The Texan's Dream (McClain Series #5)

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Nineteenth-century Texas was alive with lovers and scoundrels, drifters and dreamers. It was a land brimming with wild, glorious passions—passions USA Today bestselling author Jodi Thomas tenderly evokes in this exquisite new novel…

Fleeing trouble in Pittsburgh, young Kara O’Riley has no choice but to travel as far West as her meager funds will take her. And when she hires on as bookkeeper for a sprawling Texas ranch, she quickly decides that her new employer, Jonathan Catlin,...

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Overview

Nineteenth-century Texas was alive with lovers and scoundrels, drifters and dreamers. It was a land brimming with wild, glorious passions—passions USA Today bestselling author Jodi Thomas tenderly evokes in this exquisite new novel…

Fleeing trouble in Pittsburgh, young Kara O’Riley has no choice but to travel as far West as her meager funds will take her. And when she hires on as bookkeeper for a sprawling Texas ranch, she quickly decides that her new employer, Jonathan Catlin, is the coldest, strangest man she’s ever known. He’s told her he has exactly one year to make the ranch a success—but she has a feeling there’s an awful lot more he’s not telling her. For one thing, there’s something odd about Catlin Ranch. For another, she has glimpsed a hint of tenderness in Jonathan’s gorgeous, haunted eyes—and suddenly her lonely, aching heart is filled with fire…

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When Kara O'Riley found herself desperately fleeing family troubles in Pittsburgh in 1874, she sought the fresh start she needed in the vast, wild land she'd heard was filled with opportunities for dreamers and rogues alike. A chance to work on an isolated Texas ranch seems like a godsend, though her employer, Jonathan Catlin, is said to be as mean as a rattlesnake. Kara is convinced that, despite his cold ways, Jonathan has a good heart. After all, he didn't rescind his job offer, even after her disastrous exit from a second-story window following her interview. And he didn't send her packing, even after she spent the supply money he'd advanced her helping a needy widow. And he didn't fire her, even after he realized how little she really knew about the bookkeeping he'd hired her to do as he struggled to save his family's ranch. Jonathan might tell himself that he's just putting up with Kara because she is the only person who can help him save the child of his Apache brother -- the only one who seems to understand what it's like to live between two worlds, as he does, belonging to neither. But, as they lie, trick, and bamboozle their way across Texas together, Kara keeps insisting Jonathan is a good man -- until he finally believes he's good enough for the feisty Irish beauty who has stolen his heart. Jodi Thomas blends complex plotting and captivating characters into a passionate story that's funny and sad in all the right places.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780515131765
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/2001
  • Series: McClain Series , #5
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 504,385
  • Product dimensions: 4.28 (w) x 6.86 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Meet the Author

Jodi Thomas

Jodi Thomas is a certified marriage and family counselor, a fifth generation Texan, a Texas Tech graduate, and writer-in-residence at West Texas A&M University. She lives in Amarillo, Texas.

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  • Posted December 13, 2010

    LOVE IT!!!!

    Jodi Thomas is always funny and sweet! It was a great love story and it made me smile. Recommended reading!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2002

    Wonderful Book

    I loved this book and couldn't put it down (not too good when housework needs cleaning!) LOL. Although she missed some crucial points in the story where I felt she left some detailed words out and it seemed that the story was a little rushed. I would have liked it to drag out a little more but I think that this author has lots of potential!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2002

    Great Book!!

    This was a great book! I absolutly love books about the west. Historical Romance is my favorite...this book was simple to read and to understand. The characters where complicated and mysterious, which gave depth to the book. I highly recommend this book, if you like Historical Romance Novel!!

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  • Posted March 26, 2012

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    Jodi Thomas does it again. Well written. In depth characters.

    Jodi Thomas does it again. Well written. In depth characters. No down side to this book.

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