Behind the Book: The Chance, Texas Series
The Chance family has owned the mega Bar-C ranch in Chance County Texas for nearly a hundred years. About twenty years ago the owner at that time, Jacob Chance, was arrested, tried and sentenced for his wife’s murder. He died in prison, leaving six children on their own to run the Bar-C. The children were devastated, and for a while they barely managed to hold things together. One young son was killed in a ranching accident and the only daughter was spirited away by their mother’s sister during the first year.
The four surviving brothers, Sam, Travis, Gage and Colt, stay on the ranch to finish school, each finding their own way of moving on without their parents.
TEXAS BABY SANCUARY:
The oldest brother, Sam, tries to run the family but feels he is a failure. He heads off to the army at twenty and ends up ten years later as a Federal Marshall in the witness security division.
“There was nowhere safe for Grace Baker and her baby to run. Even the law was no match for the ruthless drug lord who’d fathered her child. Serrano had spies everywhere and wouldn’t stop till he captured his son and killed Grace. Now Marshal Sam Chance was suddenly back in her life offering protection…could she dare to refuse?
Sam believes his family’s ranch is the one place Grace will be safe. Here they find refuge in each other’s arms. But returning home only reminds Sam of his past failure to protect those he loved. This time had to be different. Because Grace and her baby meant more to him than life itself.”
Second in line, Travis, learns to run the ranch with an iron will. He becomes the ranch’s CEO, but his private life suffers.
“Rancher Travis Chance has a soft spot for lost souls. Stranded and broke in Chance, Texas, Summer Wheeler ignites in him a fierce desire to protect her. Clearly the fragile beauty is hiding something. But despite his disastrous romantic history, Travis knows in his gut he can trust her.
Summer comes to Chance looking for one of the men who devastated her life. Though she hates lying to him, Travis’s job offer provides a means to her end. But she never counted on falling for the sexy rancher and his troubled little girl. Then “accidents” start happening at the family homestead. Has Summer brought the danger to the two people who are teaching her to love again?”
A CHANCE REUNION (in the Christmas Confidential anthology)
Gage dedicates his life to finding their baby sister and becomes a private investigator, with his office in town. Ten years later, he is no closer to finding the sister. His private life is also in tatters. He’s a widower, lost and alone.
“Who is the mysterious woman who looks so much like his dead wife?
Gage Chance doesn’t know, but he has to find out. And when bullets begin to fly, he’ll risk his life to save hers and get to the bottom of things. Will the truth be more than he can handle?”
That brings us to the final book in the series:
LAST CHANCE REUNION (two books in one anthology)
#1 TEXAS COLD CASE:
After finishing high school, the youngest brother, Colt, decides he hates living on the ranch. He leaves, becoming a federal attorney, and vows to stay away from Chance, Texas and the Bar-C ranch for good. But there are still a few mysteries for Colt to solve in Chance. Eventually, he must find out who really murdered his mother and framed his father. He also wants to know why his high school sweetheart left him without a word of goodbye.
“Determined to solve the cold case of his mother’s murder, Colt Chance returns home to Texas. Turns out the new deputy sheriff is the woman who broke his heart. But when someone targets Lacie, Colt will have to decide between the vengeance he seeks and protecting the one he still loves.”
#2 TEXAS LOST AND FOUND:
And finally there is one last puzzle for the Chance family to solve. What happened to the kidnapped baby sister they’d named Cami and lost when she was only four?
“After witnessing a murder, firefighter Nina Martinez finds an ally in medic Josh White. On the run, they discover that Nina is the long-missing Chance sister, Cami. Will Cami embrace the love from Josh and her real family before it’s too late?”
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