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A marshal tormented by a thirst for vengeance. A school teacher desperate to trade fear for courage. They have nothing in common except a quiet, little town built on betrayal. 

Robert "Dent" Hernandez is a US marshal bent on bringin’ ’em in, preferably upright in the saddle, but draped across it works, too. Less interested in justice than revenge, he uses the badge as a license to hunt for his father’s killers. When an arrest goes wrong and he’s temporarily remanded to quaint Evergreen, Wyoming, to act as interim sheriff, he writhes over the delay to his plans. That is, until he meets the very pretty but suspiciously jittery schoolteacher. 

What is she so afraid of? Turns out, a lot of folks in Evergreen are keeping secrets - ones that may shake the foundation of everything in which Dent believes. 

An old-fashioned Western, Hang Your Heart on Christmas comes across like an episode of Gunsmoke. Packed with drama, a tantalizing mystery, and a heartwarming romance, you'll come back to listen to this lawman's story again and again.

Bonus material - includes a special vintage Christmas recipe and the true story behind the fictional Dent Hernandez! A clean cowboy Western romance with action and adventure. A great listen to take on vacation with you at any time of the year!

©2015 Heather Blanton (P)2019 Heather Blanton

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A Story of Hope!

I finished this engaging audiobook early this morning and was telling a colleague about it during our tea break.
She commented that I must have really enjoyed it because I was so animated and excited while explaining it to her.
Well, I was, and not surprising either. This is a book full of hope, desired and accomplished changes, blossoming love, wonderful characters - the good ones and the bad ones too. It has an interesting mystery to be solved and the story held my attention throughout.
I loved the brilliant voices our narrator came up with. The men sound like men and the women like ladies. Each voice has its own character and is really easily recognisable.
All in all, a wonderful story with great narration and I wholeheartedly recommend it!
I requested and listened to a promotional copy supplied by the narrator and my voluntary review above is unbiased.

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Sweet with a Twist

Dent wasn't always a stone cold killer. Granted, a steady shot and a way with a noose has made him one of the best US Marshall's in the west, but with each dead outlaw, he loses more of himself. And until he finds the man who killed his father so many years before, he won't hand in his badge or hang up his guns.

Amy just moved to Evergreen, Wyoming to be the sleepy town's new school teacher. She fled her home for her new post with a few scars that left her scared of men, the dark, and the unknown. She was promised the quiet life, and intends to heal with the help of her adorable students and a new place.

They're so different, they immediately butt heads. Any thinks Dent is surly and abrasive. Dent thinks Amy is dull and too bookish. But you know what they say about opposites attracting. And when the towns new mayor and a mystery from the past invades Evergreen, the marshall and the teacher might have to join forces.

I thought this book was adorable. The romance was sweet with a nice, slow burn that really built up over time. It allowed me to get invested in Dent and Amy as characters without the "insta-love" some stories have. They had their own identities outside of the romance, which I loved. It wasn't just a man and a woman, it was two individuals with complicated feelings and pasts that weren't just slapped on a page.

The action in the book, which I won't go into so I don't spoil anything, also added a nice layer. Sometimes with sweet romances, it's easy for me to get bored. But with murder, crime, and mysteries to keep things spicy, I was fully invested. The one thing I felt was missing, was the Christmas. They were carving pumpkins, not decorating for the holidays, so I would have liked to see more Christmas from a book with it in its title.

How is it that Meghan Kelly seems to get more talented with every book? Really, I was impressed with the first, but it's like she keeps surprising me with the range of her voice. I think by the next one, I'll be able to identify each character by tone alone! Between the light accents and the inflections unique to each character, she does a lovely job.

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Grinding my teeth the whole time… :S

I just can’t get over the idea that a ‘fraidy cat with a recent trauma witnesses something shady on her first night and doesn’t mention it to anyone, and the more that happens around her, she continues to not mention it, WHILE HANGING OUT WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT!!! I stayed irritated with her the entire book, and not just because I don’t care for this narrator. She whines about everything else, but tells the important clues to nobody. The help she can give through coordinating with the boy, she doesn’t. It must be something for your sweetheart to have so little interest in your profession that she pretends it isn’t even happening around her, and essentially refuses to help. But she gets her HEA. Bless her tender heart. Poor fella.

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Excellent book

I listened to this one on audio. Meghan Kelly did an awesome job, as usual, narrating this book. The characters are well written and likable, well most anyway. I thought the story unique and it played out well.

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A sweet bed time tale

It was a sweet romance. One that left certain things to the imagination. It was a good Christmas and Christian romance. I got this title for free and this is my honest and voluntary review.

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Good story

I enjoyed this story. Good characters and storyline, well written with no fillers.

The narrator was fair to good. Her tone of voice is slightly bothersome. I didn't care for several of the character's voices, and for a book with intense feelings and drama, she didn't put the depth of emotion into it that the manuscript required.

The story made it worth it, though.

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A Great Book

This was an excellent book. It has everything in it that attracts you . It's full of adventure. Dent is a marshall Deputy . His Father was killed and he is on a mission to find who killed him and make them or him pay. His best friend and mentior the sheriff in evergreen is Ben. Ben was Dents best friend maybe only friend . Dent was there unloading some Bad guys he had caught and something went wrong. One of them gets his gun and grabs Amy a young woman that has came to town to be a school teacher. In the process of getting Amy free Ben gets killed. Dent blames himself. Ben liked Dent so much he left his farm to him. Which made Dent feels worse I guess. Dent tries to stay away from Amy as much as possible but keeps running into her. So then he wants her and has to work a little to get her love. She doesn't like his line of work. All the killing. There is a boy there trying to help also. He has an outlaw father there trying to help him not fall in the footsteps of his father. The rest gets really interesting Dent on his search for his father's killer and Amy is the school teacher. There paths cross a lot. The rest is exciting I'm not going to give anything away you will enjoy it better listings to it. It really does have a western gun smoke feeling about it. There is also a dirty mayor bank robberies and pocies put together. Gunfights and a ton of secrets that you will find out when you listing. This was a perfect excellent book written by Heather Blanton. And Meghan kelly did and excellent job narraiting this book. I was given a copy of this book but it had no influence on my review..If my review was any help will you please click the helpful link. Thank you

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A Christmas book that can be read year round

A clean historical western romance that’s great for any time of the year.

Amy moved to Evergreen to deal with her fears fears. Dent only feel anger and needs to undestand that revenge is not the answer. We love help both of them to find the strength to over come their pasts and look to the future?

Heather Blanton delivered another great story with wonderful charaters. Meghan Kelly brings this story to life with her wonderful charaters and great narrative. I really enjoyed this one!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Hang Your Heart on Christmas

A clean historical western romance that’s great for any time of the year.

Amy has moved to Evergreen to start fresh and get over her fears. Dent deals with death... is he driven by justice or revenge? Can they help each other move beyond their past demons, or will they be too difficult to move beyond?

I thoroughly enjoyed this sweet story by Heather Blanton.

Once again, Meghan Kelly delivers a flawless performance.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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A story of healing

This is a story of healing. Two young people who have been through a lot are in need of emotional healing. It takes them a while to figure out they need each other. But with the help of their friends/neighbors, they eventually come to see what everyone else is already aware of.

This story deals with grief, fear, revenge, healing, and hope. I liked the characters very much and the small town.

I listened to the audio version and narrator, Meghan Kelly, did a wonderful job. I think she does a really good job with all the male voices.