Robert James Waller
By the author of Bridges of Madison County, the story of Texas Jack Carmine and long-legged Linda Lobo, as they travel together, heading for Jack's Texas ranch.
I loved this book, but feel just a tiny bit embarassed by it. It's beautiful writing, but seems like it was manufactured specifically for the market that enjoys it.. The character of Texas Jack Carmine is incredibly colorful and you grow to really like him by the end of the book, though there seems no good reason for it. As with Bridges of Madison County, you can be frustrated at the characters--there seems to be absolutely no reason for them to make some of the decisions that you do. Is this personal tragedy, or just people being thick?