A Book Well Worth The Read
The Heart's Pursuit, by Robin Lee Thatcher
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!
June 10, 2014
Bounty Hunter, Vengeance, Healing and Romance
Robin Lee Hatcher in her new book, Ã¢ÂÂThe HeartÃ¢ÂÂs PursuitÃ¢ÂÂ 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 justiceÃ¢ÂÂor redemption.
Silver Matlock and Jared Newman know traveling together is a bad idea. Bad for SilverÃ¢ÂÂs already tarnished reputation in her small Colorado town. Bad for bounty hunter JaredÃ¢ÂÂs 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 fatherÃ¢ÂÂs fortune. And JaredÃ¢ÂÂs in a hurry to hunt down the murderer who destroyed his familyÃ¢ÂÂeven 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 wasnÃ¢ÂÂt 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 havenÃ¢ÂÂt 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 CommissionÃ¢ÂÂs 16 CFR, Part 255: Ã¢ÂÂGuides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.Ã¢ÂÂ
June 7, 2014
A fantastic story!
Robin Lee Hatcher is a fantastic author. This book is no exception. In her note to readers, she says that this book is out of the norm for her. Since I've only read one other book by Robin, I wouldn't have known that. The story is written masterfully. It flows well. The descriptions of the characters, the towns, the adventure and message was wonderfully crafted into a story that kept me turning the pages, eager to find out what would happen in the end.
The characters were well developed. Silver Matlock was a woman ahead of her time. She was strong, independent, opinionated, and stubborn. She was not your typical "simpering miss." Her fault was not trusting or believing in herself, because her entire life she hasn't been made to feel like she was enough. Jared Newman is a man bent on revenge. He's based his entire adult life on tracking down the man who brutally beat and killed his sister and family. Though he thought he left his old self behind, traces of his former upbringing start to show when he meets Silver. Their romance is sweet and wonderfully written.
The message for both characters is learning to trust God with everything, instead of taking matters into your own hands. How often do we mess things up because we don't put our faith in the One who knows all, sees all, and cares for us? "Revenge is mine, saith the Lord."
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this story and will definitely read more books by this talented author!
**I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook blogging program in exchange for my honest review, which I have given.**
June 5, 2014
There really hasn't been anything that I've read from Robin that I haven't liked! The Heart's Pursuit definitely continues that! I love how Robin writes! She doesn't bog the story down with details and she gets her characters moving. I especially love her new style in this book!!! The beginning is awesome grabbing you right from the get go! As these two travel she doesn't put in every single moment or ever single day; she gives important scenes and keeps them moving and the plot flowing with twist after twist! I LOVE Silver, she is a fantastic character and I really relate with her in some areas, but not in others. Not a completely pampered miss, she can hold her own on a horse and with a gun! She's not always a damsel in distress which I loved and her grit and determination are admirable! The chase is on as thieves and killers try to out run justice, but is it truly justice that Silver and Jared seek? This is one of my favorites from Robin, if not my favorite, of everything I've read from her so far! ;) With suspense and a great mystery within the hunt I highly recommend this read!!!
Songs: "Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)" by Chris Tomlin, "I Still Believe (Stay Album Version)" by Jeremy Camp, "Remain [Clean]" by Royal Tailor, and "God Gave Me You" by Blake Shelton
Songs etc. May be changed and/or added in the future. ~ASC
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*I requested and received this book as a member or Litfuse for the purpose of reviewing it. This in now way affected my opinion and the above are my true thoughts and feelings about The Hearts Pursuit. ~ASC
June 4, 2014