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A Lady in Defiance


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.

My Review

WOW! I was initially a little skeptical about reviewing this book. I don’t always care for historical fiction. But it was quickly evident that this story had an edge to it. This story probably gives a realistic picture of what a mining community of the time was really like, very rugged and very defiant.

As obnoxious as Charles McIntyre was I loved him! I think I loved how he chased Naomi telling himself she was another conquest. Yet as the story goes on he learns more about himself and what is important in life. I admired Naomi. She faced some tough circumstances but she kept her faith and kept her family together.

I would recommend anyone who wants to read historical fiction with an edge.  There are sexual overtones that relate to “The Flowers.” It’s not graphic and is appropriate to the story line and to the time period. The author handled it extremely well.

Disclaimer:  I received book two free from the author, but I purchased book one which is reviewed here. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.  Book two was even better and I can hardly wait for book three!

Hearts in Defiance

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.

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