Thursday, November 06, 2014

Robin Lee Hatcher's The Heart's Pursuit ~ Reviewed

Robin Lee Hatcher
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (May 13, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310259274

A jilted bride desperate to save her family from ruin.
A bounty hunter seeking vengeance for a ravaged past.
An arduous trek toward justice--or redemption.
Silver Matlock and Jared Newman know traveling together is a bad idea. Bad for Silver's already tarnished reputation in her small Colorado town. Bad for bounty hunter Jared's secret, single-minded mission for revenge. But Silver is determined to track down the rogue who left her at the altar and stole the last remnant of her father's fortune. And Jared's in a hurry to hunt down the murderer who destroyed his family--even if Silver is too distractingly beautiful for comfort.

The pair takes off over mountain and desert, past bleak homesteads and raw mining towns, hot on the trail of the two villains who took what wasn't theirs to take. Soon supplies dwindle, secrets emerge, and suspicion leave Silver and Jared at odds when they need each other most. To confront an enemy deadlier than desert rattlesnakes and rocky cliffs, Silver and Jared must learn to forgive and trust and face the question they haven't dared voice: What happens next?


The Heart’s Pursuit introduces us to Silver Matlock.  After being left at the alter by her fiancé, not only is she nursing a broken heart, but as it turns out, her father’s fortune is stolen the day of the wedding, no doubt by her fiancé, leaving the family in dire financial straits.  Silver feels it’s her responsibility to make things right, so she hires Jared Newman, a bounty hunter that was passing through town.  Reluctantly, he lets her travel with him.  What Silver doesn’t know is that Jared is also tracking the man that murdered his family.  She also doesn’t realize that his distraction with finding his families’ killer may keep him from helping her on her mission.  

I really enjoyed this book.  This is one of my favorite time periods to read about, the Old West.  My heart went out to poor Silver.  She didn’t think of herself as attractive, and when she finally found someone who she thought loved her, she was so happy.  And then he left her and stole her father’s money.  She was devastated.  Yet, she didn’t mope around about it.  She got up and did what she could to help her family.  It was also fun watching the relationship develop between Jared and Silver.  Excellent book!

Reviewed by: Sarah Meyers

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