“Austin Leigh spent 5 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit rather than ruin the reputation of the girl he loved by having her admit that they were together at the time of the murder. When he is released he is determined to find the man who was guilty and clear his name. He returns home to...”see full review » see other reviews »
“Austin Leigh spent 5 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit rather than ruin the reputation of the girl he loved by having her admit that they were together at the time of the murder. When he is released he is determined to find the man who was guilty and clear his name. He returns home to find his girl has married his best friend. So feeling nothing is holding him there he sets off to find the real murderer. On his journey he finds instead a young woman, Loree Grant, living alone on a farm after the murder of her entire family. He spends a few days helping her out and recovering from an infected back wound. Before he continues on they end up assuaging their loneliness sexually. When he returns a couple of months later he finds she is expecting and they marry. He takes her back to his home town and large family. They have many problems to deal with, in their own relationship, in dealing with the ex-girlfriend and best friend, in dealing with the town that considers him a murderer and the family of the murder victim, and in trying to find his place and a future. This sounds like a typical plot for a western romance but the story is so well written it sets itself apart. This third installment concerning the Leigh brothers holds its own against the other two. A well don series.”Linda C wrote this review 7 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“As good as the first book if not better. It wasn't a really big mystery, but the story kept me reading right through. ”Serephene wrote this review Friday, June 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Such a great ending to an amazing trilogy! I loved those Leigh Brothers!”Lisa M wrote this review Tuesday, April 16, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“4.5*”Liz (Bugetta) wrote this review Saturday, February 16, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Great conclusion to this historical romance series. It was emotional from beginning to end. I don't know if I could have been so forgiving. The particularly good epilogue was rather nostalgic. Wrongly accused Austin gets out of a five year jail term and on his way to find the real killer he comes across Loree with tragedy of her own.”Dawn ♥ romance wrote this review Thursday, April 5, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was such a great series! The author developed these characters so well; three Texas brothers, each with his own personality, needs and enjoyments. And three very individual women, again each with such a lot to give. The brothers found adventure in different ways, lived their lives together as well as apart and then found love in women who knew their men. At one point, even though it was an ungodly hour, I hated to put this one down - and I remember that being the case with the other two.”Marie T wrote this review Monday, March 12, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Book 3 of trilogy. Austin Leigh's story. He has been in prison for 5 years for a murder he did not commit. He is coming home to what he thinks is a new life with his long time love, Becky. He finds that she has married his best friend in spite of the fact that Austin went to prison to protect her. Austin leaves and goes to Austin,TX to find out more about the murder/murderer. Wonderful murder/romance/mystery. Must read western romance series”Marty H wrote this review Thursday, December 22, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Such a sweet ending to the series.
Loree and Austin are wonderful together. I do think that Becky and Cameron got off a little too lightly for their betrayal.
The surprise twist was good but easy to figure out once all the clues are laid out.
Looking forward to reading more of Heath's books. ”
“Great series! Love the characters.”Susan B wrote this review Thursday, September 1, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Austin Leigh spent five years in prison for a murder he didn't commit and, when released from prison, he made it his mission to clear his name by finding the real killer. All roads seemed to lead to the city's capital and his namesake and on the way, he discovered Loree Grant, living alone in solitude following the murder of her family five years before.
This is a story of two damaged people whose lives intersect in a way that feels predestined. Austin thought he could endure prison for the sake of his first love's honor but never conceived of life moving on so quickly. Loree was resigned to living her life alone but never counted on meeting someone like Austin. It is an extremely touching story, one that I was reluctant to start, knowing Austin's prison sentence. Austin is pure poetry and Loree is his muse. Dallas and Houston, along with their wives and children, appear once again in substantive parts of the storyline.
I loved this book, Austin's story, and was unprepared for how special he would turn out to be. Lovely ending to an inspiring trilogy. ”