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The Best Intentions
Scotland's Melody
The Secret Society of Salzburg
Secret of the Sonnets
20-40-60-Minute Dinners: Meals to Match the Time You Have
Through the Wilderness: My Journey of Redemption and Healing in the American Wild
Secret Santa Claus Club: A Tool to Help Parents Unwrap the Secret of Santa
Mr. Pudgins
Revenge Never Rests
The Best Mistake
Meriden Park
More Inspirational Stories for Young Women
The Great Tree: A Christmas Fable
To Capture His Heart
The Call of the Sea
Livvy and the Enchanted Woodland
Come, Gentle Night
The Bad Boy Theory
Guide To Smart Wedding Planning: What You want to know and everything you haven't thought of yet.

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2024 Goodreads Reading Challenge

2024 Reading Challenge

2024 Reading Challenge
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Friday, May 24, 2024

Texas Forsaken by Sherry Shindelar (Lone Star Redemption #1) -Christian Historical Romance Review

Texas Forsaken JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Texas Forsaken by Sherry Shindelar, 

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About the Book

Texas Forsaken

Title: Texas Forsaken
Lone Star Redemption #1
Author: Sherry Shindelar
Wild Heart Books
Release Date:
May 21, 2024
Genre: Christian Historical Romance

****I received a complimentary book from publishers, publicists, NetGalley, book tours, and or authors.  A review was not required and all opinions and ideas expressed are my own.****

The man who destroyed her life may be the only one who can save it. 

Seven years ago, Maggie Logan (Eyes-Like-Sky) lost everything she knew when a raid on a wagon train tore her from her family. As the memories of her past faded to nothing more than vague shadows, Maggie adapted, marrying a Comanche warrior, having a baby, and rebuilding her life. But in one terrible battle, the U.S. Cavalry destroys that life and she is taken captive again, this time by those who call themselves her people. Forced into a world she wants nothing to do with, Eyes-Like-Sky’s only hope at protecting her child may be an engagement to the man who killed her husband. 

Enrolled in West Point to escape his overbearing father, Captain Garret Ramsey finds himself assigned to the Texas frontier, witnessing the brutal Indian War in which both sides commit atrocities. Plagued by guilt for his own role, Garret seeks redemption by taking responsibility for the woman he widowed and her baby. Though he is determined to do whatever it takes to protect them, is he willing to risk everything for a woman whose heart is buried in a grave?  

My Review

Texas Forsaken by Sherry Shindelar is the first book in the Lone Star Redemption Series, set in 1860s Texas during the Indian wars and the onset of the Civil War. Maggie Logan, also known as Eyes-Like-Sky, was kidnapped by Comanche raiders as a child and raised among them. She falls in love with an Indian warrior, marries him, and has a daughter named Little Star. 

Garret, a cavalry captain, inadvertently kills Eyes-Like-Sky's warrior husband during a raid on the Comanche tribe. He is full of regret, and he vows to protect her and her child. Maggie struggles to let go of her Comanche past as she struggles with the turmoil and heartbreak. Despite the challenges, she remains resilient, with Garret showing unwavering patience and faith. 

As the characters' emotions unfold, romance blossoms between Garret and Sky within the harsh realities of Texas life. The novel skillfully intertwines themes of loyalty, promises, and overcoming past expectations. Garret's commitment to the well-being of Sky and Little Star, despite personal sacrifices, is admirable. The characters are well developed and the historical backdrop enhances the overall story. Sky's journey towards faith and strength resonates throughout with Garrett having a big part of this growth. The developing romance is portrayed tastefully, though it may contain mature themes suited for adult readers without being too graphic. 

Texas Forsaken offers an engaging and uplifting historical romance, leaving readers looking forward to the next installment in the series.

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About the Author

Sherry Shindelar

Originally from Tennessee, Sherry Shindelar loves to take her readers into the past. She is an avid student of the Civil War and the Old West, and she is a romantic at heart. When she is not busy writing, she is an English professor working to pass on her love of writing to her students. Sherry is an award-winning writer: 2023 Genesis finalist, Maggie finalist, and Crown finalist. She currently resides in Minnesota with her husband of thirty-eight years. She has three grown children and three grandchildren.

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