By Roberta Olsen Major

Nellie Farmer has always been the best source of gossip—and baked goods—in the town of Williams Trace, Texas. Plump as a dumpling, lonely as a heifer in a flock of sheep, and feeling bleak about her life and prospects, Nellie opens her second-best rent room to a handsome young stranger with mischief—and vengeance—on his mind. He’s a charmer—and Nellie is ripe for the charming. But promises, so they say, are like piecrusts…easily broken.

What They Are Saying About Rising Star, Roberta Olsen Major

“BOUND is a thoroughly entertaining romance with an unflagging social conscience.” **** (four stars)

—Gina Bernal,

Romantic Times Magazine

“…I really, really enjoyed BOUND. It was like Louis L’Amour, only with a woman.”

—a male reader from Texas

“Once I reacquired TIES from my granddaughter, I found myself being highly entertained... It was much more of an attention-getter than James Mitchner... Major is a talented author who gives her readers the opportunity to partake of sheer reading for pleasure… style, composition and wild imagination… I love reading a book where the good guys win and the bad ones go to that place where bad guys will reside for all eternity…”

—a reader from Texas

“I just finished TIES over the weekend! What a great book. I just loved it. I just love the subtleties…such a delightful band of characters! Harry is a loverly hero!!”

—a reader from California