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My Big Old Texas Heartache

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2003


    My Big Old Texas Heartache is an appropriate title for this book. I have been a big fan of Geralyn Dawson's since her first book, Texan's Bride. Am I the only person out there who can do without all the gutter language?! I thought she could have done better than that! I was disappointed.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2003

    Romantic, Captivating, Witty

    This is a wonderful, warm story of family and relationships. When Kate moves back to her hometown to take care of her father, who doesn't want her help, she unexpectedly encounters her son's father. Now she's got to deal with her father, ex-boyfriend, pregnant sister and the town gossips. Ms. Dawson has given us a story that we can all relate to on one level or another. Read the book to see how all the intricate parts of the puzzle come together. I highly recommend this to all who are looking for a good read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    puissant three generation contemporary family drama

    North Dallas CPA Kate Harmon is excited about going out with legal hunk Nicholas Sutherland until she receives a cell phone call from her brother-in-law Alan. He informs her that her dad Jack is in the hospital due to a car accident and her pregnant sister Sarah is there too because of a fear of a miscarriage. Though estranged from her family, Kate rushes to her hometown where she is known as the ¿Cedar Dell Slut¿. Already at the hospital is her brother Tom who treats her like a pariah. When her siblings discuss who can stay with their elderly father while he heals, Alan says Kate and her teenage son Ryan. To the shock of Tom and Sarah, Kate agrees. <P>Two weeks later, Kate, Ryan and her older friend Adele move into Jack¿s home to a rather icy reception. Next door is photographer Max Cooper and his five year old daughter. Max is the father of Ryan, who loathes him. Still Max wants Ryan in his life, but realizes he also needs Kate too. As they fall in love, both wonder if the second time around will work since her father remains nasty to her and her son remains nasty to his father. <P>At times the level of angst can become overwhelming, but readers will agree that this is a puissant three generation contemporary family drama. The story line is loaded (perhaps overloaded) with relational conflict between characters who feel like family and friends. Kate, with her big Texas heartaches, serves as a great nucleus that makes Geralyn Dawson¿s tale a sure fan favorite. <P>Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2003

    Great Book!

    Fast and enjoyable read. Touched both my heart and funnybone. Wish I had an old lover like Max! :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2003

    Characters to care about

    A strong heroine, sexy hero. Real problems and situations. The author made this small town come alive. Highly recommended.

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