbility in raising them. Having to take over the legacy left by their father's sudden death when he was only twelve, Teagen worked to fulfill his father's dream. He grew up fast, and hard, to be able to keep his family safe. His one friend in all that time, was a bookkeeper that sent him letters throughout the years.Jessie Barton knew that she must run to keep her daughters safe after the death of her husband. She ran to the only man she believed would help her, Teagen McMurray. Little did she realize, the man was so much more than his letters had shown. Helping him to open up, with the help of her daughters, she felt safe for the first time since her own parents deaths.Really, really enjoyable. The quiet, gentle touches that tame the beast within.

  • Lafanda
    2018-09-23 04:22

    This might be my favorite book of the Whispering Mountain series. After reading the previous two books, you get the idea that Teagan is a grumpy guy who likes to be left alone. Travis and Tobin have married and moved on, leaving Teagan on the ranch to himself, when Jessica and her three young daughters show up.The best part of this book is seeing this grumpy old cowboy trying to tolerate three young girls. If you have been around young kids in your own life, it makes this book much more fun because you understand how much energy it takes to be around kids, and watching poor old Teagan trying to cope with them is a real hoot. It's also fun to watch Teagan change from a growly bear to a softy around the girls. You can tell as the book progresses that he really cares for the children and Jessica. The story also comes with a little conflicts as Jessica tries to hide from her in-laws. I highly recommend this book!

  • Mem
    2018-10-11 07:15

    Whispering Mountain Novel. Teagen McMurray, the oldest of three brothers and one sister. He's been taking care of them all since his father died when he was 12. Along comes Jessie Barton with her three daughters looking for a safe place to rest and raise her daughters. Her husband died when he passed out, in the freezing weather, after one of his drunken night. Jessie packs what she can carry along with her girls heading for Whispering Mountain. She has been writing to Teagen for ten years using her husbands name. Now they will meet.I liked the family stories of the house keeper, the young man Roak Drummond, Teagen's brothers, and Jessie. They all work together against the trouble hanging over the ranch. There are misunderstandings that get in the way, but it comes together, leaving me wanting the next story and the ones befor this on.

  • SweetSue
    2018-10-17 06:58

    First of this series that I've read and I really liked it. Jodi Thomas is a new favorite. Jessie comes to Teegan under false premises - he thinks he's been writing to her husband for 10 years or so but it was really her. He also thinks she's not staying long, but she's got nowhere else to go. In the meantime, he's got his own troubles with mysterious outlaws trying to take over his ranch. I loved watching him learn to be around her (conversation lessons) and her daughters and how they all melt his heart. I loved the way they touched and how she craved that after her nasty husband. The ending with the General was a bit far-fetched, but I assume he'd been involved in the earlier books and needed to be put away for good. I plan to go back and ready the books about his brothers before reading the girls' stories.

  • Highland-dreamer
    2018-10-07 04:27

    This book totally surprised me. Before I picked it up, I didn't even think I would finish because of the cheasy title and cover, but I thought that if something made me buy it in the first place, I should give it a chance. It exceeded my expectations considerably. It was not a "deep" novel by any means, but had plenty of interesting characters and was easy to read. It had many funny/humorous moments, and the writing was excellent. I loved how the POV changed so often, and so easily. I have never read this author before, but I will be looking out for more of her books in the future, and definitely reading the other books within this series.

  • Renny
    2018-09-19 05:24

    This book was okay and stode alone for someone not having read the rest of the series but it doesn't want to make me run out and read the rest either. While I have interest in all the characters there was no great character development that made be fall in love wth any. It think it was the last 1/3 of the book that dragged a bit for me and just made me lose interest. I was thinking when will a finish it and what I will read next not how much I would miss tha characters. There were some wonderful moments in the book between Teagan and Jessie and I adored the percosious middle daughter Rose.

  • Tracy Farmer
    2018-10-08 09:27

    This story is about a woman who falls in love with her only friend in the world. Only he has no idea that the man he's been writing to for years is a woman. Tegean has to learn at a early age how to defend what is his when his father dies in the war, and his mother passes away giving brith to his sister Sage. So he learns not to trust people until he meets Eli (Jesse's husband) though letters. Jesse's husband dies and she has to depend on the man that she has been writing to for years to take care of her and her 3 children. This is the 3rd book in the Whispering Mountain series by Jodi Thomas. I love this book, and can't wait to read the 4th book The Lone Texn.

  • Eileen
    2018-09-23 12:13

    How can you not help but love a brooding cowboy who figures out love is standing right in front of him? Teagan and Jessie's story is a well written had me wanting more type book. This was my first book of Jodi Thomas but definitely not the last! I did it again picking up the 3rd book in a series but it can be a stand alone without all the fill in info from the first two books. The 3 little girls, Emily, Rose and Bethie, were so cute and added so much to the story. It gave me enough of a story to want to go out and get the 4th book in the series to read Sage and Drum's story.

  • Brie
    2018-10-11 04:20

    This book was pretty good and i cant wait to read the rest of the Whispering Mountains novels. I was really hoping there would some hot sex in it, but was dissapointed. No sex. At all! i mean there was some good make-out scenes and he gave her pleasure by touching her some, but no actual sex. At the very end it was obvious that they just about to have sex and then it ended. That sucks! I am indescribably upset. Teagen sounded soooooooooo freakin HOT! Oh well it was still a pretty good read, but there really should have been actual sex in it. Oh and the supposed big fight scene was terrible.

  • Rebekah
    2018-10-04 10:25

    A conversation:C: Dont' stay up too late reading.Me: I won't. I'm about to finish this dumb book.C: But then you'll probably read the sequels.Me: Maybe. I think there's two other ones but I don't know if this is the first one or what. It probably doesn't matter.C: It doesn't matter. You could read that book backwards and it would be the same.Mostly true, yes, but I enjoy reading these books set in Texas because these enormous ranches are always two days' ride from Austin and have completely implausible landscape/location pairings.

  • Michelle
    2018-10-11 05:01

    After multiple readings of this book I am still in love with all of the characters. The situations that they go through are so unique from her other books, although the men tend to lean towards the dark and brooding type, which I love, but still wish there was one that was a happy go lucky type of guy that had no problems in life. Ignoring that though, this book is still really good and I plan to reread it many more times in the coming years.

  • Courtney
    2018-09-28 09:21

    This was another wonderful historical romance book from Jodi Thomas! I flew through it in two days. Teagen has always been my favorite McMurray brother and his story didn't disappoint! Jessie and her girls made me smile and laugh the entire time I was reading. I'm still swooning over some of the heart-warming scenes between Teagen and his girls! I just need to know if Ms. Thomas is planning on giving Sage and Drummond their own book. Does anyone know if plans are in the works?

  • Karen
    2018-10-14 08:17

    Third in the series & Teagan the eldest, most fierce looking reluctantly takes on a seemingly timid bride with three little girls. The McMurray ranch is under extreme threat again and he now has something more important than land to die for not that he's able to express it.The thrilling adventure continues.Love the man in black ham handed though sincere attempts at wooing Sage McMurray. It's a gossip if she'll shoot or geld him.

  • Jage
    2018-09-17 05:13

    This wasn't a bad read but I felt like it was missing something the whole time I was reading it and I'm not sure why. This is a two and a half for me, not because it was horrible but just because it was very eh. The characters were alright, I wasn't really pulled into their issues and as I was reading I kept thinking of other books with similar storylines that were more engaging.

  • Samantha
    2018-10-07 11:07

    I really liked this book. I would give it 3.5 stars. It could have been a 4 star but the abrupt ending and the way it took them so long to get there bothered me. I felt like the author was like oh well the reader should get the point. I wanted to see them live like man and wife. Still, it was good. I loved the Hero.