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All Roads Lead to Texas
     

All Roads Lead to Texas

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by Linda Warren
 

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Callie Lambert flees New York with her three young siblings for the small Texas town where she was born, waiting for the day their abusive stepfather is put in jail and it's safe to return to the city.

The four of them quickly become attached to Homestead and its people—especially Sheriff Wade Montgomery, a man who knows what it's like to lose everything

Overview

Callie Lambert flees New York with her three young siblings for the small Texas town where she was born, waiting for the day their abusive stepfather is put in jail and it's safe to return to the city.

The four of them quickly become attached to Homestead and its people—especially Sheriff Wade Montgomery, a man who knows what it's like to lose everything. But what will happen when he finds out Callie's secret? Will he turn her in, or help her at the risk of losing his badge?

No matter what the future brings, she's made a promise to bring the kids back home...but what if they're already there?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426881961
Publisher:
Harlequin Superromance
Publication date:
10/01/2010
Series:
Home to Loveless County , #3
Sold by:
HARLEQUIN
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
283,821
File size:
474 KB

Meet the Author



After selling her first book to Harlequin's Superromance line, Linda's life hasn't been the same. It's fun, exciting, and she never has enough time, but she enjoys every minute.

She grew up in a small farming community called Smetana outside of Bryan, Texas. Writing was never in her plans. She enjoyed it and even won an essay contest in high school. Her English teacher told her if she could get her grammar and emotion on the same level that she could be a good writer. She didn't pay much attention to her words because she had always planned to be a nurse.

In college her life took an unexpected turn. She was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and had to drop out of school because of the pain. Nothing in life had prepared her for this, but luckily she had a wonderful man waiting for her, her high school sweetheart and own personal hero. With his love and support she learned to deal with a crippling disease at an early age.

With a lot of time on her hands, she took art classes and began to paint. To her shock her paintings started to sell and win awards. This kept her busy for a number of years. Then the turpentine and fume from the oils began to irritate her eyes. The doctor suggested that she put the paints away for a while or try watercolor or acrylics, but she wasn't sure what she wanted to do.

She had always loved to read and when she had to be in the hospital, friends and family would bring her books. That's how she discovered the wonderful world of Harlequin. No matter how bad she was feeling, she could lose herself in a Harlequin novel, knowing that whatever trials the heroine had to go through there was always hope, always a happy ending.

Her family was pressuring her to start painting again, but secretly she was thinking of trying her hand at writing. The only credentials she had for such an insane idea were years of reading and sheer determination. She didn't do anything about the idea until her dad gave her a push. His reasoning was that she had read so many books that it should be a snap. She began by writing long hand in a tablet—testing her skills. Her husband then bought her a computer and she had no choice. She had to write in earnest.

After a lot of hard work, tears, perseverance...and more patience than she ever thought she possessed, she's finally doing something she loves—writing. And those happy endings? She writes them now and hopes they touch someone who needs a lift, a smile, or just a good feeling day. No matter what, Linda believes there is a happy ending—you just have to find it.

She loves hearing from readers.

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All Roads Lead to Texas 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Callie Lambert fears her abusive stepfather who she assumes killed her mother however her trepidation is not so much for herself, but for her younger half-brother and two half sisters. Feeling a need to protect them, Callie abducts her siblings and flees New York for her birth town Homestead, Texas using a different identity so as to make sure she cannot be traced. She assumes that law enforcement will ultimately catch up to her vile stepfather. --- Callie knows having four young people move into the small town would not allow them to stay in hiding, but she plans to insure nothing would place her in the spotlight of the sheriff¿s office. However, that is before she met Sheriff Wade Montgomery, who seems to have more than just a passing interest in her and her charges as they are attracted to one another form the first encounter. Still he upholds the law so she dreads what he will do if he learns the truth. Wade realizes she hides a secret that keeps her anxious especially around him, but wants to help her even if it means losing the job he always wanted for not helping her means losing his heart. --- The duo enhanced by the antics of her siblings and the townsfolk make for a fine romantic thriller with the suspense coming early and late. The ensemble cast is top rate with the varying individuals having differing personalities. Though the stepdad is mean to the bone with no redeeming quality, fans will appreciate this return Home to Loveless County entry due to a fine plot focusing on the trepidations of Callie cautious distrust of falling in love. --- Harriet Klausner
teresa overstreet More than 1 year ago
I loved this story. This is the second book ive read by LW and I will definitly be reading more. I do wish to read a story about some secondary characters ( ethan? ryan?) If the have stories please tell me which ones so i can cont. Reading about them.
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TheElizabethP More than 1 year ago
so bored....... but i love that this was a Texas story.
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