Texas Heat (Lone Star Intrigue Series)

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A woman is wrongly accused—and one man will risk everything to prove her innocence and save her life.

The last thing Jack Mansfield ever wanted was to arrest his former sweetheart—especially with her crying five-year-old hanging on to her. But Jack is the police chief of Bullard, Texas, and records indicate Charli has embezzled more than $100,000 from the bank where she works. Charli swears she's innocent, but Jack must abide by the law.

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Texas Heat: Lone Star Intrigue #1

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Overview

A woman is wrongly accused—and one man will risk everything to prove her innocence and save her life.

The last thing Jack Mansfield ever wanted was to arrest his former sweetheart—especially with her crying five-year-old hanging on to her. But Jack is the police chief of Bullard, Texas, and records indicate Charli has embezzled more than $100,000 from the bank where she works. Charli swears she's innocent, but Jack must abide by the law.

Charli thought she had pieced her life back together after her first husband left her alone and pregnant. But now she sits in a jail cell, accused of a crime she did not commit, with a little girl waiting on the outside. Charli's faith has always kept her steady during the ups and downs of life, but she can't deny she's now close to despair.

Jack has harbored unrequited love for Charli for over a decade; and that love drives him to task himself and his private-eye brother, Sonny, to prove her innocence and find the perpetrator. But Jack and Charli will never have their happily-ever-after if she goes to prison...or is murdered by the person who framed her. Will they find the true culprit in time to save Charli's life and finally give their love a chance?

Includes discussion questions, a letter from the author, and a preview of book two in the Lone Star Intrigue series

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  • Debra White Smith
    Debra White Smith  

Editorial Reviews

Times Record News (Wichita Falls
“A suspense-filled tale of deceit, embezzlement and murder that will keep readers on the edge of their seats....Written in a spirited and captivating style, this series should prove to be a favorite among readers.”
Tracie Peterson
“Debra White Smith is a master storyteller whose way with words will charm, delight, and entertain. Her stories are not to be missed!”
Time Magazines Record News (Wichita Falls))
"A suspense-filled tale of deceit, embezzlement and murder that will keep readers on the edge of their seats....Written in a spirited and captivating style, this series should prove to be a favorite among readers."
Time Magazines Record News (Wichita Falls)
"A suspense-filled tale of deceit, embezzlement and murder that will keep readers on the edge of their seats....Written in a spirited and captivating style, this series should prove to be a favorite among readers."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061493164
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/9/2009
  • Series: Lone Star Intrigue Series
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 915,458
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Debra White Smith is a speaker, media personality, and author of many bestselling books, including Romancing Your Husband, Romancing Your Wife, the Sister Suspense fiction series, and the Jane Austen fiction series. There are more than one million copies of her books in print.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2013

    this book was good did find a little predictable during the book

    this book was good did find a little predictable during the book but the end did get me going to wanting to know what happens with the characters. great that they have a part of the next book at the end.
    quick read fun book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    EXCELLENT

    QUICK READ-INSPIRATIONAL

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  • Posted November 3, 2009

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    Twists & Turns In Texas

    Texas Heat is the first in the series Lone Star Intrigue. The story opens with single mother Charli being arrested by her former boyfriend Jack Mansfield on embezzlement charges. Jack is the police chief of Bullard, Texas and has no choice but to carry out the arrest warrant, even though he doesn't believe that Charli is guilty.

    Because he still has feelings for her, Jack decides to prove that Charli is innocent by hiring his brother Sonny who is a private-eye. Together they try to find out who has framed Charli. Along the way, Jack finds that this is a harder job than he thinks. Someone is trying to get rid of Charli.

    I love Debra White Smith's easy writing style. She draws you into the characters and her stories are always full of great plot lines. I really felt for Charli since she was a single mom who had been abandoned by her husband and left to raise a five year old daughter. She regretted being swept off her feet by someone that she honestly didn't know very well. The love that she and Jack still carried over the years was very strong and I found myself wanting to prod them and get them together. This was a wonderful mystery full of twists and turns! You will not want to put this book down.

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  • Posted September 19, 2009

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    It sure is hot in Texas!

    Things are heating up between Jack and Charlie in texas heat. Their tumultuous story comes full circle in this page-turning romantic thriller. Full of surprises, texas heat is hard to put down. Realistic well thought out characters get caught up in events that will force them to determine the course of their lives...together, or apart. I'm looking forward to the next installment in this series.

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  • Posted September 15, 2009

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    Texas Heat

    Debra White Smith just may have created something very habit forming if Texas Heat is any indication of the stories to come with her Lone Star Intrigue series. The characters in this book were so captivating and real! I felt as though I were reading about actual people and that I may just bump into Charli coming out of Brookshires Grocery store. I am more than ready for the second book, and wishing that I wasn't already finished with the first! Texas Heat is the perfect getaway at the end of a stressful day if you like to escape with the aid of a great story. Texas Heat is a page turner. The unpredictable suspense will keep you wanting more.

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  • Posted August 29, 2009

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    Texas Heat

    Texas Heat
    Lone Star Intrigue Book One
    Debra White Smith
    2009
    Avon Inspire
    An Imprint of Harper Collins Publishers
    Fiction/Christian/Romance/Suspense

    Reviewed by Cindy Loven

    Jack Mansfield has it bad, but he has always had it bad, where Charli is concerned. Eleven years earlier, she had broken his heart and dumped him for a no-good, that she married. Vince, did not take long to show her just how no good he was. He left her and the baby and headed out for parts unknown, and Charli came home.

    Jack, now the police chief, has been trying slowly to get her to warm back up to him. But she has changed, she is not the same person he once knew. How much has she changed is the big question? Especially after he has to arrest her for embezzlement.

    Charli is innocent, and Jack is convinced that she is also. But how to prove it, when the evidence is so overwhelming. Jack's brother a private investigator is on the case. Jack is in protection mode. And someone is upset, that she is "fighting" back and now Charli is in danger.

    This story unfolds, you will be amazed at the depth of the story. This is not just a romance, nor is it just a mystery. The author deals with deep situations in life, such as abandonment, mental illness, co-dependency and deaths of loved ones. Debra White Smith, has brought a awesome story to life in this book. Discussion questions are included at the end of the book, for book clubs or study groups. You will be pleased to know that this is the beginning of the Lone Star Intrigue Series. There is an excerpt for the next book at the end of the book. 218 pages $12.99 US

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