Texas Rose

Texas Rose

by Jolene Faye

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Texas Rose by Jolene Faye

Forced from her childhood home by the murder of her father, Sybil ran from her past. Finding a new home and the love of a miss matched group of people, she'd found peace again even with the scars of her past forever haunting her future. At the turn of the 20th century, was it possible after all this time, she could have a family of her own?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940044762305
Publisher: Jolene Faye
Publication date: 08/03/2012
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 139,324
File size: 362 KB

About the Author

Born in a small Texas town, Jolene Faye grew up a country girl on a small farm. From early on, she was an avid reader. Starting all the way back when she was barely a teen, the writings of authors such as Stephen King, John Grisham and Danielle Steel intensified her love of the written word. Always daydreaming and often not being able to sleep, Jolene penned her dreams and thoughts on whatever notebook she had around. As the size of the farm she grew up on dwindled, her lifelong dreams often revolved around living on a big sprawling ranch. Only her love of animals could compare to her love of the written word. As the years passed with her writing poems and short stories, Jolene envisioned her adult life. She knew someday she would become a veterinarian, own and live on a large beautiful ranch and eventually retire to running a quaint little bed and breakfast.


As it often happens, life had other plans for Jolene as she came to find, the day her soul mate walked into her life. Never giving much thought about marriage, children or a family, life literally turned her plans upside down. The hot July day when she looked into the eyes of her first born child, all her old dreams faded. The only future Jolene could see in the bright eyes of her baby girl were those of the child growing, becoming successful and following her own dreams. With a love greater that she'd ever known, Jolene watched as youthful dreams molded into the dreams of a mother. Devoting the next fourteen years of her life to raising, caring for, and encouraging the dreams of both her little girls, Jolene lived a happy life. As her oldest child grew and started sharing her own dreams, the long suppressed love Jolene once had for reading and writing resurfaced. Wanting to show her children they should never give up their dreams, she sat down once again with pen to paper and dreamed.


With several short stories started, the old flame of imagination lit the fires in Jolene's vivid dreams. Often dreaming of scene as she struggled with insomnia, Jolene formed her visions into words. Playing each piece over in her mind like a movie, the familiarity of the characters intensified, making them feel almost real. After months of her thoughts pouring out onto the computer screen and debating if she should share her stories, Jolene's family encouraged her. Having read several well written and memorable ebooks on Smashwords over the years, she took the leap. With her hands shaking, her doubts telling her it wasn't good enough, and her breath held tight, Jolene clicked. Her heart stopped as the Publish button depressed. Her eyes wide and unbelieving as the progress wheels twirled on her screen. Listening to her two girls argue over a television show behind her, Jolene finally and slowly sighed realizing she had just done the very thing she spent the last fourteen years of her life encouraging her daughters to do. She was following her dreams.


*Personal Note*


I want to take this time to thank everyone who read and enjoyed my first book Texas Tornado. Since it's conception, so many stories have been floating through my mind. I have since finished another book and am excited to get through the editing and review process so I can publish it as well. I'd like to ask everyone who has read or will read Texas Tornado to post a review, good or bad, I'd like to know what everyone thought of it.


Please feel free to contact me anytime!


Google Website - sites.google.com/site/jolenefaye2012/


gMail - jolenefaye2012@gmail.com


Facebook - facebook.com/jolene.faye.1


Smashwords - smashwords.com/profile/view/JoleneFaye

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Texas Rose 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 75 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would have been better without the sex.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This one was a difficult read.. sorry..but true! It kind of jumped around from dreams to reality. And some of the timing seemed a bit off. As having 2 kids myself... I couldn't see how morning sickness starts at 3 months.. thats usually the time it stops.. The story as a whole wasn't much...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good book. I really enjoyed the story line, it was well written and flowed so easily. I would reccomend this love story to anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sweet 248 page story about a woman finally finding happiness after a series of unfortunate events and heartbreak.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Predictable, a fast read even at 250 pages. Suitable for readers 18 and up, because of several sexual situations. It seems like almost all of this type of genre contains a rape or almost rape. I did not care for the brutal attack and defiguration of one of the main characters either. It was better edited and written than a lot of the free books. The author did come through on all the sub plots, which was nice.This book was just too pat, the author stuck with a tried and true formula, instead of injecting originality. Readers loving bodice rippers would enjoy this book. I outgrew them years ago, which may be my problem with this book. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Started out strong, glad she escaped. Touching how the Sybil & Jed connected. Robert was an ass the way he toyed with Sybil. The mystery of Rose was nice, glad she is so well loved. What was Cole thinking? How could he make love to her & then take off like that? How could any man be that dense? Surprised that the Indian family moved so freely through town, kind of strange for that time frame. Tear jerker though, have plenty of tissues for the last few chapters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this is a good romance novel with turning red every on every other word
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book , didn't want to put it down..
NJG More than 1 year ago
This was a good story.. I enjoyed reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quick predictable read
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Editing much better than the first two books. 248 pages (dw)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You people should just read this novel yourselves and write your own review on this novel. I really enjoyed reading this novel very much. ShelleyMA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very good book!
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This book was pretty good. Ok for a free book
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Ijust love this books
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Cole & Sybil stole my heart!! ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read
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SailormanOR More than 1 year ago
really enjoyed her book