This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.A Texas Legacy Christmas (Texas Legacy #4) by DiAnn Mills
Published by Barbour Books on September 1st 2007
Genres: Holiday, Christian, Fiction, Romance
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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.
Ugh. I really don’t like giving negative reviews. And it’s not that I have lots of super negative things to say about this book, it’s just that I don’t have many positive things to say either. Apparently, this book is part of a series of Texas Legacy books and I can’t say that I’ll be seeking out the others. I should probably just stick to genres that I prefer.
I have to preface this by saying that this book doesn’t align with my interests so THAT is why it wasn’t my cup of tea. Not because the writing was poor or because it was offensive in any way. The writing was absolutely fine and I found her style enjoyable. The characters, although ridiculous, were likeable and real enough. I thought that I would enjoy it because I love historical fiction and this was set in 1911 Texas, and while those aspects of it were very good, it wasn’t enough for me to love the book.
First of all, I don’t enjoy a cheesy romance and second, I am not into religion and this is a Christian faith-based book. Neither of those things makes this low review the author’s fault at all, but my own for choosing something so far outside of my wheelhouse. That’s not to say that I’ve never enjoyed reading books in either of those genres, just that this one is not quite for me.
I debated not reviewing at all, however, one of my 2018 goals is to review more for the purpose of contributing to the bookish community and developing my own writing style and voice. It is important to me that I am able to write honest and sometimes critical reviews because I want you to trust that when I say I loved a book, you know that it’s true. Not every book is going to be for every person, and that’s perfectly ok!
The Texas Legacy series is probably a wonderful series for many people and I hope they get a lot of enjoyment from it. I’m just not one of those people.