Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Book Review - The Heart's Pursuit


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?

Best-selling novelist Robin Lee Hatcher is known for her heart-warming and emotionally charged stories of faith, courage, and love. The winner of the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction, the RITA Award for Best Inspirational Romance, two RT Career Achievement Awards, and the RWA Lifetime Achievement Award, Robin is the author of over sixty novels.

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This was an enjoyable, light read. I was able to read it in a very short time and it's a perfect summer/beach book.
Silver has been left at the alter, and not only that, her fiance stole all her family's money and they are now in peril of losing everything. Silver feels bad enough but her step-mother has made it abundantly clear (as she always does) how she has brought shame on the family and makes her feel bad.
Enter Jared, a bounty hunter, who has become a bounty hunter for very personal reasons. Silver decides to hire him to find her fiance in hopes of recovering the money and bringing him to justice. The twist is that she always insists on going along to help find him. Regardless of how her reputation has been tarnished, and this will further tarnish it, she feels compelled to do this.
I figured out the plot pretty quickly of how this would all tie together, but regardless, it was still an enjoyable book. I enjoyed the historical western theme of the book and the main characters were very likable and I found myself cheering them on. 
I am giving this book 4 out of 5 stars. I have read other Robin Hatcher books and felt they were a bit more complex, so from that point of view I was disappointed. However, that said, this book was still good and I would recommend it.
*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group

Blessings - Julie

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