Item description for Leather And Lace (Texas Legacy V1) by DiAnn Mills...
Overview Casey O"Hare forsakes life with an outlaw gang to start anew in 1884. WANTED posters across the country accuse her of several crimes, though she's innocent. The outlaw leader, Davis Jenkins, and her brother Tim ride in her pursuit. A stranger named Morgan enters her campsite in the snow-covered mountains of Utah. Under gunpoint, he leads her down the icy slopes to safety. His real motive is to use her to get to Jenkins. Casey is determined to make a clean start in life. But pursued by evil, justice and romance, can she find a safe place to belong?
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Studio: Barbour Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.87" Width: 5.41" Height: 0.83" Weight: 0.59 lbs.
Release Date Feb 28, 2006
Publisher Barbour Publishing Company
Series Texas Legacy
Series Number 1
ISBN 1597891274 ISBN13 9781597891271
Availability 0 units.
More About DiAnn Mills
Award-winning author DiAnn Mills launched her career in 1998 with the publication of her first book. Currently she has fifty books in print and has sold over 1.5 million copies.
DiAnn believes her readers should “Expect an Adventure.” She is a fiction writer who combines an adventuresome spirit with unforgettable characters to create action-packed novels.
Six of her titles have appeared on the CBA Bestseller List. Three of her books have won the distinction of Best Historical of the Year by Heartsong Presents. Five of her books have won placements through American Christian Fiction Writer’s Book of the Year Awards 2003 – 2008. She is the recipient of the Inspirational Reader’s Choice award for 2005 and 2007, a Christy Awards finalist in 2008, finalist for the 2010 Inspirational Reader's Choice, finalist for the 2010 RITA and winner of the Christy Award in 2010.
DiAnn is a founding board member for American Christian Fiction Writers, a member of Inspirational Writers Alive, Romance Writers of America’s Faith, Hope and Love, and Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country. DiAnn is also the Craftsman Mentor for Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild.
She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas. They have four adult sons and are active members of Metropolitan Baptist Church.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Leather And Lace (Texas Legacy V1)?
Great Ride! Apr 27, 2008
In LEATHER AND LACE, the first in the Texas Legacy Series you follow Casey O'Hare, an unlikely heroine as she tries to put her outlaw days behind her. Unbeknownst to her, she is being followed by Morgan Andrews, a man bent on using her to flush out Jenkins, the notorious outlaw she's been riding with. Morgan's intentions change when he realizes Casey isn't the harden criminal the wanted posters have made her out to be. Now, he has to find a way to keep her from the law and Jenkin's long enough to prove her innocence.
The fast pace of LEATHER AND LACE keeps you reading chapter after chapter. I loved the characters DiAnn Mills created in Morgan and Casey. Her secondary characters were colored with charm and personality as well. A quick read, because you don't want to put it down. Enjoy! I am off to read LANTERNS AND LACE, the second book in the series.
I wanted to like this book Dec 7, 2007
I loved the title and the back cover blurb. The first chapter was great and the next few chapters good. Then the author seemed to get bored with her own story and not know what to do next. It slid downhill fast and turned into such a snooze I just kept skimming from chapter to chapter waiting for something interesting happen. Folks....it never did. I kept waiting for Casey and Morgan to fall in love and I never "saw" or felt that happen! It was like, at some point, the author told us they were in love but I, as a reader, never experienced it and that is what I read Romances for! I really can't recommend the book.
Mills is the Catherine Coulter of the Christian world... Mar 10, 2007
This book is what I like to call a "gut-clencher"...completely riveting. I read it in two days (it would surely have been one day if it weren't for my two young children). If you like a historical romance with a tough-as-nails yet vulnerable heroine, a wonderfully realistic romance and clear Christian message, this book is a sure thing. I love how Mills manages to portray flawed believers struggling with real faith issues while avoiding the cliche preachiness that many Christian authors fall into. And the action/suspense is enough to keep you turning the pages well past your bedtime.
Excellent book. A definite must read!
Don't be misled Jan 19, 2007
I have to wonder if I read the same book that all these other five star reviewers read. This book proved a real disappointment, after I had already purchased this book and its sequel. All I found was a slow-paced and unrealistic plot with uninteresting characters. I couldn't even bring myself to finish the book, because I found that I just didn't care what happened in the end. I try to pick books that will be captivating and realistic, whether it's a fantasy, mystery, action/adventure or romance. But this book did nothing for me, so I would not recommend it.
Authentic western filled with grace & redemption... Nov 12, 2006
Leather & Lace is the first book in DiAnn Mills' Texas Legacy series, released by Barbour. With this novel Mills has woven a powerful tale of one woman's redemption from her past and one man's release from an all-consuming bitterness, through the grace of God having their lives restored and their wounded spirits healed. The theme of this novel reminded me of this passage from the book of Joel that I had come across several years ago when a friend of mine was going through a very difficult time due to illness:
"I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten...my great army that I sent among you. You will have plenty to eat, until you are full, and you will praise the name of the Lord your God, who has worked wonders for you; never again will my people be shamed. Then you will know that I am in Israel, that I am the Lord your God, and that there is no other; never again will my people be shamed." (Joel 2:25-27)
This is a novel about restoration, powerfully told. On a purely personal level, I have really enjoyed this story simply because it's a well-written western, loaded with adventure and romance. As a kid I cut my reading "teeth" on the likes of Louis L'Amour and Clarence Mulford, authors who excelled at making the Old West and the people who lived during that time come unforgettably alive. There are quite a few CBA novels out there that simply don't do justice to the source material -- they fall terribly flat and all too often are filled with unbelievable plots and insipid characters. Mills doesn't whitewash the hardships of the time period. She succeeds in creating engaging characters, has a good feel for the time, and most of all writes a rollicking good story. Mills has got a lot of potential and is an author I'll enjoy hearing more from.