A Texan's Promise

A Texan's Promise

Book - 2011
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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
Publisher: Nashville, Tenn. : Abingdon Press Fiction, c2011
ISBN: 9781426714597
Branch Call Number: GRAY
Characteristics: 350 p. ; 22 cm

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gracefulone
Jul 26, 2013

well written and enjoyable

abkeller Nov 21, 2012

Price Venture romanced Vanessa’s mother and she married him on a whim. After all, she really had little choice. She and her two children had no idea how to manage the large ranch, but she didn’t realize how dangerous Price was until it was too late. Price drank excessively and was prone to violence.

One dark night, Price cornered Vanessa in her bedroom. Van fought furiously, clawing at her attacker and shrieking in fear, but her brother Miles was too afraid to help her. Foreman, Clay Proffitt, found Vanessa after the attack and spirited her away before Price could do any more damage.

Vanessa and Clay flee across the country, bound for a homestead in Colorado. Slowly, they get to know each other better and it seems a logical step for them to wed. If Price Venture finds them, carrying Clay’s name will help protect Vanessa from her stepfather’s wrath.

Mustering the forces of his former Civil War regiment, Clay enlists the aid of a shopkeeper and a rancher, who offer their assistance. Merritt’s huge ranch in Colorado seems the perfect haven for the young couple - until Vanessa reveals a terrible secret.

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bevl
Jul 15, 2012

A not-so-real but very admirable honorable hero rescues a young woman in need. Enjoyable romance and western adventure story.

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