PUYB Presents A Texan’s Choice….By: Shelley Gray

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Shelley Gray’s first Amish novel, Hidden, was nominated for the Inspirational Readers Choice award. Her book Simple Gifts won the Reviewers Choice Award. Shelley’s novel, The Protector, recently made the New York Times bestseller list.  Her novels have won the prestigious HOLT Medallion Award, the Reviewers Choice Award, and been highlighted in the Philadelphia Enquirer, Time Magazine, and USA Today. She’s also been interviewed on NPR as well as numerous regional radio stations. In addition, her novels have made both the USA Today and New York Times Bestsellers lists.

Before writing romances, Shelley lived in Texas and Colorado, where she taught school and earned both her bachelor’s degree in English literature and elementary education and later obtained her master’s degrees in educational administration. She now lives in southern Ohio and writes full time.

Her latest book is the Christian historical fiction, A Texan’s Choice.

You can visit Shelley’s website at www.shelleyshepardgray.com.

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When notorious outlaw Scout Proffitt wins a rundown ranch in west Texas, he expects to find the home he’s never had. Instead, he finds a run-down shack, a barn in dire straits…and a lovely woman who’s in no hurry to give up her ranch.

When Scout discovers that Rosemarie has nowhere else to go, he   reluctantly allows her to stay with him for two weeks until she can find another home. But soon the locals get involved and insist they marry.

Determined to do at least one thing right in his life, he marries Rose. Then people from his past come back and give him an offer he can’t refuse. If things go well, he can make a fresh start. If not, he’ll be even worse off than before.

Which was something he never thought possible…



I have been waiting to read Scout Proffit’s story, even he was thought of as an evil man, you could still see the good in him. But I was a bit confused at first because it seemed like so much going on with some of the others Scout ran with, I wasn’t sure where the story was going. But then when they contacted Scout, it all made sense.


I enjoyed getting to know Rosemarie, and I really like her a lot. I really felt sorry for her because of the way she was mistreated by her family. And having to be at the mercy of a known killer because she had no place to stay, well that had to be scary for her. But she had nothing, she was use to having nothing, and she had no choice. And the way she and Scout treated each other was heartwarming, even though they were both not sure what the other had in mind.


Though I didn’t think this book was as good and as well written as the other two in the series, I was happy to get to know Scout and even meet some of his family. This book has twists and turns that will intrigue you and keep you interested enough to read to the very end. And that’s what makes for a good book!


I encourage you to pick up a copy of A Texan’s Choice to read for your enjoyment. And if you haven’t read the first two books in The Heart of A Hero Series, Pick up those too and read them first. They will be a very good, interesting historical fiction for you to enjoy.


This book was provided by the publisher, Abingdon Press through PUYB Tours. I was not required or expected to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine only.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. admin
    Nov 05, 2012 @ 13:23:42

    Thanks for your wonderful review of A Texan’s Choice, Joy!



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