However, her simple life is complicated by the arrival of newcomer Jesse Lockwood. Good looking, arrogant and just plain irritating, Mabel somehow finds herself agreeing to drive her head across to Dodge City with his. Although his constant jokes are tiring, Mabel is forced to admit that the man knows his stuff and they manage to get their herds to Kansas without losing too many heads of cattle.
Nonetheless, that's just the beginning of their adventures as events in Dodge City take a difficult - and fatal - turn, marking the start of some troubled times as the harshest winter on record takes hold.
Will Mabel and her ranch be able to survive? Can she learn to co-operate with Jesse Lockwood? And what will happen when Jesse's old business rival, Max Harper, arrives in town?
Heart of Texas is the exciting new historical romance series set in the Texas plains. Follow the fortunes of Mabel Milton as the need to keep her business afloat leads her into working with Jesse Lockwood, possibly one of the most annoying men to ever walk the plains.
Heart of Texas: The Series includes all 5 books:
Book One: Life, Love and Longhorns
Book Two: For Love or Not at All
Book Three: Love Comes Later
Book Four: To the Max
Book Five: Lies and Laughter
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
LibraryThing Book Review~ Mabel Milton is rancher born and bred. Mabel only wants to marry for love or not at all. Mabel's friend Nora can't seem to understand what that means and continues to play matchmaker. Mabel is gearing up for cattle drive doesn't have time to wonder what to do next. As the days of cattle drive approaches Mabel's neighbor Jesse Lockwood ask if he can partner up with Mabel. Mabel agrees as long as Jesse's crew does their fair share of the work. Will Mabel admit she's attracted to Jesse? Will Mabel marry for love? Your answers await you in Heart of Texas:The Series. I really enjoyed this book. This new to me author showcased writing ability interspersed with interesting tidbits. The characters were honest, flawed, intriguing, compelling, real, and raw. The story hits on the spirit of wild west and incredibly complex as well.
Title: Heart Of Texas: The Series Author: K. L. Hemley Published: K.L.H. Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Rating: 5 Review: "Heart of Texas: The Series by K.L. Hemley was a good well written romantic series in the 'Wild West' in Texas for Ms.Mabel Milton. After the death of her parents, Mabel was found running her ranch single handed owning 'one of the most successful ranches in the area.' Thing change somewhat for Mabel when she meets Jesse Lockwood and finds his 'constant jokes were tiring' but he did know what he was taking about when it came to cattle. After meeting Jesse they both agree to drive her cattle to Kansas. While in Dodge City problems arrive for Jesse's men, however, they are able to make it back to the ranch. After arriving back on the ranch from the cattle drive as winter came on and it was one of the 'harshest winters on record.' Would Mabel be able to survive on her ranch in the harsh winter weather without the help of Jesse? Would Mabel and Jesse be able to 'co-operate together?' Well it seems like things were going well for Mabel until a new arrival neighbor by the name of Max Harper arrives in town. Now, what will Max bring into this picture? What will Mabel over hear from Max that will change her life as she thought it would have been? This is where I say you must pick up this read to get all of these questions answered and see how this author will bring it all out to the reader. I really enjoyed the read that included 'The Series.' There are five books from the series: Life, Love and Longhorns, For Love or Not at All, Love Comes Later, To the Max and Lies and Laughter. If you are in for a sweet romantic read you have come to the right place for "The Heart of Texas: The Series would be recommended to you.