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The Texan (Davidson's Texas #2)

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U.S. Marshal Jonathan Cleary was a man with a plan: After one last undercover assignment, he'd claim a corner of the wide Texas sky and get hitched to the wild and carefree woman of his dreams. But Fate, disguised as Augusta McBride, came calling with different ideas. Now his dream woman was a prim-and-proper miss...with shocking secrets!

Augusta McBride was wedded to spin
Paperback, 298 pages
Published July 1st 2002 by Harlequin Books
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Dec 07, 2008 Graham rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical, romance
The Texan is set in the past (period not specified, but early 20th century by the looks of it) and charts the romance between two characters in a town in the American West. First up is Augusta McBride, a prim-and-proper lady who has just set up a refuge in town to help ex-prostitutes get back on their feet. The second is Jonathan Creary, a tough man who’s determined to marry Miss McBride. Both characters have dark secrets and it’s the resolving of these secrets that is the focus of the storyline ...more
Lisa Kay
Kind of like the U.K. cover better... but, I don’t know. What do you think?

I’m slowly making my way through Ms. Davidson’s back list. For some reason, I like her “voice”. The second in Davidson’s Texas series starts out a bit leisurely, which I usually don’t mind, but this time seemed slower than her usual. It certainly picked up later, making it well worth reading about Augusta McBride – or Gussie – and U.S. Marshal Jonathan Cleary’s love story.

Certain she’s all set for spinsterhood, Gussie is
Jun 02, 2015 Victoria rated it it was ok
Okay so I love me some western romances. There is literally nothing sexy about the name Gussie, or about a mustache tickling one's breast. It took me forever to finish this book because it was painfully unappealing. I typically enjoy the western romance with a swashbuckling cowboy, but this was something else entirely. Between the ex-whores and the gun fights, it was a very mayonnaise flavored book.
Interesting concept & motivation for starting a home to give refuge to soiled dove, teach them skills to gain other employment or marriage prospects.

The heroine stumbling in on an undercover Marshall & him becoming besotted was sweet.

Just found it annoying that the heroine was too caught up in guilt over mother's past.
Feb 21, 2015 Tina rated it really liked it
Shelves: library
A pretty good book. Makes you wonder about spinsters, was there really anything all that bad wrong with being older, before you married & possibly had children??? Sounds like a man would have been happier to have a more mature woman, then have a simpering female for a bride. I enjoy Carolyn Daivdson's books.
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May 23, 2012 Kym McNabney rated it it was amazing
This was only the second books I've read by this author, and plan to read more. The story was well written with great characters. A constant page turner. Make sure to also read, Maggies Beau
Dec 11, 2014 Linda rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone that loves western romances!
A sweet western romance with a touch of heat. I do love my Texan cowboys! ;-) Carolyn Davidson does know how to write them too!
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Carolyn Davidson began writing in 1986, knowing absolutely nothing about the craft. Her first three books were rejected by Harlequin.

She met Dixie Browning at a Harlequin dinner in Charleston, South Carolina, and told Dixie she was writing, but that she feared she was too old to begin such an undertaking. Dixie's response spurred Carolyn to pursue her dream. Dixie said, in her own inimitable fashi
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