Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Texas Forsaken: Read an Excerpt + Enter to Win


Texas Forsaken JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Texas Forsaken by Sherry Shindelar, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

Texas Forsaken

Title: Texas Forsaken
Lone Star Redemption #1
Author: Sherry Shindelar
Wild Heart Books
Release Date:
May 21, 2024
Genre: Christian Historical Romance

The man who destroyed her life may be the only one who can save it. 

Seven years ago, Maggie Logan (Eyes-Like-Sky) lost everything she knew when a raid on a wagon train tore her from her family. As the memories of her past faded to nothing more than vague shadows, Maggie adapted, marrying a Comanche warrior, having a baby, and rebuilding her life. But in one terrible battle, the U.S. Cavalry destroys that life and she is taken captive again, this time by those who call themselves her people. Forced into a world she wants nothing to do with, Eyes-Like-Sky’s only hope at protecting her child may be an engagement to the man who killed her husband. 

Enrolled in West Point to escape his overbearing father, Captain Garret Ramsey finds himself assigned to the Texas frontier, witnessing the brutal Indian War in which both sides commit atrocities. Plagued by guilt for his own role, Garret seeks redemption by taking responsibility for the woman he widowed and her baby. Though he is determined to do whatever it takes to protect them, is he willing to risk everything for a woman whose heart is buried in a grave?  

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Book Excerpt

Frogs croaked closer to the water. Dusk fell heavy here. Tree branches obscured the remaining traces of light, but that was all right. If she escaped, it’d be at night. In three weeks, the moon would be full. That’d be her window. She’d wait for her uncle. Meet him, and then she’d decide.

A couple river bends later, a tiny wail echoed across the plain. Eyes-Like-Sky retraced her steps, quickening her pace, and scurried up the bank. Hold on, baby girl.

Up ahead, Garret Ramsey knelt beside the rock, fumbling with the cradle.

Whimpers carried on the breeze.

“I’m coming, baby girl.” Sky slowed and picked her way through a tangle of grass.

Ramsey lifted Little Star into his arms, his deep voice light, musical as he prattled to the child, the words indiscernible at this distance.

A half-hearted whimper answered.

The way Ramsey hoisted Little Star above him slowed Eyes-Like-Sky’s step. His hands gripped her sides, holding her like a little flying bird. She giggled, and he returned the smile. This man would make a good father someday.

Goosebumps shimmied up Sky’s arms. Good thing he was leaving. Before she had any more stupid thoughts.

About the Author

Sherry Shindelar

Originally from Tennessee, Sherry Shindelar loves to take her readers into the past. She is an avid student of the Civil War and the Old West, and she is a romantic at heart. When she is not busy writing, she is an English professor working to pass on her love of writing to her students. Sherry is an award-winning writer: 2023 Genesis finalist, Maggie finalist, and Crown finalist. She currently resides in Minnesota with her husband of thirty-eight years. She has three grown children and three grandchildren.

Connect with Sherry at sherryshindelar.com to follow her on social media and sign up for email updates.

Tour Giveaway

(1) winner will win a $25 Amazon gift card, a signed copy of Texas Forsaken, and a Texas Bluebonnet mug!

Texas Forsaken JustRead Tours blog giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight May 21, 2024 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on May 28, 2024. Winners will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US/CAN only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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  1. Really interesting cover art design! Can't wait to give this a read-- thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Thank You For The Review.

  3. This sounds like a book I’d love to read!

  4. This looks like a great novel. Thanks for sharing.


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