Historical Fiction, Review

A Promise in Defiance by Heather Blanton

Do you love westerns with gritty cowboys and feisty damsels?! I recommend A Promise in Defiance by Heather Blanton, Romance in the Rockies book 3!

about the book

A Promise in Defiance by Heather Blanton

A Promise in DefianceLogan Tillane carries a Bible, wears a gun on his hip, and fights for lost souls any way he can. Newly arrived in the rowdy mining town of Defiance, though, he has trouble telling saints from sinners.

The challenge only worsens when infamous madame Delilah Goodnight steps off the stage. She and the new preacher have opposite plans for the town.

One wants to save it, one wants to lead it straight to hell.

One thing is for certain: whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap… and the harvest is at hand.

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my thoughts

Defiance is making great strides towards respectability when preacher Logan Tillane and madame Delilah Goodnight arrive with very different goals for the town.

Defiance is the last place Logan wants to be. He doubts his capability and doesn’t enjoy being surrounded by the temptations of his old life. Delilah is determined to put Defiance back on the map and restore its former reputation. Her flavor of “creativity” even has the roughened miners blushing.

All our favorite characters from the previous books are back and tenaciously building a future for their families. They say the darkest hour is before the dawn. A Promise in Defiance is packed with action and compassion.

I received a copy of this title from the author. The opinions expressed are my own.


from the author

I love Christian Western Romance because this is the genre that lets me write about strong, pioneer women and men who struggle to find God and then live out their faith in real ways. Romance is always a strong element in my stories because it is such a beautiful gift from God, and a perfect reflection of how he loves us: sacrificially and lavishly. My stories aren’t preachy or cheesy, but I hope they are inspirational, heart-warming, realistic, illuminating, and glorifying to God. Like good old-fashioned Westerns, there is always justice, a moral message, American values, lots of high adventure, unexpected plot twists, and more than a touch of suspense.

I am a huge researcher, as well, and you will find hints of historical romances inspired by true stories in my novels!

I grew up in the mountains of Western North Carolina on a steady diet of Bonanza, Gunsmoke, and John Wayne Westerns. My most fond childhood memory is of sitting next to my daddy, munching on popcorn, and watching Lucas McCain unload that Winchester! I love exploring out West, especially ghost towns and museums. I’ve 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 my hand.

I believe Christian fiction should be messy and gritty, because the human condition is … and God loves us anyway.

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