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Lone Star Legend

Regular Price $19.99

Regular Price $24.99 CAD

Regular Price $19.99

Regular Price $24.99 CAD

This item is a preorder. Your payment method will be charged immediately, and the product is expected to ship on or around January 25, 2010. This date is subject to change due to shipping delays beyond our control.

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Jan 25, 2010

Page Count

352 Pages

ISBN-13

9780446539609

Description

An aspiring young journalist stuck blogging for a gossip site stumbles across a story that gives new meaning to the word legendary from “master wordsmith” award-winning author, Gwendolyn Zepeda (Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, New York Times bestselling author of The Dirty Girls Social Club).

If she can find the time, Sandy Saavedra will stop to breathe. New management has turned work upside down and her father’s upcoming marriage-something he forgot to mention to Sandy-means there’s no peace at home, either. But it’s okay. No matter what’s thrown her way, Sandy can deal. Because Sandy has a secret, and his name is Tío Jaime.

A short drive out of Austin delivers Sandy into the wide-open spaces of the Hill Country, to the front porch of grandfatherly hermit Tío Jaime. There, in the company of pepper plants, a shaggy dog, and fresh squeezed lemonade, the old man imparts down-to-earth advice. Overbearing boss? Work smarter; she’ll leave you alone. Disrespectful boyfriend? Pack your bags; a real woman tolerates only a real man. His simple perspective reminds Sandy she can make her own choices-something she’s been forgetting lately.

Feeling inspired, Sandy posts their chats online. But as she introduces the world to her personal Eden, her own life heads straight to hell . . .

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Praise

"Fresh and smart"—Booklist
"Zepeda (Houston, We Have a Problema) gives readers a funny and smart heroine that readers will easily pull for."—Publishers Weekly
"Zepeda is a master wordsmith."—Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, New York Times bestselling author of The Dirty Girls Social Club
"Zepeda... presents a debut about the everyday struggle to find one's way but adds unusual and alluring touches, namely the vibrant Houston setting and the novel's emphasis on Tex-Mex culture, art, and folklore."—Booklist
"Jessica's evolution from self-uncertainty to self-empowerment is amusingly charted, and Zepeda's take on the popular fascination with good luck charms, horoscopes, psychics and unreliable predictions is laced with rueful zeal."—Publishers Weekly on Houston We Have A Problema
"Reading Gwen's book was like going to a family BBQ-full of drama, juicy gossip, and lots of laughs."—Mary Castillo, 2006 on Houston We Have A Problema
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