Title: Texas! Chase
Author: Sandra Brown
First published January 1, 1991
320 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9780553289909 (ISBN10: 055328990X)
After years of longing for Chase Tyler, Marcie Johns finally moves on when he chooses another woman to be his wife. However, fate has a way of bringing people back together when they least expect it.
When tragedy strikes Chase’s life, he becomes a shell of the man he once was – bitter, lost, and hopeless. Marcie is the only person who can save him from his despair.
With guilt weighing heavily on her, she is determined to rescue his business, bring back his passion for life, and, most importantly, save him from himself. Will Marcie’s love be enough to pull Chase out of the darkness and into the light?
Find out in Sandra Brown’s captivating novel, Texas! Chase.
About the Author
Sandra Brown, a prolific author with over 70 published novels, has written more than sixty books that have made it to the New York Times bestseller list. Among her most recent works are Sting, Friction, Mean Streak, Deadline, Low Pressure, and Lethal.
Her books have been translated into over thirty languages, with over eighty million copies sold all over the world. In 2009, Brown took a break from romantic suspense to write Rainwater, a novel set during the Great Depression.
This book has been widely acclaimed for its powerful, moving story about honor and sacrifice.
Brown’s contributions to literature have earned her numerous awards and commendations, including an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Texas Christian University. She was also named Thriller Master for 2008, the highest award given by the International Thriller Writer’s Association.
In addition, she received the 2007 Texas Medal of Arts Award for Literature and the Romance Writers of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Texas! Chase by Sandra Brown is a Western romance novel, first published on January 1, 1991. Brown is a prolific author with over eighty novels to her name, and is known for her fast-paced, suspenseful stories that often feature strong-willed, independent women as her protagonists.
Texas! Chase is no exception to this rule, with a fiery heroine and a rugged, cowboy hero caught in a whirlwind of danger and passion. The plot of Texas! Chase centers around Sage Tyler, a headstrong young woman who is determined to clear the name of her father, who was executed for a murder he did not commit.
Along the way, she meets the handsome, brooding rancher, Justin Ballenger, who is both her ally and her enemy in the quest for justice. Together they must navigate the treacherous politics and betrayals of small-town Texas in order to uncover the truth and clear Sage’s father’s name.
Brown’s writing style is brisk and engaging, with plenty of action, romance, and suspense to keep readers on the edge of their seats. The novel is set in the 1980s, but it has all the flavor of a classic Western, with dusty plains, rugged cowboys, and saloon shootouts aplenty.
The story is told through multiple perspectives, allowing readers to see the situation from different angles and get a deeper understanding of the characters’ motivations. Despite its thrilling plot and engaging characters, Texas! Chase is not without its flaws.
The pacing can be uneven at times, with some scenes dragging or feeling rushed. Additionally, some readers may find the romance between Sage and Justin to be a bit clichéd or predictable, with its familiar dynamic of the tough, independent woman softened by the love of a good man.
Overall, however, Texas! Chase is a well-crafted, entertaining novel that will keep readers turning pages. It’s a perfect read for fans of Westerns, romance, or suspense, and its themes of justice, redemption, and the power of love are timeless and universal.
Brown’s writing is top-notch, with vivid descriptions and sharp dialogue that bring the story and characters to life. For those who enjoy Brown’s other novels, Texas! Chase is a must-read.
It fits neatly into her oeuvre of fast-paced, exciting romance novels with memorable characters and strong themes. For Western fans, the novel offers a fresh take on the genre, with a modern sensibility that makes it accessible and engaging to contemporary readers.
Overall, Texas! Chase is a ride worth taking, and a book that will leave readers satisfied and entertained. I give it a rating of four out of five stars.