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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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ANOTHER #Christmas in July #BookGiveaway: TWENTY #books you can #WIN #LadiesinDefiance

Don’t you just love it!??! Another delightful Christmas in July e-book giveaway to share with you! I am joining 19 other Christian authors to give you lots of “cool” books to get you through this HOT summer! These books, these authors are amazing! Enjoy and good luck!!!

That’s right … TWENTY BOOKS … ONE WINNER!!!

There is also an additional Christmas in July Facebook party including #99cent book sales and lots of GIVEAWAYS and FUN! Sign up now so you’ll be ready when it begins on July 24th … Click here.

Enter through the Rafflecopter link below and good luck:

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This contest will run through July 31, 2017, and the winner will be announced shortly after.


You can #WIN In Time For Christmas AUDIBLE Book #GIVEAWAY #CHRISTMASinJULY #LadiesinDefiance

Did  someone say CHRISTMAS IN JULY!?!?!?!

Yes, please!

When the summer sun and humidity has wilted you to a pulp, this is the perfect time to think about a little bit of snow and happier thoughts of Christmastime!

Are you into the Audiobook craze? There is a sample of the Audible version of In Time for Christmas that you can listen to here. Just click on the “Audible Sample” button located just under the book cover picture.

In Time for Christmas by Heather Blanton

Charlene needs a miracle to escape her abusive husband. Will traveling one hundred years in the past be far enough?

A time travel romance with a Christian spin, In Time for Christmas, is the story of Charlene Williams, a woman trapped in a dangerously violent marriage. When husband Dale discovers her innocent chats with the mailman, he flies into a jealous rage and whisks her out of town to his family’s ranch–an isolated, dilapidated place no one has lived on for years. With the promise that he’ll be back in a few days, he knocks Charlene unconscious and leaves.

She 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 is in control of the very fabric of time.

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

The Giveaway

The giveaway of 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. (Winner can select an e-book if they prefer.) Enter through the Rafflecopter link below:

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In Time for Christmas Audible BOOK #Giveaway #LadiesinDefiance

Can you believe that Christmas is just a few short weeks away? Now Thanksgiving Feasts and Black Friday Shopping sprees are over, it is time to look forward to the New Year! But we don’t want to forget the month we’re in. Anderson’s Angels, This Mamas Life, The More The Merrier and Woven by Words, are very excited to help create a December to Remember! We’ve teamed up with over 20 other wonderful bloggers, to bring you another great giveaway event! Each blog has gathered a prize package of $25 or more for December 2 Remember Giveaway Event!


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

In Time for Christmas by Heather Blanton

Charlene needs a miracle to escape her abusive husband. Will traveling one hundred years in the past be far enough?

A time travel romance with a Christian spin, In Time for Christmas, is the story of Charlene Williams, a woman trapped in a dangerously violent marriage. When husband Dale discovers her innocent chats with the mailman, he flies into a jealous rage and whisks her out of town to his family’s ranch–an isolated, dilapidated place no one has lived on for years. With the promise that he’ll be back in a few days, he knocks Charlene unconscious and leaves.

She 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 is in control of the very fabric of time.

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

The Giveaway

The giveaway of 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. (Winner can select an e-book if they prefer.) Enter through the Rafflecopter link below:

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If you’d like to find other blogs offering great giveaways, click the blue frog link below for the list, and start “hopping!”

Hosts & participating hop bloggers of the Turkey Day Event are not responsible for sponsors or self-sponsoring bloggers that do not fulfill prize obligations.


Christmas in July TWO Book #Giveaway #LadiesinDefiance

Have you ever considered how Wonder Woman was such a tough gal? She probably had fabulous products — like the ones in the Wonder Woman Giveaway Hop hosted by Savings in Seconds. The grand prize winner can choose $50 in Idakoos products! After you enter my giveaway, head to the other participating blogs for chances to win the wonderful items they’ve featured. This giveaway runs from 7/20 through 8/3. Good luck!


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In Time for Christmas

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

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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.

Hang Your Heart on Christmas

Click here to start reading a free sample of Hang Your Heart on Christmas right now!

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Eventually, all secrets come to light …

As punishment for a botched arrest, U.S. Marshal “Dent” Hernandez is temporarily remanded to the quiet little town of Evergreen, WY. Not only does his hometown hold some bad memories, but he is champing at the bit to go after vicious killers, not waste his time scolding candy thieves. And he most certainly should not be escorting the very pretty, but jittery, schoolteacher around. What is she so afraid of? Turns out, a lot of folks are keeping secrets in Evergreen.

When the bank is robbed and Dent has to do what he does best, choices will be made, lies will be exposed, and hearts will break. Can Christmas bring love and healing to Evergreen? To Dent?


Also, check out my BEST-SELLING Romance in the Rockies series here! Right now A Lady in Defiance, Hearts in Defiance, and A Promise in Defiance are all available on Kindle Unlimited for FREE. Load up your readers for summer now!!!


The Giveaway

The winner will receive an e-copy of BOTH, In Time for Christmas and Hang Your Heart on Christmas. This giveaway is open internationally. Enter through the Rafflecopter link below:

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The giveaway will run through August 3, 2016 and the winner will be announced on August 4.

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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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So Easy Being Green, Viva Veltoro, and the Under the Rainbow participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.


In Time for Christmas AUDIBLE Book #Giveaway #LadiesInDefiance

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Charlene needs a miracle…. OR maybe just a little bit of St. Patty’s Day LUCK??!?!

This giveaway 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 In Time for Christmas 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!

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.


 

Right now In Time for Christmas is available on Kindle for only $1.99. Load up your readers now!!!

The Giveaway

The giveaway of 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. Enter through the Rafflecopter below:

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A big thank you to It’s Free at Last and Mom Does Reviews for hosting this giveaway.

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


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