Friday on Sunday: Robyn Daniels’ Book Reviews: Three by Jean Brashear

FRIDAY BOOK REVIEWS

Robyn here. Sorry for the extended medical absence. Today’s review is a trilogy of three e-books about family by Jean Brashear.

Texas Secrets

What an opening Brashear offers up. Imagine growing up amid dysfunction where you do all you can to keep the family ranch going after the untimely death of your lovely family-centered mom. Then, when your distant dad goes to the great rodeo in the sky, you learn he mysteriously willed away part of your legacy. Boy, Brashear can build up the angst and write a well-plotted cozy mystery. The major characters are Maddie Rose Collins and Boone Gallagher in this first book. The secondary characters are well drawn and substitute parents to Boone Gallagher when he needs courting advice.

The lush writing and well done loving make it a hard book to put down. I reached for the second book as I said adieu to the first couple.

Texas Lonely

Imagine a Texas ranch boy forced from his home by his angry father at 16 years old. He never goes home again. Rootless, he becomes a hunter/guide and is befriended by Cy in the back of beyond around the Wind River Area of Wyoming. After the man passes, he leaves his rustic cabin to Mitch Gallagher. It is the closest to a home he’s had in years. He loves this haven.

One day nature sounds are broken with the call of a child on his land over two miles from the last parking place. Five year old Davey seeks his grandfather, Cy. Thus begins a deeply emotional story with three primary characters in the mix. Brashear’s writing is sensual and her description is in top form. Both Mitch and Cy’s granddaughter are wounded souls who heal each other. Davey and his questions and observations keep the story spot-on. Eventually, the outside world arrives to help them toward Happily Ever After.

This is an incredible read for phrasing and uses of all of the senses. Bravo!

Texas Bad Boy

As with the first book I just downloaded this selection after ending the second e-book. Without giving away too much, let me say we were short one man for the Happily Ever after without adding Devlin Marlowe to the mix. The story and back-story of Devlin Marlowe and Lacey DeMille is richly textured and peopled.

So, all three stand alone novels have different styles. Lacey is many things to many people but mainly as a people pleaser at her own expense. Brashear makes readers care so much about her characters that we hate getting to the inevitable ending.

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Reviewed by Robyn Daniels

Remember: If you want a particular book reviewed, please contact me. If you wish to review a book, we ask that it not be your own work. Make reviews between 20 and 300 words. Scale between 1-5 hearts with one being the worst book you ever read. Five is for a best ever read. We reserve the right to edit reviews for length and content. The reviews are based on recent reads, NOT NECESSARILY NEW RELEASES.

Reviewed by Robyn Daniels

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