"Kate wants a home and family and builds them in Texas"

Kate Whittington is the daughter the town whore who has lived at the orphanage first as a student and then as a teacher. The townsfolk have a long memory and as the orphanage is closing; so now 29 years old, she has nowhere to go. When she finds an ad for a mail-order wife in the newspaper, she knows it is her only chance. She begins to correspond with Reed Benton of Lone Star Ranch in Texas. Soon they are married by proxy, and she leaves Maine to meet him.

Reed Benton's wife betrayed him numerous times before killing herself during a Comanche attack, saving herself, but leaving their 3 year old son to become a Comanche prisoner. Reed's been a Texas Ranger, hunting down Comanche tribes and freeing white slaves while looking for his son. Daniel, now called Fast Pony, doesn't know or understand him. Reed returns home with his son as prisoner and himself wounded and feverish. His father has died and a woman he's never heard of is claiming to be his wife.

Kate wants a home and family of her own and must find a way to rebuild this family, but first they have to find the "want to". Daniel has no memory of his previous life and wants to return to the Comanche; Reed remembers too much and does not want to be married no matter his father's scheme.

I will be looking for other books by Jill Marie Landis as this story provided the same emotional gratification of LaVyrle Spencer but in 1869 Texas setting. The characters were strong and likable; all facing seemingly insurmountable problems in a very human manner. The relationship and characters grow and readers will enjoy the romance and strength of emotions in this story.

Cy Korte Copyright November 2001
for & ParaNormal Romance Reviews

Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted November 13, 2001


Summer Moon
by Jill Marie Landis

Ballantine Books
July 31, 2001
ISBN #0345440390
336 pages
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