Saturday, June 7, 2014

A Texan's Honor (The Heart of a Hero #2)

Title:  A Texan’s Honor (The Heart of a Hero Series #2)
Author:  Shelley Gray
Pages:  336
Year:  2012
Publisher:  Abingdon Press
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!
My rating is 5+ stars.
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