Item description for A Texas Legacy Christmas: Texas Legacy Christmas (TEXAS LEGACY) by Diann Mills...
Overview Zack Kahler heads back to Texas with a homeless eight-year-old pickpocket named Curly in tow. But soon Zack finds his hands full as he tries to run a newspaper, recover from a lost love, and keep his unruly charge out of trouble. Boardinghouse worker and life-long outcast Alice Hawkins has had her fair share of hurt and rejection. When Zack and Curly show up on her doorstep, more than one wounded heart is stirred with love. But soon a life-threatening illness and misunderstanding threaten to destroy all their hopes. Can the love of Christmas present a miracle to heal these Texan hearts?
Zack Kahler heads back to Texas with a homeless eight-year-old pickpocket named Curly in tow. But soon Zack finds his hands full as he tries to run a newspaper, recover from a lost love, and keep his unruly charge out of trouble. Boardinghouse worker and life-long outcast Alice Hawkins has had her fair share of hurt and rejection. When Zack and Curly show up on her doorstep, more than one wounded heart is stirred with love. But soon a life-threatening illness and misunderstanding threaten to destroy all their hopes. Can the love of Christmas present a miracle to heal these Texan hearts? A Texas Legacy Christmas is part of the Texas Legacy series. Other books in the series include Leather and Lace: Book 1, Lanterns and Lace: Book 2, Lightning and Lace: Book3.
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Best-selling author DiAnn Mills combines adventure with unforgettable characters to create suspense-filled novels. In addition to publishing more than fifty books, DiAnn is also the Craftsman mentor for the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild. She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas.
DiAnn Mills currently resides in Houston, in the state of Texas.
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Reviews - What do customers think about A Texas Legacy Christmas: Texas Legacy Christmas (TEXAS LEGACY)?
Very Enjoyable Apr 27, 2008
A TEXAS LEGACY CHRISTMAS is the final book in the Texas Legacy Series. Zack Kahler is now grown and living in New York but looking forward to moving back to Kahlerville and running the town newspaper. Before he leaves New York he has a chance encounter with a set of 6 year-old, pick-pocketing twins. When he learns the twins are orphans he decides to make a donation to the orphanage before he leaves town. In a twist of fate and a matter of 24 hours he finds himself adopting the twins, Curly and his sister Charley. Wondering what he's gotten himself into, he tries to figure out how to balance fatherhood and running a newspaper. Checking in at the boardinghouse, Zack is surprised to see Chloe Weaver working the front desk, an outcast in school because of her mixed parentage, Zack had befriended her, bringing her a sandwich each day so that she didn't have to go without lunch.
Chloe has led a difficult life. Losing her mother at an early age, she lived with her abusive father until he died in the house fire that took her home. When she lands a job at the boardinghouse, she is thankful to have a place to stay, and an income. Though Mr. Barton, the boardinghouse owner vows to win her heart, she knows it is not his to win. Her feelings for Zack, her childhood hero are nothing short of love, but she brushes them aside as foolishness.
Chloe helps Zack with the twins and the adjustment that comes with having kids. Not wanting to complicate his life further, Zack tries to ignore his growing feelings for Chloe, but it is no use. The kids love her and so does he.
I enjoyed A TEXAS LEGACY CHRISTMAS. It was fun to catch up with past characters like Morgan and Casey, Jenny and Grant, and Bonnie and Travis. Though the end was predictable, I still enjoyed the easy pace and enjoyable story DiAnn Mills knitted together.
Christmas in Kahlerville Endearing, Mills Succeeds Again Jan 14, 2008
This "bonus" installment of Mills' Texas Legacy series provides everything a sweet, driving romance needs. The holiday theme simply adds a bonus with the tree trimmings and holiday cheer! A grown-up Zach becoming a father of orphans created a unique situation, and Chloe's sweet beauty provides the perfect foil for him and their built-in family. Excited to read about how the troublesome Zach grew up and the type of woman he would find, I found my initial reaction to the characters was not as joy-filled as I'd hoped. Where was the Zach I knew from Lightning and Lace? Who was this girl he supposedly fed in schoolhouse days? But once I allowed the book to write its own story rather than a continuance of books gone by, I highly enjoyed Mills' latest installment to the series. Her characters are compelling and endearing, and Kahlerville is still wonderful. Zach and Chloe need to be together, and so do Simeon and Miss Scott, of course. Though I believe the first three in the series provide more excitement and "meat" to keep me reading, the sweet warmth of this "dessert" book was welcome to get me into the loving cheer of the holidays.
A Texas Legacy Christmas Nov 2, 2007
This book ties in well with the other series. I have really enjoyed reading this title.
Hoping for a Christmas Miracle Oct 3, 2007
DiAnn Mills' A TEXAS LEGACY CHRISTMAS Reviewed by Marion Kelley Bullock
Zack Kahler is ready to leave New York and return to his hometown, Kahlerville, Texas, where he has bought the local newspaper. He slips on the ice, and six-year-old twin waifs swoop down and help him up. In the process, they relieve him of his wallet. He goes to the orphanage where they live, to leave money for their care, and ends up adopting them.
So Zack, along with Curly and his sister, Charley, arrive in Kahlerville by rail. They settle in the local boarding house, where Zack stays busy taking over the newspaper and keeping the twins out of trouble. Zack renews his friendship with Chloe Weaver, who works at the boarding house. Back in their school days, when she often had no food, Zack brought her a sandwich for lunch every day. This she remembers, as well as her feelings for him. She has loved him ever since.
The children are endearing and they interact with Zack and Chloe, as well as others, including Mrs. Scott, schoolteacher, and Simeon, the cook. The owner of the boarding house plies Chloe with unwanted attention, and she begins to wonder if romance with him is all she can expect. But she hopes for the love of her heart.
A Christmas miracle is what they all need. And that's what this story is all about.
Christian Romance at its Finest Sep 5, 2007
Reviewed by Debra Gaynor for Reader Views (7/07)
Zack Kahler is tired of New York and looked forward to returning to his hometown, Kahlerville, Texas, where he has bought a newspaper. When he slipped on the icy street, two waifs' picked his pocket under the guise of offering to help him up. His big heart was touched when he discovered the twins had lost both their parents. Before returning to Texas, he stopped at the orphanage to check on them, only to end up adopting them. On the train ride to Texas, he discovered that what he thought was two boys were actually twin brother and sister. Curly and Charlie were six-years old and a handful. When they arrived at a boarding house, he rekindles his friendship with Chloe Weaver. He had not intended to fall in love but could not help himself.
Chloe took a job at the local boarding house. The job was to watch the front desk, keep the books, clean, and help wherever she was needed. She had no family and knew she must fend for herself. Many nights she had slept outside and gone hungry. She remembered Zack from school. He was eight-years older than she was and always treated her well. Many of the other kids made fun of her, but Zack saw that she was hungry and brought her food each day. When he walked back into her life, she knew she had loved him since she was a child.
"A Texas Legacy Christmas," by DiAnn Mills, is Christian Romance at its finest. Ms. Mills is an exceptional writer. The plot of this story flows smoothly. I could not put it down and read it in one sitting. The characters were so well-developed that they jumped off the page and came alive in front of me. Zack and Chloe's romance is endearing. Ms. Scott and Simeon brought a smile to my face more than once. How could anyone not love Curly and Charlie? The supporting characters are all intriguing. I wonder if another story with Eli as a main character might not be in the works. Ms. Mills uses Christian values and tells a story of true romance. I highly recommend "A Texas Legacy Christmas" to fans of Christian romance.