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  • Hang Your Heart on Christmas

  • A Historical Western Christian Romance (The Brides of Evergreen, Book 1)
  • By: Heather Blanton
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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Hang Your Heart on Christmas

By: Heather Blanton
Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
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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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sheriff hunting killers has to become town sherrif

Used to being solitary sheriff hunting killers has to become town sheriff and deal with resocializing politics and love Also find who killed hiddad

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  • Zena
  • 22-05-19

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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  • Kiss
  • 08-03-19

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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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-10-22

very good

Loved it !! this story. the narrator is so fantastic it's like your really there!! good overall

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  • BJD
  • 06-10-22

Christian Old West Romance Series #1

A vigorously Christian romance set in Evergreen, WY circa 1880's, as teacher falls for emotionally damaged lawman. Well narrated.

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  • Dorothy H. Heard
  • 04-11-21

Hang your heart on Christmas

This was a great story. Not to long precise and narrated voice Rey clear and precise

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  • Joyce K. Retherford
  • 25-09-21

The Miracle of love ❤

Meghan Kelly is my favorite female Narrator. I highly recommend this audio book that keeps the listener guessing right to the end.
Amy and Dent discover love after a shaky beginning. Compelling and exciting all the way.

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  • Ann Smith
  • 11-09-21

Terrible !

Sorry I wasted my credit on this garbage. The writing is terrible along with the performance!

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  • Linda R
  • 09-08-21

Another great clean and exciting western !

Amy Tate is the new school teacher. Marshal Hernandez has returned to his home town and when his friend and Marshal is killed Tant finds himself stripped of his own marshals badge and appointed temporary sheriff of the town. But a pretty young teacher touches his heart and makes him reconsider his life of vengeance looking for the man who had killed his own father. Great characters and a well read book.

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  • Jennifer D. Gillman
  • 24-07-21

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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  • ReadingWench
  • 08-05-21

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.