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Saturday, October 8, 2011

A Texan's Promise - Giveaway and Review

"Vanessa, honey, why you crying?"

Clayton! He stood in the doorway to the stables, his presence both a soothing balm and a source of panic.

Vanessa gingerly leaned back against the wood behind her, willed herself to relax, but it was no good. It was going to be some time before she could calm down again. "I'm sorry I woke you."

"You didn't." His eyes narrowed as he stepped closer. "It's midnight. Isn't it awfully late for you to be out of bed?"

Yes. Yes, it was. It was too late for a lot of things now. Wiping her eyes with the side of her fist, she shook her head. "I'll go in soon."

Clayton crouched beside her, his knees brushing her skirts. A puff of dust flew up, mixing with his scent, all bay rum and horses. "Care to tell me what happened?"

She was thankful for the darkness. "No."

She hated being nineteen and unmarried. Too old to ask for help; too innocent to be self-sufficient. She knew the moment he saw the bruise on her cheek. Ever since her pa had died, she'd felt alone except for Clay. If he turned away from her, she'd have no one left.

In the latest novel by Shelley Gray, A Texan's Promise, brings to light just how far a promise can go in the lives of Clayton Proffitt and Vanessa Grant. Clayton has promised her father that he would look after her and when he learns that her stepfather, Price has beaten her, he knows that he must take Vanessa and leave the Circle Z Ranch in Texas and find a safe place for her. Only by taking Vanessa and leaving, Clayton will soon be an outlaw himself in the eyes of the law once Price demands that a posse be formed to search for Vanessa and have her returned. The punishment he has in store for her leaving will be unmatched to what he did the first time.

I received this book compliments of Abingdon Press for my honest review and found myself once more swept away by the writing style of Shelly Gray. She has a way of hooking you from the beginning and make you love and care for the characters she brings to life in the pages of her novel. You'll be rooting for Clayton and Vanessa happiness while eluding the hunt for them by Price. Once more I have to give this book a 5 out of 5 star rating and can't wait to read more in the The Heart of A Hero Series!!! She's got me hooked now.

For more information on this book, the author and where to pick up a copy of this amazing western romance, click on the links below:

A Texan's Promise by Shelly Gray

Thanks to the wonderful folks at Abingdon Press, they are offering a giveaway copy of this book to one lucky follower of my blog, Reviews From The Heart. Here are your guidelines to enter the giveaway.

1. Be a follower of my blog, Reviews From The Heart.

2. Be a resident of the US or have a US shipping address. You can even enter a friend in this giveaway if you want. Please remember No P.O. Boxes.

3. Leave a comment and let me know what your idea of a true hero is along with your email address. Remember you can use the words (at) and (dot) instead of the symbols. I need a way to contact you if you're the winner.

The giveaway will end on October 17th and I'll notify the winner via email at that time. Please spread the word, this is an amazing story and series to get hooked on.


  1. To me a true hero is one who gives their all for their country and expects nothing in return, and keeps on giving. That would be anyone who has been, is, or plans to be in the military. They give so much for us, as do their families, they are also true heros in my eyes.


  2. A true hero is someone who thinks of others first instead of himself.

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  3. The true hero's are the men and women who are fighting for our country

    amhengst at verizon dot net

  4. A true her follows his or her convictions and their hearts bravely with no lokkin back.

  5. My idea of a true hero is my husband. He was in the Vietnam War, wounded and spent a year in the hospital. He received a Purple Heart and is a true hero! I am a follower.

  6. There are all sorts of hero's from the everyday hero to the ones that do extraordinary things, but most hero's will tell you that they really do nothing heroic, and that's what makes a hero, someone who just does what needs done and thinks nothing of it! Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway, please count me in. kittycrochettwo at msn dot com

  7. I am a follower.
    My idea of a true hero is someone who is honest, trustworthy, willing to help, and not afraid to cry.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net


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