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Friday, November 24, 2017

Linda Yezak

Linda Yezak

I’m Texan through and through, complete with the arrogance to believe my state is the best, the ability to tell tall tales convincingly, and the propensity to say “y’all” and “fixin’ to” and, on occasion, “ain’t.” The towns I’ve lived in have a Southern influence, so sweet tea, grits, and “bless your heart” are also part of my cultural background. And since all of Texas has a heavy Mexican influence, jalapenos are part of my diet. I have a Texas accent, naturally, but I’ll tell you right now: Hollywood’s version of how we talk is ludicrous.

I’m my mama’s fourth and only living child; Daddy died in 1997, so it’s just Mom and me from my side of the family. My parents each spent a stint as professional entertainers, which explains why I’m such a ham. However, I’m not fully baked–I can stand before a group of virtually any size, but get me face to face, and I may have an attack of shyness. That’s when my feet kick in. They’ll either run off with me, getting me out of harm’s way as quickly as possible, or they’ll land in my mouth. Both of them. At once. Usually makes for a memorable occasion..

The Last Ride

2017 TxAuthors Best Christian Fiction Book

Fiction, Christian, Romance

She wants to begin her new life in Texas, but her family wants her back in New York.He wants to return to the rodeo circuit, but he promised her he wouldn't. With her duties for her best friend's wedding finally behind her, Patricia Talbert looks forward to discovering what "normal" will look like at her new home in Texas. She owns the Circle Bar Ranch, is in love with its foreman, and is ready to assume her duties. Discovering what those duties entail isn't an easy feat for a displaced socialite from Manhattan. But when her aunt Adele arrives on a mission to coax her back to New York, Patricia's primary duty is to deflect the bumbling and bullish attempts-until one of Adele's tricks takes her by surprise. All of Talon Carlson's dreams for the Circle Bar are coming true, along with another dream he never expected to be fulfilled-a chance to love again. Patricia is everything he ever wanted and more. But after his last event sent him to the ER, he promised to quit bull riding for good, a promise he may have to break. His desire for a better end to his riding career is intensified by vicious rumors about why he quit. If he rides again, he will provide the ammunition Adele needs to make Patricia leave. If he doesn't, he'll prove the gossips right. Patricia or Talon. Which one will take The Final Ride?Sequel to the 2011 Grace Award winner, Give the Lady a Ride.

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Give the Lady a Ride

Give the Lady a Ride

Fiction, Christian, Romance

 

Patricia Talbert is a high-class social coordinator from New York. Talon Carlson is a rugged bull rider from Texas.He thinks she's too polished. She thinks he's insane. Opposites aren't quick to attract when the lady who enters the cowboy's world is on a mission to sell the ranch. But a box of letters changes her mission-letters of unshakable faith and a love deeper than anything she's ever experienced. Soon she finds his integrity appealing. Her spunk draws him in. He has the faith she craves; she may be the love he longs for. But faith and love aren't achieved in a single weekend. To buy time to explore the possibilities between them, she issues a challenge: "Teach me to ride bulls. "From here on, they're in for the ride of their lives. Sweet Christian romance on a ranch, complete with cowboys, cattle, and rodeo fun! 2011 Grace Award winner, 2012 Carol Award finalist

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Cat Lady's Secret, The

The Cat Lady's Secret

Fiction, Suspense, Texas

 

Emily Taylor loves to help people, loves to ease their burdens and make their dreams come true. But when a conman ruins her reputation, she discovers that helping others is safer and easier from behind the scenes. When one of Emily's gifts captures the attention of an avid journalist, her identity as the town's anonymous benefactor' and her renewed relationship with her high school sweetheart'are threatened. As her private life begins to unravel, she realizes the one hope for regaining control lies behind prison walls.

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