19th century Texas was alive with lovers and scoundrels, drifters and dreamers. It was a land brimming with wild, glorious passions—passions New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas tenderly evokes in this novel in the McLain series.
Fleeing trouble in Pittsburgh, young Kara O’Riley has no choice but to travel as far West as her meager funds will take her. And when she hires on as bookkeeper for a sprawling Texas ranch, she quickly decides that her new employer, Jonathan Catlin, is the coldest, strangest man she’s ever known. He’s told her he has exactly one year to make the ranch a success—but she has a feeling there’s an awful lot more he’s not telling her. For one thing, there’s something odd about Catlin Ranch. For another, she has glimpsed a hint of tenderness in Jonathan’s gorgeous, haunted eyes—and suddenly her lonely, aching heart is filled with fire…
New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas presents the story of a love divided by secrets in this stirring historical romance in the McLain series.
It was love at first sight. When Wolf Hayward and Molly Donivan gazed into each other’s eyes in a crowded train station during the Civil War, they knew they were meant to be—and sealed their commitment with a passionate kiss. He promised to find her after the war—until he realized she was the daughter of a Union General when he was a Southern spy behind enemy lines. But he’ll never forget her and Molly will pledge to wait for the man she only knows as “Benjamin.”
Eight years later, Wolf—now a Texas ranger—is chasing down some outlaws when he is struck down by a falling signpost—and wakes up to see the beautiful woman he has never forgotten. Molly doesn’t recognize him as the handsome soldier who swept her away so long ago, but she can’t help being intrigued by his kindness and charm. And she can’t help imagining what it’s like to be in his arms after the sun goes down…
New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas continues her McLain series with the story of a man in need of a helping hand and the woman who gives him more than he ever expected.
If any town needs guidance on the path to peace it’s wild and dangerous Jefferson, Texas. Delivering it is the widowed Reverend Daniel McLain’s calling. Unfortunately, Daniel’s own serenity is disrupted when his young daughters’ nanny abandons her job, leaving the widower to appeal to his late wife’s family for help.
But instead of the elderly aunt he’s expecting, he’s greeted by Karlee Whitworth, the family’s forlorn cousin who’s desperate for a place to stay, and eager to prove her worth—by caring for the twins and by mending Daniel’s greiving heart. Now two lost souls are about to discover a kindred spirit, and the courage they need to find the happiness they were destined to share…
Two tortured souls find a second chance at happiness in this compelling western historical romance in New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas’ McLain series.
Wes McLain returned from the civil war with little money, and less hope. He had given up on love. Until he saw her…Allie, the blue-eyed girl who had been called a savage, a wild soul—and was prisoner of what seemed to be a horrible fate. But when Wes looked into her eyes, he wanted only to free her, and to take her with him on a journey through the frontiers of Texas.
But Allie has been brutally mistreated for years, and is now too afraid to even speak. Wes will have to heal her and it will take more than good intentions or a few moonlight kisses to win her trust. And when Allie’s finally ready to speak again, she will tell Wes more than he ever imagined.
New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas gives readers a taste of the passion and adventure of the Old West with the first addicting romance in her series featuring the McLain brothers.
When Yankee doctor Adam McClain is kidnapped and forced to treat a wounded confederate soldier, he soon learns his patient’s name is not Nick, but Nichole. He is struck to his core by her bravery and beauty—and by the brief kiss they share that night. In the morning she saves his life in turn, protecting him from her rebel comrades, and sending him away from the Confederate camp, never to see her again—or so he believes.
Despite knowing that he can never be the same after their fateful encounter, Adam returns home after the war to his fiancée, the wealthy daughter of a snobby family of war profiteers, and tries to forget the girl in gray. But when, months later, Nichole reappears, asking for his help once more, Adam must make a choice. In a land still healing from the war that nearly tore it apart, will love prevail?