From the book jacket of Lone Star Legend by Gwendolyn Zepeda:
If she can find the time, Sandy Saavedra will stop to breathe. New management has turned work upside down and her father’s upcoming marriage-something he forgot to mention to Sandy-means there’s no peace at home, either. But it’s okay. No matter what’s thrown her way, Sandy can deal. Because Sandy has a secret, and his name is Tío Jaime.
A short drive out of Austin delivers Sandy into the wide-open spaces of the Hill Country, to the front porch of grandfatherly hermit Tío Jaime. There, in the company of pepper plants, a shaggy dog, and fresh squeezed lemonade, the old man imparts down-to-earth advice. Overbearing boss? Work smarter; she’ll leave you alone. Disrespectful boyfriend? Pack your bags; a real woman tolerates only a real man. His simple perspective reminds Sandy she can make her own choices-something she’s been forgetting lately.
Feeling inspired, Sandy posts their chats online. But as she introduces the world to her personal Eden, her own life heads straight to hell …
Opinion: I liked the premise of this book but the plot was kind of slow to get going and so I had trouble getting into it. The main character, Sandy, is relatable and the dialogue is realistic. The writing itself is good as well and there is quite a bit of humor, but if you want to read Gwendolyn Zepeda at her best, I’d recommend her other book, “Houston, We Have a Problema” over “Lone Star Legend”.