I have just finished and took great pleasure in a compelling story by Diann Mills. Lightning and Lace is the third book in the Texas Legacy series. It had just the right mixture of romance, redemption, drama and action. Travis Whitworth comes to Kahlerville as the new preacher, but he’s carrying the weight of his secret shame. Bonnie Kahler is gripped in grief, from losing her beloved husband. Now she stands to lose her son. There are storms brewing in this little western town, both natural and circumstantial. But God is always there, to calm the fiercest of storms and mend the most shattered of hearts.
The cast of characters are interesting, believable, and appealing. They are complex and simple, good and bad. We, and the characters, learn that careless words and gossip can pierce as deeply as a knife, and that evil and self-loathing lurks in the darkness of our secrets. This is a fast paced, moderately intense story and the enjoyment is complete. 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 4th book in the Texas Legacy series, A Texas Legacy Christmas.
Lightning and Lace
by Diann Mills
Too many people are hiding things in this town. Afraid of someone or something.
A preacher – disarming and dangerous – arrives in Kahlerville, Texas, incognito. From what or whom is the bespectacled and bearded Travis Whitworth hiding?
A mother – widowed and wandering – attempts to rise from the ashes of mourning. Will Bonnie Kahler find the strength to conquer the demons within and face the evils without?
A boy – unruly and undisciplined – is fighting against what life has handed him. What will it take to turn Zack Kahler around?
A banker – deceitful and dubious – casts suspicions on the new preacher and Zack when a woman turns up dead. Will Lester Hillman hang the murder on innocent men?
Two men – determined and driven – desire to make the same woman their own. But only one can have her. What will it cost – heart or life?
When the storm retreats, who will be left standing?