“Dallas Leigh wants a son. He has an enormous, successful ranch, a big house and has established a town in anticipation of the railroad. But women are hard to find. When he finds that the neighboring rancher he has been feuding with has a daughter that has been kept confined to home, Dallas...”see full review » see other reviews »
“Dallas Leigh wants a son. He has an enormous, successful ranch, a big house and has established a town in anticipation of the railroad. But women are hard to find. When he finds that the neighboring rancher he has been feuding with has a daughter that has been kept confined to home, Dallas proposes a marriage to settle the water dispute. Cordelia McQueen gets little choice. As these two try to find their way to a satisfactory marriage, they run into many other problems involving family and a small tortured boy. Very well done.”Linda C wrote this review Wednesday, May 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“An amazing book! Dallas Leigh redeemed himself!”Lisa M wrote this review Thursday, January 10, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Good historical romance with an exciting ending and groundwork for next book in series. Both characters grew emotionally stronger as their relationship developed but some of the heroine's early behavior was pretty immature. In his quest for a son Dallas wants to marry Cordelia in exchange for land and her family agrees.”Dawn ♥ romance wrote this review Wednesday, March 21, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Book 2 in Texas Trilogy. This is Dallas Leigh's story. Cordelia McQueen is virtually held prisoner in her father's house until she is shamefully given to Dallas in marriage in return for land and water rights. Dallas is trying to put West Texas on the map and thinks this is a good deal. Then he finds more than her bargained for in Cordelia”Marty H wrote this review Thursday, December 22, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Loved this! The author knew how to keep a reader completely engrossed from beginning to end. Characters were great, plot interesting and gripping, and the ending was completely satisfying - although there's still one more thread that definitely will be tied up in the last book of this trilogy.
Cordelia (Dee) McQueen is bartered by her family of menfolks to marry Dallas Leigh, whose dream is to have a son, for water rights. She's been kept from life outside of her home for years, thinks Dallas is cruel and unthinking, and finds just the opposite once she's part of his family. In the weeks before he makes her truly a wife, she begins to realize she has deeper feelings for him. But life has some cruel blows to deal to both people - and it will take more than a strong will to come out the other side okay. ”
“Dallas rubbed me the wrong way in Texas Destiny but he redeemed himself completely.
His and Dee's story is heartwarming and heartwrenching in equal measure. Dallas's loneliness just leaps off the pages and it was wonderful seeing Dee come out of her shell. I usually prefer heroines with a more defined backbone by Dee had a strength of spirit that really appealed to me.
A great read. ”
“Dallas Leigh's biggest dream was to have a son to share what he'd created. The problem was not being able to find a woman in his region of Texas. His last attempt to transport one from another state ended as a failure when she fell in love with his brother, Houston. When he discovered Cordelia McQueen's existence, he secured a deal with her miserable brothers and father in exchange for her becoming his wife.
This story of a marriage of convenience was brutally honest and sincere. Heath does an admirable job of creating empathy for both people in this marriage as they struggle to understand one another and find a way to a relationship. There are hardships and successes along the way that seem to be in keeping with the era. I loved the story and rooted for Cordelia and Dallas. This is a book you'll definitely want on your shelf. ”