- By AlisonBruce

Under a Texas Star

  • Title: Under a Texas Star
  • Author: AlisonBruce
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 433
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Under a Texas Star Disguised as a boy Marly joins a handsome Texas Ranger in the hunt for a con man and they must bring the fugitive to justice before giving up the masquerade and giving in to their passion When Marly

    Disguised as a boy, Marly joins a handsome Texas Ranger in the hunt for a con man and they must bring the fugitive to justice before giving up the masquerade and giving in to their passion When Marly Landers is fooled by con man Charlie Meese, she s determined to bring him to justice even if it means dressing up as a boy and setting off across the plains to find him TexDisguised as a boy, Marly joins a handsome Texas Ranger in the hunt for a con man and they must bring the fugitive to justice before giving up the masquerade and giving in to their passion When Marly Landers is fooled by con man Charlie Meese, she s determined to bring him to justice even if it means dressing up as a boy and setting off across the plains to find him Texas Ranger Jase Strachan is also after Meese, for crimes committed in Texas He joins forces with the young boy in a journey that takes them to Fortuna, where a murder interrupts their mission Jase is duty bound to find the killer, no matter the cost Marly carries out her own investigation and comes to the aid of Amabelle Egan, the sister of one of the suspects But appearances are deceiving, and Marly is mistaken for Amabelle s suitor, making her a target for the killer Not to mention, Charlie Meese is still out there Under the Texas stars, Marly and Jase are drawn together by circumstances beyond their control, yet fate plots to tear them apart Will Marly finally get her man

    1 thought on “Under a Texas Star

    1. Texas.mewhereThe story starts out with us meeting Marly Landers who lives in a small town in Texas. Marly helps out the doctor in town when he is overloaded and needs a "go-too" person when his wife cant help him. There Marly falls for a wounded victim of a hold up(Charlie Meese) by his slick words and hazel eyes. She and the towns people are duped by him ( its not clear in detail here what happened between Charlie and Marly nor to the townsfolk what happened) So Im guessing later I will be fill [...]

    2. My review:This is a second Western Romance I was reading. I received the book for reviewing directly from the author and I am very glad for the possibility to read and review Under a Texas Star. I was fascinated by the title of the book at first and when I read the book blurb, I was hooked! Under a Texas Star was well written with a solid plot and interesting characters. Alison Bruce’s writing style made it very easy and enjoyable to read!Regarding the plot: Meet Jase Strachan, a Texas Ranger [...]

    3. I received this book in a free promotion advertised in the Facebook group, With Your Coffee. At that time there was a lot of pornography being pushed in that group, and I engaged in some jocular conversation with the author about hesitation to download it in case it turned out to be pornographic, like so many books these days that are plugged as being "romance". Ms Bruce said that she did not consider her work at all pornographic, but would be interested in feedback on this. She suggested that i [...]

    4. Published by Imajin BooksReviewed in e-book formatA good old-fashioned western romance novel. The west is still barely settled, the Civil War not long over, and Marly Landers is on the trail of the man who conned the townspeople out of their money. Marly feels a personal responsibility for this event, so he is heading off to El Paso from the small town of Cherryville, Kansas to collect the money and see that justice is served. Dressed in hand-me-downs of oversize shirt, pants, boots, worn droopy [...]

    5. UNDER A TEXAS STAR by Alison Bruce is an interesting historical western romance set in post American Civil War. It is an appealing story of love,romance,mystery,intrigue,secrets, disguise and a lot of fast paced action. It is the story of Marly Landers,a tough,smart girl who dresses as a boy to travel across Texas in search of a con artist who stole money from her town and stole her dignity. Texas Ranger Jase Strachan,a Texas Ranger,tough,smart,who soon discovers Marly’s true indentity and is [...]

    6. I cannot describe to yall how much I loved this book. Marly Landers sets out on revenge against a man she thought she loved until he betrayed her. She dresses as a boy and heads from Kansas to Texas while crossing paths with a Texas Ranger named Jase Strachan. They set off together, Jase teaching Marly evrything a boy should know. Of course, Jase finds out that Marly is really a girl but he decides to keep pretending he's a boy. The story sets into a mystery/crime solving when they hit the town [...]

    7. When I first started to read Under A Texas Star by author Alison Bruce, I was reminded of the 1968 old-west novel, True Grit, the basis for the movie starring John Wayne, and the more recent version, Jeff Bridges.As I continued, the story shifted to a Dodge City-type setting with a terrific character named Jezebel, and I naturally thought of Miss Kitty Russell of Gunsmoke.Soon enough, though, Under A Texas Star develops its own unique personality with memorable characters in the form of young Ma [...]

    8. I really enjoyed this book, even though I'm not a big fan of historicals this was a good read. Marley was a young woman on the trail of a con man dressed as a boy. A Texas Ranger caught up to her and they ended up traveling together. I don't agree with the two star reviewer - this book had good pacing, I thought it was fun, and the reveal was good. The secondary characters were fleshed out and brought a lot to the story. A few typos and it was written well enough to feel as if you were a part of [...]

    9. The story started out good and I liked the characters, but then the pace started to slow down and it was hard to keep reading for me. The storyline seemed to drop off and pages were filled with not alot of excitement. There were some words missing and misspelled words in the book. There was not much romance between the characters. I did like the idea of Marly acting as a boy. The story did not hold my interest. Just my opinion though.

    10. Under a Texas Star was a fun read but it was a little long winded to me. I felt like a good portion of it was just too reptitious and the book could have been far shorter and more enjoyable. The biggest portion of the story just kept mentioning the fact that Marly was a girl pretending to be a boy. I'm like sheesh we learned that from the synopsis?

    11. Under a Texas Star by Alison Bruce This is one of the best westerns i have ever read.I loved all of it and i sure didnt want to put it down.I feel alsleep with itheheIt's not you uslly Romance story,It's a whole lot more:)Alison Bruce sure new how to write this one!!Happy Reading Everyone

    12. Two-haiku review:She's disguised as boyMeets up with Texas RangerLooking for con manMuch more than romanceMystery, Western, thrillerSatisfying book

    13. This was a fun read. It's not your conventional love story. The small twists were interesting and kept me engaged to the end.

    14. The context of the book is an authentic depiction of the old west. It is a well-plotted mystery and a terrific love story with engaging characters. It was a most enjoyable read. Highly recommended!

    15. Fun western with mystery, a great cast of characters, and a pair you just what to smoosh together. The woman plays boy motif is really well done and not hokey, and a gentlemen Ranger that rings true.

    16. Alison Bruce captures the Old West in a delightful, if improbable, mix of romance, cultures and characters with UNDER A TEXAS STAR. Starry, starry nights of the great western skies and the lawmen's badges reflect the star of the title. From the beginning, the reader knows the young Kansas cowboy, Marly Landers, who joins up with Ranger Jason Strachan, is a cross-dressing girl on the hunt for the con-man who ruined her reputation. The ranger is slow to realize her gender as he trains her to the t [...]

    17. What Does Marly Landers Do After She Was Sweet Talked By A Con Man, Who Stole Cherryville's Money And Implied He Had Slept With Her Do? She Masqueraded As A Boy And Set Out To El Paso From Kansas To Get Charlie Meese!!Texas Ranger, Jase Strachan Took Pity On The Young Boy Who Seemed To Follow Him On Foot No Less, And He Took The Boy Under His Protection As They Were Headed The Same Way. They Entered Fortuna Texas And He Got Marly A Horse, But Before They Could Load Up With Supplies He Found Out [...]

    18. Bright, resourceful, hardworking young woman sets off disguised as a youth to reclaim money pilfered by a conman who turned her head & isolated her from her last remaining relative. A ranger decides to be her protector but teachers her survival skills & allows her the freedom of young man.The adventure is intriguing as to what Marley will do next. Most of the assembled cast don't realise, reacting to her male persona as a mouthy youth, a beau or potential rival. The most unlikely become [...]

    19. Texas Ranger Jase Strachan is also after Meese, for crimes committed in Texas. He joins forces with the young boy in a journey that takes them to Fortuna, where a murder interrupts their mission. Jase is duty bound to find the killer, no matter the cost.Marly carries out her own investigation and comes to the aid of Amabelle Egan, the sister of one of the suspects. But appearances are deceiving, and Marly is mistaken for Amabelle’s suitor, making her a target for the killer. Not to mention, Ch [...]

    20. I don't understand all of the good reviews. It was a s-l-o-w paced book about a girl posing as a boy tracking down a man who wronged her. And along the way she and the Ranger who she's obviously going to fall in love with even though she's super young come across a murder and they painfully slowly solve the crime and UGH! This was a free kindle book (obviously! I have such terrible luck with the free ones, can you imagine someone paying for this?!?) so instead of my money, I'd like my time back. [...]

    21. I definitely loved this book and I noticed that the historic background, descriptions, etc were basically spot on; which proved true when I read about the author having a history degree, as well as many others. The murder mystery was interesting and trying to learn about all the characters. The characters were highly believable and you felt like you could have been a part of their town. Definitely a great quick read!

    22. A funny thing happened on the way to El Paso. I don't normally read westerns but this one was really great. I my have to read more as long as there're by Alison Bruce. Having been a bit of a "tomboy" in my youth, I could picture myself as Marly. I never was much for dresses either. A great yarn by a great writer. If I had a horse, I'd name him Trouble.

    23. A love story between two Texas Rangers who met while searching for the same criminal. Because she wanted to protect her identity as she was running away from home she dressed and acted like a boy. He did discover her disguise and that presented some problems. She became a ranger and they had some murders to solve as Rangers.

    24. This one was okay for me. I really liked the hero. In fact, I think he's the most fleshed out character in the book. The heroine was a bit of a stretch for me.I think the thing that kept me from enjoying it more was that I like my romances a little spicier. This one was a little tame for me. That kept it from holding my interest as I read.

    25. Great story, but I love westerns. And, in case any of my friends that care about a book being clean read it, just skip the very last page and a half of the book and you're set. Everything else about the romance was good.

    26. Not nearly as romantic as the cover would have you believe; the plot focuses more on solving a murder than building the romance between the characters.

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