"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
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
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 eBOOKISLE.com &
ParaNormal Romance Reviews
Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted November 13, 2001