A Texan's Promise is the first book that readers might wish to be acquainted with before beginning A Texan's Honor as the character Scout was introduced in book one. In book two, he is one of two central figures that performs the orders the boss of the gang demands. The other character is a mystery from the start. The Walton Gang takes over a train where one passenger, Jamilyn, is traveling to reach Kansas to meet her remaining family members, having just buried her parents two months earlier.
As time progresses on the train, Jamilyn is confused by both Scout and Will's words and actions, yet the ruthlessness of other men in gang is never doubted. In time, Will realizes he has to get the woman off the train if she is to survive, but the snow along with freezing temperatures present an equal challenge of not surviving. Through the long trail to what Will believes is safety for Jamilyn, his heart is in a battle with his mind as he struggles with his feeling for her since he considers her not available.
I love westerns as different authors bring their own flavor to the stage of the west along with all the action, adventure and romance. Plus a couple of the characters share their faith, Scripture and pray. What is hard is learning the loose ends of the first and second books continue on to another installment, A Texan's Choice. There are threads of mystery, romance and an unknown future of the main characters in the books. The scenes described are easy to get lost in, and the tension that builds in the novel had me anticipating the time spent in book three! I hope the author continues to write in this genre as she does an excellent job weaving a great western book!
A Texan's Honor, the second installment of The Heart of a Hero series, was just as good as I expected! The author gives readers quite the intro with a train robbery, murder, and hostages, and it continues to get better from there. Regardless of the fact that Will is part of the gang that held up the train, Jamilyn feels a connection to him and trusts him to help her. She knows it's a huge risk to believe in Will but feels she has no other option.
Shelley Gray delivers a wonderful book, and I loved the mix of romance and action. At times, I couldn't quite figure out where the story was going, but each time, the author filled in the gaps and brought everything together. She also wove together two storiesâ€”those of Will and Jamilyn and of Scout Proffitt. After getting to know Scout a bit, I'm hoping he will be featured in the next book in the series (and that we'll get to connect with Clayton again too!). Historical romance fans will be thrilled with A Texan's Honor! [# stars]
I received a free copy of this book from Abingdon Press via Net Galley in exchange for my fair and honest review.
A true romance! Broken people mended by true love that's only possible through God's grace.
I didn't read the first in this series, but I don't think I missed anything in this book by not having done so. I can't WAIT to read the next in this series because I absolutely fell in love with the supporting character, Scout Proffitt, as well as the main character, Will!