My Novels


A cowboy with a Purple Heart. A reporter with a broken heart. Which one is her Mr. Right?

When Lucy Daniels is rescued from a stampeding herd of cattle by war hero Dale Sumner, sparks fly and headlines are born. Smelling an opportunity, the local newspaper decides to send the couple on a tour selling war bonds—not to mention, subscriptions. Enamored with her handsome savior, Lucy is happy to play her part … until she realizes her affections are slowly slipping toward the wrong man. 

Ace reporter and aspiring mystery writer Bryce Richard is tasked with building up Lucy and Dale’s budding affair. He can’t think of anything worse for a journalist than switching from hard news to pounding out romantic drivel. Complicating matters, Bryce wishes Lucy would look to him for her happily-ever-after. Only, that would wreck the whole tour and Bryce’s coveted book deal.

When love and lies collide on the front page, will Lucy and Bryce have a chance to write their own fairy tale ending? Or are they already yesterday’s news?

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Romance in the Rockies Series

The Lost Chapters (Prequel)

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In this prequel novella, set in North Carolina, meet Naomi’s first husband, her childhood sweetheart. He is faced with trying to hold the family together before a scandal and a greedy rich man can tear it apart. 

And what was it like for sixteen-year-old Hannah to deal with the shame of carrying a bastard child? Rumors are swirling. Did the father of the baby abandon them of his own accord, or was he forced to leave by a family bent on protecting a grand ambition?

You can check out the four book box set including The Lost Chapters here!

A Lady in Defiance (Book 1)

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A man who wants to rule in Hell. A woman who wants to find her faith again…

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.

Hearts in Defiance (Book 2)

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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.

The sequel to the highly acclaimed, best-selling western romance A Lady in Defiance!

A Promise in Defiance (Book 3)

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When Charles McIntyre founded Defiance, he was more than happy to rule in hell rather than serve in heaven. But things have changed. Now, he has faith, a new wife…and a ten-year-old half-breed son. Infamous madam Delilah Goodnight wants to take it all away from him. How can he protect his kingdom and his loved ones from her schemes without falling back on his past? How does he fight evil if not with evil?

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, he has trouble, though, telling saints from sinners. The challenge only worsens when Delilah flings open the doors to the scandalous Crystal Chandelier. She and the new preacher have opposite plans for the town. One wants to save it, one wants to lead it straight to hell.

For Tillane and McIntyre, finding redemption was a long, hard road. God’s grace has washed away their sins, but the consequences remain and God will not be mocked. For whatosoever a man soweth,that shall he also reap…and the harvest is finally at hand.

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In Time for Christmas (A Romance in the Rockies Stand Alone)

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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.

Brides of Evergreen Series

Hang Your Heart on Christmas (Brides of Evergreen #1)

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Hang Your Heart on Christmas (2)

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?

BONUS MATERIAL– Includes a special vintage Christmas recipe, and the true story behind the fictional Dent Hernandez! A clean western romance with action and adventure. A great read any time of the year!

Ask Me To Marry You (Brides of Evergreen #2)

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Though she’s loath to admit it, Audra Drysdale needs a man to save her ranch.

Her father has passed away and her hands are abandoning her like rats from a sinking ship. Worse, neighboring cattle baron Jess Fairbanks is making a play for the Diamond D and Audra, whichever he can get his hands on first.

Audra grudgingly accepts that the mere presence of a husband will keep her men working, and Fairbanks under control. It seems a perfectly reasonable idea, then, to ask her uncle, who is the town attorney and a matchmaker of sorts, to find her a groom—a “proxy” who will take her orders and dish them out to the men.

Dillon Pine is in jail for a conspiracy charge, but because of certain mitigating factors he’s deemed a good risk for an unusual form of probation: serving as Audra’s husband. After a year, he can abandon her and she won’t tell. By then, she will have proven to the cowboys she’s a competent rancher, and the cattle man next door will be looking elsewhere for a wife. But when word gets out that Dillon came to Audra via Evergreen’s matchmaker, he’s dubbed a “male order bride.” The resulting jokes at his expense are constant and brutal. Just how much abuse can Dillon’s pride stand?

When Audra discovers her father’s death was no accident, she realizes her new husband is in danger, too. And she cares . . . quite a lot, it turns out.

To save Dillon, she may have to let go of the one thing she’s fought her whole life to keep.

Mail Order Deception (Brides of Evergreen #3)

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Ellie Blair wants a story—the one story—that will make her name bigger than Nellie Bly’s. She’ll do anything to get it. Lie, masquerade as someone else … even walk away from love.

But can a byline be worth the sacrifice?

You can find Mail Order Deception here on Amazon.

A Proposal So Magical (Brides of Evergreen #4)

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Evergreen’s sheriff, Dent Hernandez, has to learn to live with love. Not an easy thing for a man who for years made a career of hunting down some of the worst outlaws in the territory. Can he find his romantic side and ask for Amy’s hand in a truly unique, magical way?

Or will a handsome, suave ghost from her past derail Dent’s plan—if he can even come up with one?

Grace be a Lady (Love & War in Johnson County, Wyoming Book 1)

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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?

  1. I really enjoyed this book. I am going to enjoy your blog, also. I just read your entry about Eleanor Dare and Roanoke. I loved it. It shed some new light on that colony that I had not read before. Thank you.

    • It really warms my heart any time I hear from a reader. Thank you so much for spending your precious time on A Lady in Defiance, Susan! Yes, the Lost Colony is kind of a hobby and now I feel I have my answer. Poor Eleanor. What a life. I hope she found happiness in her later years.

  2. Just finished A Lady in Defiance, and I simply could not put it down. It is filled with example upon example of reflecting the love of Christ into a sin filled world where demons really are at war all around us, and about the struggles we all face trying to be that reflection. Thank you! I hope you have a second book in the works. I will be looking forward to it! I plan to share this one with my adult daughters and my friends.

  3. I Loved A Lady in Defiance! I had tears streaming down my face from the very beginning…I’ve been doing my own battle with God for allowing something into my life that I was hurting over and I’ve been so resentful, just not understanding “Why?
    I had even told God that I didn’t like Him very much right now….just like Naomi! As I read that part of the book. I just started crying and telling God,”That’s me, God, that’s me!” And as I read the words “Do you trust me?” over and over again….I have finally felt at peace, I DO trust God, and he’s been there the whole time….so THANK YOU for this book, and for making it so real to our every day lives… 🙂
    So looking forward to book two! There IS a book two in the works…right??? You can’t leave us hanging! Does Billy come riding in at sunset to claim Hannah and the baby, after he finds that his father has been up to no good? Of course, Mac and Naomi and Ian and Rebecca marry…but what then? 🙂

    • Teresa, I was so touched by your comments that I choked up reading them. Letting go of our plans and trading them for God’s should be so easy, but it isn’t, is it? Just like kids, we want what we want when we want it. Man, I have been there a million times, yet, every time God’s plan comes through, it is so much more awesome than anything I could dream up for myself. I prayed for you this morning, Teresa. Whatever is going on in your life, I hope you’ll see God’s plan very soon. And, yes, I’m trying to get the sequel out by Spring. Would you mind going over to Amazon and leaving me a review? Readeers like you make it all worthwhile. If I never sell another book, it has been worth it if it helped you. Come on over to FB and let’s be friends!

  4. Hi Heather, soooo excited about book 2! Yay! And yes, I left a comment on Amazon, and also sent the friend request! Will be recommending this book to my friends! Thank you for such a sweet response….

  5. Teresa, thanks so much for leaving the review. I’ve thought about you all day! I’m glad you took the time to comment. See you on FB!

  6. I’m only six chapters into your book and already loving it!

  7. As an avid reader of Christian Historical Fiction, I quickly dove into A Lady in Defiance (I even used the extra hour given by daylight-savings time to read a little more last night). I just finished it, going straight from the book to my computer to find your website! I really enjoyed it, from start to finish! As a young woman who dreams of writing in this genre someday, I’ve come to pick out some of my favorite aspects of each book I read. What did I enjoy about A Lady in Defiance? I loved the small details that fit perfectly in the time period; I loved the characters and how human they were, with all the strengths, quirks, and flaws that the rest of us have; I loved the persistent change and growth in the characters, another very realistic aspect. These are just to name a few. I really liked your writing style and I hope to see another book come along soon!

    • Grace, I really appreciate your thoughtful review. Great insight! I wish you well on your journey to be a writer. I LOVE getting lost in my own little world and it sounds like you know what I’m talking about. I strive to portray my characters as flawed b/c that’s real life. And God loves us anyway. Amazing. If you wouldn’t mind, would you please leave me a review over at Amazon? I can’t tell you how much I would appreciate that, too! Come on over and friend me on FB. I’d love to get to know you better! Let’s talk about writing. By the way, I am working on the sequel and, boy, do I have some great plot twists coming!

  8. I sure will!

  9. I loved the realness of the characters and plot. Please let me know when the next novel be released. Thanks!

    • Geraldine, that is really kind of you. Thank you for taking the time to read A Lady in Defiance AND leave a comment. I really do appreciate that. My sequel, Hearts in Defiance, is with the editor as we speak. I will let you know when it is coming out. Thank you again, and I hope you come back often!

  10. Hi Heather, I adored a lady in Defiance, but when is the sequel coming out? Your editor has had it for almost two years. I’ve recommended this book to many Christian friends. Enjoy your blog too. I don’t do Facebook, but I have seen your page a few times and it is great. My email is let me know when the sequel is coming won’t you. Also very much enjoyed your time travel novella and left a review on Amazon for both books. Love your writing. Keep going girl! God bless, Rita

  11. Hello Heather! I love your Romance in the Rockies series and I am very appreciative of you putting your foot down to pick up where the 1st book left off! I thought, “finally I can read what happens right after the proclamation of love!” I am curious, however, if you are planning to write a 3rd book in the series? That was quite a way to end the 2nd book! Thank you again for writing these books! God Bless!

    • I know what you mean, Kayla! About the “right after” moment, I mean. I’ve always wanted to know what happened with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan in Sleepless in Seattle! LOL. Thank you so very much for reading and I’m just tickled you enjoyed both books. I am working on Book 3 now and hope to have it out winter of 2016. If you’ll like my blog or my page on facebook, you’ll know what’s happening with me. Thank you again and God bless!

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