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Number of Pages: 352
Publication Date: 2012
|Dimensions: 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 (inches)|
Series: Where The Heart Lives
Its the turn of the twentieth century and drifter Hugh Brennan is a man well acquainted with betrayal. Hugh finds himself drawn to the attractive widow, Julia, yet when he looks into her eyes, he recognizes the same hurt that haunts him.
Julia Grace has little reason to trust men, but shes going to have to trust someone if shes to keep her ranch from the clutches of her dead husbands half-brother. Is it possible God had a hand in bringing Hugh to her door?
The latest historical romance from award-winning author Robin Lee Hatcher and the second book in the Where the Heart Lives series, Betrayal will take you to the high desert of western Wyoming, through the crags of the Rocky Mountains, and into the hearts of two seekers learning to trust Gods love no matter the circumstances.
Bestselling novelist Robin Lee Hatcher is known for her heartwarming and emotionally charged stories of faith, courage, and love. The recipient of Lifetime Achievement Awards from both RWA and ACFW and winner of the Christy, RITA, and numerous other awards, Robin has authored over 75 books. She and her husband make their home in Idaho where she enjoys spending time with her family, her high-maintenance Papillon, Poppet, and Princess Pinky, the DC (demon cat). For more information, visit www.robinleehatcher.com, Facebook: robinleehatcher, Twitter: @robinleehatcher
susanmsjOdessa, TXAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great storyMay 5, 2014susanmsjOdessa, TXAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Betrayal is the second book in the Where the Heart Lives trilogy about the Brennan siblings. I really liked reading Hugh's story. Ms. Hatcher did a great job with the characters of Hugh a Julia. I loved the way Hugh and Julia each had to overcome their sense of unworthiness to be able to accept love. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it.
ShermaMississauga, CanadaAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5BetrayalNovember 13, 2013ShermaMississauga, CanadaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This second book in where the heart lives series was even better than the first. I quite literally did not want to put it down. What a beautiful story of love and learning to open up and trust again after tremendous pain. Ms. Hatcher does a wonderful job taking us through Hugh and Julia's journey of recovery. I most definitely am a die hard fan after two books. Can't wait to read Diana's story.
Digging4PearlsShippensburg, PAAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Betrayal in WyomingJuly 24, 2013Digging4PearlsShippensburg, PAAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Julia Grace is determined to stay on her Wyoming ranch after her abusive husband dies and carve out a living for herself.
Hugh Brennan made a promise to his mother to find his two sisters. He's on the way to fulfill this promise when his horse comes up lame and needs time to rest and heal. He seeks temporary employment from the attractive widow.
Julia and Hugh carry feelings of betrayal with the things they have had to deal with in their pasts. Can two hearts filled with regrets, pain, and sorrow find a hope and a future together?
This book provided free for review by Zondervan.
Barbara HKnoxville, TNAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5May 8, 2013Barbara HKnoxville, TNAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4Betrayal by Robin Lee Hatcher is the second in her Where the Heart Lives series about three orphans who were separated and try to find each other as adults. Each book focuses on one of the siblings: the first book in the series, Belonging, featured older sister Felicia.
In Betrayal older brother Hugh Brennan has just been released from prison where he had served as a result of his father's betrayal. He has heard that Felicia is in Idaho and sets out to find her, but then his horse is injured and he has to stop for a while. He comes across the ranch of Julia Grace who, though wary, offers him food, a place to stay, and a few days work while his horse heals. Hugh, of course keeps his background as private as possible.
Julia has secrets of her own. She was plunged into a marriage of convenience to escape a lifetime of shame, but her husband abused and belittled her. He has passed away, and her one security is the ranch he left her, which she steadfastly refuses to sell to her husband's brother.
Can these two wounded souls ever come to trust each other with their futures as well as the secrets of their pasts?
I enjoyed the story and the journey Robin led Hugh and Julia through and the things they learned along the way about trust and true security.
FayeAge: 18-24Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Get your lasso!May 6, 2013FayeAge: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A western romance of redemption and forgiveness.
Hugh has just been released from prison, and on the way to try and find his long lost sister, his horse goes lame in Wyoming so he offers to work for a lovely widow who needs help on her ranch.
Strange things are happening at Julia's ranch, pasture gates being openned and mysteriously rising taxes.
Will Julia be able to trust Hugh despite his checkered past, in order to save her ranch?
I absolutely loved this story, there was great interactions between the characters and I really liked how they grew and learned that the past isn't who you are. Ms. Hatcher kept me riveted to the pages by revealing things a tidbit at a time, keeping me hungry and intrigues by the mystery of it.
There were some great twists, and turns. I felt like the characters really grew in so many ways, but especially in their faith.
Overall, for me this book had it all, a romance with mystery, great faith, cowboys, and the lovely state of Wyoming! This was a book that I sincerely, thoroughly enjoyed and would highly recommend. While it is the second in a series, it is very easy to read as a stand alone. A wonderful book from Ms. Hatcher!
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!