New stories from Texas writers

New stories from Texas writers

By Glenn Dromgoole

            Abilene’s Karen Witemeyer has penned more than 20 novels and novellas, specializing in historical romances because “the world needs more happily-ever-afters.” Her latest is The Heart’s Charge ($15.99 paperback), the second book in her Hanger’s Horsemen series.

Two horsemen come across a delirious woman on the verge of having a baby she doesn’t want. When they take the infant to a foundling home, they find themselves investigating rumors of missing children.

Prolific Texas author Lori Wilde, with more than four million books in print, tells the story of twin sisters raised apart from each other in very different circumstances in The Keepsake Sisters ($16.99 paperback). As they get to know each other, the real reason for their unexpected reunion becomes clear.

The newest novel from Linda Castillo, Texas author who writes best-selling Amish mysteries, is Fallen ($27.99 hardcover), again featuring Chief of Police Kate Burkholder.

Austin mystery novelist Jeff Abbott’s latest psychological thriller is An Ambush of Widows ($28 hardcover), a fast-paced tale of two widows who delve into their late husbands’ deadly and dangerous secrets.

Mega-bestselling novelist Sandra Brown sets her new thriller, Blind Tiger ($28 hardcover), in Texas in 1920, right after Prohibition became the law of the land.

“Doing the research for Blind Tiger was some of the most fun I’ve had during my writing career,” she says. She became fascinated by stories of moonshiners, bootleggers and the lawmen who chased them.

The story is set in the fictional town of Foley, inspired by Martin Brown’s historical account of a moonshine raid by Texas Rangers in the actual town of Glen Rose in 1923.

Plenty of good reading on the shelves at Texas Star Trading Company.

And be sure to check out Jay Moore’s Abilene Daily: Snapshots of Home ($27.50 hardcover), an informative and entertaining collection of historical vignettes from every calendar day, Jan. 1 through Dec. 31. We have autographed copies.