Friday, October 24, 2008

A Law of Her Own is #1 in the Cactus Rose Line at TWRP

A Law of Her Own, a Minature Cactus Rose is my second attempt at a short story. The first, Desires of the Heart is a Minature Vintage Rose and is due out March 4, 2009. Writing short stories has been loads of fun and a huge learning experience for me.

Both are time travels. Desires of the Heart is set in post WW II UK and A Law of Her Own is in the Texas Panhandle in 1888. At present I'm working on another that takes place in the Texas oil fields in the 1930s.

Here is a short blurb for A Law of Her Own.

She won't let an innocent man hang—

When Charity Dawson resigns her father's corporate law firm to pursue a career as a trial lawyer she gets more of a change than she wanted. She finds herself transported to 1888 Texas in the middle of a murder trial.

Turner Reardon is on trial for the murder of his mistress. He's given up all hope when an oddly dressed young woman disrupts his trial claiming she's a lawyer and can prove his innocence. Her testimony is brilliant but, his optimism is short lived when her evidence is tossed out.

Charity doesn't know how she arrived in Prairie, and no one believes she actually went to law school. Her evidence is disregarded and Turner is sentenced to hang. She has only one chance to save an innocent man's life and find the real killer.

Author Comment:

Question: What do you get when you cross a New York lawyer with an old fashioned cowboy?

Answer: A rollicking good read with sparks the size of Texas. Linda LaRoque hits the bulls eye dead on in this fast paced story that’s sure to please.

Elaine Cantrell
Author of Purple Heart

A Law of Her Own is available at TWRP and Fictionwise. To read an excerpt and view the book trailer, visit my website at

Thanks for reading! Please leave a comment if you have time.



Anonymous said...

Hey, Linda. This sounds like a wonderful short story.

Sandra Kay

Sandy said...

Nice review, Linda. I can hardly wait to read it.


Linda LaRoque said...

Thanks for stopping by Sandra Kay and Sandy. It was a fun story to write.