I know this one’s been out for a few months now, but it was still new to me up until this last week. Maybe it’s still new for some of you? After winning The Heart’s Pursuit in a recent giveaway, I thought I’d go ahead and share my thoughts on the book here. Plus, I love Robin Lee Hatcher (Stay tuned for her upcoming interview! ) 😉
I’m sure many of you are already familiar with Robin’s books. If not, I hope that changes for you soon! 😉 With previous titles of hers at home on my bookshelves for years now and each read more than once, I was practically giddy when I discovered I’d won her latest book, The Heart’s Pursuit. I couldn’t wait to hop into the saddle along the trail with Silver and Jared.
This book was easy to read and entertaining from the get-go. It has everything a reader hopes for in a fun tale set in the wild west. The stage is set well, the characters are colorful and engaging, and surprising little twists keep the pages turning.
The romance is sweet, but subtle. Personally, I would have liked to watch their love bloom a little earlier in the story. It seemed a little too gradual for me, but that’s just me…. always eager to see lovebirds find their happily-ever-after. 😉
There were a few moments where I wished the story had delved a bit deeper into the scene, conversation, or emotion. I felt like I was only scratching the surface of the experience instead of reading the depth, but overall I still enjoyed the book. The story held a good pace and wrapped up to a satisfying end.
The wild west is truly a place in fiction – and in reality – I doubt I’ll ever grow weary of visiting. Read this story and enjoy the journey for yourself.
This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to Karen Witemeyer for the giveaway.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
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?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Best-selling novelist Robin Lee Hatcher is known for her heartwarming and emotionally charged stories of faith, courage, and love. 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 her website: http://www.robinleehatcher.com/.