About the Book
…It’s his town and he dares God to step foot in it.
Charles McIntyre owns everything and everyone in the lawless, godless mining town of Defiance. When three good, Christian sisters from his beloved South show up stranded, alone, and offering to open a “nice” hotel, he is intrigued enough to let them stay…especially since he sees feisty middle sister Naomi as a possible conquest. But Naomi, angry with God for widowing her, wants no part of Defiance or the saloon-owning, prostitute-keeping Mr. McIntyre. It would seem however, that God has gone to elaborate lengths to bring them together. The question is, “Why?” Does God really have a plan for each and every life?
For the rebellious residents of this remote mountain town, the answer will surely be astounding.
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About the Author
Heather Blanton is the independent bestselling author of several Christian Westerns, including the Romance in the Rockies series, which has sold over 40,000 copies. Intrigued by the concept of three good sisters stranded in a lawless Colorado mining town, a few notable Hollywood producers have requested the script for her first book in that series, A Lady in Defiance. Heather's writing is gritty and realistic. In fact, her books have been compared to AMC's Hell on Wheels series, as well as the legendary Francine Rivers book, Redeeming love.
A former journalist, Heather is an avid researcher and skillfully weaves truth in among the fictional story lines. She loves exploring the American West, especially ghost towns and museums. She has walked parts of the Oregon Trail, ridden horses through the Rockies, climbed to the top of Independence Rock, and even held an outlaw's note in her hand.
She writes Westerns because she grew up on a steady diet of Bonanza, Gunsmoke, and John Wayne movies. Her most fond childhood memory is of sitting next to her father, munching on popcorn, and watching Lucas McCain unload that Winchester!
A Lady of Defiance, is a story about a lawless and godless mining town, where many wicked men go to find guilty pleasures in gold and women. After her husband dies on the trail, Naomi is angry with God, but follows His prompting to stay in Defiance with her sisters and to build and establish an appropriate hotel and diner for those passing through the devilish town. This story talks about redemption, repentance, and learning to trust God. I enjoyed the bonding relationship between the sisters, as well as several other characters and the story is well-written and engaging. I was a little disappointed that there were so many references and scenes dealing with prostitutes and prostitution though. Overall, this is a fun, western, historical romance. I would recommend this book to readers that enjoy those genres, as-well-as Christian fiction.
Series: Romance in the Rockies
Genre: Christian, romance, historical, western
Publisher: Rivulet Publishing
Publication date: March 10, 2012
Number of pages: 298
Content Rating: PG-13, violence, prostitution and reference to sexual innuendo
Book Rating: 4 stars
Other books in the series:
2-Hearts in Defiance
3-A Promise in Defiance (coming July 22, 2016)
A review copy of this book was provided by the author.
6/7/2016 08:54:02 am
Thanks for your honest review. I hope you enjoy books 2 and 3 as well. :)
6/7/2016 09:02:52 am
I appreciate the review and the honesty about the things you didn't like. Prostitution was a rampant problem in those Old West towns. And I do mean rampant. So I appreciate you mentioning it to those folks who might not want to read about it!
Sydney @ Singing Librarian Books
6/7/2016 12:53:44 pm
Hi Diane and Heather. I am definitely looking forward to books 1 and 2. I totally agree, prostitution was a big problem in those towns. Thanks for stopping by!
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