Popular Texas Hill Country Books & Authors to Delight Every Reader

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The scenic, rolling Texas Hill Country provides ideal settings for novels. Authors have been intrigued by the numerous possibilities for years, and many have produced great novels set in the Hill Country. From romance to murder, mystery, and action adventure, you’ll find thought-provoking tales taking place in the Hill Country. As readers devour books set in the heart of Texas, they discover noteworthy stories and become familiar with the Hill Country cities as well as the countryside itself. Here are a few suggestions. These books are available in print and eBook on Amazon and other online booksellers. Our list starts off with one that takes place in San Antonio!

“A Hero’s Homecoming” by Carlene Havel

Genre: Romance

Popular Texas Hill Country Books & Authors to Delight Every Reader

Photo: Carlene Havel

Meet Rich Martino. He’s a hero in the army’s special forces. He returns to America and then home to San Antonio, Texas, from deployment to find out he’s supposed to be dead. Oops! His wife cleaned out his home because, after all, she thought he was dead. She cleaned out his bank accounts, too. Now police surround his home. Is he a burglar? He’s not supposed to be in his own home. His ill father, thinking his son has perished, has entrusted all matters to a female lawyer, and she’s not too happy to find him alive.  The 212 pages will take the reader through various areas of the Texas Hill Country.  It has a 4.5-star rating out of 5 on Amazon.

How about a little suspense in the Texas Hill Country?  This next book will give you that.

“Capitol Offenses” by Cheryl Bolen

Genre: Mystery

Popular Texas Hill Country Books & Authors to Delight Every Reader

Photo: Cheryl Bolen

If you enjoy suspense and political intrigue, you’ll like “Capitol Offenses.” The author in this conspiracy takes you to Austin and San Antonio.

Lacy Blair is in big trouble! As a speechwriter for the Texas lieutenant governor, she inadvertently blunders onto a high-level crime involving state funds. And guess who the culprit is? Her boss! Snooping is too risky. She covertly consults with an FBI agent. This guy agrees to investigate. Uh-oh, someone killed the FBI agent, and now Lacy is aware that someone is watching her. She’s terrified for her own safety but eager for justice. She must flee until she forms a plan. Where can she go? Who to trust? Can she count on her former lover, Mike Talamino? Will he help her? Can she jeopardize him, too? This book has 199 pages and an Amazon rating of 3.8 out of 5 stars.

Perhaps you prefer humor. Here’s one for you.

“Sarah and the Cowboy’s Lady” by Gay N. Lewis

Genre: Christian/Romance/Fantasy

Popular Texas Hill Country Books & Authors to Delight Every Reader

Photo courtesy of Gay N. Lewis

Sarah, the haphazard, dyslexic angel, returns to Texas. Her mission this time is to bring comfort to a young woman who received devastating news.  Sarah, an angel who can assume mortal masquerades, disguises herself as an elderly lady. She “accidentally” meets Emily in Dallas and together they travel the backroads from Dallas to Austin. The car breaks down in the dead of night, and they are stranded. Enter the hunky, rich, Texas cowboy. Due to the freaky Christmas blizzard, the ladies have no hotel or place to go. The cowboy offers his Hill Country ranch and invites them to his home. In this episode, Sarah gets the job done, but not without plenty of mishaps that make the humans laugh as she bumbles her way through the Texas Hill Country.  “Sarah and the Cowboy’s Lady” has 137 pages and 4.9 out of a 5-star rating.

If you can’t get to the Texas Hill Country anytime soon, read a book featuring a setting in the Hill Country. These authors make you remember why you love the region so much.