"Interesting western romance"
In 1885 Texas, ranch heir Ace Durango owes his mom for
bailing him out of jail. However, he is mortified when his
mother makes him pay his debt by insisting he escort prim
schoolteacher Lynne McBride to the Governor's Ball. At the
gala, he becomes even more embarrassed when Lynne wears a
suffrage banner saying "Votes for Texas Women". A fight
breaks out and Lynne and Ace end up in jail.
His father blames Ace for leading Lynne to jail and decides
his son needs to learn responsibility as only a cattle
drive can give him. He demands Ace take cattle on a trail
drive to Dodge City, something rarely done anymore. Lynne
needs to go to Dodge City to attend a suffrage conference.
So she dresses up as a teenage boy and joins the drive.
Eventually, Ace and the crew realize that Lynne is not a
boy. However, since she has done all they asked of her and
more, the crew wants her to finish the drive with them, all
that is except Ace. Not long afterward even Ace's secret
admiration for Lynne turns into love.
TO TAME A TEXAN is an interesting western romance that uses
the women's suffragette movement to propel the plot forward
as actions and reactions to the late nineteenth century
women's movement seem so vibrant. Fans will also enjoy
Lynne's efforts to further the cause, but feel frustrated
that an intrepid individual like the heroine fails to
accept responsibility for her actions. Though Ace's
obstinacy can become irritating, readers will want to come
along on one of the better trail runs since Westward Ho the
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 10, 2003