Review: To Catch a Texas Star by Linda Broday

Posted July 3, 2018 by Sophia Rose in Reviews / 27 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: To Catch a Texas Star by Linda Broday
To Catch a Texas Star

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Series: Texas Heroes #3
Genres: Historical Romance, Western Romance
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Released on July 3, 2018
Pages: 352
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher

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The Delight

Since Duel McClain won sweet baby, Marley Rose, in a poker game, and then rescued Jessie to bring them home as his family in Knight of the Texas Plains, I have been waiting for things to come full circle with Marley Rose’s story as an adult  I was not disappointed with the heartwarming, the family love, the heartbreaking, and the western historical past come alive in this wonderful story.


To Catch a Texas Star is the third book in the Texas Heroes series.  I suppose one could get away with reading it standalone, but I did enjoy it best after at least having read the first book that starts it all.

So, yes, Marley Rose is grown up.  Reared in a lovely, generous and giving large family thanks to Jessie’s continued need to bring home orphaned or abandoned children.  Marley lives alone in her own place on the ranch and helps.  The story gets going when she encounters Roan Parrish left along the side of the road after he watched someone he was closer to than family get killed for his land and then Roan drug behind horses and left for dead.  He now has an enemy to find and make pay for what was done to Mose and what is happening to many others in the region.

I was so curious to see who would become Marley’s hero and I loved Roan from the start.  He has his mind set on dealing with what the villain’s started, but his love for Marley grows and he is so good for her.  He has his own tough past as the son of an outlaw.  He’s tough and determined, but protective and such a great hero.  Marley has grown into a woman to ride the river with and proves herself during the tough times that are come for the McClains because of an evil enemy to them and Roan.

This book gave the reader so much.  All my emotions were touched even some great fun times, especially with Granny, all the way to a teary-eyed moment.  Exciting western action and even a mystery are tossed in for good measure, but overall that is the romance that was delectable and the strong sense of McClain family love that pulls in Roan, too.

All in all, I couldn’t have been more pleased with this one especially since my expectations were high in anticipation of Marley Rose’s story.  Western Historical Romance fans can’t go wrong with this author’s books, but particularly this book/series.  Love the McClains and was sorry to see the end of this book.

My thanks to Sourcebooks Casablanca for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.


Romance Roundabout #219 HR
New Release #107
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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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  • I really want to get into these Texas/Western romances!!! The Roseanne Bittner ones always catch my eye. I’m glad you enjoyed this one, Sophia!

    Have a wonderful day. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    • Ha! Roseanne Bittner is probably my favorite western historical romance writer and Linda Broday is another. They do bring out the excitement and the romance. Hope you get the chance, Alyssa!

      Have a terrific Tuesday!

  • Debbie Haupt

    Another fantastic review Sophia Rose. Thanks!

    • You betcha, Debbie! It was a sweetheart of a story.

  • it’s great to hear that it was a gread sequel there!

    • Yes, it was perfect and more than met my expectation of it.

  • Ahhh I’m so glad! I skipped this one since I’m in my historical funk but it’ll have to first up when I’m back to them 😀

    • Oh yes, this one will definitely fit the bill. I had to go back and count my actual HR reads and it wasn’t quite as bad as I thought. I finished 11 since January, I was in love with the older couple still and thrilled that Marley’s hero was great.

  • Oh that sounds like a really good story.

  • RO

    Isn’t it great to get all those feels from a love story? Happy 4th and Hugs…RO

    • It sure is! I wanted it to be special for Marley Rose.

      You have a great 4th, too, Ro!

  • I need to try this author Sophia.

    • Yep! Her Men of Legend was my favorite series so far though this Texas Heroes and Bachelors of Battle Creek were pretty snazzy, too.

  • Is it weird that I avoid books with a Texas setting because I live in Texas? Haha! I don’t know what it is, but as soon as the synopsis or title mentions the state I’m like, “nope, I’m out.” 😉

    L @ Do You Dog-ear?

    • Nope, not weird. I get a little anxious when I see a setting for a place I know really well or in my career field b/c I worry that it will get done right. 🙂 I can also see how folks want something different from what they already know. Haha! No worries, Lindsi!

      • That’s true. I want my books to feel realistic, so I worry more when I’m familiar with the setting.

        • For the most part, I want the realistic feel, too, especially when its contemporary or historical.

  • It’s so great when a sequel lives up to the promise of earlier books in its series. Sounds like this one was a real treat 🙂

    • Yes, exactly, Stephanie. I wanted this one to be fantastic and it was.

  • I should have grabbed this one to review. I loved the first book in the series and liked the second one. I wasn’t sure that I could get to this one on time so I didn’t add it to my review pile. Being responsible isn’t any fun! I do plan to either pick this up at the library or buy a copy so I am thrilled to hear that Marley Rose’s story was a good one!

    • Yes, so many times I’ve pulled the responsible card and felt I missed out. Good plan to get it later. Put it on your wish list on Amazon, too, in case it pops up as a sale.

  • I really did have a fun time with Marley’s book, she was such a character and loved seeing her parents later in life.

    • I agree, Renee. It was lovely to see Dual and Jessie together and part of things, but also to see a grown up Marley Rose. 🙂

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  • I love historical books, especially with Western settings. This sounds like a great book with strong leads. I especially like how the stories in the series are interconnected. I’ll add this to my TBR list!

    • Yes, book one is about the parents in this one. Book two is about the first one’s brother. Then, the next generation. I enjoyed the family focus as well as the setting. Hope you like them, Crystal!