by Bobbi Smith

November 1997
ISBN: 0-8439-4319-X
Reviewer Graphic Button Leisure Books
Mass Market Paperback

Ex-Ranger, Jack Logan, wakes up from a knock and finds his old friend, Dan Taylor, standing on his doorstep. Dan wants to employ Jack to bring his headstrong daughter, Amanda Taylor, from her grandmother in Philadelphia back home to West Texas. Jack agrees to help because Dan had rescued him once during the war.

Amanda isn't at her grandmother's house when Jack arrives. He finds her in The Palace (saloon), involving in some unusual suffrage activities - breaking whiskey bottles with an axe. Jack seizes her weapon and gets her out before the police arrive. Amanda thinks she is being kidnapped until Jack hands her Dan's letter and realizes that she is summoned home because of her suspension from school. She is reluctant to go with Jack and her grandmother employs Eileen Hammond to act as chaperon and accompany Amanda home.

Meanwhile, back to West Texas, Dan and Asa (Dan's brother) are attacked while delivering the payroll to the stage station. Asa is killed and Dan is shot in the back.

Moreover, the Sheldons (outlaws) breaks out of jail and guns down three Rangers and are hunting for Jack.

The Lady and The Texan is the sequel of Ms. Smith's Lady Deception. The story brings us back to the Wild Wild West with outlaws, Rangers and gunfights.

Jack Logan is a wonderful hunk and lawman out of any cowboy movie. He is tall, dark-haired, very good looking and heroic. He is also a rough and good gunslinger. He quits the Texas Rangers after a deadly incident with the infamous El Diablo and never trust any woman until Amanda.

Amanda Taylor is an unusual woman. She is beautiful, smart, capable and a firm believer in women's rights. She wants to keep working with the woman's suffrage movement and getting the right to vote.

Readers will meet Cody and Luke Majors, the best bounty hunters in Texas, from Lady Deception again in The Lady and The Texan. Ms. Smith has done a fine job in blending three plots into one story without any loose ends. A fine storyteller you won't want to miss.

Reviewed in July 2002 by Rose.

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