"Can't any of us undo our past." ~The Heart's Pursuit by Robin Lee Hatcher
When a jilted bride hires a bounty hunter to help her track down her thieving former fiance, trouble's bound to be hot on their heels. What she doesn't know is that the bounty hunter has some unfinished business that could upstage her plans. Will their adventures turn into a clash of wills?
The Heart's Pursuit might be my first Robin Lee Hatcher book, but it most definitely will not be my last. She has a fresh, entertaining writer's voice, and the details of the story were shared in a way that kept the pace quick, which I really appreciate. And her characters! They could have stepped from the pages of a history book, they seemed so realistic. Flawed people seeking a better life... and finding joy through the trials they face... What a beautiful reflection of reality.
I started out feeling sorry for Silver, for more reasons than one, then admired her for her fearlessness to go after what belonged to her family at all cost. Jared's reason for becoming a bounty hunter was heart wrenching and I liked how he allowed Silver to travel with him, he felt he didn't have a choice, even though he knew he shouldn't. Robin kept me on the edge of my seat at times, sometimes I found myself thinking she shouldn't to do that, she has to do something, he told her not to, DARN, I can't tell you if she did or not, you'll have to read the book! The book moves right along even though there wasn't much talkig to each other except for one giving orders and the other taking orders, or does she?
Silver want's revenge on the man who jilted her, but to get that she must join forces with Jared Newman. They don't trust each other, but they'll have to work together if they want to get things done!
This book was literally addictive and I had to keep reading! The action and overall story line was amazing that I read it in one day and then reread my favorite parts! Silver was a very fascinating character, and though I found it a little predicable, it was a fun read. I didn't know what was going to happen toward the end, and found it very satisfying.
I haven't read a western themed book in awhile so this was a good change - a really good and inspiring romance novel!
I always look forward to any book that is by Robin Lee Hatcher. She tells such wonderful stories and I know that I won't be disappointed by them. I liked this side of her writing, though it wasn't her typical style (and she admits that). She did a wonderful job capturing my attention and getting me excited about her book.
I really like the cover of this book. It's beautifully done and I think it easily shows what the book is about and the type of book. The font on the title of the book is perfect for the cover, too. Well done!
I was a little surprised at the amount of action that was in this book. It has romance, but it also has many exciting scenes of suspense and action. It's probably not considered much to those who like to read a lot of action novels, but for me, this was just the right amount that I could handle!
Silver is one of those people that I think many want to be. She's not your typical woman and I think that's why I like her so much. She never acts helpless, but isn't afraid to fight for justice. I liked imagining her on her horse and in control.... or at least acting like it! She has to learn to do some trusting along the way, though.
I am looking forward to the next book in the Christian Romance series.
I received this book free from Zondervan Publishers and Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for my honest opinion of this book.
Robin Lee Hatcher in her new book, "The Heart's Pursuit" published by Zondervan brings us into the lives of Silver Matlock and Jared Newman.
From the Back Cover: 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?
Robin Lee Hatcher never fails to deliver a great story that we know in advance that when we sit down to read it we are just going to enjoy ourselves immensely. Both Silver and Jared want vengeance for different reasons from the same man and, together, they are tracking this man across the West. Both of them are emotionally wounded individuals who are filled with hurt and anger and they are going to have to come to terms with this before God so that He can heal them and they can have a healthy future. It is getting to that point that puts all the fun and excitement in the story. A jilted bride, a bounty hunter, danger, mysteries, and surprises are just some of the ingredients that Ms. Hatcher has incorporated into this book. On top of everything there is a romance. Ms. Hatcher has given us characters that are marvelous, meticulously crafted, and each one literally breathes on the pages. Robin Lee Hatcher has written a well done novel that I liked a lot. I hope there will be a sequel.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."