|A Lady in Defiance|
A Lady in Defiance (Romance in the Rockies - Book 1)
Rivulet Publishing (February 27, 2013)
Reviewed by Noela Nancarrow
5 STARS *****
Compelling Historical Romance
In ‘A Lady in Defiance’, Heather Blanton has composed and fascinating and compelling story. It is gritty, bold, and at times breathtakingly dramatic. Engrossing from the onset to the finish, this Historical Romance set in a Colorado mining town, seizes you within its pages and doesn’t release you until the thrilling conclusion.
In the shockingly lawless and godless town of Defiance, Naomi and her two sisters arrive with the intent to bring God to the people of this town. Led by the Lord to this place after the tragic death of her husband on the trail, Naomi is shocked to discover the town’s name fits it only too well. Still reeling from the recent loss of her husband, and burdened with looking out for her sisters, the tenacious Naomi proves she is not one to trifle with. Naomi battles to accept God’s supposed will for this sinful place, and to control her temper when situations continue to get out of her control. The inner struggles she faces are refreshingly and realistically portrayed in this story.
Charles McIntyre owns and runs Defiance, but he knows he needs to try and clean it up some in order to persuade the railroad people to build their railroads through his town. McIntyre sees God-fearing Naomi and her sisters becoming part of that solution. The trouble is, he also sees the beautiful and genteel but also headstrong Naomi as something to conquer. At some stage that seems to change for him, but Naomi detests him, seeing him as dishonest, a cad, and worst of all, a man who has prostitutes working for him above his saloon.
What was it that drove Charles McIntyre to shake his fist in God’s face and name his town Defiance, and why of all places did God bring the sisters to McIntyre’s depraved town?
This riveting story illustrates challenging messages of reaching the lost with forgiveness, tolerance, love, and endurance. It also testifies to the grace of God and of what he can do within anyone. Based on and inspired by true events, ‘A lady in Defiance’ rings with an undeniable authenticity that envelops the characters, and delivers an entertaining and engaging story!
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GIVEAWAY: Two copies are up for a giveaway, one is being given by Heather and one by OWG.
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