4½ Stars by Night Owl Reviews
- Author: Linda LaRoque
- Review by: Bemiown
- Genre: Romance
- Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
"The pace is steady and it allows the reader to think about what the
characters should do, according to the reader's thinking. That's
what was so good about the book. You get to decide along the way,
what you think should happen and as you turn the pages, you find
out if you're right. That place in your heart for Sam and Aileen
gives an emotional air to the book. Grab a copy and find out what
happens in Aileen's and Sam's marriage."
A Touch of Texas Irish by Linda LaRoque
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Length: Full Length (217 pages)
Heat Level: Sensual
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Camellia
A death, a dreadful demand, and a deceptive departure took Aileen Lynch from her home in misty, green Ireland to the arid Fort Stockton area of Texas.
The reader is swept along with the emotional and physical turmoil of eighteen year old Aileen Lynch as she, with the help of the lawyer who controls her money, avoids marrying or being mistress to Brian MacAuley, the man her “Da” owes gambling debts to. She goes to America to stay with the lawyer’s relatives. Here she meets the widower Dr. Samuel Walker from Texas.
Her new life begins in what is to be a “marriage of convenience” to protect her and to give Walker’s young son Tad a mother. Good reading finding out how this works out. As Aileen works to win over Tad and to make a home that feels like it is hers, she has an adversary in Ruth, a relative of Samuel’s deceased wife, who had planned to be Samuel’s wife.
The gentle love story that threads its way through all the day to day activities is predictable but still a joy to read. The twists and turns of events and the shocking climax makes for “gotta finish this” kind of reading. There is a shocker that brackets the total story that stands out – if would be a spoiler if I told!
Linda La Roque’s smooth, straight-forward writing style is a pleasure to read. The research is thorough for the modes of travel in the late nineteenth century, for the attitudes of the people about the Irish, and many other details that make A Touch of Texas Irish seem real.
Thanks for Reading. I hope you'll pick up a copy.