Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Sunday, June 8, 2014

The Heart's Pursuit Book Review

SUMMARY:  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 suspicions arise, putting 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 questions they haven't dared voice:  What happens next?

REVIEW:  This book was different than most historical romance books I've read.  Silver's determination to find her former fiance and return her father's money is one to be admired.  She doesn't think about herself or her reputation but only her father.  She sticks with Jared, never complaining even when things are looking bad.  I like how she encourages Jared to take an orphan, Dean, left behind when the two men they are chasing kill his parents, even though they are low on supplies.  Also wondering "what happens next?" towards the end of the novel, the ending was refreshing.  An enjoyable ending to a surprising book.

This book was provided by Litfuse Publicity Group for review without compensation.

Robin Lee Hatcher is the bestselling author of seventy books.  Her numerous awards include the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction, the RITA Award for Best Inspirational Romance, and the RWA Lifetime Achievement Award.  Robin and her husband currently reside in Idaho.  For more information, visit

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