Item description for Texas Neighbors: The Key/The Promise/The Neighbor (Heartsong Novella Collection) by Debra White Smith...
New neighbours. Reunited neighbours. Overlooked neighbours. Three Texas couples come together amidst mystery, chance encounters and heartbreak that try their faith.
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Studio: Barbour Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.06" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.96" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Apr 30, 2006
Publisher Barbour Publishing Company
ISBN 1597891118 ISBN13 9781597891110
Availability 0 units.
More About Debra White Smith
Debra White Smith is a seasoned author, speaker, and media personality who has fifty-four books to her credit, both fiction and nonfiction, with more than one million copies in print. Her work has appeared on various bestseller lists, and she has repeatedly been voted a reader favorite. She holds a BA and MA in English and lives in Texas. Visit her at www.debrawhitesmith.com for more information.
Debra White Smith currently resides in Jacksonville, in the state of Texas.
Reviews - What do customers think about Texas Neighbors: The Key/The Promise/The Neighbor (Heartsong Novella Collection)?
Three Sentimentals From Texas Apr 29, 2008
Texas Neighbors: Grace for New Beginnings Abides in Three Endearing Romances. By Debra White Smith. Urichsville, Ohio: Barbour, 2003. ISBN 1-59789-111-8. Here's a warm and sentimental breeze, or three breezes, three novellas in the Christian romance genre - "The Key," "The Promise," and "The Neighbor." Aside from the bluster and blow of most novels, Smith writes of slower life, gentler folks who take care of each other. The first two works are set in Jacksonville and the third in Tyler. Christian love and long and Smith provides models and, yes, rather pleasant reading. Readers get to know the characters. Christians do try to handle things differently, a little prayer and Bible helps. Amid abandonment, disloyalty, anger, and near-lusting, familial care and meddling, lovers succeed. The reviewer planned to read only the first entry, but I had to go on and follow these graceful figures. The plain dialogue and natural settings are realistic. The novellas do contain hand-holding, passionate kisses, and an occasionally accidental light brushing of bodies, but this reviewer can attest to such behavior actually occuring in East Texas. Recommended.
Fun and entertaining May 1, 2007
Reviewed by Kelli Glesige for Reader Views (4/07)
"Texas Neighbors" is a compilation of three stories about three couples and how they come together amidst heartbreak, mystery and chance.
"The Key," (2003), is the story of Brendy Lane and her long-ago high school sweetheart, Zeke Blake. Thirty-three years previously, Brendy had promised to wait for Zeke when he went off to Vietnam, but circumstances change, and Brendy picked up and married Mack while jilting Zeke. Now Brendy is in need of a locksmith, and Zeke has been called to help Brendy. As the two reacquaint, the years seem to drop away, and Brendy and Zeke realize they still have feelings for each other.
"The Promise," (2003), finds Kent Lane, Brendy's son, struggling with his own life due to his wife leaving him and their two children, Pete and Pat, for a doctor. Kent had given up his lifelong dream of becoming a physician and chose instead to become a nurse to appease his wife's wishes, for the time needed to become a physician was imposing upon her, leaving her with too many domestic duties. Now Kent is left alone with his two beautiful, but spoiled, children and a mother who does not want to over discipline her grandchildren. Sylvia Donnelley helps Brendy run her coffee shop, and she dearly loves and helps out with the children whenever needed, for the children love Sylvia and the attention she gives them. Could Kent ever think as much of Sylvia as his children do?
"The Neighbor," (1998), is a mystery for Dr. Alissa Carrington and her gorgeous neighbor, Brad Ratner. Brad is having a pool installed in his backyard, and human bones have been uncovered. Alissa is a dentist and had planned to spend her vacation fixing up her new home, but Brad's attention has distracted Alissa. Soon, what appear to be accidents begin happening to Alissa, and her life is in danger. What is even more perplexing is that Brad seeks Alissa's attractions and then begins pushing away. Alissa is confused and in danger and must find out what is going on.
The three stories included in "Texas Neighbors" are fun and entertaining to read. The stories also have the underlying message that in all things big or small, look to God and pray, for therein you will find the answers you seek. If you enjoy romance with a Godly message, I recommend "Texas Neighbors" to all.
Sappy Romance Mar 29, 2007
It is my own fault, really. I'm not a sappy, romance novel type of person. I was cooped up with a cold, and I borrowed this book from my mother. I did finish the book, which is about three different love stories, with all the stories based in Texas. I found the characters to be 2 dimensional, and I found the murder mystery actually very silly. I also found several grammar mistakes. I would not recommend this book.