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A Texan's Promise (Heart of a Hero Series #1) [NOOK Book]

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Past promises will be tested as new ones are given...



When Clayton Proffitt, foreman of the Circle Z Ranch in Texas, discovers Vanessa Grant is the victim of her stepfather’s advances, Clayton knows he must protect her honor and move ...
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A Texan's Promise (Heart of a Hero Series #1)

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Overview

Past promises will be tested as new ones are given...



When Clayton Proffitt, foreman of the Circle Z Ranch in Texas, discovers Vanessa Grant is the victim of her stepfather’s advances, Clayton knows he must protect her honor and move her far away from the ranch—and from the man she fears.?



As they make their way West, an unexpected, deep bond develops between Vanessa and Clayton—far more powerful than a mere friendship or his sense of duty to her. But Vanessa’s stepfather won’t let her go so easily. As Clayton and Vanessa place their faith in God and their trust in each other, will they find healing and hope for the future together?



"Shelley Gray is a wonderful storyteller, and A Texan’s Promise captured me from the first page.  This endearing love story is so rich with detail, I felt like I was traveling alongside Vanessa and Clayton throughout their incredible journey.  Clayton is the hero every woman dreams of, and I loved watching Vanessa grow from a scared girl into a strong woman.  This is a wonderful start to this new series.  Highly recommended." - Beth Wiseman Best-selling author of the Daughters of the Promise series



"Shelley Gray’s fans will enjoy riding along with her characters down a new trail of romance in A Texan’s Promise, the first in The Heart of a Hero series. Readers will be rooting for Clayton and Vanessa to find their way to a true and lasting love." - Ann H. Gabhart, author of The Outsider, Summer of Joy, and Angel Sister
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Texas ranch foreman Clayton Proffitt made a promise to Vanessa Grant's father that he would always watch over her. When he learns that her stepfather has been making unwanted advances toward her, he packs up Vanessa and heads West. Vanessa has always loved Clayton, and his feelings for her turn romantic as they journey to escape her tormentor. VERDICT Suspense and a plethora of well-drawn secondary characters make Gray's (Hidden; The Survivor) series debut much more than your average Western romance. With strong character development and a brisk pace, this is a good choice for readers of Henry McLaughlin.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426736766
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2011
  • Series: The Heart of a Hero , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 137,347
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Shelley 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.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2012

    More religion than story

    Coulda been a nice story, but it is loaded with spreading the word, praising the lord, & pondering god's plan. Every move, thought, or decision that any character makes is a long drawn out diatribe about whether they think it's all about god's will. I found all the preaching & scripture to be way over the top, especially for a romance novel.

    52 out of 73 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2012

    Too much bible stuff.

    I didn't know it was a Christian book.

    28 out of 51 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    Sflintwolf

    What a great book. I could not put it down. I highly recommend this book, also, very inspirational.

    25 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 25, 2012

    Highly recommended!!

    Story of a young girl abused by her step-father and rescued by a ranch hand. Leaving everything behind they escape to another state while being pursued. A tough cowboy can be tender, loving and patient while his beloved recovers from emotional and physical scars. His insecurities need time to heal, but in time a family is built. Framed in the wild west, faith and prayer pull the two through many scary, life threatening times.

    18 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2012

    Poorly written

    Characters weren't very strong. The story line had flaws in it. Timing of events wasn't believable. UGH! Non-Christian fiction puts this so called "Christian" romance to shame. I'm deleting it from my NOOK. I think that it was free, so no big loss!

    14 out of 37 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 17, 2012

    A Texan's Promise

    A Texan's Promise by Shelley Gray is a delightful tale set in Texas in 1873. Shelley weaves a story about Vanessa Grant, a young woman who has suffered tremendously, after undergoing advances from her stepfather. Clayton Proffitt, foreman of the ranch, comes to her rescue.

    Clayton chooses the honorable thing in taking care of Vanessa, and getting her away from her stepfather's evil clutches. But will he ever choose to love her or will he always just be honor bound?

    I found A Texan's Promise to be a wonderfully written novel and highly recommend it.

    * This book was provided free for review by Abingdon Press.

    13 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Read it in one sitting!!! Could not put it down.

    GREAT story!! Started reading it one night and stayed up all night to finish it!! Amazing love story.

    13 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    Yay no vampires!

    Refreshing change from all the ridiculous vampire books running rampant!

    12 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2012

    Yuck yuck

    I'm not really sure why I kept reading this book after I got so bored with it I kept falling asleep. It was so syrupy I thought I was going to gag, but then I suppose some readers love this style of writing. This story was not for me.

    11 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2012

    A little heavy on the religion

    It was good read mostly, just a little heavy on the religion, so if you are not into that type of content probably is not for you. Otherwise, it was an alright story.

    11 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2012

    Enjoyed!

    Totally enjoyable read. Multiple references to the Bible, which was truly revered at that time in our history.

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2012

    Best book i've read in a while

    This was an awesome book!! Loved the wonderful story line and the goodness behind it all!! I love a good Christian romance novel!!

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2012

    Sweet

    This book was not quite what I expected. It is historical meets western, romantic meets religious. This book is filled with sweet romance, and packed full of Biblical references. Every other sentence has a reference to God, the Bible or Jesus. The two characters spend most of their time with inner doubts, wheras if they talked to each other honestly they would see they shared those doubts. Overall a nice, well developed book.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    Already free

    Why would yoy advertise it as a free friday book when its already free

    7 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 21, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    I thought the basic story was good but I found myself wanting to

    I thought the basic story was good but I found myself wanting to be done with it. A lot of unnecessary repeating.

    7 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 4, 2012

    An excellent story! I loved it, and can't wait to read the rest

    An excellent story! I loved it, and can't wait to read the rest in the series.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2012

    Time to read this for the 4th time

    This is the best book i have ever read i stayed until 11 the first time i read it you wont be able to put it done its good for teens as well as adults the perfect romance novel love story with turmoil BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    Anonymous

    That was a mighty fine book I just read. I pray to the lord that you will like it as much as I did. Amen

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    Compromise

    This book showd us a real heart compromised from the characters. Story develops nicely.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 26, 2012

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

    I LIKE HER WAY OF DESIGNED WRITING. I ALWAYS ENJOY HER BOOKS AS I ALWAYS PURCHASE.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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