Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Review–Lone Star Intrigue by Debra White Smith


Lone Star Intrigue
by Debra White Smith
Avon Inspire - Harper Collins Publishers
Each book approx. 218 pages

ABOUT THE BOOK:  In the small town of Bullard, Texas, the Mansfield brothers seem to have everything in order . . . except for their love lives. Jack is the lonely police chief still pining after Charli, his college girlfriend. Younger brother Sonny keeps busy on the road as a private investigator, and a secret from his past prevents him from finding someone to settle down with. But all that is about to change...
Read the two stories…

In Texas Heat, Charli is wrongly accused of a terrible crime. Now Jack must arrest the one woman he's ever loved and risk everything to prove her innocence and save her life.

In Texas Pursuit, a single mother is a target of a relentless stalker—and Sonny finds himself both the only man who can protect her and the one who inadvertently leads danger back into her world.

Page-turning novels of romance and suspense, the Lone Star Intrigue series will give you faith in the power of love, and remind you that having faith in a God who redeems our mistakes is the greatest love story of all.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Lone Star Intrigue, go HERE.

MY REVIEW: I was so excited to see a book set in Bullard, TX, as I have family there.  Thankfully this book didn’t disappoint one bit.  And how fun to have two novels bound together so that when you finish the first book you can immediately start the next, with characters you’ve already come to know and love.

While at times Lone Star Intrigue was somewhat predictable, other times the suspense and twists were absolutely unexpected. And lest anybody interpret predictable as being a negative, let me hasten to add that sometimes, especially at the end of a stressful day, a predictable book can be as calming as a close friend.  Rather than predictable maybe I should use the word dependable – I can depend on the author to get the characters out of a bad situation and make everything ok by the end.  And that’s a good thing.  Smile

I absolutely can recommend this book (or both books if you find them separately) as a great, light read.  And I’m looking forward to the final book with much anticipation!


Debra White Smith is a seasoned Christian author, speaker, and media personality who has been regularly publishing books for over a decade. In the last twelve years, she has accumulated over 50 books sales to her credit with over 1 million books in print. Her titles include such life-changing books as Romancing Your Husband, Romancing Your Wife, The Divine Romance: Developing Intimacy with God, the The Lonestar Intrigue fiction series, and The Jane Austen fiction series.

As a woman of God, Debra is committed to the highest standards of integrity and to spending hours a week being still before the Father, staying in tune with Him, and listening for His voice of direction in all she does. This commitment to romancing the Lord, coupled with her lifestyle of devouring, analyzing, and dissecting the Word of God has allowed God to bring about a miracle of deliverance and healing in Debra's spirit, mind, and soul. For you see, Debra holds a double Ph.D. from the toughest schools in the world. The first Ph.D. from the "School of Hard Knocks" and the second, from the "School of Very Hard Knocks." Aside from that, she holds an M.A. in English from the University of Texas.

Along with Debra's being voted a fiction-reader favorite several times, her book Romancing Your Husband was a finalist in the 2003 Gold Medallion Awards. And, her Austen Series novel First Impressions was a finalist in the 2005 Retailer's Choice Awards. Debra has been a popular media guest across the nation, including Fox TV, The 700 Club, ABC Radio, USA Radio Network, and Moody Broadcasting. Her favorite hobbies include fishing, bargain-hunting, and swimming with her family. Debra also vows she would walk 50 miles for a scoop of German Chocolate ice cream.

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