Excerpt: With Elizabeth over his shoulder, Chavez hauled himself into the saddle. He slammed her down hard in front of him and spurred the horse into a flying gallop for the river. They tore across the street, down the slope, and into the busy freight yards.
A whistle shrieked.
A bell clang-clang-clanged like doomsday.
Elizabeth's mouth fell open in a scream of terror.
Smoke pouring, sparks flying, a big black locomotive barreled down on them.
She was still screaming as Chavez raced across the tracks in front of the train, shouting to the horse, "Go! Go! Go!" A River to Cross, pg 17.
Back Cover: On the lawless frontier, a Texas lawman is her only hope.
Elizabeth Evans's brother paid the ultimate price as editor of a newspaper exposing the dangers along the U.S.-Mexican border. Determined to take up his cause, she's targeted and kidnapped by a rogue general - Manuel Diego.
It's the job of Texas Ranger Jake Nelson to protect the border against rustlers and marauders. With Elizabeth's photograph in hand - a dark-haired beauty with smiling eyes - Jake and his men ride across the great river to rescue her, to apprehend Diego and bring him to justice.
But Diego and his renegades are not about to give up that easily. Amid the turmoil, Jake finds himself taken by Elizabeth. And she by him. Yet his life as a Ranger doesn't fit with marriage and settling down. Not at all.
My Review: Yvonne Harris has done it again! A River to Cross is an exciting story of love, trust and ever escalating danger. Her hero and heroine are believable, and the story draws you in from the first page. I can't wait to read the next book by this amazing author.
My Recommendation: I highly recommend this book to readers who enjoy westerns with a romantic twist.
(I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review.)