Friday, December 31, 2021

Friday's Great Read: THE TEXAN'S FAVOR by D. K. Deters



Release Date: 10-06-21

Historical Western Romance

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

 A stranger’s path, a broken promise, and a second chance…


 Ambushed, Texas Ranger Jake Fontaine's a dead man until a Kansas spinster raises her shotgun in his defense. Despite the rogue lawman's obsession to bring in his brother's killer, duty demands he escort her to the next town.

 Kat Collins is a thief, though an honorable one. She's on the run from controlling kin and aims to escape her past. Traveling with Jake offers the perfect cover—until her uncle finds them sharing a campfire and imposes his own kind of justice—a wedding.

 Marriage will cost Jake his freedom but refusing may cost him his life. Kat figures he's bound to recognize her on a wanted poster. Would sharing passionate nights in his arms be worth the peril?



“Not that it’s any of your affair, Ranger, but I’m goin’ to St. Louis. I didn’t plan for any delays. You were in trouble, and I tried to help.” She lifted her chin. “Although you bein’ a Texas Ranger and all, I’d think you would’ve had the upper hand.”

He stuffed his hat back on. Contrary to his usual confidence around women, she baffled him. “Lady, you’re riding a horse to St. Louis, alone?” Stubborn woman, someone should be responsible for her welfare. Was Emmett involved with her decision?

 She slammed the coffeepot to the smoking fire and a moment later stomped across the ground separating them. At over five-and-a-half feet tall and her boot heels adding an extra inch, she dug her forefinger into his chest. “Ranger, you question where I’m going? Don’t forget you’re in Kansas. Don’t Texas Rangers ride in—Texas?” She stretched the word Texas and placed her hands on her hips. “Did you lose your way?”

 Her words strained his good intentions. He leaned forward, wrapped his hands around her thin wrists, and murmured, “Honey, it’ll be a cold day in hell before I ever lose my way to Texas.”

Kat is a farm girl with plenty of cooking experience.

To cook soda biscuits, place them in a small Dutch oven (cast iron pot with a lid) surrounded by hot coals. Another method, wrap a biscuit around a large stick and hold it over the campfire.

One Shot Pot is a stew made with beef or venison and all the vegetables one would have on hand.

Soda Biscuits and One Shot Pot recipes are here:

Kat also makes molasses cookies. There are several old-time recipes, but the one below is a gem that includes ¾ cup of strong coffee.


 Buy Links:

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About the Author:


D. K. Deters is a fantasy and historical romance author. She was a communications consultant before turning to a writing career. Like many historical romance authors, she's always had a deep interest in history, and the nineteenth century is her favorite. When she's not writing, she enjoys spending time with her adult children and their families. Her hobbies include restoring old dollhouses and secondhand furniture. Christmas is her favorite time of the year.

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  1. Sounds great, good luck with the launch!! Happy New Year, hugs, Valerie

    1. Thanks for D.K.'s well wishes.
      Happy New Year, Val:)
      Hugs received and returned.

    2. Thanks, Valerie! Best wishes for 2022!

  2. Appears to be a great book Sandra,
    Happy New Year.

  3. I am hoping that blogger has relented and will allow me to comment this time.
    Thank you (and drat you) for the bookie temptation.
    And a very, very Happy and Healthy New Year to you and yours.

    1. Big sigh. Blogger can be so darn irritating.
      Thanks for your persistence and have a happy and bright new year.

  4. Sandra, thanks so much for hosting me on your blog today! I apologize for the delay. I was having a bit of a computer issue but all is good now. Have some molasses cookies!

    1. Entirely my pleasure. Give me another cookie:)

  5. Replies
    1. Especially if you enjoy history and romantic tension.

  6. Thanks, Christine! Best regards for 2022!

  7. Se ve un genial libro. Gracias por la reseña. Te mando un abrazo y te deseo un genial año para ti y tu familia.

    1. It is for sure.
      Thank you, J.P. Wishing you a wonderful 2022.

  8. Here it is already 2022, and I haven't visited since last year. Sorry I'm late, but blogger has been giving me fits since Dec. 29. 2021. This is a great review and I love how Kat cooks her biscuits. Happy 2022, dear friend.

    1. Great recipes, hey?
      Blogger is unbelievably contrary! Sorry it's been giving you fits. Been there. Done that.

  9. Happy New Year, dear efriend. Hope your evening was spectacular!

    1. There ya go, warming my heart.
      It was quiet, but nice. We zoomed with the bro and sis-in- law. How was yours?

  10. Sounds interesting. Best of luck to DK! Happy New Year to all! :)

  11. That looks like it will be an interesting, fun read...thanks.

    All the very best for 2022, Sandra...take good care. :)

  12. Being a former camper, I've made campfire biscuits before. Love them! Best on your book!

    1. Thanks for stopping by and sharing with us, Ilona:)

    2. Hi, Ilona. Thanks so much. Who can resist campfire biscuits? Wishing you the best for 2022.

  13. Huh this one looks interesting. It's always interesting seeing books about Texas, because I'm from Texas.

    Ash @ Essentially Ash

    1. Let's hear it for Texas. It sounds like a read you'd enjoy for sure.

    2. Ash, thanks for dropping by. Gotta love those Texas cowboys:).