A Texan's Choice (Heart of a Hero, #3)
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A Texan's Choice (Heart of a Hero #3)

4.17 of 5 stars 4.17  ·  rating details  ·  251 ratings  ·  46 reviews
Texas, 1874. Long ago, Scout Proffitt gave up on ever being a man of honor like his brother Clayton, a Civil War hero. But when Scout steps foot on the rundown remnants of the Circle C ranch, he wonders if maybe--just maybe--the Lord has something different intended for him.

Rosemarie has lived most of her life doubting her worth and shouldering the blame for her brother's...more
Paperback, 318 pages
Published October 2012 by Abingdon Press
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Maureen Timerman
This is the third book in the Heart of a Hero Series, and I would recommend you read all of these books, but you can read this one without. Enough information is provided to allow you to know what is going on.
We start this book in 1874 West Texas, and if you think you have had a bad day, Rosemarie Cousin's would probably win. She has just lost her Father, and her Mother and Sister have left her. Then a man shows up to claim he owns her home and ranch....Scout Proffitt won the property in a card...more
Brenda
n "A Texan's Choice" Shelley Gray easily transported me back to the days when the west was still unsettled, when cattle rustlers and outlaws were a part of the western scene.

In 1874, in a tiny town in West Texas called Broken Promise we meet twenty year old Rosemarie Cousins. The Cousins are a dirt poor family living on the Bar C ranch, and while Rose's older sister is married, Rose has continued to live at home even though her mother and sister have never forgiven her for an accident that happ...more
Lisa Johnson
Title: A Texan’s Choice (The Heart of a Hero Book #3)
Author: Shelley Gray
Pages: 320
Year: 2012
Publisher: Abingdon Press
What a palatable tension builds in the last book of this series, it was terrific! All three novels are stories of hope and redemption when all seems lost, broken and the characters despair of life in dire situations. The tale starts with the first novel in the series A Texan’s Promise continues with A Texan’s Honor before winding up parts of the story in the final book reviewed t...more
Elaine Panfil
I really enjoyed this book and would have rated it higher if it wasn't for some major hiccups in the editing and the unfinished ending for some of the characters.

With respect to the editing, there was a reference to Scout saying something in a scene where Russell and the others were on there way to find him. Also, the references varied with respect to Clayton's child (or children). At the end, a scene was mentioned about Scout and Rosemarie's wedding day that was not even in the book.

In short,...more
Judy
A Texan’s Choice by Shelley Gray
Heart of a Hero Series Book 3
Scout Proffitt has gone the opposite way of his war hero brother, Clayton. Scout has lived his life as a loner and hired gun. After some things that happened in Scout’s life in the second book, A Texan’s Honor, he decides to go to the ranch he won gambling and settle down. What he didn’t expect was how run down the place was and the young woman who was there with nowhere else to go.

Rosemarie Cousins felt unworthy. Since an accident te...more
Judy
A Texan’s Choice by Shelley Gray
Heart of a Hero Series Book 3
Scout Proffitt has gone the opposite way of his war hero brother, Clayton. Scout has lived his life as a loner and hired gun. After some things that happened in Scout’s life in the second book, A Texan’s Honor, he decides to go to the ranch he won gambling and settle down. What he didn’t expect was how run down the place was and the young woman who was there with nowhere else to go.

Rosemarie Cousins felt unworthy. Since an accident te...more
Zette
I would give this book 3.5 stars if I could because I liked it better than the first book but not as much as the second one in the series. I enjoyed seeing how Scout's life continued after book 2 and how the storyline was all tied together from the first book. However, I felt like there were too many "main" characters in this one to thoroughly tell any of their stories and finish them up by the end of the book. Unless there is another book coming in this series, it left too many loose ends. Sinc...more
Carissa
I liked it but not as good as I did the other two in the series. Review to come.

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Title: A Texan’s Choice
Author: Shelley Gray
Genre: Christian Historical fiction, Christian Western
Rating: 4 ½ stars
Publisher: Abingdon Press

A Texan’s Choice is Scout Proffitt’s story. Out of all the Heart of a Hero series I think Scout is the one who is the most changed. He started to change in A Texan’s Promise. But after meeting Rosemarie in A Texan’s Ch...more
Candace Hinnergardt
Ok I give this a 4 because I loved the story line though it took me a while to see how the multiple storylines would mesh. What I didn't like was that this book had some serious editing problems. In many sentences there seemed to be a word missing that was necessary for it to even be a sentence or the word was in the wrong tense. This was in the kindle version so I don't know if it's the same way in the print version or not. Also I thought it was weird that Scout's total demeanor was just change...more
Rina
Ever since I finished book two in the series I have been looking forward to reading Scout’s story. I loved reading his story and seeing how he changed his life after the events of A Texan’s Honor (book 2). But I’m sorry to say this is my least favorite book in the series.

Complete review originally published on my blog: http://rinasreading.blogspot.com/2012...

While I loved getting to know Scout more I was also a bit disappointed in this third book (and I assumed, final) book in the series. In a...more
Candy
Next to Regency, Historical Romance stories set in the American West are one of my favorite to read. I was very happy to get a chance to read A Texan’s Choice. I was intrigued to see how Gray would turn a gunslinger into a hero, and I was delighted with the results!

Rosemarie has always felt like an outsider in her own home. Her mother has never forgiven her for the death of her little brother. It was an accident, but that doesn’t matter. Now, her father was dead, and her mother was leaving her t...more
Tamara
I enjoyed A TEXAN’S PROMISE by Shelley Gray, but felt the flow of the book flip-flopped a lot, leaving room for the reader to become detached from the characters.

Rosemarie’s life has been a hard one. Blamed for her brother’s death at a young age, she’s been shunned by her family and feels her life has no value. When her father dies and her mother and sister abandon her, she has nothing but the broken down family ranch. That is, until she finds out her father lost their home in a card game with...more
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
To say that Rosemary Colson was having a bad day was simply an understatement. Not only has her father died today, but on the heels of his funeral, an hired gun, Scout Proffitt shows up to notify the family that their farm belongs to him. He won it in a card game with their now deceased father. Seems like he never did anything right when it came to his family. Now just moments after burying her father, Rosemary watches as her mother and sister pack up what little belongings they have and ride of...more
Abbie
Rosemarie is the outcast of her family thanks to a horrible accident when she was a child that was not her fault. With her father dead and a scary yet rugged cowboy claiming her families rundown ranch she is left with no where to go. Her only hope is to work for this cowboy. What she does not plan on is him stealing her heart. Scout is leaving his old life behind and starting a new with a ranch he won in a card game. Though the ranch is in desperate need of repair he is content to make it his ow...more
Iola
Rosemarie Cousins lives in a broken-down shack on the outskirts of the Texan town of Broken Promise. Her father has just died, outlaw Scout Proffitt has just arrived and announced that he won the house and ranch off her father in a game of cards, and her mother is moving in with her older (married) sister, leaving her homeless. Unless she can convince Scout to let her stay.

Miles Grant has taken over the running of the family ranch, having finally earned the respect of the hands. But trouble is c...more
Johanna
I can’t believe that I nearly let this book slip through my fingers; and so casually might I just add too!! It is one of the best romance books I have read. If you thought A Texans’ Promise was good (review available under Book Reviews), this one is so much better! Although it is the last book in the series and I have only read the first one, it is able to be a standalone read. A few character connections might be confusing, however storyline wise, none are connected. Nonetheless it is one I rea...more
Janine

Oh what can I say about "A Texan's Choice" by Shelley Gray that won't give away everything. It was a moving tale about a long road to feeling of being worth something. This is the third book in the series but it a book that could be read by itself if need be, but a lot better if the first two books are read.

We meet up with a couple of characters in the prior books. I enjoyed seeing what was happening with Mikes again and found the back story on Russell and why he is the way he is interesting.

Sco...more
Melinda
At the end of A Texan's Honor, Scout Proffitt was looking for a clean start. He'd won a homestead in a game of poker and was ready to settle down. He wanted to hang up his gun belt and live his life in peace or as much peace as a former gunslinger could find. He didn't expect his homestead would come with a cast aside woman by the name of Rosemarie. When Rose's mother and sister find out that their deceased father gambled away the Circle C Ranch, Rose's mother takes the opportunity to unload her...more
Sandy
I liked the story and I liked the characters but what I didn't like was that the author left you hanging as far as the future of all the characters. For example, Miles was interested in Tracy but then all of a sudden here comes Ms. Sherrill and then you don't know what the outcome is and that goes the same with Russel. I don't know if the author is thinking of continuing the series and we'll find out about the characters or we just form our own conclusions.
Jan
I was hooked in the first few pages of A Texan's Choice by Shelley Gray and read it in one evening.
It is the third book in The Hear of A Hero Series and I will be going back to read the other two books in the series, A Texan's Promise (book #1 and A Texan's Honor (book #2 This one can easily stand on its own. I loved the strong character of Scout Proffitt and that he had a tender side when it came to Rosemarie. I enjoyed seeing the wonderful changes in Rose's life as the relationship between she...more
Colletta Miller
I hadn't read the first two books in this series so I had to do a little work figuring out who was who. I think this was one series that reading the prior books would have been beneficial.

Throughout most of the book, there are three different people/places that are being followed. It was a bit confusing at first but after I got to know the character a bit more, it go easier. Then toward the end, all three parts meet together and a lot of great action takes place.

Overall, I enjoyed reading this b...more
Pauline
I saw this book at the library and picked it up a couple days ago. The caption on the back intrigued me, "Sometimes heroes are disguised as gunslingers...and sometimes the most unlikely dreams really can come true." It's a quick read with a good story line weaving themes of unworthiness, redemption, forgiveness, and unlikely love into the background of 1874 Texas. The characters could (and do) exist today--where one choice in young life leads to places where a person might never want to go. The...more
Rachelle
i enjoyed this entire series tremendously and recommend it to anyone who enjoys novels about second chances and the changes God can make to a willing heart.
Nadya
I actually enjoyed this book a bit more than the 2nd. I believe it was because I liked the characters focused on more.
Lynsay
I loved the first two of this series, but this one was a little bit of a disappointment. It seemed like the whole thing was rushed and very little was set with the hero and heroine. There were many side scenes with minor characters that could have been left out, like the group of 4 guys who helped a woman who was having a baby. As well as Mile's love life problems. Mile's could have been given his own book. There were at least two spots where the wrong character was mentioned as well.(at least i...more
Carolyn
This book was a little different for me as it seemed to follow several story-lines (Scout/Rose, Russel, Miles) and if I recall correctly, the previous two books in the series were a little more focused. I didn't mind this, though, because it really made the story go very quickly. I wished I had read the other two books again before I got to this one, though, because I feel like I had forgotten part of Scout's story from the second book. Overall, very good - but I hope that there will be a fourth...more
Kathy
I hope Shelley writes more in this series!
Faith
This book was a refreshing reminder that there really are good authors who publish kindle books. This book was well worth the 99 cents I spent. So much so, that I bought the first book in the series and would like to read the second book as well. This is the third book in a series, but can easily be read as a stand-alone.

The characters were likeable, real, and well-written. I highly recommend "A Texan's Choice" to fans of the Western, Christian Romance, or Christian fiction genres.
April Suter
Rosemarie's father is dying and a stranger appears. Rosemarie's father lost the ranch to his stranger, Scout Proffitt, who is turning a new leaf, a new life. When saving Will's ranch everyone gets together for their own reasons but in the end God is there (as always) and has His forgiveness.
I enjoyed the story of new love and new beginnings.

311 pages
June
I really looked forward to this story after reading book 2 of the Heart of a Hero series. I enjoyed it even more than I thought I would. Shelly Gray made a very interesting story. It was interesting how she took 3 different characters and tied their stories together. I think this was my favorite of the 3, although I did really like the other 2.
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also publishes under the name Shelley Shepard Gray (Amish fiction, Christian fiction).


I live in southern Ohio with my husband, two teenagers, and two dogs. My days are filled with busy activities like most any other mom and housewife. But I also love to write books.

Each morning, after my kids go off to school, I sit at my desk, look out my window, and dream of other places. The hours fly by as I m...more
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