Better with Every Book – A Promise in Defiance by Heather Blanton

About this Book

CHOICES HAVE CONSEQUENCES … EVEN FOR THE REDEEMED.
Logan Tillane carries a Bible in his hand, wears a gun on his hip, and fights for lost souls any way he can. Newly arrived in 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.

Charles McIntyre has a new wife … and a ten-year-old half-breed son dropped on his doorstep. In a town as mean as Defiance, can he dare to love them both? If he tries, will the price be too high, even for him?

All Hannah wants is to marry the man of her dreams, the father of her child … and continue working as Doc Cook’s nurse. Can she have the best of both worlds, or will she have to choose one … and lose the other?

They can all count on one thing: whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap … and the harvest is at hand in the wild, wild West.

The sequel to the bestsellers A Lady in Defiance and Hearts in Defiance!


My Review

A fantastic finish to an excellent series. This book picked up shortly after where book two ended. Defiance is still struggling with becoming an actual city when a new preacher and a new brothel owner arrive in town. The fireworks start shortly after the story begins and doesn’t stop until the closing pages. This book reminded me our world hasn’t changed that much. We are still dealing prejudices, all types of evil exist in our world. But we are also reminded there is  grace and forgiveness through Christ.

Charles is still my favorite character. Watching him as he struggles with his past mistakes and habits as he strives to be a godly man, husband, and father. Logan, the new preacher was a close second for favorite character. He too is a man saved by grace but carries a lot of baggage from his past. They both remind us that even though we accept Christ as savior, there are consequences to our past. Delilah was a piece of work and I found myself hating and pitying her at the same time.

The story itself was excellent. The ending did surprise me and I’m not 100% sure how I feel about it. The author did a great job telling the story and giving the readers a lot to think about. This story does have an edge to it. The author portrays the mining town in its dirtiness both physically and spiritually.

I recommend reading the series in order. This gives you a full understanding of the characters and the significant changes that happen in them. If you enjoy stories that give an authentic picture of the rugged times of the 1800’s definitely recommend.

Disclaimer: I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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I love to read, especially mystery books. Though in the past couple of years I’ve been a part of the ACFW Book Club and have found some wonderful writers. It’s been fun to interact with authors.

2 thoughts on “Better with Every Book – A Promise in Defiance by Heather Blanton”

  1. Holly, thank you for the review. Yes, the ending is a bit controversial and I certainly have my concerns about how it will be received. That said, I pray about my stories and the ending was written in my head before I ever typed the first letter. So, sweatin’ bullets here, waiting on release day, and hoping I was hearing from God. Thanks again!

Welcome! I appreciate your thoughts!