Once again, I thoroughly enjoyed a compelling story by Diann Mills. Lanterns and Lace is the second book in the Texas Legacy series. It had just the right mixture of romance, redemption, drama and action. Jenny Martin comes to town with purpose and a determination to secure her parents affection, which has been lacking. While in this Texas town, and away from her cold, overbearing parents, she experiences a change from the prim and proper, austere and fearful Society girl, to a sweet, kind and strong young woman who becomes comfortable with who she is.
The cast of characters are delightful and dramatic. There are twists and turns, and displays of love and hate. Faith overcomes unbelief, good triumphs over evil, and redemption rules over judgment. The pace is quick and the tension is just right. It is a wonderful western adventure. Mills promises her readers to “expect an adventure” and she most certainly accomplished that. I look forward to the 3rd book in the Texas Legacy series, Lightning and Lace.
Lanterns and Lace
by Diann Mills
Moments before she dies giving birth, a tormented resident of the Kahlerville brothel persuades the doctor to adopt her infant daughter.
Two years later, Jessica Martin’s younger sister, Jenny, arrives in Kahlerville determined to gain custody of her niece. But as soon as Jenny steps off the train, her best-laid plans begin to go awry. From her encounter with the mysterious Aubrey Turner to her humiliation in front of the seemingly dedicated physician Dr. Grant Andrews, unforeseen events cause Jenny to falter in her purpose.
Should she leave Kahlerville before she ruins more lives than her own? The secretive Mr. Turner will stop at nothing to get what he’s after – including Jenny’s affections – while Dr. Andrews fears for Jenny and his daughter’s safety.
What twisted and unexpected evil await the residents of Kahlerville, Texas? How many lives will be lost in the chaos?