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Heart of Texas, Vol. 1: Lonesome Cowboy / Texas Two-Step (Heart of Texas #1-2)

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The first, Lonesome Cowboy, tells the love story of Savannah Weston and Laredo Smith. Savannah lives a quiet life, keeping the ranch with her brother Grady. Both of them have been scarred by the betrayal of their brother Richard, who stole their inheritance six years ago after their parents' death. Savannah steps out of Grady's shadow when she meets Laredo Smith, a wrangle ...more
Paperback, 440 pages
Published January 23rd 2007 by Mira
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Kym McNabney
As usual, Debbie Macomber puts out yet another great story...or should I say two. I'd originally run across another from the, Heart of Texas, series, not realizing it was only one of six. After reading, Caroline's Child, I was hooked. Knew I had to get the others.

Both Lonesome Cowboy, and Texas Two-Step were great. I finished both in only a matter of a couple of days. I love the way the cast of characters are woven throughout each book. It really builds you up to move right into the next charact
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Sheila
A cute little book where the ‘main’ couple meet and fall in love over the course of a week and then live happily ever after, until book two where a new couple fall in love over the course of two weeks and live happily ever after. At first I thought this series might be a little too romantic and sappy for me, but apparently I’m a romantic and sappy kind of girl because I wasn’t even finished with “Lonesome Cowboy” before I went and picked up Volume Two. I love the town, I love the characters, and ...more
Katie Johnson
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Stacey
My goodness this was a super quick read. This is two books in one and I read it in 2, maybe 3 days. Lovely romance stories; although I wouldn't call it romance so much as personal relationships. Quoting someone else on goodreads, the stories are set in the town of Promise, Texas and each story in the series revolves around the relationship of one couple, all of which have a happy endings after going through some type of difficulty. Other characters from Promise are introduced so that when you re ...more
Glenda L
This is where it all started ... Promise, Texas. Debbie Macomber is always a breath of fresh air. Her books are all about love, family and friends ... with a few surprises thrown in.
Marianne
Lonesome Cowboy is the first of the Heart of Texas series by Debbie Macomber. Since her parents were killed six years ago, Savannah Weston has done all she can to help her brother Grady in working to keep the Yellow Rose, the Weston family ranch, after their younger brother Richard stole their inheritance. Her one joy, especially as she has managed to turn a profit on it, is her cultivation of antique roses. When, against Grady’s wishes, Savannah employs wrangler Laredo Smith to help with her ro ...more
Kshydog
Lonesome Cowboy : Loved the character Savannah who was able to just live her life even with a cranky brother Grady. Enjoyed her meeting and getting to know Laredo who maintained decent values while also being independent. Glad that there was humor in the story while showing town people caring for each other. Could not stand her brother Richard and how he could so manipulate Savannah - she lost my respect at that point.

Texas Two-Step : Glad that there was a little bit about Savannah and her now h
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Michelle Molinari
This is the combination (re-print) of two novels in the Hart of Texas saga (Lonesome Cowboy and Texas Two-Step). I love all these characters and I thoroughly enjoy how Macomber shifts POV so the readers get full disclosure on every character. In these two novels we get two love stories from two different couples. Instead of following just one character through-out the eight books, the readers gets to see everyone’s lives. Each book had two central characters with the cast of supporting character ...more
Katherine Tranter
Super easy to read and to get drawn into. It was difficult to put down at times.

Having said that it was a highly romanticized view on life, but to the point of being unrealistic.

A great summer easy read by the pool
Kari
I could not get into the first story. The second story was cute but mediocre. Not what I have come to expect of Debbie Macomber. This is the only book I have read of hers and really did not care for.
Judy Wise
Starting the Heart of Texas series. This book contains the first two books. Lonesome Cowboy and Texas Two-Step.

I enjoyed them very much. I do not usually read Debbie Macomber books but this series sounded interesting. The series is about a small town in Texas and its people. Each book discribes their beginnings. I have the feeling that a little more interesting things will happen in further books as there is a small ghost town that only a few people know how to find. Those that have been there r
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Jan Mcleod
I have read numerous books by Ms. Macomber, stand alones and series, and have been thoroughly delighted with every aspect of them. However, this book seems to be dry and repetitive, and entertains a very unsavory character.
Matter of fact, I could not quite finish the first story in this volume, and I doubt that I will read the second one either. Definitely NOT typical of Ms. Macomber!!!
Aug, 13, 2014. I finally got through the second novel in this book, Texas Two-Step, although it took awhile. C
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Pam
I picked this one up at a local bookstore hoping for a change of pace with the western. Although it's rated highly by others, I just could not enjoy the characters and did not finish the book. This is a "2 books in one" type printing and I was able to make it through the first book, "Lonesome Cowboy". I found the female lead character to be entirely too naive, too sweet and too unbelievable. The male leads were okay, but were not strong enough to offset the female. Unfortunately, I just couldn't ...more
Becky
Another great story from a great author!!
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Not as good as her other series so far, but I'm still reading it. I'm almost more intrigued by the mystery surrounding the ghost town of Bitter End that creeps into each story more so than the romances that are evolving in each book. Maybe because the romances are so obvious. For instance, after reading the first book, I already know which couple will get together in the third book. I'm hoping by the end of all 8 books in the series (originally 6, but she revisted the series) that the mystery su ...more
Cynthia
Fun read. Love Debbie Macomber.
Kathy
Ok. I went a little too far in the chick lit department and ended up with this one from Walmart. I grabbed it on a whim since I wanted something to read while in the dentist's office. Ugh. I enjoy a good story, but wasn't very impressed with this one. The writing was mediocre and the characters a little over the top. It was very Harloquin romance, which is not really my style. I prefer stories with strong characters and good writing. This one was so-so.
Alisha
took me two rentals to finish, a cute series but not as gripping as some of hers.
Carol
HEART OF TEXAS VOLUME ONE is a combination of two books written by Debbie Macomber: LONESOME COWBOY and TEXAS TWO-STEP. Both books are set in Promise, Texas which is a community of ranchers. Also, this is a series of romantic fiction novels. The stories are touching, and the characters are quite personable. Themes of family, friendship, and love are artfully woven into each book.
Carrie
Okay, it's not great literature, but it's a sweet book in the "nice things happen to nice people" genre. I like the premise of this author's series of books: each series takes place in a small town somewhere (this one in the made up town of Promise, Texas) and each book focuses on a different couple in the town.
Debbie Macomber can always be counted on for a reliable, nice book.
Cheryl
In my bathroom....have been reading it on and off for a year or so. It took me a long time to "get into" this book because it was kind of "too cheesy" and "sweet". But, after I actually set down and began reading it (not just in the bathroom occasionally), I actually really got into the characters and ended up buying the other subsequent books in the series! Promise TX is a dream!
Niki
This like all of Debbie Macomber books is fast and easy to read. Quick to take your mind away from anything else.
Vicki Edkin
fluffy non thinking filler read
Hayley
Debbie Macomber always has great books. I started at the 6th book of the Cedar Grove series, so I am going to go back and start from the first one. This one didn't seem was a fast read but didn't seem to have a great ending. It was still good though and I would recommend Debbie Macomber books to anyone that enjoys reading fiction!
Rebekah
So unredeemably terrible that I gave up before 50 pages. She's too dumb and a doormat and I have no reason to care about what happens with her; her brother is one-dimensionally awful and controlling; the love interest MIGHT be interesting but he wasn't immediately and everyone else is too dumb and/or terrible to overcome it. GOODBYE
Crystal
For some reason during the summer, I like to read cheesy romance novels. I think it's because they are quick and light reading. I usually save the deep stuff for the cold weather months. I really liked this series. They are good clean romance novels that actually have kept me interested and wanting more.
Marguerite
Ever so light reading, the Heart of Texas series by Debbie Macomber were a fun quick read in which the guy and gal get together and make babies and live happily ever after--of course after going through some trials and tribulations. Good pick-me-up books for when you're feeling blue.
Heidi
Very good books. Several times though I wanted to throttle Richard. He is such a jerk. I hare how he uses people for his own benefit. The end of the second book left me hanging. I need to get Vol. 2 now, or book 3 in the series, whichever one is available first.
Miriam Nard
This is Vol 1 of a 3 volume, 6 book continuity series about a ghost town in Texas. I thought the premise was cute, and enjoyed all the other threads that the author wove in. Her more recent books are probably better written, but this was just fun.
Sue
It was a quick easy read and I enjoed it from start to finish....2-3 days.
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