Texas Splendor

Texas Splendor - Lorraine Heath Austin Leigh spent five years in prison for a murder he didn't commit and, when released from prison, he made it his mission to clear his name by finding the real killer. All roads seemed to lead to the city's capital and his namesake and on the way, he discovered Loree Grant, living alone in solitude following the murder of her family five years before. This is a story of two damaged people whose lives intersect in a way that feels predestined. Austin thought he could endure prison for the sake of his first love's honor but never conceived of life moving on so quickly. Loree was resigned to living her life alone but never counted on meeting someone like Austin. It is an extremely touching story, one that I was reluctant to start, knowing Austin's prison sentence. Austin is pure poetry and Loree is his muse. Dallas and Houston, along with their wives and children, appear once again in substantive parts of the storyline. I loved this book, Austin's story, and was unprepared for how special he would turn out to be. Lovely ending to an inspiring trilogy.