A TEXAN'S PROMISE
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?
Well I'm sure glad I didn't give up on cowboys after all my swooning over a Scottish hero with a brogue last week!!!! Because Clayton is the epitome of perfection right down to his exasperating hard-headedness. And he wouldn't be much of a cowboy without that mile-wide stubborn streak, would he? Luckily it's off-set by copious amounts of tenderness and the endearing quality of addressing Vanessa as sweetheart and sugar and darlin'...(and just so you know, a shiver goes up my spine when a cowboy starts dropping his 'g's!)
This is a classic Western, with a dastardly villain and trail rides and even a run-in with a 'working girl'. If that isn't enough to pique your fancy, Gray has charged her story with emotional angst that will keep you turning pages long after 'lights out'. The aftermath of the civil war has marked each character's life in some way and the author has done a superb job of developing that common, tragic thread. This is a story about surging forward out of your past and finding hope in a new future. Gray has written some beautiful, thought-provoking truths that span time and generations. That alone makes this a must read. The toe-curling romance and all that action and angst is just an extra bonus.
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