The Texan's Touch - 1998
Yankee Doctor Adam McLain was captured by Confederate spies to heal their comrade. But when Adam uncovered the bandages he discovered that the man named "Nick" was actually a very lovely woman! Nicole's beauty and bravery quickly struck Adam to the core, and after an all-too-brief kiss, she helped him leave the camp, and her life, forever. . . .
Nicole never forgot the man who evoked feelings in her she'd never known existed. And months later, with her life in danger, she was sent to the wild frontiers of Texas to ask for the good doctor's help once again. But though they had shared her first moment of passion, Nicole knew her troubled past made her unfit to consider the one thing she'd dreamed of since that fateful night - - a life of love with Adam.
But Adam was determined now that he had her back, never to let her go . . .
To Kiss a Texan - 1999
Wes McLain returned home from the Civil War with little money - - and less hope. He had even given up on love. Until he saw her . . . Allie, the blue-eyed girl who had been called a savage, a wild soul - - and was a prisoner of what seemed to be a horrible fate. But when Wes looked into her eyes, he wanted only to free her, and to take her with him on a journey through the frontiers of Texas . . .
But Allie had been brutally mistreated for years, and was now too afraid even to speak. Wes will have to heal her and it will take more than good intentions or a few moonlight kisses to win her trust. And when Allie's finally ready to speak again, she will tell Wes more than he ever imagined . . .
To Wed in Texas - 2000
If any town needed guidance on the path to peace, it was Jefferson, Texas. Delivering it was the widowed Reverend Daniel McLain's calling. Unfortunately, Daniel's own serenity is disrupted when his young daughters' nanny abandons her job, leaving the widower to appeal to his late wife's family for help . . . .
But instead of the elderly aunt he's expecting, he's greeted by Karlee Whitworth, the family's forlorn cousin who's desperate for a place to stay, and eager to prove her worth - - by caring for the twins and mending Daniel's grieving heart. Now two lost souls are about to discover a kindred spirit, and the courage they need to find the happiness they were destined to share . . . .
Twilight in Texas -2001
It was love at first sight. When Wolf Hayward and Molly Donivan gazed into each other's eyes in a crowded train station during the Civil War, they knew they were meant to be - - and sealed their commitment with a passionate kiss. He promised to find her after the war - - until he realized she was the daughter of a Union general when he was a spy behind enemy lines. But he'll never forget her and Molly will pledge to wait for the man she only knows as "Benjamin."
Eight years later, Wolf - - now a Texas Ranger - - is chasing down some outlaws when he is struck down by a falling signpost - - and wakes up to see the beautiful woman he has never forgotten. Molly doesn't recognize him as the handsome soldier who swept her away so long ago, but she can't help being intrigued by his kindness and charm. And she can't help imagining what it's like to be in his arms after the sun goes down . . .
The Texan's Dream - 2001
Nineteenth-century Texas was alive with lovers and scoundrels, drifters and dreamers. It was a land brimming with wild, glorious passions - - passions that USA Today bestselling author Jodi Thomas tenderly evokes in this exquisite new novel . . .
Fleeing trouble in Pittsburgh, young Kara O'Riley has no choice but to travel as far west as her meager funds will take her. And when she is hired as a bookkeeper for a sprawling Texas ranch, she quickly decides that her new employer, Jonathan Catlin, is the coldest, strangest man she's ever known. He tells her he has exactly one year to make the ranch a success - - but she has a feeling there's an awful lot more he's not telling her. For one thing, there's something odd about the Catlin Ranch. For another, she has glimpsed a hint of tenderness in Jonathan's gorgeous, haunted eyes - - and suddenly her lonely, aching heart is filled with fire . . .