"engaging relationship drama"
Just a few months ago, Colleen Collins worked as an
investigative reporter for American Business Dailey in DC.
Now she is unemployed but needs money so Coleen accepts a
freelance assignment from a friend at Southern Women's
magazine to write a series of articles on food and culture.
Colleen accepts the meaningless assignment though her self-
respect is in the toilet. She travels to San Saline, Texas
in the heart of the Hill County, but feels lost in the
middle of Nowhere without gas until True the Tractor Man
rescues her. As she and True become acquainted under the
auspices of local matchmaking led by the aggressive Ladies'
Sunday Supper, they fall in love. However, she is a big
city reporter while he is a small town CEO; with the
preacher Malachi Simmon encouraging her to take a chance on
This engaging relationship drama focuses on the heroine as
she struggles to decide what she truly wants in life. Her
dilemma is simple as she thought she was contented with her
DC job and her boyfriend, but finds she is having fun and
love in the Hill Country. So will readers due to the
eccentric support cast and a delightfully opposites lead
couple that will send fans of contemporary tales enjoy the
taste of TEXAS COOKING.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 26, 2003
What seemed like a road to nowhere might be leading her
No one is more surprised than Colleen Collins when she's
offered a job writing fluffy magazine articles about rural
Texas cooking. The big-city investigative reporter knows
nothing about goats, prickly pears, or peafowl, and
to make matters worse, she can't even cook. But thanks to
a political scandal that cost Collie her job, her
boyfriend, and nowwith this demeaning
assignmenther self-respect, she has no choice but to
drag herself out of bed and head to the Texas Hill Country.
After only a few days in the charming little town of San
Saline, Collie finds her affection growing for its big-
hearted residents. And despite her intentions to the
contrary, she's finding it impossible to resist the
infuriating True McKittrick, a local boy-made-good whose
mere presence makes her feel utterly alive...and
inexplicably at home. Soon, this unlikely romantic pairing
is stirring up more than just desire. It's making Collie
wonder about the life that once seemed perfectand
the chance of starting over...with a man who's True.