losing her mama and all she has, vagabond Patience “Patty” Sweet
dreams of reuniting with her father in the New Mexico territory. So
she teams up with a no-good gambler whose winnings enable her to get
her closer to her destination. Patty hates hanging around saloons and
poker parlors, pulling dishonest deeds. But when a game of five-card
draw goes wrong in Lubbock, Texas, Patty gets offered up as
collateral—to a handsome stranger who’s about to turn the tables
. . .
Grant Kincaid has no intention of claiming his prize—a nearly
nineteen-year-old petite beauty with sweet eyes—who has a hold on
him he can’t deny. But as he tries to help Patty untangle herself
from her shady partner, he discovers she’s not as innocent as she
seems. For starters, she’s already stolen his hardened heart . . .
didn’t mind listening to stories about how her ancestors had been
in the place for a long, long time. Well, in Texas that just meant
more than a hundred years. This weird kid soaked up the stories and
became an ardent student of family and general history, which came in
handy when she took to writing both fiction and non-fiction.
Eventually, her romance novels were translated into many foreign
languages, some of them very foreign, like Japanese, Greek, and
Turkish. On the home front, she lives in the fabulous Texas Hill
Country with her husband and their spoiled four-legged kids. Visit
her on the web at marthahix.com.