In 1836 Texas, Alandra Sandoval is the lady of Rancho Sandoval and is attempting to run her own ranch. It had belonged to her brother, but now her brother is dead…and Alandra is the sold heir. They had been living relatively peacefully with the Mexican, Texans, Anglos, and Indians, until the Comanche’s, the most feared tribe in Texas, attacks Alandra’s ranch and kidnaps her.
Once Alandra is rescued, her neighbor insists that Alandra needs protection, so he assigns his top ranch hand, Scully Falconer to guard Alandra. Alandra is not at all happy about this, but no matter what she does to dissuade him, Scully stays quietly at her side.
When Alandra’s relatives burst into her life, trying to claim her ranch, Alandra and Scully try to figure out how to stop them. But then General Santa Anna’s Army crosses the Rio Grande, headed toward the Alamo. And Alandra and Scully are caught up in the tide of history…
Her Inheritance Forever is the second book in the Texas: Star of Destiny series by Lyn Cote, but it easily stands alone. Texas history fans will love reading this romance set in a dangerous time in American history. Scully is a decent sort of hero, though he is an American, a poor commoner, and feels quite out of his league when he is around the fancy Alandra. Alandra, the complete opposite of Scully, is a wealthy landowner, and a proud Mexican.
I enjoyed reading Her Inheritance Forever and am looking forward to reading the next book in the series. Discussion questions, a very interesting letter from the author regarding actual historical events and how she bent a couple of the facts, and a preview of the next book, Her Abundant Joy, coming in 2010. If you like historical fiction, and particularly Texas history, you will love Her Inheritance Forever.