I’ve always wanted to write a book that shows the different ways people fall in love and I got my chance in WILD TEXAS ROSE. I found the story great fun to write and loved the humor of the characters as I wrote. I always think of my characters as real living, breathing people who are like all of us, not perfect, but trying. So, come along with me through Fort Worth, Texas in 1876 and enjoy the adventure.
In WILD TEXAS ROSE, Rose McMurray is one of those wonderful people who is always organized. I hated her and loved her instantly when she walked off the pages of TALL, DARK AND TEXAN as a little girl and I understood her when she stepped into this book.
Duncan, on the other hand, lives his life in the moment. Never planning. Never realizing what he truly needs. At the wedding of Rose’s best friend, they discover a plot that could get many people killed and join forces with others to fight.
When I look back at the writing of this book, I feel like I’m surrounded by dear friends. These were the stories of a group of people living their lives, falling in love, standing up for what’s right. Many nights while I worked away in my study, I would laugh as things they said and for me they all became, not characters in a book, but real.
I hope they well be as real to you. Enjoy WILD TEXAS ROSE. Come along with me. I promise, I’ll keep you up reading late into the night.
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Twenty-five-year-old Rose McMurray may be beautiful, smart, and capable of running her adopted family’s ranch at Whispering Mountain, but she’s backed away from marriage three times without giving any reasons. Everyone thinks Rose is a coward, afraid of any adventure, including falling in love. She’s never done a single wild or reckless thing in her life…until now.
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Jodi Thomas is the NY Times and USA Today bestselling author of 35 novels and 11 short story collections. A RITA winning author, Jodi currently serves as the Writer in Residence at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas.