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Texas Lily

3.54 of 5 stars 3.54  ·  rating details  ·  362 ratings  ·  23 reviews
Third Time, Lucky

As a young innocent, Lily Porter was swept off her feet by handsome, seductive, and faithless Travis Bolton. She had married Jim Brown without love to have a father for her child, and had tried to be a good wife to the rancher as he carved out a cattle kingdom on the untamed Texas of the 1830s. But now her husband was gone. She was a woman alone, with a ch
Mass Market Paperback, 381 pages
Published July 1st 1994 by Topaz (first published June 15th 1994)
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Great story line. The characters were great mix. Loved all the relationships and how everyone came together. Would read it again in a heart beat.
I've read this book. I can't remember it but I know I've read it.
This book is the first in the Tin-Stars and Troublemakers boxset. I have to say that I honestly really enjoyed this book. Cade had to deal with so much in his life. Yet he came out of it all a good man. I loved how protective he got of Lily, he wanted to make her happy before he even realized that he wanted to make her happy. I loved Lily for her courage, and for her ability to see Cade as a man and not a skin color or heritage. There's a lot of action going on in this book. For those who really ...more
This book is such a wallbanger! Very long and drawn out. Pacing is just horrendous. The only part of this book I found mildly enjoyable was the interactions between Cade and Lily. Sort of. I didn't care for the raping part. They had decent back stories, the rest of the characters as well. I didn't like them very much except for Travis though. The writing was good if a little spastic with the thousands of plots. Think Gunsmoke, Bonanza and Little House On The Prairie meet modern day soap opera… e ...more
Regina Walker
I didn't see the cover before I got this one, and was expecting more of a sweet romance. The storyline/plot were fantastic. As a person, I prefer the sweeter side without much explicit content. This wasn't full on book-porn, but it was a little more than I care to read. I did enjoy the characters, though. The author did a good job developing them, along with their world.
A difficult read but a pretty good story. Just lots of ...well politics. Indians, Mexicans and Texans all trying to get land. Not sure if I would read the rest of the series.
This was not the book I had in mind or choose to read at that moment...But I got caught in it from the start.
After reading some of the reviews, I'm wondering if we read the same book.
This story and plot was good, real good. I liked the way Cade came around from his childhood hurts. Lily was one strong teenager who dealt with her troubles did what she had to do and survived. All the characters had their purpose. Loved the ones that had hearts and hated the ones that needed hating.
I enjoyed this historical western romance more than I had expected. Some of the romantic tension was eased pretty early on, but it left lots of room for charter growth and tension in other areas. This left it feeling a bit less formulaic than some romances which I enjoyed. I'm still enjoy the mountain settings more than Texas, but the multi-cultural aspects of this story were very compelling. I'll definitely be continuing this series and exploring this author in the future.
L.T. Fawkes
Patricia Rice, $.99 *** A cut above the average period romance. In Texas, in the days leading up to the Battle of the Alamo, a rancher disappears, leaving his young wife and son behind. The young widow is determined to run the ranch herself, but is hampered by the unwillingness of her hands to work for a woman. Her only solution is to hire a foreman.

Terrific, well-developed and interesting characters, good plot, lots of historical detail.
Skeeter Jorgensen
I liked this book, it was the right time period for my liking. I have never cared for Mexican/settlers books. I prefer the ones in Montana, Wyoming, Oregon etc.

This was a good romance, with lots of suspense. Lily was a strong lady, she went through a lot of stuff during her life, starting when she was 16 years old. In the end, she received the love and family that she wanted.

Great read.
Really enjoyed this one.
The story element and characters were great, and I was really able to mentally get in the the 1830s Texas setting.
Pretty well done, makes me open to trying more historical romance.
Kindle freebie. A typical western story which I enjoy. I liked the characters and the way the story unfolded. I would say it went on a bit in a few parts, but overall I enjoyed the read.
This book had a great start, but went downhill from there. I didn't feel any kind of attraction between Lily and Cade, the way it started I was hoping for a story about Lily and Travis.
Not bad... kinda long and drawn out at times... ok many times... but I got it for free and didnt have anything jumping at me to be read so alls well that ends well!
A story of long ago Strife in Texas. Interesting relationships, suffering, danger during differences between the Texans, The Mexicans and the Apaches.
This fell flat for me. I did not care enough about the characters. I love American historicals so it is a shame that this one bored me.
I was alright, I guess not my type of book. It took me months to finish reading.
Beth Erwin
A traditional historical CW romance.
Free Kindle Book July 9, 2012.
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Free on Amazon 07/11/2012.
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