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Review: "A Texan's Honor" by Shelley Gray
Reviewed by Katie McCurdy for Legacy of a Writer
Texas, 1874. Years ago, Will McMillan had fought in the open, next to his Captain, Clayton Proffitt. Now, in book 2 of The Heart of a Hero series, he’s waging another war undercover, pretending to be a member of the notorious Walton Gang.
But when a hostage situation goes awry and an innocent woman is in the middle of the fray, Will knows he must protect her no matter what happens. Even if they risk being killed by his gang or by the lawmen on their trail. Even if the woman he’s risking everything for will never love him back. Even if all he's left with is his faith.
What I Loved
A Texan's Promise introduced me to the Heart of a Hero series. I knew I'd love the second book immediately. On the very first page there's a damsel in distress, and, yes, this can become cliche, but Shelley Shepard Gray knows how to craft a delightful heroine that counterbalances the hero's strength. So from the opening scene in A Texan's Honor, we have a train robbery and a hostage situation. The perfect combination for this Western-loving girl, who was flipping pages as fast as she could!
Besides the sweet strength Jamie learns and the way Will fights to protect her, there's more from the characters I grew to love in book one. For one thing, we get to meet Scout at long last! I really hope he gets his own book soon...A tragedy takes place toward the end of the book and Scout is caught right in the middle. I remember staring at the words, thinking I-can't-believe-that-happened. Oh, my, I loved how this plot and these lovable characters pulled me right in!
Why I Recommend This Book
In addition to the wonderful story and the real people that populate the pages is the strong Christian message. This is a book that not only entertains but doesn't shy away from being inspiring. I love that and look forward to the next book by Shelley Gray that I get to read!
About the Author
Shelley Shepard Gray's first Amish novel, Hidden, was nominated for the Inspirational Readers Choice award. Her book Simple Gifts won the Reviewers Choice Award. Shelley’s novel, The Protector, recently made the New York Times bestseller list. A native of Texas, she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Colorado, and taught school for ten years. She lives in southern Ohio where she writes full time.