Sunday, June 8, 2014

A Texan's Choice (The Heart of a Hero Series #3)

Title: A Texan’s Choice (The Heart of a Hero Book #3)
Author:  Shelley Gray
Pages:  320
Year:  2012
Publisher:  Abingdon Press
What a palatable tension builds in the last book of this series, it was terrific!  All three novels are stories of hope and redemption when all seems lost, broken and the characters despair of life in dire situations.  The tale starts with the first novel in the series A Texan’s Promise continues with A Texan’s Honor before winding up parts of the story in the final book reviewed today.  One of the many things I enjoy about stories and authors is the many differences in writing style, plot, characters and themes. Shelly Gray wraps up the novel series by tying up some loose ends in the books while leaving some unfinished, left to the readers imaginations.
I was captivated by the books, characters and the way the writer shows how faith can play such a huge role in life.  Usually fictional plots, characters and more is taken both from the imagination of the author along with experiencing and watching human beings.  Readers will be able to relate to the characters as they think on their pasts along with choices that they made and the probable consequences thereof both short and long term.
Shelley Gray does a wonderful job of showing us through her novel series that while we tend to assume others think one way about us, it is not usually how they really do.  A couple of her characters were afraid of moving forward in contacting people because of letting their assumptions dictate their choices.  Yet, in a real climactic moment the walls of hearts come down in the characters and as a result they see how so much alike they are really alike when all is said and done.  A bunch of the men longed for new beginnings but feeling unworthy of such a leap from how they currently were living lawless lives to normal ones seemed impossible.  Therein is the picture of what faith is, being convinced of what is hoped for along with knowing that without the Lord truly new beginnings aren’t possible.
I hope during this summer you take some time to read and appreciate the various adventures and fictional people introduced in all three books.  The author did a splendid job and I am glad to have found these books and stories!
My rating is 5+ stars!

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