Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Heart's Pursuit By Robin Lee Hatcher Book Review

The Heart's Pursuit

Review Written By Madi
Book Title: The Heart's Pursuit
Author: Robin Lee Hatcher
Source/Sponsor: Litfuse Publicity Group
Genre: Christian Fiction
Number Of Pages: 310
ISBN: 978-0-310-25927-5
Publisher: Zondervan
Year Of Publication: 2014
My Rating: Four Out Of Five Stars

Book Description
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?

Book Review
I love this author, and I love this book. Robin Lee Hatcher is a very consistent writer. A lot of times some of my "favorite" authors will write a really good book and then follow it up with a not-so-good book. That's what I like about Hatcher. I know that if she writes it that I'm gonna want to read it and that when I do read it that I'm gonna enjoy it. I've read more of her books than I can count, and I hope to read many more. When I first discovered that Hatcher was writing a Western novel, I'm not gonna lie, I was pretty darn excited. I love Western/Southern books, especially historical novels (It's a Texas thing). So when my must-read author decided to write a book in a must-read genre, my inner fangirl came out. My favorite character was Jared. I like the rugged cowboy type, and he most certainly is that. He reminds me of someone that I know. Country, rough around the edges, but a big sweetheart on the inside. I also loved Silver's character. I like reading about women that have some grit. When women characters are weak and dainty, to me it's hard to read because it's boring and unrealistic. I mean, it's possible to be feminine and still have a backbone. The characters don't always have to be riding on horseback through difficult terrain and eating hard tack like Silver, but when I read books about women that let people walk all over them (like in a lot of historical novels) it makes me nauseous. That's another thing that I like about Robin Lee Hatcher's writings, she always has strong characters that are driven with a purpose. The only complaint that I have about this book is that there were a few times where the plot became a bit predictable. For instance, as soon as Carlton's name was mentioned I figured out exactly who he was and what he was doing. But the story is more about the journey to find Carlton, not discovering his identity, so it's not that big of a deal. I highly recommend this book!
~Madi For The Literary Maidens
Note: I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book by The Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not further compensated to review this product, and all thoughts and sentiments expressed above are completely my own and unbiased.














1 comment:

  1. Hi! I recently read this one and I totally agree with everything you said. Robin always writes strong characters. Love, love, love western books too! I really love you guys' blog and the books you read. Great review!


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