AccueilGroupesDiscussionsPlusTendances
Site de recherche
Ce site utilise des cookies pour fournir nos services, optimiser les performances, pour les analyses, et (si vous n'êtes pas connecté) pour les publicités. En utilisant Librarything, vous reconnaissez avoir lu et compris nos conditions générales d'utilisation et de services. Votre utilisation du site et de ses services vaut acceptation de ces conditions et termes
Hide this

Résultats trouvés sur Google Books

Cliquer sur une vignette pour aller sur Google Books.

Chargement...

A Texas Legacy Christmas (2007)

par DiAnn Mills

Séries: Texas Legacy (4)

MembresCritiquesPopularitéÉvaluation moyenneMentions
1094196,327 (3.68)1
Zack Kahler heads back to Texas with a homeless eight-year-old pickpocket named Curly in tow. But soon Zack finds his hands full as he tries to run a newspaper, recover from a lost love, and keep his unruly charge out of trouble. Boardinghouse worker and life-long outcast Alice Hawkins has had her fair share of hurt and rejection. When Zack and Curly show up on her doorstep, more than one wounded heart is stirred with love. But soon a life-threatening illness and misunderstanding threaten to destroy all their hopes. Can the love of Christmas present a miracle to heal these Texan hearts? A Texas Legacy Christmas is part of the Texas Legacy series. Other books in the series include Leather and Lace: Book 1, Lanterns and Lace: Book 2, Lightning and Lace: Book3.… (plus d'informations)
Aucun
Chargement...

Inscrivez-vous à LibraryThing pour découvrir si vous aimerez ce livre

Actuellement, il n'y a pas de discussions au sujet de ce livre.

» Voir aussi la mention 1

4 sur 4
Abandonment: Chloe experienced it as a child and later realizes that her childhood experience is what allows her to bond with the twins Zack adopts as well as what gives her compassion for others who don't have others to help them.

Love: Zack's family shows love to many both within and outside their family. Zack's father (stepfather really) helped him get back on the right track when he was younger. They attempt to do the same with Eli Scott. The twins are accepted into the family even though they were unexpected. Parental love between the twins and Zack.

Romantic love springs between Annabelle Scott and Simeon and between Zack and Chloe.

All good themes.

I guessed many of the plot twists before they were revealed. I guessed the identity of the "thief" and wondered why no one else in town considered that it might be who it was. I guessed that another love interest might show up for Jacob Barton to relieve the love triangle that the author created. ( )
  JenniferRobb | Mar 4, 2018 |
A Texas Legacy series is a series of four books, of which this Christmas tome is the last. I read this without reading the previous three books and did not have any problems following the storyline. I could see that there was some history hinted at, but the missing parts did not in any way detract from the book. In addition, this author is well known and has written about 50 books altogether. Her usual genre is Christian suspense filled with tension and terse relationships. While A Texas Legacy Christmas was not built on that foundation, it certainly contains great well-rounded characters the reader can relate to. It is also a historical fiction like the other books in this series. But it is still capable of standing alone.

Unlike many of the other Christmas stories I have been reviewing, this is not a short story or an in-between story. It is a full length novel and completely developed from beginning to end. It contains not one, but two sweet romances. The two main characters were once childhood friends, attending the same one room schoolhouse, living in the same community, Kahlerville. Zack Kahler's family is vast and the town was named for them because they were the founders. Growing up, Zack developed a passion for the newspaper business. After a stint as reporter for the New York Times, he returned to his home town and purchased the local newspaper. He had great dreams of what he was going to do with this icon in his hometown. Before he moves back, Zack has a run-in with a set of twins living on the streets. To make a long story short, he ends up adopting them and bringing them back while he established himself in business. It was a stretch, but he felt this was what God was leading him to do.

Chloe Weaver had a difficult time as a child. Her mother, part Native American, died when she was very young. Her father took to the bottle in his grief and never recovered. His neglect of his daughter caused her to be teased by other children in school, while she never had clean clothes and enough to eat. Her embarrassment was complete when she received charity from others in town in the form of blankets, clothing and such. One boy in particular stood out. Zack Kahler would share a sandwich with her on the sly. Without his help she would often go without food. She is now grown and keeping the account books and serving customers at the village's only boardinghouse. When she hears that Zack has returned to town with two children in tow, her heart beats faster; she still loves him, but has he changed since adulthood? Was he married? Where was his wife?

Zack could stay with his parents, who would love to have their grandchildren around more, but he chooses to stay at the boardinghouse with Curly and Charlie. There they all become better acquainted with Chloe whose presence helps he adjust to having children to care for. As he searches for a home for himself and the twins, his relationship with Chloe seems to pick up right where they had left off, upon graduation from school. Their romance is sweet but slightly complicated by Zack's new business, the twins and a rival for Chloe's affections and time.

While the storyline does not have many twists or turns, and is a bit predictable, it is a lovely romance with a few complicated elements that delay our expectations a bit. I loved the historical elements, the emerging of modern inventions like the automobile and towns moving from settlement to growing, vibrant communities. The author's writing is smooth and connected and gives us the full experience of community and its growing pangs. I highly recommend this book for those who love historical romance as a genre, and this author in particular. ( )
  Beverlylynnt | Dec 19, 2017 |
Title: A Texas Legacy Christmas
Author: DiAnn Mills
Published: Barbour Books
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
Series: Texas Legacy #4
Review:

"A Texas Legacy Christmas" by Diann Mills was a wonderful Christian Christmas story and the fourth in this series that will keep you turning the pages until the end. We find Zack Kahler is returning to his hometown of Kahlerville, Texas to work at his local newspaper. However, he never knew that from a slip on ice would land him with two six year old twins. As the story goes Zack wallet is stolen and this is where this story really takes off. All I will say is that you will have to pick up "A Texas Legacy Christmas" to see how this author brings it out to the readers. It was a charming and exciting read. There will be some twist and turns with a bit of mystery only that helps bring the wonderful read of interest to the reader. I found all of the characters very appealing especially the hero and the heroine of this story and all in all a wonderful Christian story of family and love. We find this single man adopting twins...moving back to his hometown, meets a school friend Chloe...only leaving you to say wow that was some read. Again, you must pick this novel to see how everything will turn out because there may be a surprise at the end.

If you are looking for a good Christian romance you have come to the right place for "A Texas Legacy Christmas" will give it all to you and more. Would I recommend? YES! ( )
  arlenadean | Dec 23, 2013 |
I enjoyed this book as a quick read. Lots of historical references ( )
  eliorajoy | Jan 1, 2008 |
4 sur 4
aucune critique | ajouter une critique

Appartient à la série

Vous devez vous identifier pour modifier le Partage des connaissances.
Pour plus d'aide, voir la page Aide sur le Partage des connaissances [en anglais].
Titre canonique
Informations provenant du Partage des connaissances anglais. Modifiez pour passer à votre langue.
Titre original
Titres alternatifs
Date de première publication
Personnes ou personnages
Informations provenant du Partage des connaissances anglais. Modifiez pour passer à votre langue.
Lieux importants
Informations provenant du Partage des connaissances anglais. Modifiez pour passer à votre langue.
Évènements importants
Films connexes
Prix et distinctions
Épigraphe
Informations provenant du Partage des connaissances anglais. Modifiez pour passer à votre langue.
Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: He is gracious and full of compassion, and righteousness. Psalm 112:4
Dédicace
Informations provenant du Partage des connaissances anglais. Modifiez pour passer à votre langue.
To Betty Barrett, my mother and my friend.
Premiers mots
Informations provenant du Partage des connaissances anglais. Modifiez pour passer à votre langue.
A blast of wind seized Zack Kahler's breath and threatened to keep it captive.
Citations
Derniers mots
Informations provenant du Partage des connaissances anglais. Modifiez pour passer à votre langue.
(Cliquez pour voir. Attention : peut vendre la mèche.)
Notice de désambigüisation
Directeur(-trice)(s) de publication
Courtes éloges de critiques
Langue d'origine
Informations provenant du Partage des connaissances anglais. Modifiez pour passer à votre langue.
DDC/MDS canonique

Références à cette œuvre sur des ressources externes.

Wikipédia en anglais

Aucun

Zack Kahler heads back to Texas with a homeless eight-year-old pickpocket named Curly in tow. But soon Zack finds his hands full as he tries to run a newspaper, recover from a lost love, and keep his unruly charge out of trouble. Boardinghouse worker and life-long outcast Alice Hawkins has had her fair share of hurt and rejection. When Zack and Curly show up on her doorstep, more than one wounded heart is stirred with love. But soon a life-threatening illness and misunderstanding threaten to destroy all their hopes. Can the love of Christmas present a miracle to heal these Texan hearts? A Texas Legacy Christmas is part of the Texas Legacy series. Other books in the series include Leather and Lace: Book 1, Lanterns and Lace: Book 2, Lightning and Lace: Book3.

Aucune description trouvée dans une bibliothèque

Description du livre
Résumé sous forme de haïku

Auteur LibraryThing

DiAnn Mills est un(e) auteur LibraryThing, c'est-à-dire un(e) auteur qui catalogue sa bibliothèque personnelle sur LibraryThing.

page du profil | page de l'auteur(e)

Vos raccourcis

Couvertures populaires

Évaluation

Moyenne: (3.68)
0.5 1
1
1.5
2
2.5
3 2
3.5
4 6
4.5
5 2

 

À propos | Contact | LibraryThing.com | Respect de la vie privée et règles d'utilisation | Aide/FAQ | Blog | Boutique | APIs | TinyCat | Bibliothèques historiques | Critiques en avant-première | Partage des connaissances | 160,463,667 livres! | Barre supérieure: Toujours visible