• Lonesome Cowboy and Texas Two-Step

  • Heart of Texas, Volume 1
  • By: Debbie Macomber
  • Narrated by: Natalie Ross
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (697 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Promise, a ranching community in the Hill Country, is a place with a mysterious past and more than its share of secrets. It’s also a place where family and friendship matter....

Lonesome Cowboy

Savannah Weston lives quietly on the family ranch with her brother, Grady. Until she encounters a stranger named Laredo Smith, a disenchanted cowboy who just might change her life - in the best possible way!

Texas Two-Step

After her father’s death, Ellie Frasier takes over the feed store in Promise. Still in mourning, she relies on her friends for comfort. But now her long-standing relationship with one of those friends, rancher Glen Patterson, seems to be turning into something else....

©2013 Debbie Macomber (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Macomber is known for her honest portrayals of ordinary women in small-town America." ( Publishers Weekly)

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pleasant

Just finished the Blossom Street & Midnight Son's series and wanted to venture in the Heart of Texas. DM's novel's always has a adventure but calming to her stories. so far this new venture has not disappoint my listening pleasure.

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Tintilating Story

I must read story. Full of twists and turns. will leave you wanting more of the characters.

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great story

great story. loved the combo of 2 stories in one. would recommend to friends. thanks

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Listened to the first one

Setting: Promise, Texas Contemporary to 2007
Genre: sweet romance

#1. Lonesome Cowboy
Savannah Weston is a 31 year old part owner in the family ranch. Due to their younger brother’s perfidy, there are money problems that keep her older brother Grady working long days. She has a degree in education and has suggested that she get her certification so she can get a job to bring in money. Grady says no, she needs to stay home to cook, clean, and do the books. She decides to make herself a side gig by collecting and growing heirloom roses which she sells online. Returning from a ghost town where she went to collect an heirloom rose bush, she sees a broken down truck then a man carrying a saddle. He says his name is Laredo Smith and he is a wrangler. She hires him but Grady says no, so she puts him to work in her commercial rose gardens. Attraction/love grows, but Laredo has nothing to offer.
I hated this. Oh, don’t get me wrong! It is well written as far as grammar goes, and the basic plot is alright. I just found the characters terribly flat. And the only emotions the story evoked in me were anger at Grady’s misogyny and disgust at what a weakling Savanna is.

#2. Texas Two-Step
I did not listen. I just couldn’t. If I ever get around to reading this friends-to-lovers trope story, I will edit this review.

Narration by Natalie Ross is laconic and a little weak, but she does differentiate well between genders.

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Exciting

As always, enjoyable listening. Keeps you entertained and hard to put down, or we'll, turn off😁

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this series is my favorite

I love Debbie's stories and in this series we are pretty much introduced to the entire town in the first two books, making it easier to identify with Promise and Bitter End by the end of the series.

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Painful dialogue

What was most disappointing about Debbie Macomber’s story?

The characters seemed interesting but their dialogue and interactions were terrible. It was like listening to a poorly written soap opera.

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Romance and relaxation

Love stories with misunderstanding between characters yet leading to love.. These two stories can stand alone but characters are in both. looking forward to next one to find out what Richard does next. The reader did a good job of showing the different character.

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Enjoyed Very Much!

Debbie Macomber is a brilliant fiction writer! Lonesome Cowboy & Texas Theo-Step featured Richard, Grady, Savanah, Loredo, Ellie, and her soon-to-be husband. Laredo is hired by Savannah and Grady is furious. Then Richard reappears at his family home after stealing his siblings inheritance. He's still without a moral compass and still bilks his family - and the town! Ellie gets courted by two men. Ellie is forced to choose.
I recommend this book.

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Horrible

What would have made Lonesome Cowboy and Texas Two-Step better?

A story, characters, dialogue

What was most disappointing about Debbie Macomber’s story?

It was sappy tripe

How did the narrator detract from the book?

It's not a book, it's a badly written soap opera

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Lonesome Cowboy and Texas Two-Step?

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