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Award-winning fiction. Abigail Horton’s life is turned upside down during the last night of a week-long revival when her father—believed dead—shows up in the custody of a Texas Ranger. Abby is thrilled to see him, and equally devastated to learn he’s been living the life of an outlaw. Texas Ranger Caleb Calhoun stops in Moccasin Rock to let his prisoner, Bob Horton, visit briefly with family before transporting him to Austin for trial. Caleb takes a room at the family’s boarding house, planning to be in and out of the small town by morning. But within hours he’s kissed Abby Horton, made an enemy of her naïve suitor, and let his prisoner escape. As Caleb searches for the missing outlaw, and Abby struggles to keep the man’s whereabouts a secret, they also battle a growing attraction to each other. Throw in a Calhoun family mystery, an elderly preacher on a mission, an old flame of Caleb’s, a secretive spinster, a team of surveyors, and Abby’s mother and brother—and you have a compelling story of faith, family and forgiveness.

296 pages, Kindle Edition

Published October 4, 2018

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Laura Conner Kestner

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Author 6 books87 followers
July 6, 2022
I'll Remember Texas and I'll remember this book for a very long time, savoring the the details of a wonderfully captivating story written by a new to me but talented wordsmith and storyteller. Kestner has written a fresh story set in the wild, and often unruly, Texas frontier. With a cast of irresistible characters that are not one one dimensional or made of the stereotypical stuff too often used in this genre, the author creates a tale filled with surprises. The theme of family and forgiveness flows naturally throughout, tugging at the heart strings without being heavy handed. I can't wait to read more from this author!
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Author 7 books121 followers
December 15, 2018
A riveting romance with characters you'll remember long after you finish the book. I hope there's more books coming from Laura Conner Kestner!
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Author 1 book30 followers
October 15, 2018
Remember Texas is such an engaging story! I loved it!

Romance and intrigue fill the pages of a fast-paced historical book set in early Texas. This book is an award winner, and I certainly understand why!

Caleb Calhoun is a Texas Ranger on a mission to bring an outlaw to justice when he meets Abigail Horton in tiny Moccasin Rock, Texas. The town setting, with its interesting assortment of townsfolk, invites you into a place of warm relationships, intricate family bonds and some dangerous elements. The tangles of the situations the various characters find themselves in are all so believable. The story moves along quickly with plenty of action and lots of questions about unusual events surrounding the area and its residents.

The hero’s actions caused my heart to warm as he falls for the reluctant heroine during some lovely romantic moments. I really enjoyed all the fascinating characters as they transformed during the course of the story, some from quite unlikeable individuals turning into delightful additions to the group.

I especially like the way the author brings all the intriguing details together by the end for a very satisfying conclusion, including a lovely proposal and beautiful epilogue. More stories by author Laura Conner Kestner are much anticipated! If you enjoy faith-filled historical romance, I believe you will be truly engaged with Remember Texas, a fun book to read!

Favorite quotes:

“I do believe that sometimes what people call coincidences are really part of God’s grander plan for us.”
“The words don’t have to be fancy, son. Just tell God what’s on your mind and in your heart.”
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Author 1 book25 followers
October 11, 2018
Laura Conner Kestner's debut novel kept me up much too late, but was SO worth it! Fall in love with a Texas Ranger named Caleb. Cheer on Abby as she searches for her place in the world, all while keeping secrets much too large for her heart to hold. Delve into the wisdom of Preacher, be confused by the conflicting behaviors of Miss Culpepper, and enjoy spoiled Jenna in spite of yourself. Sigh at the reunion of siblings who didn't know each other existed. Solve the mystery of who is buried in the grave marked as Abby's dad. This book is a page-turner as you become involved in the lives of characters that feel so real, you'll want to jump inside the pages and help them, chastise them and hug them.
Caleb's career is on the line, but to save it he must capture the father of the woman he has fallen in love with. Abby will do whatever it takes to help her father, but falling in love with the Texas Ranger in his pursuit wasn't part of the plan.
Once you turn that last page, this book will continue to live in your heart. I'm eager to read the next book by Ms. Kestner, hoping to revisit these memorable Texas characters.
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Author 20 books566 followers
October 17, 2018
I have been following Laura Conner Kestner’s writing career as she’s received multiple awards for her writing. Remember Texas is the debut book for Kestner and I must say I was extremely impressed. From the start, the small town of Moccasin Rock, Texas and its townspeople captured my heart and kept me logging extra miles on my elliptical. I absolutely adored the swoon-worthy hero, Caleb Calhoun. There’s plenty of romance and just the right amount of secrets and mystery to make this story a must read. I look forward to reading more from Kestner
October 13, 2018

The story drew me in as soon as I began reading. I couldn't put it down. I highly recommend this book and an eagerly waiting for more from this author!
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