Monday, 2 June 2014

Review - The Heart's Pursuit

The Heart's Pursuit
by Robin Lee Hatcher
Publisher: Zondervan
Pub. Date: May 13, 2014
ISBN: 978-0310259275
Pages: 320
Buy Link: Paperback
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One of the biggest names in Christian fiction is Robin Lee Hatcher, an award-winning author with over 70 works in print and over five-million copies sold. So, it's a no-brainer why I had signed up to review her newest novel, The Heart's Pursuit. One of my favorite genre is romantic westerns, which is a little odd coming from a male reader, but ever since I read Love Come Softly by Janette Oke, I fell in love the genre.

The Heart's Pursuit is set in 1873 and centers on Silver Matlock, a young bride-to-be who was left at the alter. Her groom-to-be took off in a hurry, along with the money that belonged to her father. Wanting revenge, Silver sets out to catch the scoundrels.

While on her trail for vengeance, she runs across rugged Jared Newman, a bounty hunter who is seeking his own revenge on his family's murderer. The two team up, traveling together over a mountain, through a desert and through a rough mining town. The journey to catch the two bad guys that ruined their lives may be dangerous, but together they just might make it through it.

Of course this is a love story, so there is a instant spark between Silver and Jared; one that will forever change their destinies.

While the plot of the book sounds like a Hallmark western, Robin Lee Cook's great prose helps the story avoid all the typical cliches that are found in many western romances. Yes, there is a lot of drama throughout the book, but with rich characters and an intriguing plot, I quickly devoured all 320 pages in one sitting. Overall, The Heart's Pursuit is a well-written romantic western and one of Robin's best novels.

*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

The Heart's Pursuit Robin Lee Hatcher

About the Author:

Best-selling novelist Robin Lee Hatcher is known for her heartwarming and emotionally charged stories of faith, courage and love. She discovered her vocation after many years of reading everything she could put her hands on, including the backs of cereal boxes and ketchup bottles. Winner of the Christy, the RITA, the Carol, the Inspirational Reader’s Choice and many other awards, Hatcher is also a recipient of the prestigious RWA Lifetime Achievement Award. She is the author of 70 novels and novellas with more than five million copies in print.

Hatcher enjoys being with her family, spending time in the beautiful Idaho outdoors, reading books that make her cry and watching romantic movies. Her main hobby (when time allows) is knitting, and she has a special love for making prayer shawls. A mother and grandmother, Robin and her husband, Jerry, make their home on the outskirts of Boise, sharing it with Poppet, the high-maintenance Papillon, and Princess Pinky, the DC (demon cat).

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