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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Texas True by Celia Yeary

Texas True by Celia Yeary
Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing Inc
Genre: Historical, Inspirational, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full Length (177 Pages)
Heat Level: sweet
Rating: 5 books
Reviewed by Fennel

At a Governor's Ball in Austin, Texas, True Lee Cameron meets suave Sam Deleon. Before the night is out, she transforms from the coddled and protected younger sister to a woman in love. Reality crashes down when she accidentally learns her new husband has deceived her. Daring to disobey him, she follows Sam to the oilfields and determines to live wherever he does. Has she made a mistake? Will she give up and return home where she can make her own rules?

Celia Yeary is not an author to underestimate. Her writing style beguiles you, her plot content snares you, and her characters enchant you. Mix them all together and what do you get?

You get Texas True, the second in Ms. Yeary’s Cameron Sisters series. And for those who have read her first book in the series you will soon discover True is so different from her sister she has you rooting for her from the first. True may have overestimated her maturity, she may have thought she’d found true love, but when faced with disillusionment and betrayal of everything she’s believed in, does True buckle? Indeedy, she does not.

Ms. Yeary presents a feisty young heroine who, when she returns home from finishing school, believes she is ready to enter the ‘real’ world. The way Ms Yeary moves her heroine forward in both character and growth is masterful.

The conflict is provided by secrets kept between the hero, Sam Deleon, and his mother.

Sam Deleon is every woman’s dream hero. At least on the surface he is. And he soon swept the unsuspecting Trudi into his net with the ultimate incentive: marriage. He plays her like the pro he is, and yet you tolerate his deviousness because you know all will come good in the end.

In a way his misdemeanors help focus the reader’s attention on the plot and the exquisite way Ms. Yeary entwines plot, characterisation, goals and settings with such fluency.

For those who’ve never visited the state her scenic descriptions vibrate off the page. Her settings carry the reader to the heart of each scene with such reality, they can feel the heat, hear the music in the ball room, feel True’s excitement, and later her betrayal which is quickly followed by her determination ‘to win her man’ in the typical Western manner. She puts her characters through an emotional wringer that keeps her readers on the edge of the seats.

If you enjoy Western romances, get Texas True. If you enjoy historical romance, then this book is for you. If you enjoy reading about characters that all but jump off the pages, then you will not be disappointed when you buy Celia Yeary’s Texas True.