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Best “Wrongly Accused” Romances with Linda Broday!

CVR To Marry a Texas Outlaw
I don’t think there’s anything that can grab hold of a reader quite like a character who’s wrongly accused of a crime. Immediately, The Fugitive comes to mind. I watched that series faithfully, cringing when Richard Kimball almost got caught. He’d been accused of murdering his wife and he’s searching for the one-armed man who actually did it.

In To Marry a Texas Outlaw, Luke Legend admits to robbing stagecoaches and a bank or two but now he’s accused of killing a federal judge and the price on his head is high. He’s on the run and looking for the man who framed him. After three years, he still knows very little except that the man has assumed the false identity of Ned Sweeney. He has no idea what he looks like.

Finally, armed with credible information that Ned Sweeney is at Dead Horse Creek, Luke is on his way to intercept him when he spies a woman tied up and gagged beneath a tree on the prairie. At first, he thinks she’s dead but discovers she’s alive then learns she has amnesia.

The only thing he can do is forget about getting his hands on Sweeney and help her. But it hurts to be this close only to let the man get away again.

Out of the many favorite books and movies that feature someone wrongly accused of a crime, here are my top five:

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Essential Beginnings Kennedy Layne
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EXCERPT: Knight on the Texas Plains by Linda Broday!

CVR Knight on the Texas Plains
He’ll do whatever it takes

To keep them safe

Duel McClain has lost everything he’s ever loved: his wife, his son, his sense of self. But when a strange twist of fate—and a poker game he’ll never forget—leaves an innocent little girl in his care, Duel vows to defend his new family to his very last breath. If only he knew a single thing about taking care of babies…

Just as Duel swears his life can’t get any more complicated, a beautiful woman stumbles into the light of his campfire, desperate for help. Jessie Foltry is hungry, tired, and running for her life. She agrees to help Duel care for the child in exchange for his protection, even as she fights to guard her broken heart. But Duel will do whatever it takes to make Jessie see that the Texas plains have more than one kind of knight, and perhaps their salvation is closer than either of them could have dreamed…


Panic set in when Duel returned to camp less than an hour later to find the bedroll empty. Blood pounded in his temples as he scanned the area for Jessie and Marley Rose. Then he heard the faint sound of a child’s happy gurgle.

The creek.

He suddenly developed four left feet in his haste to find the missing pair. A mesquite branch grabbed his shirt, tearing a long gash. It didn’t matter. Nothing did except finding his baby girl and making sure nothing happened to her. Only one thing stopped him dead in his tracks-—the metallic click of a cocked hammer and a cold warning.

“Stop where you are or you’re a dead man, mister.”

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Guest Post: Linda Broday on the Stellar HEA of TEXAS REDEMPTION

Texas Redemption Linda Broday

Sometimes a story comes along that sets you back on your heels and makes you think about how fate (or God if you will) often gives you a second chance. This story was Texas Redemption and it showed me just how strong the power of love is. And how much you ache when it’s a love you can’t claim.

This is the kind of story that ties your stomach in knots and you see no way to a HEA. But hold on. Don’t give up.

Brodie Yates (Shenandoah) first met Laurel James during the Civil War in a brothel. She was only fifteen or sixteen but they fell in love. He promised to go back and get her but the war got in the way. Then at war’s close, he’s hunted for being an infamous rebel spy. Laurel waited for him but had to conclude that he’d either been killed—or that he didn’t want her.

Desperate to escape the brothel where she’d been taken at fifteen after being kidnapped, she enlists the help of the cook. They make their way to Redemption, Texas where she can hide from those who are looking to take her back. Her family lives near but she’s too ashamed to go to them. Even though it wasn’t her doing, her soul is stained. She and her friend open a café and she becomes engaged to the town mayor. She burns with determination to find redemption and respectability.

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Sisters in Love Melissa Foster