Series: Texas Trilogy #2
Published by Harper Collins on November 9th 2010
Genres: Historical Romance, American West
Source: Self Purchased
SHE WAS GIVEN TO A STRANGER
Cordelia McQueen was a virtual prisoner in her father's house. Until everything changed when she was shamelessly traded in a battle for land and water rights, and thrust into an unfamiliar world as the bride of Dallas Leigh.
HE BELONGED TO THE LAND
Dallas had given his life to the land. Now he aimed to put West Texas on the map. But as he gazed into the eyes of the lovely stranger who belonged to him, he caught a glimpse of another ambition—a warm, radiant desire of the heart. Was this the woman who would walk beside him as, together, they carved out a rich future with all the promise of love?
Cordelia McQueen has always been a virtual prisoner in her fathers home. Dee is shocked when her father agrees to give her over to marriage to Dallas Leigh, her family’s enemy. Dee is scared to death of this man, and desperately wishes that she was more important to her father than water and land that her father needs for his ranch. Having caring for her mother, after a scuffle with her father, and losing her, and her father broke his promise to her. Now she is married to Dallas and everything is unfamiliar, and feels more alone than ever. Dallas Leigh is desperate to have a son, and is determined to find a wife, and when he hears that McQueen has a daughter, he trades water rights for Cordelia as his wife. But he never realized how opposite they were from each other, he despises the fear he see’s in her eyes and wants to do anything he can to take it from her. Dee although in the beginning afraid of her husband, starts to look at him through her own eyes, instead of her brothers eyes, and slowly she starts to get to know him and the fear fades away from her, and a desire that sparks between them, and a tender love that will only strengthen their intimate bond with one another…
Dallas Leigh, is tormented by the war between the states, and he is still haunted by what happened during that time. Now he has built a empire, but he is desperate for a son. So when he hears that McQueen has a daughter, no many people even knew about, he marries her, but never expected that is wife would have a fear of everything in her life, including Dallas. Dallas is a proud and ambitious man, but his wish is for a son, however when Dee enters his life he starts to realize that she is the most important thing in his life, and would do anything to bring her happiness. Dallas doesn’t think he deserves love, but he needs it more than any other…
Cordelia McQueen, having grown up in a home where women were seen but not heard. Dee has always had a fear of what happens between two people when they are married, after seeing her father once abuse her mother, and ever since her mother ended up parlalyzed because of a scuffle between her parents, she has cared for her mother. But when they move to a new place, she is a prisoner in her father’s house on the claim its for protection. Her father made a promise that she would never have to suffer any intimate contact with a man, but then her father broke his promise to her when he barters her for land and water. Dee is afraid of her husband especially at the beginning, and feels alone. But when she starts to see Dallas as who he really is, she realizes that he is the best things that her father could have ever done for her.
Texas Glory is the second in the Texas series by Lorraine Heath. This is my favorite book written by this author, I just love reading it, and could read it over and over and never be bored by this story. This story begins with two people that couldn’t be more opposite of each other, and each one has certain dreams, but when they truly come together they manage to have both of their dreams come to life. I found this a powerfully emotional book, that will cling to your heart. It has such a charming note about it, the characters fully of depth and promise, this is truly a sparkling gem that will touch your soul.
My Favorite Quote:
“You were my dream, Dee. I just didn’t know it. The part of me that I was always searching for.”