Blog Tour + Review: Under a Texas Star by Lisa Mondello
Under a Texas Star
Genre: Contemporary Western Romance
Publisher: Lisa Mondello
Date of Publication: March 21, 2017
Number of pages: 388
Word Count: 56,000
Cover Artist: Purple Girl Design
Tagline: If you love sweet romances that are clean and wholesome, then you’ll love Lisa Mondello’s TEXAS HEARTS series!
Military hero Tom Garrison is an expert in high intensity emergency situations. But after years of military service, all he wants to do is hide from the world. When single mom Jenna Atkins bangs on his door in the middle of the night begging for his help for her sick young son, Tom can’t ignore it. He flies Jenna and her son to an emergency center that can help the sick child, but can he just walk away?
Despite his efforts, Jenna and Brian capture his heart—just as he captures theirs.
Both Jenna and Tom have battled life’s surprises and been touched by tragedy. Can they overcome the past to open their hearts to love again?
This is a beautiful story with superb characters and a very emotional plot.
War hero, Tom Garrison, escaped from captivity in Afghanistan after previously saving many others. He returned home to more traumatic news and has been struggling with PTSD before moving from his family to an isolated run down ranch in Texas.
Jenna Atkins is a single Mum, With a very ill son, Brian. She’s returned to the home she grew up in to live with her father after her husband died. Brian has polycystic kidneys and any illness could result in his one remaining kidney ceasing to function. He needs regular dialysis and monitoring. When Tom helps rush him into hospital in an emergency, the three connect.
This is a story of trauma, past and present. . . . A story of coming to terms with the past to enable you to face the future and all the turmoils to come. This is a ral emotional roller coaster and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I’ll certainly be looking out for more by this talented author in future!
I was gifted a copy of this novel and chose to read it. This is my honest opinion after reading it.
Reaching back and securing his hands at the nape of his neck, he watched as the millions of stars that had dotted the blue-black sky just a half hour ago blinked out one by one in the morning light.
He didn’t want to be alone for this moment, but it was more than that.
He wanted to be with Jenna. Climbing into his truck, he headed over to the Jenna’s. There was a
light on downstairs in the den, which Tag hoped meant someone was awake at the Atkins farm. Jenna had said that she had a lot of sewing to catch up on. Maybe she’d gotten up early to get started before Brian woke up. With any luck, she’d be awake.
Anticipation rolled through him. Within seconds Jenna came bursting out of the front door onto the porch. Despite the porch’s shadows, he could see from the light filtering out from the den window that it was her. A smile immediately hit his face, but then he saw the panic in her eyes when she came down the porch steps.
His stomach clenched as the quiet peace he’d been feeling during the drive over shifted into concern. Had something happened? Was that really why she was up so early?
About the Author:
New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Lisa Mondello, has held many jobs in her life but being a published author is the last job she’ll ever have. She’s not retiring! She blames the creation of the personal computer for her leap into writing novels. Otherwise, she’d still be penning stories with paper and pen. Her book The Knight and Maggie’s Baby is a New York Times Bestseller. Her popular series includes TEXAS HEARTS, DAKOTA HEARTS, Fate with a Helping Hand and the new SUMMER HOUSE series. Writing as LA Mondello, her romantic suspense, MATERIAL WITNESS, book 1 of her Heroes of Providence series made the USA TODAY Bestsellers List and was named one of Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2012.
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