There’s a New Outlaw in Texas

I’m so happy, happy to FINALLY share TO MARRY A TEXAS OUTLAW with you! This release will make me twenty published books and short stories. Whew! I can’t believe it.

It seemed this third book of Men of Legend, the story you’ve all waited so patiently for, would never come. (A watched pot never boils.) I think you might find it well worth the wait. At least I’m hoping that’s the case.

At last, Luke Weston has the location for the man who pinned a federal judges’ murder on him. He’s searched for Ned Sweeney for two long years and finally has his location. He only has a one-hour window before Sweeney goes underground again. He’s riding to Dead Horse Creek when he sees a woman bound and gagged underneath a scrawny tree and covered in blood. He’s torn about what to do but his honor won’t let him ride on.

The woman doesn’t know her name, where she belongs, or how she got there. But she’s mad enough to whip someone.

Deliverance Canyon is close by. He decides to take her there to Tally Shannon and the other woman hiding out.

I often think of how scary it would be to wake up and not know who I was or where I lived. You would have no starting point or nothing to relate anything to. I can’t imagine. But Josie somehow keeps her sense of humor and stays optimistic for the most part. She trusts the outlaw Luke Legend and feels safe with him.

As pieces of her life slowly start to emerge, she falls deeper in love with Luke. It’s at that point she begins to pray she never finds out who she is because she senses it will change things between them. Something tells her that her past is riddled with bad people and she’s found contentment with Luke and hates the thought of that ending.

Despite the seriousness of her situation, she is so funny and sweet and I love that. I think you will too. But that doesn’t mean she’ll be a doormat for anyone. She’s quite a fighter.

I think that’s what Luke likes most about her. She takes whatever life throws at her and finds a silver lining.

This story is full of twists and turns and Luke will steal your heart—all over again. Will he clear his name and get to claim the Legend name? So many forces are working against him. And Josie too. You’ll just have to see. All I can say is you’d better hold on tight.

Many secrets are revealed, and love claimed. By the end of the book, Luke and the Legend family will forever remain etched in your memory.

In Texas some legends are born, some are made

…and some are created by destiny.

In this story, the legend is that whoever sleeps beneath the Texas star will find his true worth. Luke does that in this story and gets the affirmation he seeks.

Do you know of any legends? Maybe you’ve read about some in other books. Or maybe a book about amnesia. Leave some kind of comment to be entered in my giveaway for one of three copies of the book.

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Here in the Texas Panhandle, we do love our cowboys. There's just something about a man in a Stetson and jeans that makes my heart beat faster. I'm not much of a cook but I love to do genealogy and I'm a bit of a rock hound. I'm also a NY Times & USA Today bestselling author of historical western romance. You can contact me through my website and I'd love to connect with you on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and more. HAPPY READING!

35 thoughts on “There’s a New Outlaw in Texas”

  1. About the only legends I have heard of are the ones about Jesse James and Calamity Jane and a few others.

    I love the cover of your new book. Congratulations on book #20! I would love to win a copy. Thank you for the chance.

    Cindy W.
    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

    • Good morning, Cindy…….Jesse James and those outlaws were legends for sure. The old West had a ton of men and women who etched their names in history. Thank you for the congrats. I appreciate that. Good luck in the drawing!

  2. Linda- I’m so excited this book has finally arrived, it’s one of the best books, if not your BEST, yet. When you ask about a Legend it one we’ve read, I think about Jodi Thomas’s Whispering Mountain Series And whoever goes up and sleeps up on top of the mountain will have their destiny revealed.
    I’m also excited to know the Legend Men will make appearances in your new series. I just love The Legend family. Such warm Hearts and undying love they share, not only for themselves, but for the unfortunate that also need a place to call Home and a family to love them. You have a great day writing, love you!! Dearly.

    • That’s an awesome legend!! I wish life was this way and we could get our true destiny in such an easy way!

    • Good morning, Tonya…….You know, when I think about stories set around a legend, Jodi’s Whispering Mountain books automatically come to mind. That was such a great series. Yes, my Legend men will carry over into the next series called Texas Outlaw Legends. Luke and Josie start a mail order bride service for men and women who have to live in the shadows. I’m really excited about that. Book #1 of it will release late next year.

      I love you dearly too!

  3. This is an awesome book and I’m so excited for you and it’s release. Will Rodgers is one of my favorite real legends. I grew up hearing many stories about him from his grandson, one of my father’s best friends, Kem Rodgers. Even though he was a real person he always seemed like a legend to me.

    A very intriguing Texas Legend that would be awesome for you to intertwine into a book is the Headless Horseman.

    An amnesia book that I want to read sometime is The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson, it comes up as the #1 romance novel that involves amnesia.

    • Good morning, Stephanie…….Oh yes, the headless horseman! That’s a great legend. Thank you for liking To Marry a Texas Outlaw. I’m happy the book found a place in your heart. I love Will Rodgers! He was a very wise man. I’ll have to look The Adoration of Jenna Fox up. Sounds right up my ally.

      Much love and hugs!

  4. Congrats on your book releases. It must be so exciting to have that many.
    There is a legend here about Leather Man. He traveled every year in a circle until one year he did not. NO one knows who he was.

    • Good morning, Debra…….It is exciting to have my 20th book out. And to never realize it. I just love what I do and think I have the best life. Leather Man sounds very mysterious. And one day he disappeared. Strange.

      Good luck in the drawing!

  5. Luke is delayed finding the man to clear his name to set him free when he comes upon “Rose”. Tied and having amnesia presents problems for Luke he cannot imagine.
    The story has a fast hard emotional ride with action that causes the tissues to come out. The tragedy to joy swings are intense. Remembering her name is Josie helps, but does it? The Legend men are throughout this one, especially Houston. The brothers with Sam try to get it All worked out. Luke getting shot almost does the reader in. Does he live to be a Legend? Did Josie really marry Sam? What does Stoker end up with? Is The Lone Star finding peace? The is an outstanding end to this series.
    Congratulations to the author Linda Broday for another masterpiece.

    • Good morning, Jerri…….Thank you for coming. I’m so happy that you loved this story. It was very emotional for me also. I cried buckets and laughed with Luke and Josie. I poured out my heart and left nothing undone. I’m so happy that these Legend men carry over to the next series as Luke and Josie start their mail order bride service. So you don’t have to say goodbye to them.

      Much love and hugs!

  6. Paul Bunyan, John Henry and Johnny Appleseed are American legends.
    Robin Hood and King Arthur are English legends.
    Kelpies, Selkies, and the Loch Ness Monster, all water creatures, are Scottish legends.
    Devil’s Tower in Wyoming has a variety of legends associated with it from different Indian tribes with the one common element often being that a bear chased someone or something up it and the clawing of the bear created Devil’s Tower. Various tribes have different names for the tower but many have the word “bear” in it.

    • I forgot to answer the amnesia question. Three books that come to mind are “Someone to Watch Over Me” by Lisa Kleypas, “The Amorous Education of Celia Seaton” by the late Miranda Neville, and “Open Country” by Kaki Warner.

    • Good morning, Eliza……..I hope you’re having a good day. I love all the legends you mention. Who can forget Paul Bunyan and Babe? You astound me with your knowledge. You really know your history.

      Good luck in the drawing!

      • Hi Linda. I hope you’re having a good day too. You give me too much credit. I’ve always loved mythology and I was an English major so King Arthur is all over the Middle Ages. As for selkies and kelpies, that comes from living in Scotland, and the Devil’s Tower in Wyoming from a trip we took passing through there trying to follow the Lewis and Clark Expedition’s trail.

        Good luck with your 20th release!

  7. I can’t think if any legends right now but I am sure I know a few. I really enjoy this series and loven this book right now. Thanks for sharing it with us. I am a big fan of yours.

  8. I have always liked books that have some sort of amnesia in it. Don’t know why! Maybe I like the moment when all things come to light and it is either a yay or boo for what comes after. Haha! I’m sure it’s a good thing. 😉 Anyways, I always love your heroes and the stories you wrap them up in.

    • Good morning, Susan P…….I’m happy to see you on this fine morn. It’s a little chilly here but supposed to warm up. Amnesia stories always have so many layers to them. I’ve always loved reading those but this is my first one to write. The mystery just engulfs the story. Thank you for liking my heroes.

      Good luck in the drawing!

  9. What a great post! Thank you for sharing! I love the legends I have always heard….Johnny Appleseed, John Henry, Paul Bunyan..just to name a few!

    • Good morning, Melanie……Thanks for coming to join the discussion. Legends abound from previous generations. I just remembered Rip Van Winkle. I’m happy you enjoyed my post.

      Big hugs and good luck in the drawing!

  10. The series sounds fascinating Linda. Congrats on # 20. Two books about amnesia that I read someone mentioned already, Lisa Kleypas’s Someone To Watch Over Me and Khaki Warner’s Open Country. Legends I think of are Johnny Appleseed, Loch Ness Monster. There are many more only I can’t remember them now. 🙂
    Carol Luciano

  11. Congratulations Linda. Having twenty published books is a wonderful achievement. Here in Kentucky Daniel Boone is a legend and in my hometown a Civil War hero stayed in a local hotel. James Andrews spent some time in Flemingsburg, KY and he was was portrayed by Fess Parker in a Walt Disney movie called The Great Locomotive Chase. James Andrews led a group of Union Soldiers in a military raid from Georgia to Tennessee. They were successful in damaging the Conferate Railroad and were pursued by the Rebels on foot and in locomotives for almost 90 miles before being stopped. Flemingsburg was even called by name in the movie so this has always been exciting to me!
    Thanks for your interesting post. I would love to win your book.

    • Hi Connie………..Daniel Boone is definitely a legend! A very interesting man who achieved a lot. You have a lot of history in your area. I’m so glad you enjoyed my post. Hugs!

      Good luck in the drawing!

    • Hi Kim………Thanks for coming and for the congrats. Many writers have published a lot more than me but I’m very proud of my accomplishment. Big hugs!

      Good luck in the drawing!

  12. Linda Broday, people say that certain people come into your life for a reason. See below for the full quote. But there is another quote that is very similar that applies to how I see you and your writing. This one talks about people who come into your life and touch your heart forever. That is how I see you, Lady. Not only you yourself, but the books you write, the passion the honesty you put in them have been a Godsend to me. So thank you once more for what you do. If ever I can do anything for you, you have only to ask. Love you, Lady.

    • Good morning, Wyann…….I’m deeply touched by your comment. I, too, believe people come into our lives for a reason. Each of my readers give me inspiration and strength to keep writing. Without you, I’d have no reason to do this. So, it’s I who should thank you. I see us as a team and I pray daily that I won’t disappoint.

      Much love and hugs!

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