Thursday, July 28, 2016

"A Promise in Defiance," by Heather Blanton

This Christian Western romance will inspire those who love stories about the Wild West.

A Promise in Defiance: Romance in the Rockies Book 3, by Heather Blanton
308 pages, with a 4.8-star rating from 32 reviews

"I wish i could write an eloquent review. I am almost lost for words. Heather's work has not disappointed me. The characters are as vivid as they were in the previous books. The story is robust and thoughtful. One can tell that there was quite a bit of research that was done. I am delighted that Heather continues to weave twists into the story, yet everything comes together. The book captivates and inspires me and, as the others in the past have done, it will continue to frequent my mind for quite a while. I loved the way the message of God’s grace and love is incorporated, but not preachy. As Heather has done in the past, she left me hungering for the next one." -- Amazon Reviewer

CHOICES HAVE CONSEQUENCES...EVEN FOR THE REDEEMED. When Charles McIntyre founded Defiance, he was more than happy to rule in hell rather than serve in heaven. But things have changed. Now, he has faith, a new wife...and a ten-year-old half-breed son. Infamous madam Delilah Goodnight wants to take it all away from him. How can he protect his kingdom and his loved ones from her schemes without falling back on his past? How does he fight evil if not with evil?

Logan Tillane carries a Bible in his hand, wears a gun on his hip, and fights for lost souls any way he can. Newly arrived in Defiance, he has trouble, though, telling saints from sinners. The challenge only worsens when Delilah flings open the doors to the scandalous Crystal Chandelier. She and the new preacher have opposite plans for the town. One wants to save it, one wants to lead it straight to hell.

For Tillane and McIntyre, finding redemption was a long, hard road. God's grace has washed away their sins, but the consequences remain and God will not be mocked. For whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap...and the harvest is finally at hand.

WARNING: This author attempts to be historically accurate. The story, therefore, contains situations regarding bigotry and racism that some readers may find offensive. Obviously, they do NOT reflect the personal views of the author.

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Heather Blanton is the independent bestselling author of several Christian Westerns, including the Romance in the Rockies series, which has sold over 40,000 copies. Intrigued by the concept of three good sisters stranded in a lawless Colorado mining town, a few notable Hollywood producers have requested the script for her first book in that series, A Lady in Defiance. Heather’s writing is gritty and realistic. In fact, her books have been compared to AMC’s Hell on Wheels series, as well as the legendary Francine Rivers book, Redeeming Love. A former journalist, Heather is an avid researcher and skillfully weaves truth in among the fictional story lines. She loves exploring the American West, especially ghost towns and museums. She has walked parts of the Oregon Trail, ridden horses through the Rockies, climbed to the top of Independence Rock, and even held an outlaw's note in her hand. She writes Westerns because she grew up on a steady diet of Bonanza, Gunsmoke, and John Wayne movies. Her most fond childhood memory is of sitting next to her father, munching on popcorn, and watching Lucas McCain unload that Winchester! She can be reached several different ways: http://ladiesindefiance.com/ https://www.facebook.com/authorheatherblanton/?ref=hl https://twitter.com/heatherfblanton https://www.pinterest.com/heatherfblanton/ Christian Westerns is the genre that lets her write about strong pioneer women and men who struggle to find God and then live out their faith in real ways. Romance is always a strong element in her stories because it is such a beautiful gift from God, and a perfect reflection of how he loves His children: sacrificially and lavishly. Heather's stories aren't preachy or cheesy, but she hopes they are heart-warming, realistic, illuminating, and glorifying to God. Like good old fashioned Westerns, there is always justice, a moral message, American values, lots of high adventure, unexpected plot twists, and more than a touch of suspense. "I believe Christian fiction should be messy and gritty, because the human condition is ... and God loves us anyway." -- Heather Blanton

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