Thursday, April 19, 2012

A TEXAN'S HONOR by Shelley Gray

Shelley Gray does an excellent job as a storyteller! This is book two in the "Heart of a Hero" series and the stories just keep getting better. This book can easily be read as a stand alone, although it does mention characters that were in book one. I think the title of this story and the cover do a great job of representing this story.

The setting is Texas in 1874. The scene is a train that has been taken over by the notorious Walton Gang. One of the hostages is a young innocent woman, Jamie. She fears for her life amidst men who have no problem killing folks. Will McMillan is a part of the Walton Gang, but he can't condone harming a woman, so he jumps the train and takes Jamie with him. They are now running for their lives and Scout Proffitt is sent to find them and kill them.

Can a woman learn to trust and even fall in love with her captor? Can a man who seems to be so hard and ruthless really change and become a man of honor? One of the questions from this book that I really thought was good was, "What consituted a person? At the end of the day, what made up their character? Was it their occupation or their family? Was it their relationship with their friends? Or was it their walk with God?" You begin to figure this out as you read this story.

There were really two different stories going on in this book, which I enjoyed and both men turned out to be men of honor. You will get to know Will and Jamie, but will also get to know Scout and a lady he rescues along the way. There was an ending to the story that totally surprised me, which I always appreciate. This story was full of adventure and action, of danger and deception, and also of love and loyalty and honor. Great job Shelley Gray; I am looking forward to reading more in this series!

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Abingdon Press (March 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1426714637
ISBN-13: 978-1426714634

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