Texas, 1874. Years ago, Will McMillan had fought in the open, next to his Captain, Clayton Proffitt. Now, in book 2 of The Heart of a Hero series, he’s waging another war undercover, pretending to be a member of the notorious Walton Gang.
But when a hostage situation goes awry and an innocent woman is in the middle of the fray, Will knows he must protect her no matter what happens. Even if they risk being killed by his gang or by the lawmen on their trail. Even if the woman he’s risking everything for will never love him back. Even if all he's left with is his faith.
My thoughts: I am used to reading Ms. Gray's books as Shelley Shepherd Gray, not just Shelley Gray. The writing style was totally different, the voice different, which I suppose is a good thing, since one is innocent, clean, Amish fiction, and this is a more gritty, get-down-and-dirty western. I'm rather afraid to read Ms, Gray's romances written as Shelley Galloway, based on this story.
A TEXAN'S HONOR does talk the talk, about how something is not Christian, but it doesn't really show us what is Christian. There are some soft swear words which some readers (including myself) will find offensive, and most of the "Christians" are shown as judgmental and condemning, quick to shoot their wounded. And while that unfortunately is true of some Christians, it is not true of all.
I enjoyed this book better than the last book I read (I won't mention any incriminating details but it is not the one that is right before this one on the blog.) but this was definitely not my favorite book read this month.
If you like Westerns, historicals, damsels in distress and outlaws and don't mind soft swearing, then you might enjoy A TEXAN'S HONOR. It is the second book in the series, but it stands alone. I liked Will, and Jamie, and Scout. The story is well written. A bit predictable, but not bad.