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Tall, Dark, and Texan (Whispering Mountain #3)

4.22  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,161 Ratings  ·  58 Reviews
Teagen McMurray would ride to hell and back to protect his land. He'd certainly never felt that way about a woman. At least not until Jessie Barton showed up with her three little girls, desperate for a place to stay. Suddenly he finds himself proposing marriage, telling himself it is only to protect her and her children ...

Jessie had no place to go except Whispering Mount
Paperback, 293 pages
Published October 28th 2008 by Jove (first published January 1st 2008)
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Mar 06, 2009 Gina rated it liked it
A little too tame for my liking.

When Jessie’s husband dies, she’s certain of two things: the bookstore will not be hers even after her husband’s promise before his death, and that her husband’s mother will stop at nothing to get her hands on the one living connection she has to her son - his children. Jessie refuses to allow that to happen, and fleas Chicago with her three daughters, Emily, Rose, and Bethie. She has only one hope - that once she reaches Texas, she’ll be able to hide behind her l
Jan 15, 2012 Heidi rated it it was ok
Wish I could say I liked this book more but the best part of the story was the girls, Emily, Rose and Bethie. Jessie got on my nerves a bit and I found myself skimming thru the last few chapters rather than reading. I didn't feel a connection or "chemistry" if you will, between Teagen and Jessie like I am hoped would be there.
Feb 13, 2009 Staci rated it liked it
Shelves: 2009
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Excellent story. 4.5 stars. Book 3 in the series. Abused wife/bookstore clerk in Chicago becomes pen pals with a lonely Texan mail-order customer, in her husband's name. For several years they (Jessie and Teagan) discuss ranch life and books in seasonal letters. Treagan thinks she's a man.

She turns to her "tall, dark Texan" when her husband dies and his wealthy family plots to take her 3 daughters. Teague takes Jessie into his home under false premises, and falls in love with her, taking joy in
Aug 02, 2009 Karen rated it it was amazing
"A Sweet Romance in the Heart of Texas"

Jessica Barton flees her Chicago home after her husband's death. She fears her husband's family will take her three children away since she is now left penniless. She goes to Whispering Ranch hoping to find sanctuary. She finds more than she bargained for—a chance for love, but she has a secret that may ruin it all.

Teagan McMurry runs the Whispering Mountain Ranch. His brothers are now married and have made a life of their own. His sister, Sage is away at s
Jun 23, 2014 Mem rated it it was amazing
Whispering Mountain Novel. Teagen McMurray, the oldest of three brothers and one sister. He's been taking care of them all since his father died when he was 12. Along comes Jessie Barton with her three daughters looking for a safe place to rest and raise her daughters. Her husband died when he passed out, in the freezing weather, after one of his drunken night. Jessie packs what she can carry along with her girls heading for Whispering Mountain. She has been writing to Teagen for ten years using ...more
Nov 30, 2014 Lafanda rated it it was amazing
This might be my favorite book of the Whispering Mountain series. After reading the previous two books, you get the idea that Teagan is a grumpy guy who likes to be left alone. Travis and Tobin have married and moved on, leaving Teagan on the ranch to himself, when Jessica and her three young daughters show up.

The best part of this book is seeing this grumpy old cowboy trying to tolerate three young girls. If you have been around young kids in your own life, it makes this book much more fun beca
Tracy Farmer
Jul 10, 2014 Tracy Farmer rated it it was amazing
This story is about a woman who falls in love with her only friend in the world. Only he has no idea that the man he's been writing to for years is a woman. Tegean has to learn at a early age how to defend what is his when his father dies in the war, and his mother passes away giving brith to his sister Sage. So he learns not to trust people until he meets Eli (Jesse's husband) though letters. Jesse's husband dies and she has to depend on the man that she has been writing to for years to take ca ...more
The third book in Jodi Thomas' Whispering Mountain series. Another delightful and entertaining western romance by Ms. Thomas.
Nov 12, 2008 SheLove2Read rated it it was amazing
LOVED IT! Fantastic historical western romance. I wish they were all this good...
Oct 10, 2015 Chris rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ill, jodi-thomas-read

The Girls were great and fun!

When Jessie’s husband dies, she’s certain of two things: the bookstore will not be hers even after her husband’s promise before his death, and that her husband’s mother will stop at nothing to get her hands on the one living connection she has to her son - his children. Jessie refuses
Kym McNabney
May 23, 2012 Kym McNabney rated it it was amazing
Wow, what a great book! As usual, Jodi immediately hooks you with the first page and doesn't stop until you're at the last. As with the first two in this series, once I started, it took all my will power to set it down when I needed to return to reality and tend to life. While reading this one, I couldn't help but be brought back to the first two books about Travis and Tobin, making me want to read them all over again. You will fall in love with all of the characters. The hero and the heroines, ...more
Oct 14, 2014 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Third in the series & Teagan the eldest, most fierce looking reluctantly takes on a seemingly timid bride with three little girls. The McMurray ranch is under extreme threat again and he now has something more important than land to die for not that he's able to express it.

The thrilling adventure continues.
Love the man in black ham handed though sincere attempts at wooing Sage McMurray. It's a gossip if she'll shoot or geld him.
Tonya Warner
Sep 25, 2012 Tonya Warner rated it it was amazing

Yes, this is a re-read for me, but well worth it.

Teagen McMurray is the oldest of the McMurray siblings, and has always had the most responisbility in raising them. Having to take over the legacy left by their father's sudden death when he was only twelve, Teagen worked to fulfill his father's dream. He grew up fast, and hard, to be able to keep his family safe. His one friend in all that time, was a bookkeeper that sent him letters throughout the years.

Jessie Barton knew that she must run to k
Dec 31, 2015 SweetSue rated it it was amazing
First of this series that I've read and I really liked it. Jodi Thomas is a new favorite. Jessie comes to Teegan under false premises - he thinks he's been writing to her husband for 10 years or so but it was really her. He also thinks she's not staying long, but she's got nowhere else to go. In the meantime, he's got his own troubles with mysterious outlaws trying to take over his ranch.

I loved watching him learn to be around her (conversation lessons) and her daughters and how they all melt h
Dec 11, 2014 Krissie rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
Teagen McMurray would ride to hell and back to protect his land. He'd certainly never felt that way about a woman. At least not until Jessie Barton showed up with her three little girls, desperate for a place to stay. Suddenly he finds himself proposing marriage
Jun 11, 2014 Lisa rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-audio-books
Minus the abrupt ending, I really enjoyed this book. I thought the story developed well, and the characters were true and believable. At times I did get lost because a large gap of time would pass and it wasn't always clear we were suddenly in October. I liked the story though and I would read other installments.
Cierra Mccauley
Mar 09, 2015 Cierra Mccauley rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love Jodi Thomas and this is the first book of hers I ever read and it made me fall in love with reading I have read this book about 15 times I never get tired of it!
Apr 11, 2012 Highland-dreamer rated it really liked it
This book totally surprised me. Before I picked it up, I didn't even think I would finish because of the cheasy title and cover, but I thought that if something made me buy it in the first place, I should give it a chance. It exceeded my expectations considerably. It was not a "deep" novel by any means, but had plenty of interesting characters and was easy to read. It had many funny/humorous moments, and the writing was excellent. I loved how the POV changed so often, and so easily. I have never ...more
Aug 31, 2010 Renny rated it liked it
This book was okay and stode alone for someone not having read the rest of the series but it doesn't want to make me run out and read the rest either. While I have interest in all the characters there was no great character development that made be fall in love wth any. It think it was the last 1/3 of the book that dragged a bit for me and just made me lose interest. I was thinking when will a finish it and what I will read next not how much I would miss tha characters. There were some wonderful ...more
This book was pretty good and i cant wait to read the rest of the Whispering Mountains novels. I was really hoping there would some hot sex in it, but was dissapointed. No sex. At all! i mean there was some good make-out scenes and he gave her pleasure by touching her some, but no actual sex. At the very end it was obvious that they just about to have sex and then it ended. That sucks! I am indescribably upset. Teagen sounded soooooooooo freakin HOT! Oh well it was still a pretty good read, but ...more
Oct 06, 2011 Eileen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cowboys
How can you not help but love a brooding cowboy who figures out love is standing right in front of him? Teagan and Jessie's story is a well written had me wanting more type book. This was my first book of Jodi Thomas but definitely not the last! I did it again picking up the 3rd book in a series but it can be a stand alone without all the fill in info from the first two books. The 3 little girls, Emily, Rose and Bethie, were so cute and added so much to the story. It gave me enough of a story to ...more
Debbie Dodd
Mar 11, 2015 Debbie Dodd rated it liked it
I enjoyed this story. It had me in tears quite often. I am sentimental.
Apr 03, 2009 Rebekah rated it it was ok
A conversation:

C: Dont' stay up too late reading.
Me: I won't. I'm about to finish this dumb book.
C: But then you'll probably read the sequels.
Me: Maybe. I think there's two other ones but I don't know if this is the first one or what. It probably doesn't matter.
C: It doesn't matter. You could read that book backwards and it would be the same.

Mostly true, yes, but I enjoy reading these books set in Texas because these enormous ranches are always two days' ride from Austin and have completely impl
What a spitfire family these McMurray's are! And the huge hearts they all have for children is definitely a precious thing.
Apr 04, 2014 Lisa rated it it was amazing
Sweet Texas romance. Quick read.
Dec 17, 2008 Courtney rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: historical western romance fans
This was another wonderful historical romance book from Jodi Thomas! I flew through it in two days. Teagen has always been my favorite McMurray brother and his story didn't disappoint! Jessie and her girls made me smile and laugh the entire time I was reading. I'm still swooning over some of the heart-warming scenes between Teagen and his girls! I just need to know if Ms. Thomas is planning on giving Sage and Drummond their own book. Does anyone know if plans are in the works?
Aug 18, 2014 Paula rated it really liked it
LOVED IT! I have never really read historical romances, but I think I like them. I know I really like this series.
Feb 04, 2011 Michelle rated it really liked it
After multiple readings of this book I am still in love with all of the characters. The situations that they go through are so unique from her other books, although the men tend to lean towards the dark and brooding type, which I love, but still wish there was one that was a happy go lucky type of guy that had no problems in life. Ignoring that though, this book is still really good and I plan to reread it many more times in the coming years.
Mar 02, 2009 Colleen rated it it was ok
I found this book too tame and not very interesting. There were a couple of times I had to re-read paragraphs because I could not follow what the author was trying to say. She would jump from one thing to another, with no sense of what was what.

I would have liked to hear more about Teagan's American Indian grandfather or have a more historical storyline. This book was just ok.
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