Character Spotlight ~ Shelley Gray’s Scout Proffitt with Giveaway

Meet an outlaw who discovers his conscience in

Shelley Gray’s

A Texan’s Promise

Abingdon Press

The Story

Texas, 1874. Long ago, Scout Proffitt gave up on ever being a man of honor like his Civil War hero brother Clayton. But when Scout steps foot on the rundown remnants of the Circle C ranch, he wonders if maybe-just maybe-the Lord has something different intended for him.

Rosemarie has lived most of her life doubting her worth and shouldering the blame for her brother’s death. But when a stranger rides onto her ranch, claiming he owns it, she suddenly is given a choice: either keep looking at the dark side of life . . . or dare to dream.

Introducing Scout!

Brief physical description

My hero, Scout Proffit, is tall, and has dark hair and dark eyes.

He always wears black and is armed with two six-shooters. He’s a famous outlaw, so there’s a bit of mystery about him.

Resembles…

Scout looks kind of like a mean Blake Shelton! He’s rugged and handsome. He’s a great hero!

Strengths and weaknesses

Scout is the type of man to want in a gunfight, or when a decision needs to be made.

He would never be a person to stand off to the side. He also is far more sensitive than most people realize, and has a soft spot for a woman in trouble. His main weakness is that he doesn’t see himself as deserving of God’s love, or the love of his family. He’s sure he won’t live very long, and feels that is fitting.

Quirk (if any)

Scout is used to shooting first, getting to know someone later. He’s working on that, though.

Your inspiration for the character

I’ve always loved those old westerns, where a mysterious stranger appears in the distance. I wanted a hero who didn’t seem all that heroic at first glance. He’s one of my favorite characters ever.

Background to the story

Scout Proffitt is the ‘bad brother’ of the hero of the first book in the Heart of a Hero series. In the second book of the series, A Texan’s Honor, he’s a secondary character who decides to change his life. In this last book of the series, A Texan’s Choice, Scout arrives at a ranch he won in a poker game. The ranch is rundown and the family doesn’t know it has been gambled away. He ends up falling in love with the daughter of the family, Rosemarie Cousins, and making the choice to become a person he can be proud of.

Relz Reviewz Extras
Reviews of A Texan’s Choice and A Texan’s Honor
Visit Shelley’s website and blog
Buy A Texan’s Choice from Amazon or Koorong

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17 Responses to Character Spotlight ~ Shelley Gray’s Scout Proffitt with Giveaway

  1. I’m currently reading A Texan’s Honor. Oh my! Thanks for this!

    • Sandy A » Hope you enjoy it, Sandy. I haven’t read any of Shelley’s Amish stories but I’ve really loved her historicals. I can recommend the whole series. Thanks for commenting.

    • Sandy – me again! I foolishly forgot to add my contest form to my post! I’ve now added it – if you would like to enter for the chance to win a copy of A Texan’s Choice, please complete the form :)

      Sorry for the inconvenience!

      • Thanks, Rel, for letting me know that the contest is now included! I love your website! It has introduced me to so many new authors. Thanks for all that you do.

        • Thanks for your lovely words of encouragement, Sandy. I’m delighted you enjoy my blog. So, care to share one or two authors you have discovered here that you love?!

          • Oh, wow, that means I have to remember them by name! I’ve followed your blog for about 4 years now…that’s a lot of authors!

            I believe you introduced me to Ronie Kendig. Thanks doesn’t even begin to cover it for that introduction. Love her books!

            I won the giveaway for Pearl In The Sand by Tessa Afshar. Again, wow! I read her blog as well and have found that she is such a giving and wonderful lady.

            Hmm, let me think. I’m cheating and looking at your author interviews to see if any other names ring a bell. Here’s a partial list for you: Julie Cantrell, Cheryl McKay, Camy Tang, Candace Calvert, Irene Hannon, TL Higley, Richard Mabry, Mesu Andrews, Dennis Hunter, Jody Hedlund. Is that enough? Ha, ha. I know there are more, but I think that gives you a good idea.

            I imagine that it takes a lot of time and effort to have a successful website. You are not only putting together your own thoughts, but interviewing authors, spotlighting different publications, and highlighting new books coming out for publishing houses. That’s a lot of work. As a dedicated reader for over 20 years (thanks goes to my mother for allowing me to read the Love Comes Softly series at age 12), I greatly appreciate your hard work. Especially reading all these books! I can only imagine your TBR stack! :)

            Again, thank you!

          • Sandy A » Thank you, Sandy – what a blessing and encouragement your words are. Yes, the blog is time consuming and a labour of love but hearing that it has helped you discover new authors is just so rewarding for me – it is why I do what I do!

            We have a lot in common – I adore all those authors you mentioned. And Ronie…well, she is a gem and her books are fabulous! Glad you love them as much as I do. On top of that, my first Christian fiction book was Love Comes Softly, given to me by my grandma at around the age of 10 – LOL! Love it :)

            Thank you for taking the time to share with me your author discoveries and to so kindly encourage me – I appreciate you! xo

  2. I would really love to win this book. It really sounds like a good story. Thanks for the chance.
    Maxie ( mac262@me.com )

    • Hey Maxie – I foolishly forgot to add my contest form to my post! I’ve now added it – if you would like to enter for the chance to win a copy of A Texan’s Choice, please complete the form :)

      Sorry for the inconvenience!

  3. I read the first book in the series and I have the second. I would love you to read this one.

    • Hi Deborah – I foolishly forgot to add my contest form to my post! I’ve now added it – if you would like to enter for the chance to win a copy of A Texan’s Choice, please complete the form :)

      Sorry for the inconvenience!

  4. This sounds like book to add to my TBR pile.

    • Heidi – I foolishly forgot to add my contest form to my post! I’ve now added it – if you would like to enter for the chance to win a copy of A Texan’s Choice, please complete the form :)

      Sorry for the inconvenience!

  5. Sounds like a good read! I haven’t read the first two yet but I’ve got them on my kindle (got to love free kindle books!) and have been meaning to get started on them. I’d love to win a copy of this one!

    • Hey Liz – I foolishly forgot to add my contest form to my post! I’ve now added it – if you would like to enter for the chance to win a copy of A Texan’s Choice, please complete the form :)

      Sorry for the inconvenience!

  6. rel, did my entry go through? Maxie

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