Good Summer Reads


1. Ever Wilde
By HK Jacobs
Sometimes the end of the story is actually the beginning…Alex Wilde-ICU doctor, world traveler, adventurous heroine, and now wife to the love of her life. But even the happiest of fairy tales comes with a price. When a series of unexpected events threatens the framework of her new life with Ian, Alex retreats to her hometown of Cole’s Church, Texas where she is caught up in a web of intrigue from her past. Will returning to her roots give her the direction she needs to secure her future happiness with Ian or be the catalyst that tears them apart? Don’t miss the exciting conclusion to this adventurous, romantic trilogy.

2. Hagridden
By Samuel Snoek-Brown
As the Civil War winds violently down, fears of the South’s uncertain future fuse with its unraveling traditions. Against the backdrop of the post-apocalyptic landscape, so littered with corpses and mythology and desperation, two women, stranded and alone in the Louisiana bayou, fight to survive.

3. Rowdy: Wild and Mean,
Sharp and Keen / Book 1
By Chris Mullen
Thrust to the mercy of the Mississippi river, thirteen-year-old Rowdy floats safely away as he watches the smoke rise from his burning farmhouse. His father and brother gunned down in front of him by a murderous gang of bandits. Now alone in the world, his perilous journey of survival begins, challenging and shaping him into the young man his father would want him to become.

4. The Pearl Harbor Conspiracy
By J.G. Schwartz
The Pearl Harbor Conspiracy begins in the early 1920s and continues through the 1990s. It is full of intrigue with numerous plot twists including blackmail and murder. The novel is a harrowing tale of female resistance and camaraderie.

5. The Sheriffs of Kendall County Texas
By The Genealogical Society of Kendall County
Twenty-two men and one woman have served as Sheriff of Kendall County from 1862 to the present. Using primary source documents, family records, personal interviews and newspapers, we get a glimpse of what these sheriffs did during their lives and time in office. These lives have enriched the history of our county.

6. Boerne: A Brief History
By Jefferson Morgenthaler
Nestled into the rolling terrain of the Texas Hill Country, Boerne is acclaimed for its beautiful setting, salubrious climate, and strong values. Dating to 1852, the town boasts a German heritage that is evident in its community traditions and institutions. Today it is to think of Boerne as a quaint German town in the Hill Country, or as a lifestyle alternative for San Antonio commuters. But it is more. This is its story.

7. Hunting Snipes +four
By David Martin Anderson
A story collection that is sure to leave a reader spellbound. Romp into undiscovered worlds…an Indian raid on a West Texas fort in 1867, encounters with the ghost of Cole Porter in Peru, Indiana, a collection agency run amuck in Iowa during the 2020 pandemic, a serial killer hunting an elderly couple in southern Utah, and Beggar’s Night in 1938 Brooklyn during the infamous Orson Welles radio broadcast.

8. Stone: One Tough Texan / Book 1
By Janalyn Knight
Stone Thurston has been so focused on saving the family ranch and being a single father, he hasn’t given himself the chance to find love. As he works with Wy, a talented female landman, passions grow, and feelings deepen. But Wy never planned any life other than doggedly pursuing her career, and Stone can’t imagine her being anywhere but with him. When Disaster strikes, will they witness the true miracle of love?

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