Texas Twilight-Western Historical Romance, Texas, 1886

Rated 5.00/5 based on 6 reviews
Fresh out of medical school, John Jake McCutcheon finds his stagecoach under attack by outlaws. With the help of a pretty, young woman, he fends off the assault. Lily Anthony, attracted to the charming cowboy-doctor, with his chiseled good looks and teasing ways, is heartbroken to learn he’s engaged. Later, in Rio Wells, sparks fly when John’s cousin takes a shine to her. More

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About Caroline Fyffe

Caroline Fyffe grew up in the little town of El Dorado, CA, the youngest of five girls and whose main interest was the family’s horses. An equine photographer for over twenty years now, she has worked throughout the United States and Germany. Long days in the arenas present plenty of opportunity to dream up all sorts of stories. Her love of horses and the Old West is the inspiration behind her books. Her debut book, WHERE THE WIND BLOWS, was the recipient of the prestigious Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award and also the Wisconsin RWA’s Write Touch Readers’ Award 2010. MONTANA DAWN was voted BEST WESTERN ROMANCE of 2010 by readers at Loves Western Romances! Married for many years, Caroline’s most cherished achievements are her two grown sons.

Visit Caroline at www.carolinefyffe.com
See her photographs at www.carolinefyffephoto.com
Write to her at caroline@carolinefyffe.com. She loves hearing from readers!

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Review by: Virginia Horton on Nov. 13, 2011 :
Caroline Fyffe has done it again! Texas Twilight is a fantastic book, I was up until 2 a.m reading this book. Texas Twilight gets you in the first few pages you are hooked and you don't want to put it down. This is the second book in the series and it stands alone well, but now I want to back up and read the first book in the series Montana Dawn, not sure how I messed the book because I love Ms. Fyffe's work. If you love the western romance which I do this book is a must read.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: MzClovis on Oct. 30, 2011 : (no rating)
Once again Caroline Fyffe has given readers a touching and romantic, as well as mysterious and dangerous, historical western read. Her writing has a soft lilt, even for the often harsh old west, that snags your attention every time. Characters both strong and caring delve deep into your soul, making you pray that everything turns out the way it should be for them. After retrieving her rights from Dorchester, after all the drama that took place there, I’m so glad Ms. Fyffe went the distance and published this book herself, because readers need books like this and the ones before it.

This story starts off with a bang. A bunch of them, in fact, when John and Lily’s stagecoach is attacked by Comancheros on its way to Rio Wells, Texas, where John is to become the town doc and Lily and her aunt will be opening a seamstress shop. The ensuing scenes are fast paced and exciting. We get to meet John and Lily under high-pressure circumstances, seeing how well they work together. But, unfortunately, John is engaged to be married. Starting a life in Rio Wells, a place to bring his fiance and to raise a family, is his dream. Suddenly, however, life has taken on a totally different slant from what he’s been envisioning lately. John does try his best to keep his focus on the plans he’s made, but seeing Lily every day doesn’t help.

What John doesn’t know, and Lily either to some extent, is she and her Aunt Harriett are on the run. Lily knows something is wrong, but it’s the what and the why that her aunt hasn’t told her. When she discovers a rare gem in Harriett’s belongings, some of the puzzle pieces begin to fit. She doesn’t want to run again; what she’s found in Rio Wells, even if she can’t grab hold of a portion of it, is the closest to home she’s felt since leaving Germany. But then the bottom totally falls out of her plans when she learns the shop they are to lease has been given to someone else and that evil banker will not honor her previous agreement with the prior landowner. It’s John who comes to her aid, making solutions to the problems seem so easy. The townsfolk too chip right in to help Lily and her aunt become part of the community. Their shop is finally up and running. Being near John is enough for now. Life is good.

As happens in the wild, wild west, though, life takes another sharp turn when someone comes looking for the stolen gem. Danger lurks all around, not knowing who to turn to when it’s discovered even the law can’t be trusted. And in the midst of everything, the day that Lily has dreaded comes. John’s fiance decides to make the trip to Rio Wells before John is ready for her. Lily’s heart will never be the same.

I do enjoy these two, and we know something will happen that will allow them to be together. I like the way Ms. Fyffe handles that, straightforward and honest, no machinations for hurt feelings and misunderstandings. There’s a little holding back between John and Lily later in the book, and I know it’s there for conflict, but I don’t want that for them. It does work out, of course, perhaps making them stronger, so my humble opinion of it all may not work for some of you.

The secondary characters are fun and there’s a couple of evils ones amid them all. I like the side story we get with Charity, John’s sister who pays him a surprise visit, and Brandon, her questionable beau from back home. Charity is a strong woman. She grew up with brothers and she learned a lot from them, shooting, riding, you name it. She and Brandon have one of those push-pull relationships, and when he finds out what’s she done, he’s right on her tail, which doesn’t make her happy at all. But they sure are fun and quite emotional near the end. Enjoyed them a lot, and hope they get their own book down the road.

I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating - if you’re an historical western fan, you must read Caroline Fyffe’s books. They’re true to the period, they’re romantic, they’re fun, and they’re written beautifully. So don’t delay picking them up!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Leeanne Giffin on Oct. 29, 2011 :
Textas Twilight is a book that really made me feel like I was apart of the book... Like I was standing in the Wild West and the story was happening around me...lol John and Lily's story was amazing... Ms Fyffe is definately an author to look out for in the future...
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Leeanne Giffin on Oct. 29, 2011 :
Not many books make me feel like I am actually apart of the story like I am there and the story is happening all around me... Textas Twilight did... John and Lily's story was one of the best books I have read in such a long long time... Can't wait to read more by Ms Fyffe one very very talented author...
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Leeanne Giffin on Oct. 29, 2011 :
Not many books make me feel like I am actually apart of the story like I am there and the story is happening all around me... Textas Twilight did... John and Lily's story was one of the best books I have read in such a long long time... Can't wait to read more by Ms Fyffe one very very talented author...
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: rbde on Oct. 15, 2011 :
I woke up his morning with tired, sore eyes but it was worth it! I started reading Texas Twilight after work yesterday and finished it at 2.10am! I couldn't put it down! I raced through the book, a woman obsessed - I thoroughly enjoyed John & Lily's story. I plan to sit down and reread it at a more leisurely pace.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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