Be My Texas Valentine Kindle Ø Be My Kindle -

Be My Texas Valentine Kindle Ø Be My  Kindle -
  • Paperback
  • 377 pages
  • Be My Texas Valentine
  • Jodi Thomas
  • English
  • 19 September 2018
  • 1420119672

Be My Texas Valentine➣ [Epub] ➝ Be My Texas Valentine By Jodi Thomas ➭ – Essayreview.co.uk In Texas, Valentine s Day is for restless hearts, brave second chances, and passions rekindled New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas, Linda Broday, Phyliss Miranda, and DeWanna Pace tempt you In Texas, Valentine s Day is for restless hearts, brave second chances, and passions rekindled New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas, Linda Broday, Phyliss Miranda, and DeWanna Pace tempt you with four delicious treatsOut on these rugged plains, love never comes easy And four daring ladies will do whatever it takes to capture the hearts of four irresistibly sweet talking Texans The Be My Kindle - Valentine s Curse by JODI THOMASWhen a quiet foreman comes to the aid of a mystery lady, they ll find that this perfect starlit night is made for courtin Cupid s Arrow by LINDA BRODAYA determined heiress gambles high to reclaim the rancher she s never stopped wantingLoving Miss Laurel by PHYLISS MIRANDAWhen a spirited lady and a go getter mayor compete for their town s future, it s two dreams for a lifetimeSweet Talk by DEWANNA PACEAnd to attract a lonely doctor s attention, a shy young woman needs courage and two unlikely matchmakers.


About the Author: Jodi Thomas

I m a New York Times and USA Today Best Selling author, wife, mother, in law, grandmother, sister, friend, and owner of one fat cat.


10 thoughts on “Be My Texas Valentine

  1. says:

    Cupid s Arrow by Linda BrodayDeception, frustration, determination all weave around Rue Ann and Logan s 2nd chance love story The truth always finds it s way out, but the journey of discovery was filled with heartache and confusion I enjoyed watching Rue Ann and Logan dance around each other and the antics of the 2ndary characters , getting closer to the truth and the other Logan proved himself to be quite the swoon worthy hero melting my heart over and over againto come as I r Cupid s Arrow by Linda BrodayDeception, frustration, determination all weave around Rue Ann and Logan s 2nd chance love story The truth always finds it s way out, but the journey of discovery was filled with heartache and confusion I enjoyed watching Rue Ann and Logan dance around each other and the antics of the 2ndary characters , getting closer to the truth and the other Logan proved himself to be quite the swoon worthy hero melting my heart over and over againto come as I read the other stories

  2. says:

    The Valentine s Curse by Jodi Thomas 3 starsCupid s Arrow by Linda Broday 1 starLoving Miss Laurel by Phyliss Miranda 2 starsSweet Talk by Dewanna Pace 4 stars

  3. says:

    I just loved all four of these short stories I couldn t pick a favorite if I had to I love each for different reasons I chose to read it on Valentine s Day and I m so happy I did, it made my Valentine s day a happy one This book gives me hope that finding your true love maybe isn t impossible after all Truth is stranger than fiction isn t it A must read if you enjoy love stories

  4. says:

    Review originally posted on Reader s Edyn thoughts My overall experience with this book was enjoyable I have said quite a lot recently that at times I feel completely swamped with the level of sex in the romance novels I read Seems like the farther the authors push it, the higher they raise the fence Like, who can break through the next level of taboo and make it still readable And I also have friends and family that are not as cough how do I say this open minde Review originally posted on Reader s Edyn thoughts My overall experience with this book was enjoyable I have said quite a lot recently that at times I feel completely swamped with the level of sex in the romance novels I read Seems like the farther the authors push it, the higher they raise the fence Like, who can break through the next level of taboo and make it still readable And I also have friends and family that are not as cough how do I say this open minded as I am coughs with the material they read It is refreshing to be able to recommend stories to those whom I know would not be able to handle certain errr stories otherwise That said, I can definitely recommend this book to everyone There is no foul language and such a limited hint of sex that I cannot imagine anyone being offended by the contents of any of the stories All stories are Texas themed historical romance Who doesn t love the cowboy that finally finds his other half, while still remaining the tough protector that everyone else sees him as Not me While I have not had the pleasure of reading any of these authors before, I am thankful that I was allowed a taste of all four of them and their writing styles I have a love dislike relationship with anthologies I love them because they are, in a way, a sampler of multiple authors You can take a glimpse into the writing style of many authors within one book Rather than buying four separate books and not knowing if you will be satisfied or not, you can take a short cut of sorts through anthologies But what I object to about anthologies are that they oftentimes lack the components of a really good book because the stories are so short You just don t have enough time to get to know the characters in depth and still experience the conflict prior to the happily ever after However, having no prior knowledge of these authors, I can honestly say that I enjoyed all of the stories for different reasons One of the stories I really enjoyed, but the ending ruined it for me For the most part, this is an anthology that worked and I am very pleased to have spent my time reading it I will break down each story individually with a quick summary, followed by my personal thoughts on the story Jodi Thomas Website Valentine CurseBrody is a Yank, often shunned by the other ranch hands simply because he used to play for the wrong side But hidden within their mirth is a level of unspoken respect for his talent healing animals Twice made a widow, Valerie now has a new stigma a curse said to afflict and man who comes near her When the two meet, they get along well and part ways Eventually their paths cross again and Valerie offers Brody a proposal he can t refuse one year married, living on her ranch to try and make it thrive If the two aren t suited, they will part ways amicably But this woman who has never known a real marriage has never known the love of a good man and both just might end up finding happiness within their business arrangement marriage.I really loved this story Brody is a good guy, plain and simple Valerie is a hard working woman who has given up on her hopes and dreams of a loving marriage and children While her lack of affection within her first two marriages is sad, I enjoyed how her knowledge deficiency in some areas worked to Brody s benefit He eventually wages an all out war for their future Either it will work and they will begin a wonderful future together, or he could ultimately push her away if she is not ready to accept him The button deal was pretty clever and my favorite part of the story Toward the end of the story, you can t help but want to push these two together and help them find their happy ever after a bit sooner Jodi Thomas will be a name I will look to in the future Linda Broday Website s ArrowRue Ann and Logan The poor dears are victims of a great misunderstanding and possibly a rather large conspiracy to keep them apart They had planned a future together until one fateful day when it all came crashing down Rue Ann leaves to complete school, but eventually returns for her impending wedding to another This, of course, gives both Logan and Rue Ann the opportunity to seek out answers to many questions that have plagued the two for the last couple of years But will they get up the gumption to confront each other before Rue Ann has pledged her life to another While I enjoyed this story, I felt like I had read it before The plot is not new It is possible that it could have had the opportunity to distinguish itself as unique in its own way as a full length novel, but not within the shorter length of a novella Rue Ann s father plays a role within the conspiracy, but I felt that he gives in just a bit too easily toward the conclusion For all of the lengths that he went to in the conspiracy, I would have expected a much different outcome for him Complaints aside, I still found this story entertaining Above all, it is a sweet Texas romance and it is so very hard to go wrong with such a genre Ultimately, I had fun getting to know Rue Ann and Logan and was very much entertained by the antics of the elder sisters Miss Charlotte and Miss Emily.Phyliss Miranda Website Miss LaurelHunter has been a busy man for the last 8 years He has made his own fortune and successfully built a profitable ranch not including the businesses in town he has his hands in Laurel has been gone during this time and has only just returned to town at her Uncle s request an odd request considering he has not kept in contact with her since sending her off to school all of those years ago But curiosity gets the better of her and she comes back and runs right into Hunter The two had been friends prior to her hasty departure and quickly their attraction ignites a deep longing for one another But Laurel is shrouded in mystery from her past to the present and Hunter has a nagging feeling that he needs to get to the bottom of it That feeling is intensified ten fold when he discovers the danger that Laurel is in I started out absolutely loving this story It was a little bit longer than the first two and consequently had a slightly better developed plot line as can be the case as stories lengthen I liked that Hunter basically rose from the ashes to become a successful businessman, rancher, and mayor I wasn t as thrilled with Laurel because she is presented as an intelligent, strong young woman, but is sometimes given lesser characteristics For instance, she struggles to grasp her Uncle s involvement in some nefarious dealings despite his personality and while she obviously fears him, she stands up to him which presents a bit of a contradiction But I liked her paired with Hunter And irritation aside, I read straight through the story quickly, enjoying the tale unfold before my eyes Until the end I wanted to rip the pages out and stomp on them It finished so fast and then was tied up all neat and tidy in a few short sentences And to add injury to insult an author s note is added which does nothing to make me feel any better about the ending and in fact could actually spur questions that now need an answer Uppermost in my mind, what the heck happens next There is a huge void of nothingness between the rapid ending and the author s note Accordingly, I have a love hate relationship with this particular story.DeWanna Pace Website TalkNoah is the town doctor who has followed in his father s footsteps High in demand forthan his doctoring skills, Noah is also the object that many of the single ladies of the town have set their cap for But Noah is very busy tending to his patients and has little time left for socializing JoEmma is wheelchair bound since a bout with scarlet fever Afraid of not being able to obtain her greatest desires, she has hidden in the shadow of her illness While maintaining a positive attitude toward life in general, she has rejected the idea of pushing herself beyond the capability of her exhausted heart and stops trying to strengthen her legs so that she can walk again But JoEmma has hidden her feelings for Noah for a number of years ever since they were children and he rescued her from a fall, carrying her all the way home The two come together when JoEmma s love bird escapes and makes her way to Noah s love bird, becoming a mated pair The birds cannot be separated and before too long it becomes apparent that the birds may well have the right idea of things.Hands down my favorite story This story contains every component a sweet romance should have The depth of both main characters and even the secondary characters is amazing I love that the storyline is outside of the box How many main characters have you read about that start off in a wheelchair And what better pairing than with a doctor I very much enjoyed my time spent getting to know JoEmma, Noah, and their loved ones Each character, even with flaws, was presented in a way that endeared me to each one Even the sibling rivalry between JoEmma and her sister aids in enhancing the relationship dynamic between the two Overall, this tale is adorable and you can t help but wish each character a happy ending If Ms Pace writes this consistently in all of her stories, then she is definitely one to keep an eye on Uncorrected Proof provided by Kensington for review

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    These are the same 4 authors who wrote novellas for HOW TO LASSO A COWBOY Overall, I was glad to have read this book the stories were entertaining.THE VALENTINES CURSE by Jodi Thomas 5 stars Valerie has outlived 2 husbands, is lonely and is struggling to eke out a life on a farm.Brody is a cowhand with considerable skill treating ill or hurt animals However, he s never really accepted by the other hands because he is a Yank and this is Texas after the Civil War Brody is given all the diffic These are the same 4 authors who wrote novellas for HOW TO LASSO A COWBOY Overall, I was glad to have read this book the stories were entertaining.THE VALENTINES CURSE by Jodi Thomas 5 stars Valerie has outlived 2 husbands, is lonely and is struggling to eke out a life on a farm.Brody is a cowhand with considerable skill treating ill or hurt animals However, he s never really accepted by the other hands because he is a Yank and this is Texas after the Civil War Brody is given all the difficult jobs, after all, he s a Yank But the boss s wife gives him a humdinger go to the dance and talk with the widow The widow knows what is being said about her and is really cool to Brody Men avoid her because they are afraid there is a curse on anyone she meets talks to marries However, Brody is lonely and isn t dissuaded by either her attitude or the towns conviction that Valerie is cursed.After several accidental meetings, Valerie makes a staggering proposition to Brody and he accepts Can Brody survive the curse CUPIDS ARROW by Linda Broday 4.0 stars Rue Ann left Shiloh, Texas, 3 years ago under strange circumstances She and Logan Cutter seemed to be headed to the altar when she left town without a word Now, she is engaged to marry Theodore Greely, hand picked by Rue Ann s father.Logan Cutter has been stepping out with the local beauty, Celeste Before long, it is obvious that Theodore and Rue Ann are not suited for each other nor will Logan and Celeste be a good match Two elderly sisters decide to take action to correct things.When Rue Ann and Logan finally discuss why she left town in such a hurry, Rue Ann finds that her father has betrayed her in the foulest manner.I found it difficult to understand why Rue Ann s father changed his tune and accepted Logan so quickly after Rue Ann confronted him That just didn t ring true He s spent years perfecting his plot why would he roll over so quickly LOVING MISS LAUREL by Phyliss Miranda 3.5 stars I m not convinced that Ms Miranda is ready for prime time There were things that just didn t fit well Laurel is back in town after spending years in the East studying She knows the self made man and mayor Hunter Campbell Although Laurel tries to stay out of the controversy between the towns males and females, everyone else is trying to pull her to their side.Hunter was despicable He has a paramour but dumps her as soon as Laurel returns The excuse of they were just using each other, didn t say much for the motivations of either party Now, tell me why Laurel needs him again Laurels uncle and cousin are without any redeeming values That makes characters into cardboard images, not real people I also felt the ending was slapped together in a hurry.SWEET TALK by DeWanna Pace 4.5 stars JoEmma is in a wheelchair because of a bout of scarlet fever Eventually, the elder Dr Powell explains that JoEmma may need the wheelchair so she doesn t have to compete with her sister Pace shows some real understanding of the human psyche.This engaging story utilizes 2 lovebirds to help younger Dr Powell find a spouse The housekeeper is a hoot

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    The Valentine s Curse February 1867Broderick Monroe, Brody, managed to survive the war but was very much a loner on a Texas ranch He rounded up strays and did other jobs no one else wanted to do It was a lonely, tough life but Brody managed Brody was pretty much made to attend his boss s wife s Valentine s Party He was told that he had to talk to Widow Allen or lose his job Valerie Allen was a widow who lost two husbands in the war Her first husband was about 15 years older than her and he The Valentine s Curse February 1867Broderick Monroe, Brody, managed to survive the war but was very much a loner on a Texas ranch He rounded up strays and did other jobs no one else wanted to do It was a lonely, tough life but Brody managed Brody was pretty much made to attend his boss s wife s Valentine s Party He was told that he had to talk to Widow Allen or lose his job Valerie Allen was a widow who lost two husbands in the war Her first husband was about 15 years older than her and he was unkind to Valerie She was not sad to lose him She married another soldier who she spent 2 nights with before he went back to fighting and was also killed The townspeople all considered her cursed and expected any guy who had anything to do with her to either get sick or die Valerie still lived on her first husband s property and was having a difficult time surviving Because Brody was kind to Valerie, she asked him to marry him for a year to help her get her place back in good shape The quickly adjusted to living together and Brody taught Valerie what love is really like with his patience and kindness.Cupid s Arrow January 1884Rue Ann Spencer had left Shiloh, Tx and Logan Cutter to attend finishing school after her father had told her that her boyfriend had excepted money in exchange for not seeing her any She left without talking to Logan and he didn t know why she had left Logan was told that Rue Ann was pregnant and left town to have his child and that the his son had died Rue Ann came back to town as fianc to Theodore Greely who worked for her father, the senator Logan was rud to be involved with Celeste Wiggins Theodore and Celeste both warned her to stay away from Logan or there would be consequences Due to some meddlesome, older twin sisters Logan and Rue Ann got stuck in a rainstorm at Logan s home and finally talked to each other and found out what Rue Ann s father had done Theodore and Celeste ended up spending that same night together in town at Celeste s home and the entire town was waiting outside in the morning, the senator included Theodore ended up having to leave town in embarrassment and his engagement to Rue Ann was obviously over Logan and Rue Ann got married on the date scheduled for her to have married Theodore, Valentine s Day.Loving Miss Laurel February 1887Laurel had moved to town to live with her Uncle Gideon after her parents death Laurel was told that her parents committed suicide When she was old enough, Laurel was sent away for eight years to attend finishing school and college She was sent a request by her uncle to return home just before her 25th birthday It was her uncle s intention to kill Laurel before she could inherit what she was entitled to receive from her parents Her mother and uncle were 1 2 interest owners in a bank given to them upon the death of their parents, Laurel s grandparents The uncle had used what was her mother s to purchase land and poisoned her parents to keep them from knowing what he had done What was passed down from her mother, Laurel was due to inherit on her 25th birthday,When Laurel first showed up in town at 12 yrs old, she was befriended by the mother of Hunter Campbell She suspected something was not quite right with the story that Laurel had told her about her parents When she found out that Laurel and her uncle had argued, he had kicked Laurel out of his house and she was now missing, she sent Hunter to find her Hunter found her tied up in a cabin with her Uncle threatening her Hunter overheard what the uncle and done That was when Laurel discovered the truth about her parents Laurel accepted a job working for Hunter s mother and moved into the Campbell home.Sweet Talk January 1888Dr Noah Powell had taken over being the town doctor after his father retired Noah s housekeeper, Hannah, was also housekeeper for his father and lived with the Brown sisters, Angelina and JoEmma Noah and his father had not talked in about 4 years after a misunderstanding about the death of his cousin Jenny The older Dr blamed the younger Dr Noah owned a male Lovebird, Amigo, who was getting sickly and Noah couldn t get him to talk JoEmma Brown had a female Lovebird, Gabby that did talk Gabby flew out of the Brown s house while the town s women were there planning a Valentine s Day party Hannah knew where the bird was but used it to help her matchmaking efforts between the Doc and JoEmma Noah s bird appeared healthier after being with JoEmma s bird for a few days so the Dr and JoEmma made arrangements for Noah to keep both birds and JoEmma could come visit them and take care of them at his place Noah was out a lot doing his doctoring and JoEmma was in a wheelchair due to having had Scarlet fever.The two of them spending time together resulted in these lifelong friends realizing that they belonged together Hannah told the older doctor about JoEmma and Noah so he came to Noah and asked his forgiveness for his behavior regarding the death of Jenny He told Noah that he approved of his choosing JoEmma to be his wife He also asked Hannah to be his wife.JoEmma decided that she would puteffort into strengthening her body and soon learned to stand and then to walk again Like Amigo, who started to talk after he met Gabby, JoEmma just needed a reason to get stronger

  7. says:

    This is just a review of The Valentine s Curse by Jodi Thomas It was a lovely story that brought tears to my eyes Thomas s writing style is smooth and natural The story is about two lonely people cut off from others by circumstances They recognize the similarities and form an unlikely bond that becomes a loving relationship Nothing fancy or overblown Just a really good Western story.

  8. says:

    3.5 starsThe Jodi Thomas story was really good The other three stories were ok.

  9. says:

    Be My Texas Valentine by Jodi Thomas Linda Broday Phyliss Miranda Dewanna Pace4 stories for Valentine s Day The Valentine s CurseValerie is a widow, two times over She accompanies her father to the local dance where the whole neighborhood is.Brody is just in from tracking down some cattle and is given orders from his boss wife to attend the dance He is also told to sit near the widow and talk to her She has a curse that the whole town bets on how long any relationship will last before her Be My Texas Valentine by Jodi Thomas Linda Broday Phyliss Miranda Dewanna Pace4 stories for Valentine s Day The Valentine s CurseValerie is a widow, two times over She accompanies her father to the local dance where the whole neighborhood is.Brody is just in from tracking down some cattle and is given orders from his boss wife to attend the dance He is also told to sit near the widow and talk to her She has a curse that the whole town bets on how long any relationship will last before her next spouse is dead Brody thinks it s all superstitious and pays no mind to it all.He walks away into a dark section and she s going to say goodnight and he hugs her and gives her a kiss.He stops to get the bosses wife sewing machine and she is there and he helps out He finds himself there again another time and helps out He gets another hug and their relationship starts slowly.He s a loner and not too sure about women and she s had two husbands and is very shy, it s a wonder they even connected at all She gives him an ultimatum and he agrees to become her husband, tend the farm ranch and she will live up to her party as a wife The old boss has some cattle delivered to him as he s the only one to understand them so he has to fix up the fences so they can roam and fatten up Trouble arises and after a whole day goes by and he s not returned Valerie heads to the old boss and they send out the search parties to locate him She figures if it s such a curse she at least wants to buy his bones on her property Lot of tender slow love in this book You can tell they really are learning about one another and just taking things slow Really appreciated having the epilogue so we d not have to guess as to what happened over time.Cupid s Arrow by Linda BrodayLogan is back in town and runs into Rue Ann while she s leaving a store She is set to marry Theodore and he s been seeing a lot of Charlotte.With some help from elderly ladies who like to play pranks and have relationships go their way they play a huge part in getting couples together that they know will work.This reminds me of The Waltons and the elderly sisters who always come to visit their neighbors.Little do they realize all the lies and arrangements to work against what they want.Arranged marriages and deals in the backroom are made to advance their careers.Others have lied to keep them apart and destroy their lives in town.Loving Miss Laurel Phyliss Miranda The men in town want business to pick up via the railroad so they need to spend the money on paving the main road.The women don t think the town is at all ready for that growth so they want to spend the money on a library for the kids to enjoy now.Some women disguised themselves as boys and overheard the meeting that went on and report back to the mayor s wife.Laurel has just returned from the East and is appointed the new womens society president job The men have their own club and will stand behind the new paving The women will stand behind the new library.The men plot to have a Valentine supper and dance and the women plot to raisemoney by providing free beer to them the proceeds going towards the library.Problem is that s all the women dressed as boys heard so they went to the newspaper and got things mixed up and that s what was printed in the next newspaper They didn t get the mens side which was not what was printed.Laurel gets mad at her uncle and leaves the house, thinks she ll take the job of president of the womans society and do bookkeeping for the saloon while being able to live on their property There is an scuffle at the livery and a few people have confronted her with solutions to her problem.Hunter, the mayors mother Melba Ruth recalls the terms of Laurel s parents will and she is to inherit the estate and all sums on Valentine s Day her birthday.The mayor must find her to set things straight Some one has taken her as she s left her weapon behind.The truth comes out in the endSweet Talk by Dewanna PaceNoah is a doctor and his practice is very busy He has a housekeeper and a talking bird well he squawks a lot.JoEmma is wheelchair bound and has a talking bird that has flown away The bird show up at the docs in the same cage with help from the housekeeper.The Valentine Dance is approaching and the hearts with names on them has been done Now to draw one name and that man will be your date for the evening, if you don t have a date They agree the sisters can visit the bird at his place just so they can keep the birds together The older sister is the beautiful flirty type which he has no interest in.He s never gotten to know JoEmma much.His father stops by to tell him he choose the right sister and he asks him about her health as he was the last one to treat her He tells Noah and leaves it open for improvement.Noah s not talked to his dad in years and again the housekeeper comes to the rescue.The ending is most fitting on all accords

  10. says:

    4 stars for the first 2 novellas.

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