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The Measure of a Man–His Heart & Soul Plus an Exclusive Excerpt!

by Heather Frey

To Love and to Honor—Why a story about an amputee?

Last year I stumbled across a newspaper article about photographer Michael Stokes. He was snapping sexy pics of veterans who had lost limbs in combat. I was stunned both by the soldiers’ mind-blowing good looks, and the extent of their injuries.

The thought haunted me how these devastatingly handsome, rugged men were dealing with the scars, the prosthetics, the missing limbs. I thought also of evangelist Dave Roever. Horribly disfigured in Vietnam, he’d watched as a fellow soldier’s wife had taken one look at her gravely burned husband and walked out of the room. Fortunately, Dave’s wife had the opposite reaction and the two are still married to this day.

But based on the junk you see coming out of Hollywood, one would believe our culture values physical perfection far above inner beauty. It seems the shallow masses give a pass to monstrous inner ugliness if the package comes wrapped in a big bust or washboard abs.

I feel for the wounded vets in a society like this and wanted to write something for them—a story that clearly focuses on the real measure of a man—his heart and soul, not his number of fingers or toes.

I hope you enjoy it and all the other stories in the special collection It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas! ON SALE NOW or read for FREE in Kindle Unlimited! I’ve included an excerpt at the bottom!

If you are so inclined, you can read an article on Michael Stokes photography here— http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3165402/Photographer-captures-amputee-war-veterans-posing-naked-proudly-revealing-injuries-powerful-picture-series.html, but WARNING: adult content. Privates are covered… BARELY! Screen Shot 2017-09-12 at 1.55.55 PM.png

An excerpt from To Love and to Honor–

Someone knocked at the door. “Señor, Señora” a voice called. “We have the water for a bath.”

Joel’s bath. “Yes, come in.”

Four ranch hands, one right after the other, trailed into the room, each with a steaming bucket of water. In short order, the portable copper tub was full and they excused themselves.

Joel stared at the bath with a tight expression, as if he was afraid of it.

Slowly, Angela rose and crossed the room to stand in front of him. He looked up with an expression of surprise that quickly transformed to desire. Hope flickered in his deep, blue eyes. She knelt in front of him and gently laid a hand on his knee. “You need a bath.” She swallowed, and fought to control her breathing. “I’ll help you.”

His eyes widened. “You—you can’t.”

She reached for his boot heel and started tugging. “I’m the only one who can.” The boot came free and she reached for the other.

Joel clutched her hand. “No.”

She didn’t meet his gaze, but she could feel it, like a gentle touch on her cheek.

“I mean, I don’t want you to see…”

Was he afraid his wound, his missing limb, would be too grotesque for her? She couldn’t imagine anything about this man being repulsive. She gave him a slow, reassuring smile. “I don’t mind.”

She pushed his pant leg up above his knee and realized his boot had been sewn on to the prosthetic. She didn’t know what to do.

“It’s cinched around my thigh.” Joel’s voice sounded strained.

 

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Grace be a Lady #BookGiveaway #WIN #LadiesinDefiance

What better way to “Go Green” then by reading e-books? No trees or paper wasted and you can enjoy them again and again! Welcome to the 2nd annual Green Thumb Giveaway Hop! This event is hosted by Savings in Seconds. Each participating blog has a prize that will help you welcome spring with a green thumb!


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Grace be a Lady by Heather Blanton

Click here to start reading a free sample of Grace be a Lady right now!

Act like a man … Think like a lady.

Banished to the dusty cow town of Misery, WY for an alleged affair, Grace Hendrick wants nothing more than to get her son away from the clutches of his abusive father Bull. But if she dares return home to Chicago, Bull has promised to whisk their son out of the country and away from her for good. Furious, desperate, Grace decides to beat Bull at his own game, which means all bets are off … even her wedding vows?

Thad, the middle son of the oldest, most successful cattle baron in Wyoming, is busy building a ranch and his faith in God. One chance meeting with Grace, though, batters his focus–and his morals–like a hail storm in July. When Grace’s brother Greg is hired by a local widow, Thad figures the kid is the straightest path to Grace’s heart. As friendship and love blossom, so do the lies. Soon deceit catches fire and threatens everything Grace and Thad hold dear. Will love conquer all?

As friendship and love blossom, Grace and Thad will also discover truths that threaten the foundations of everything they believe. But the truth will set them free … won’t it?

The Giveaway

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Grace be a Lady by Heather Blanton

Click here to start reading a free sample of Grace be a Lady right now!

Act like a man … Think like a lady. 

Banished to the dusty cow town of Misery, WY for an alleged affair, Grace Hendrick wants nothing more than to get her son away from the clutches of his abusive father Bull. But if she dares return home to Chicago, Bull has promised to whisk their son out of the country and away from her for good. Furious, desperate, Grace decides to beat Bull at his own game, which means all bets are off … even her wedding vows?

Thad, the middle son of the oldest, most successful cattle baron in Wyoming, is busy building a ranch and his faith in God. One chance meeting with Grace, though, batters his focus–and his morals–like a hail storm in July. When Grace’s brother Greg is hired by a local widow, Thad figures the kid is the straightest path to Grace’s heart. As friendship and love blossom, so do the lies. Soon deceit catches fire and threatens everything Grace and Thad hold dear. Will love conquer all?

As friendship and love blossom, Grace and Thad will also discover truths that threaten the foundations of everything they believe. But the truth will set them free … won’t it?

The Giveaway

The e-book giveaway of Grace be a Lady is open internationally. Enter through the Rafflecopter link below:

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The Gracious Giveaway Hop event runs from November 3-17, 2016. Many thanks to Maximum Games for providing the grand prize for this event! Be sure to enter at Savings in Seconds for your chance to win.


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Act like a man … Think like a lady. (A Historical Western Romance with a Big Twist.)

Banished to the dusty cow town of Misery, WY for an alleged affair, Grace Hendrick wants nothing more than to get her son away from the clutches of his abusive father Bull. But if she dares return home to Chicago, Bull has promised to whisk their son out of the country and away from her for good. Furious, desperate, Grace decides to beat Bull at his own game, which means all bets are off … even her wedding vows?

Thad, the middle son of the oldest, most successful cattle baron in Wyoming, is busy building a ranch and his faith in God. One chance meeting with Grace, though, batters his focus–and his morals–like a hail storm in July. When Grace’s brother Greg is hired by a local widow, Thad figures the kid is the straightest path to Grace’s heart. What is he thinking, though, playing with fire … ? Isn’t he a better man that?

As friendship and love blossom, Grace and Thad will also discover truths that threaten the foundations of everything they believe. But the truth will set them free … won’t it?


BTW- Grace be a Lady is only $2.99 right now on Kindle and FREE with Kindle Unlimited! Load up your reader for Winter is what I say!

The Giveaway

The giveaway of Grace be a Lady is open internationally. The winner will have a choice of the Audible version of the book or an e-copy. You are able to listen on your Kindle Fire or with the free Audible app on Apple, Android, and Windows devices to books. Enter through the Rafflecopter link below:

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Welcome to the Inspirational Giveaway! Each participating blogger created a post around their inspiration, so be sure to hop around and read all the creative stories. This event is hosted by Savings in Seconds, where you can find the grand prize — a Yonanas Classic!


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Act like a man … Think like a lady. (A Historical Western Romance with a Big Twist.)

Banished to the dusty cow town of Misery, WY for an alleged affair, Grace Hendrick wants nothing more than to get her son away from the clutches of his abusive father Bull. But if she dares return home to Chicago, Bull has promised to whisk their son out of the country and away from her for good. Furious, desperate, Grace decides to beat Bull at his own game, which means all bets are off … even her wedding vows?

Thad, the middle son of the oldest, most successful cattle baron in Wyoming, is busy building a ranch and his faith in God. One chance meeting with Grace, though, batters his focus–and his morals–like a hail storm in July. When Grace’s brother Greg is hired by a local widow, Thad figures the kid is the straightest path to Grace’s heart. What is he thinking, though, playing with fire … ? Isn’t he a better man that?

As friendship and love blossom, Grace and Thad will also discover truths that threaten the foundations of everything they believe. But the truth will set them free … won’t it?

 


BTW- Grace be a Lady is only $2.99 right now on Kindle and FREE with Kindle Unlimited! Load up your reader for Spring is what I say!

The Giveaway

The giveaway of Grace be a Lady is open internationally. The winner will have a choice of the Audible version of the book or an e-copy. You are able to listen on your Kindle Fire or with the free Audible app on Apple, Android, and Windows devices to books. Enter through the Rafflecopter below:

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A big thank you to b00kr3vi3ws for hosting this blog hop especially for indie authors!

Click here to start reading a free sample of Grace be a Lady right now!

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Act like a man … Think like a lady. (A Historical Western Romance with a Big Twist.)

Banished to the dusty cow town of Misery, WY for an alleged affair, Grace Hendrick wants nothing more than to get her son away from the clutches of his abusive father Bull. But if she dares return home to Chicago, Bull has promised to whisk their son out of the country and away from her for good. Furious, desperate, Grace decides to beat Bull at his own game, which means all bets are off … even her wedding vows?

Thad, the middle son of the oldest, most successful cattle baron in Wyoming, is busy building a ranch and his faith in God. One chance meeting with Grace, though, batters his focus–and his morals–like a hail storm in July. When Grace’s brother Greg is hired by a local widow, Thad figures the kid is the straightest path to Grace’s heart. What is he thinking, though, playing with fire … ? Isn’t he a better man that?

As friendship and love blossom, Grace and Thad will also discover truths that threaten the foundations of everything they believe. But the truth will set them free … won’t it?

Fingers crossed… Love & War in Johnson County Book 2 coming soon in August 2016!


BTW- Grace be a Lady is only $2.99 right now on Kindle and FREE with Kindle Unlimited! Load up your reader for Spring is what I say!

The Giveaway

The giveaway of Grace be a Lady is open internationally. The winner will have a choice of the Audible version of the book or an e-copy. You are able to listen on your Kindle Fire or with the free Audible app on Apple, Android, and Windows devices to books. Enter through the Rafflecopter below:

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If you’d like to find other blogs offering book giveaways, below is the list, so start “hopping!”

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Luck be a Lady tonight. . . . Because, I sure as heck know, Grace is NOT being a Lady in this one!

Click here to start reading a free sample of Grace be a Lady right now!

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Act like a man … Think like a lady. (A Historical Western Romance with a Big Twist.)

Banished to the dusty cow town of Misery, WY for an alleged affair, Grace Hendrick wants nothing more than to get her son away from the clutches of his abusive father Bull. But if she dares return home to Chicago, Bull has promised to whisk their son out of the country and away from her for good. Furious, desperate, Grace decides to beat Bull at his own game, which means all bets are off … even her wedding vows?

Thad, the middle son of the oldest, most successful cattle baron in Wyoming, is busy building a ranch and his faith in God. One chance meeting with Grace, though, batters his focus–and his morals–like a hail storm in July. When Grace’s brother Greg is hired by a local widow, Thad figures the kid is the straightest path to Grace’s heart. What is he thinking, though, playing with fire … ? Isn’t he a better man that?

As friendship and love blossom, Grace and Thad will also discover truths that threaten the foundations of everything they believe. But the truth will set them free … won’t it?

Fingers crossed… Love & War in Johnson County Book 2 coming soon in August 2016!


BTW- Grace be a Lady is only $2.99 right now on Kindle and FREE with Kindle Unlimited! Load up your reader for winter is what I say!

The Giveaway

The giveaway of Grace be a Lady is open internationally. The winner will have a choice of the Audible version of the book or an e-copy.  You are able to listen on your Kindle Fire or with the free Audible app on Apple, Android, and Windows devices to books. Enter through the Rafflecopter below:

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A TWO AUDIBLE #BookGiveaway from #LadiesInDefiance

Welcome to the Under the Rainbow Giveaway Hop Event, hosted by the Lindsey Blogs at SEBG and Viva Veltoro!

Who doesn’t love finding gold under the rainbow? I’ve joined with a group of bloggers who will be offering great prizes for you, just waiting to be found under the rainbow! So, hop along to all in the giveaway hop linky below to find your gold and don’t forget to check out the great Grand Prizes for this event including a Venta Airwasher on Lindsey Blogs and an adorable baby nighttime trio of prizes on Viva Veltoro!


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TWO books. . . . ONE winner. Score!

This one features TWO AUDIBLE versions of my books. You are able to listen on your Kindle Fire or with the free Audible app on Apple, Android, and Windows devices to books.

There is a sample of the Audible version of Grace be a Lady and In Time for Christmas that you can listen to here. Just click on the “Audible Sample” button located just under the book cover picture.

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Click here to start reading a free sample of Grace be a Lady right now!

Act like a man … Think like a lady. 

Banished to the dusty cow town of Misery, WY for an alleged affair, Grace Hendrick wants nothing more than to get her son away from the clutches of his abusive father Bull. But if she dares return home to Chicago, Bull has promised to whisk their son out of the country and away from her for good. Furious, desperate, Grace decides to beat Bull at his own game, which means all bets are off … even her wedding vows?

Thad, the middle son of the oldest, most successful cattle baron in Wyoming, is busy building a ranch and his faith in God. One chance meeting with Grace, though, batters his focus–and his morals–like a hail storm in July. When Grace’s brother Greg is hired by a local widow, Thad figures the kid is the straightest path to Grace’s heart. What is he thinking, though, playing with fire … ? Isn’t he a better man that?

As friendship and love blossom, Grace and Thad will also discover truths that threaten the foundations of everything they believe. But the truth will set them free … won’t it?

In Time for Christmas by Heather Blanton

Click here to start reading a free sample of In Time for Christmas right now!

Charlene needs a miracle. God has one waiting…a hundred years in the past.

In Time for Christmas — a Novella, is the story of Charlene Williams, a woman trapped in a dangerously abusive marriage. Disappointed that God hasn’t gotten her out of it, or even hears her prayers at all, she has shut down emotionally. When husband Dale becomes suspicious of her daily chats with the mailman, he whisks her out of town and abandons her on his family’s ranch—an isolated, dilapidated place no one has lived on for over forty years. With the promise that he’ll be back in a few days, he knocks her unconscious and leaves.

Charlene wakes up on the ranch—a hundred years in the past. Almost instantly she is drawn to Billy Page, Dale’s great grandfather. The connection is powerful and mysterious, but should she risk falling in love with a ghost? What’s going on here? Is Charlene dead, dreaming, in a coma, or simply experiencing a gift from her heavenly father?

She’ll learn one thing for certain: God does see the tears of his children.


The Giveaway

The giveaway of Grace be a Lady and In Time for Christmas is open internationally. Anyone who is able to receive an Audible book is open to enter. You are able to listen on your Kindle Fire or with the free Audible app on Apple, Android, and Windows devices to books. One winner will receive both books. Enter through the Rafflecopter below:

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Grace be a Lady AUDIBLE BOOK GIVEAWAY #LadiesInDefiance

Yippee ki-yay…. Another givea-way!

This one features an AUDIBLE version of my book. You are able to listen on your Kindle Fire or with the free Audible app on Apple, Android, and Windows devices to books.

There is a sample of the Audible version of Grace be a Lady that you can listen to here. Just click on the “Audible Sample” button located just under the book cover picture.

Well, what do you think??!! Pretty awesome, huh!

Grace be a Lady by Heather Blanton

Act like a man … Think like a lady. 

Banished to the dusty cow town of Misery, WY for an alleged affair, Grace Hendrick wants nothing more than to get her son away from the clutches of his abusive father Bull. But if she dares return home to Chicago, Bull has promised to whisk their son out of the country and away from her for good. Furious, desperate, Grace decides to beat Bull at his own game, which means all bets are off … even her wedding vows?

Thad, the middle son of the oldest, most successful cattle baron in Wyoming, is busy building a ranch and his faith in God. One chance meeting with Grace, though, batters his focus–and his morals–like a hail storm in July. When Grace’s brother Greg is hired by a local widow, Thad figures the kid is the straightest path to Grace’s heart. What is he thinking, though, playing with fire … ? Isn’t he a better man that?

As friendship and love blossom, Grace and Thad will also discover truths that threaten the foundations of everything they believe. But the truth will set them free … won’t it?

The Giveaway

The giveaway of Grace be a Lady is open internationally. Anyone who is able to receive an Audible book is open to enter. You are able to listen on your Kindle Fire or with the free Audible app on Apple, Android, and Windows devices to books. Enter through the Rafflecopter below:

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Jan 18 - Feb 4

A big thank you to our hop hosts: Planet Weidknecht and  Mom Does Reviews.

If you’d like to find other blogs offering awesome giveaways, below is the list, so start “hopping!”

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Grace be a Lady BOOK #GIVEAWAY #LadiesInDefiance

Happy New Year to all and blessings to you for a wonderful 2016!

I’m joining up with http://thekidsdidit.com & http://themommyisland.blogspot.com to offer another fun blog hop here at my site. There are LOTS of exciting items that you can WIN!

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Banished to the dusty cow town of Misery for an alleged affair, Grace Hendrick wants nothing more than to get her son away from the clutches of his abusive father Bull, back in Chicago. But if she dares to return home, Bull has promised Grace she’ll never see their son again. She has no choice but to accept her situation—temporarily. Struggling to figure a way to survive, Grace refuses to consider prostitution. The hamlet of Misery, however, isn’t brimming over with jobs for respectable women. Fueled by hate and desperation, she concocts a shocking plan to find work. After all, what does she have to lose?

Thad Walker is the middle son of the oldest, most successful cattle baron in Wyoming and he always puts the ranch first. One chance meeting with Grace Hendrick, though, batters his focus like a hail storm in July. When Grace’s brother Greg is hired by a local widow, Thad figures the kid is the straightest path to Grace’s heart. As friendship and love blossom, so do the lies, some in unexpected hearts. When deceit catches fire and threatens everything Grace and Thad hold dear, will love conquer all?

Set amidst the bloody Johnson County Range War of 1890’s Wyoming, Misery may well prove more explosive than the mean streets of Chicago … and Grace is right in the middle of the fight.

The Giveaway

The giveaway of Grace be a Lady is open internationally. A US winner will have a choice of paperback or e-copy, and an international winner will receive an ebook. Enter through the Rafflecopter below:

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