Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Spotlight: "A Lady in Defiance," Book One in the Romance in the Rockies Series by Heather Blanton

About the Romance in the Rockies Series by Heather Blanton

I love history, especially the tales of women who built this country. They were amazing. I hope my stories help build up that fiery American Spirit that still courses through our veins. One of my favorite quotes from the War for Independence came from Lord Cornwallis: "We may destroy all the men in America, and we shall still have all we can do to defeat their women."

My novels are all 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.

A Lady in Defiance

A man who wants to rule in Hell. A woman who wants to find her faith again...

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?"

Written with gritty, but not gratuitous realism uncharacteristic of historical Christian fiction, A Lady in Defiance gives a nod to both Pride and Prejudice and Redeeming Love. Based on true events, it is also an ensemble piece that deftly weaves together the relationships of the three sisters and the rowdy residents of Defiance.

Hearts in Defiance

Men make mistakes. God will forgive them ... but will their women? 

Charles McIntyre built the lawless, godless mining town of Defiance practically with his bare hands … and without any remorse for the lives he destroyed along the way. Then a glimpse of true love, both earthly and heavenly, changed him. The question is, how much? Naomi Miller is a beautiful, decent woman. She says she loves McIntyre, that God does, too, and the past is behind them now. But McIntyre struggles to believe he’s worth saving … worth loving. Unfortunately, the temptations in Defiance only reinforce his doubts.

Billy Page abandoned Hannah Frink when he discovered she was going to have his baby … and now he can’t live with himself. Or without her. Determined to prove his love, he leaves his family and fortune behind and journeys to Defiance. Will Hannah take Billy back or give him what he deserves for the betrayal?

Gritty and realistic, this is the story of real life and real faith in Defiance.

The sequel to the highly acclaimed, bestselling western romance, A Lady in Defiance!

A Promise in Defiance, Book Three in this exciting series, comes out June 2016!


  1. Love Heather and her books. Thanks for spotlighting this awesome author!

  2. I've read all of Heathers books..she's a very talented writer!

  3. All of Heather's books are delightful and call me to a closer walk with God. I have given many as gifts to friends.

  4. I love books written about this era. Heather is one of the best authors I have found to tell a story of the old west. She keeps me turning pages from beginning to end, and wanting more. Keep up the good work Heather, and we'll keep turning pages.


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