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Hang Your Heart on Christmas

A Historical Western Christian Romance (The Brides of Evergreen, Book 1)
Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
5 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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Clean Western Romance

This was my first Heather Blanton's book. Hang Your Heart on Christmas is the first book in The Brides of Evergreen Series. This is a fun and clean Western Romance. Dent and Amy's story is well written, filled with twists and turns, suspense and action. Meghan Kelly did a great narration, as always.

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Absolutely loved this

Amy heads to a small town without crime to escape her past. Robert finds himself assigned as sheriff for the time being. I loved the depth to the characters and that the story had substance. This is a sweet clean romance that just sneaks up on you. The only thing I wish was for a little more of the story. Those are the best ones that leave you wanting more. Absolutely love the narration done by Meghan Kelly.

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Hang Your Heart on Christmas.

This book is such a sweet story that will have a few twists in it to keep you entertained. A clean romance with some religion in it, but not so much to shove it in your face. The perfect amount of faith, trust and strength to get through to the other side of tragedy. I really enjoyed these two characters and was happy to see they found their HEA.
Narration on this book was fantastic! It always amazes me how a female narrator can do a man’s voice so perfectly.

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Hang your heart on this great audio

This is a great audio to lift your spirits with the edge of your seat love story. It has it all humour , love and how the author keeps you hooked till the end . There are twists and turns and you don’t see what is happening till it happens.
Hero is Robert Heroine is Amy .

Robert is a US Marshall ( His father was was one also ) . Robert is on a mission to find his fathers killer . He will go till the ends of the earth to find and get the killer .

Amy needs change in her life , she sets out and settles in a small town of Evergreen . Amy’s mission is to be with the children of the town to help them grow through books .
Amy and Robert keep on crossing paths because of a crime that happened when Amy stepped down from the train . Do they let life bring them together.

Meghan Kelly was beyond fantastic. She brought the story to live and brought you right into the story , it was like you were right there beside the characters. Her voice doing both Male and female was so lifelike you thought there was a male narrator doing it

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Wonderful clean western

This is like the westerns I grew up on. It has suspense, greed, lies, action, unexpected twists and turns, friendship, a budding romance, compassion, and love. Amy and Dent both have issues in their past that prevent them from moving forward to their happy future. The author gives us great character development so we can see the real characters.

Meghan Kelly does an amazing job as narrator. She gives voice to the different characters and portrays their emotions. Ms Kelly gives us distinct male and female voices. Although I just recently became aware of Ms Kelly, I now really look forward to listening to the books she narrates.

I received this Audible book in exchange for an honest review. Like I said this book reminds me of the old westerns I use to watch and enjoy.

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Wonderful

I was hooked from word one! I loved reading about Dent and Amy and how they solved their own and each other's problematic pasts. This book read like an old episode of Gunsmoke with a little twist to keep you hooked!

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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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Action packed Historical Romance!

Heather Blanton has come through with an exciting story of regret, love and hope! Don't let the Christmas title fool you, this listen's message is good for any time of year!. Amy arrives in the town of Evergreen and is involved in a quick but lethal exchange. Dent, a US Marshal kills the culprit that has grabbed Amy, and as collateral damage took the life of the town sheriff and good friend, Ben. And from there, we get to delve into the lives of these two characters. Amy is a strong woman. She is willing to go above and beyond for her students and can't get over her attraction to Dent. Dent is a bit jaded, is resigned to finding his father's killer and while capturing and sometimes killing the guilty along the way has become his normal. Now stuck as the temporary sheriff, Amy and Dent learn from each other. The story is sweet, there is some town corruption, action packed scenes and a warmth that will fill your heart.

Meghan Kelly gives her all to this performance. I love her voices, she gives the characters life size personalities with the emotion, fear, and growing attraction. Amy is a strong woman, and Kelly provides her with a sound that is full of confidence. You can hear the tiredness in Dent, and feel his revitalization as the story changes with inflections used with her talent. She is one of my favorite historical romance narrators!

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really good

This is about a women who gets off a train in a new place that should be low on the crimes but when she steps off the train someone grabs her and he gets shot by the law and another person gets killed as well A guy is trying to take outlaws to the judge but 90% of the time they never make it alive and the judge told the guy that he has to tale over the sheriff of a town and he still trying to find the person who killed his father

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The Marshall ,the hangman and the young lady.

l am really enjoying these country romances. There is so much community woven in throughout the story that l felt l had a stake in the town and the residences reputations. The happy ever after ending sure leaves a smile on your face and looking for more. I enjoyed the differing narrated voices, one so deep l don't know how Meghan Kelly managed it Over all a satisfying and entertaining story. Recommended listening.