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Her Surprise Sister

(Texas Twins #1)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  408 ratings  ·  41 reviews
Imagine her shock when Violet Colby discovers she has an identical twin sister she never knew existed. Why her family was torn apart remains a secret no one can answer—yet.Hoping to develop a sisterly bond, Violet invites her sophisticated city twin to the Colby Ranch in tiny Grasslands, Texas. But when her sister's former fiancé arrives with questions of his own, country ...more
Paperback, Large Print, 288 pages
Published June 19th 2012 by Love Inspired
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Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
A fun (but slightly unrealistic) read with an interesting plot (that was a little jumpy at times). Not great, not bad. It was clean (except for the time he kissed her after she was emotionally upset and crying) and easy to read quickly.
Jul 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contempory
Thanks to NetGalley for my review copy.

I ended up in hospital and am still slowly recovering and didn't read for around 10 days due to being to weak and tired. When I started back this is the book I choose. While It took awhile due to being so tired etc I did really enjoy this book more than one night I feel asleep holding the kindle. This is the first in a LI series of six books set in Texas called Texas Twins. In this book we see Violet find her twin sister she didn't know existed. Her mother
Linda (un)Conventional Bookworms
Jul 04, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Romance / Christian romance readers

*I got a free copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*

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Amanda's review posted on Guilty Pleasures

Her Surprise Sister by Marta Perry was a delightful read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is a Love Inspired book, which I had no clue what that meant, but I thought what an interesting premise about twins and decided to try it. Without sounding preachy and in your face that God is the answer, it did show me that I am not that far off with my own approach to prayer and a God-filled life. The heroine in the story Violet Colby is a hard- working, church att
Maureen Timerman
Jul 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012
Right from the start this book became a page turner, but I will have to read some more books for all the answers.
Violet Colby's Mom is in a coma after being injured in a horse ridding accident..she had just had a fight with her brother Jack. Her brother had wanted information about his Dad!!
We find Violet in Fort Worth TX...looking for information on their Dad. What happens could only be with God looking out for her...I can't even imagine. Putting myself in her place...after all those years...f
Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
His heart recognized what his love would look like, but not knowing there was two he proposed to the wrong twin... in my opinion this is a rather silly story, with superficial characters and too much going on in the background. So much is hinted at that it's obvious a lengthy series is started and the story suffers from it by getting rather shallow. The written language is good though, and the investigation credible.
Jul 08, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice story really got my attention in the beginning, but as it went on I found myself skimming and losing interest because I wasn't finding the answers to the questions that it left lingering around in the end. So you are still left wondering why. :) ...more
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
I think this book at more 'depth' to it than most 'Love Inspired' books do. The issues that the teens faced in the church's 'Teen Scene' ministry were realistic, to say nothing of what Violet discovered about having a twin she knew nothing about. I liked how both Violet and Landon were people of faith, who didn't just talk about having faith, but actually lived it out in their lives as they learned from the situations in which they found themselves.
I'm looking forward to reading the next story i
Jeanne (love2cook)
Violet Colby unexpectedly discovers that she is a twin. With her mother in a coma and no father in the picture. She is wanting answers but unable to find them. However, her twin Maddie's friend Landon has offered to help them sort through what little they know and hired a PI to dig into the mystery and find the facts of what's going on with her family. A good little read. I wish the ending would have been a little more reveling about what had happened to the family all those years ago. ...more
Nov 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Mariah H
Jul 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cowboy, romance, christian
Very interesting, I love stories about twins.
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Her Surprise Sister review

Not Surprise Sister is the sweet first book in the Texas Twins series written by author Marta Perry. It's a nice clean romance.
Terra Cross
Enjoyable read

This book ha a lot of hidden surprises. It as fun to learn about each character and to see them turn to the Lord to help them throb their trials.
Carol (Kimiko)
May 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It was hard to put down.
Lauren Meissner
Aug 27, 2020 rated it liked it
This was a sweet fluffy read.
Sep 05, 2020 rated it it was ok
An inspirational romance where the conflict isn't one of the characters struggling about their religious beliefs is great, but the "hero" of this book...not so much for me. ...more
Elisa carter
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it i have already downloaded the second book in the series and plan to read all six
Jun 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
When Violet Colby’s mother Belle goes into a coma after a horseback riding accident, Violet leaves their ranch in Grasslands, Texas for Fort Worth trying to find the biological father she has never met. Violet is in for the surprise of her life when she comes face to face with a young woman named Maddie Wallace who looks exactly like her! Adding to the shock of finding an identical twin sister she didn’t know she had, Violet has an immediate attraction to Maddie’s ex-fiancé Landon Derringer whic ...more
Jun 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars Now I have to wait for the next book in the Texas Twins series. I hate to have to wait. The first book in the Texas Twins is Surprise Sister was a hit in my eyes. It has mysteries,romance,caring community, no sex scenes or swearing to make me cringe. Loved the characters and can not wait to meet the others brothers & see why it happens. It looks like thier are 5 books in the series by 5 different authors. Violet Colby's come to the big city of Fort Worth, Texas to see if she can find who ...more
Crystal  Burns
Jun 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Source: Publisher/Netgalley

First Thoughts
What first attracted me to this book was the multiples aspect. One because I’m fascinated by them! I could study the subject all-day! Plus since I’m an only child I tell myself I have a twin out there somewhere…haha. Second reason this story caught my eye was because it is based in Texas, where I’m born and raised: D but Imagine my surprise when I start reading the story and one sister lives in Ft. Worth, Texas. Where I was born!!! How cool is that?

My Th
Jun 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Her Surprise Sister by Marta Perry
Texas Twins Book 1
Violet Colby was minding her own business while sitting in a coffee shop when a man came up to her acting as if he knew her. One thing led to another and she soon was face to face with Maddie Wallace...a woman who looked identical to her. The two soon find out they are twins and the journey begins to find out what happened. Maddie’s dad is out of the country and can’t be reached and Violet’s mom is in a coma. Why the secrets and separation?

Megan's Picks For Today Blog
Jun 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: friends, colleagues.
Recommended to Megan's Picks For Today Blog by: Sacramento public library
anger must run in this family cause maddie and violet get angry by landon. emotions run high and anger spikes, secrets exposed and feels come alive( every time violet and landon kiss.) it's all a new ball game and I learned a lot from this book. 2 set of twins? it's still a lot to take in. I started reading this book in September of 2013 but didn't finish it till today. I put it off for a long time and I wanted to finish reading it, so in approximately 3 hours I reached the last page, I was lost ...more
Hsiau Wei
Jun 28, 2012 rated it liked it
This book is the 1st installation of the Texas Twins and is about Violet Colby who discovered that she have an identical sister, Maddie. Not only that, she also discover that her brother, Jake and Maddie's brother is also an identical and this means that her sisters has given birth to two pairs of identical twin. Violet wanted so much to know the truth behind the separation between them and the only person who can tell them is her mother who is in coma after an accident while their father is on ...more
Jul 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
This story is about girl twins Violet and Maddie who do not know about each other until they meet at a restaurant. Seeing another person who looks just like you can be disconcerting. How they react and how their lives change after is the whole of this book. There is mystery, deception and romance throughout the story.

I gave this book 4/5 stars. I liked the concept of the story but felt it did not live up to my expectations. I did think the author did a good job at the conversations. They really
Intriguing story of twins separated when they were too young to remember. Rancher Violet Colby has just met her newly found twin sister Maddie Wallace, and can't ask Mom about it because Mom is in a coma. But should she let Maddie's former fianace' Landon Derringer help her family, even though he is so eager to do so? And why are the other family members so hard to reach when life is bringing more questions than answers? How will Violet's faith in God and her newly developed bond with Her Surpri ...more
Jun 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Based on the authors involved, this is going to be an amazing series. I love Marta Perry's stories so this first book was very enjoyable for me. What a way to turn someones world upside down, by telling them they have a twin. But not only do they have a twin, their brother also has a twin. It will be interesting to find out all the details of how this came about. Looking forward to next months installment. One good thing about the continuity series, we only have to wait one month for the next in ...more
April Suter
Jun 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
In Violet's search for her father she finds a twin sister. Landon,two girls Maddie's friend, helps the new sisters find some information about their family and seems to enoy Violet's company. The girls help with the church's teen program as they learn more about each other and wait for their mother to wake up from her coma.

Will wait "patiently" for the next book in this Texas Twins series.
216 pages
May 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
An interesting mystery as to why parents of two sets of twins each take one child of both pairs of twins and lead separate lives, even going so far as to change identities so thoroughly that you can't find out the original identity. Suggests witness protection program doesn't it? Can't wait for the next book. Good read and definitely a page turner. ...more
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Miniseries: Texas Twins
Category: Inspirational Romance
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Marta Perry is a Pennsylvania-based author of over 35 novels, many of them inspirational romances. She uses her rural Pennsylvania life and her Pennsylvania Dutch heritage in writing her books, especially in her Pleasant Valley Amish series for Berkley Books and her new Amish-set suspense series for HQN Books.

Marta and her husband live in a centuries-old farmhouse in a quiet central Pennsylvania v

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