"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 elderly preacher Malachi Simmon encouraging her to take a chance on love.

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.

Harriet Klausner

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 26, 2003


What seemed like a road to nowhere might be leading her straight home...

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 now—with this demeaning assignment—her 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 perfect—and the chance of starting over...with a man who's True.


Texas Cooking
by Lisa Wingate

Onyx Books
September 1, 2003
Available: September 2, 2003
ISBN #0451411021
EAN #9780451411020
320 pages
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