The Heart's PursuitRobin Lee Hatcher
A Colorado beauty abandoned at the altar. A rugged bounty hunter haunted by his past. In this dramatic historical novel by best-selling author Robin Lee Hatcher, two wounded hearts join forces in a pursuit across the Old West. Silver Matlock is a Colorado beauty in search of... Read More
A Colorado beauty abandoned at the altar. A rugged bounty hunter haunted by his past. In this dramatic historical novel by best-selling author Robin Lee Hatcher, two wounded hearts join forces in a pursuit across the Old West.
Silver Matlock is a Colorado beauty in search of revenge against the man who stranded her at the altar and fled with the remnant of her family's fortune. She is determined to find the man who betrayed her trust.
Jared Newman, rugged as the West itself, is relentless in his pursuit of lawless men but unable to escape his own tragic past. Hardened by his life as a bounty hunter, he must learn to forgive before he loses his soul.
Joining forces, the two set out in search of Silver's betrayer. The handsome but embittered Jared finds himself powerfully drawn to the beautiful woman whose drive for justice equals his own. But lack of honesty keeps Silver and Jared from fully trusting each other, even as a shocking revelation intensifies their pursuit of the cunning and deadly quarry.
"Hatcher delivers another thought-provoking historical novel." CBA Retailers + Resources"
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: May 13, 2014
- UPC: 9780310259275
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 307
- Publish Date: May 13, 2014
- Language: English
- BISAC: "FIC042040"
- ISBN: 0310259274
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- Hatcher does not disappoint in this good read by Vera on 6/7/2014
This is a book you can pick up and have a relaxed read and yet still get that touch of sweet romance, bad guy and good guy adventure, rough travel over the desert and country side in search of the bad guys. You get to see a person's faith lived out in resisting temptation.
There is rescue of those in danger and a good twist in character revelation at the end. It interests me how a young female character of bygone days puts her trust and life completely in the hands of a stranger who she has engaged in order to find the man who jilted her on her wedding day and who stole all her father's money. She has to learn how to cook - she can't even make coffee - while on the trail in this adventure. She camps on the hard ground, endures cold and rain. Robin Lee Hatcher did not disappoint in authoring this good read.
- Robin Lee Hatcher Never Disappoints! by Wanda Barefoot on 5/18/2014
"God must grow quite weary trying to fix me." -Silver
Silver Matlock never could seem to do anything right. She had thoughts, dreams and ideas in her head that women just weren't supposed to have and men didn't always accept. When Ben Cassidy asked her to marry him she thought her life was finally turning around--until he left her at the altar and cleaned out her father's safe. Now her parents were going to lose their home and their business unless she found Ben and the money and jewelry he stole and who better to find a thief than a real-life bounty hunter? On her mad dash down Main Street in her wedding dress, Silver sees Jared Newman bringing in a prisoner and later realizes he's the man for the job. Will he help her restore what was lost?
Jared Newman has been tracking a killer for seven years. After his parents and his sister Katrina were brutally murdered he vowed to track down the man responsible if it took the rest of his life. With only one clue to the man's identity it's been a long, hard battle to bring him to justice but he's not about to give up. With his funds low he agrees to track down a thief for a gray-eyed beauty named Silver Matlock for a smidgen of his usual fee. That was the first clue he was getting soft. Clue number two was agreeing to let her accompany him on the journey to track down a criminal. When a misunderstanding sends them on their separate ways will they find their way back to each other and the love they both feel growing between them?
"Time isn't always what makes two people draw close to each other. Sometimes the heart understands far more than the mind, and much sooner too." -Whitney
I loved Silver Matlock. From her gray-eyed gaze to her bravery and gumption she was the perfect heroine as far as I am concerned. She had determination and grit and through her entire journey she set aside her fears to bring security and peace back to those she loved. The very first scene where we meet Silver is what first made me fall in love with the book. Silver is running up the street in her wedding dress and rips the veil from her head and casts it to the wind with her hair flying behind her. It brought to mind one of my all-time favorite movies, Runaway Bride, with Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. I could see this scene unfolding so vividly and it just made me smile. Silver had a very pronounced problem seeing her self-worth. She never felt like she was good enough or pretty enough or just plain wanted. I can relate to her character and I'm sure lots of other women can as well.
Jared was such a wounded man. He was wounded in spirit and tired in body. He had put every ounce of energy in searching for a nameless, faceless killer so he could exact revenge and bring justice to his murdered family. He didn't think he was capable of loving someone the way they deserved and had come to believe that being a bounty hunter was forever in his blood. It was great to see his heart open little by little to let others in. He also had to learn to trust God all over again because somewhere along the way he had stopped. He was a tough, yet tender, bounty hunter that was slowly finding his way to a future he thought was forever out of his reach.
She's trying to reclaim her future while he's trying to avenge his past and the end result is a superior work of fiction that will make you fall in love with an outspoken beauty, a justice seeking cowboy and the rugged but beautiful landscape of Colorado. I have been a fan of Robin Lee Hatcher's since the early days of her career. I loved her then and I love her now. The Heart's Pursuit is the perfect example of what I love so much about her writing. It's entertaining and sometimes heartbreaking but it's perfection from the first page to the last. You can't go wrong with this book and, if you're not a fan already, you soon will be. I very highly recommend this book to lovers of historical romances or anyone that just loves a great story!
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review and there was no compensation received.