The Heart’s Pursuit by Robin Lee Hatcher Book Review

by adustyframe ~ May 29th, 2014


I have enjoyed Robin Lee Hatcher’s books for years so of course I said yes when offered the opportunity to review her newest book.

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 Mattlock 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?

My thoughts:

Robin does a good job creating believable characters and story lines. This story is about a bounty hunter (although Robin later states that term wasn’t in use at the time) and a jilted bride.

It didn’t take me very long to get into the story and want to keep reading. Jared wants to find the man who murdered his family. He hunts for criminals and the reward for their capture but he’s always looking first of all for the man who ruined his life.

Silver the jilted bride, hires him to find the man who stood her up at the alter because he also stole her family’s money. She  talks him into letting her go along to identify the thief and the story takes off from there.

Along the way several things occur that I didn’t see coming. I appreciate that in a novel. I don’t like books when I can figure out exactly how everything is going to play out.

If you like a clean romance, stories set in Western settings, and a bit of mystery, this may be the perfect summer read for you!
About the Author:


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.

To read other reviews of this book check out Litfuse’s page.

The Heart's Pursuit Robin Lee Hatcher
Robin Lee Hatcher‘s latest novel, The Heart’s Pursuit, is receiving critical praise: “The Old West lives again in this inspirational romantic adventure. . . . Themes of forgiveness, justice and mercy dominate the story and add to the characters’ depth. Hatcher treats readers to a rich sensory experience—you can taste the desert dust and smell the smoke and stench of a crowded gambling hall.” (Publishers Weekly)

Robin is celebrating the release of her novel by giving away a $200 “Romantic Weekend Getaway.”


One winner will receive:

  • A $200 Visa cash card (Get away for the weekend with that special someone!)
  • The Heart’s Pursuit by Robin Lee Hatcher

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on June 8th. Winner will be announced June 9th on Robin’s website.


Don’t miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to stop by Robin’s blog on June 8th to see if you won.


Disclaimer~I received a free copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity in order to provide a review. All opinions are my own.

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1 Thought Shared to The Heart’s Pursuit by Robin Lee Hatcher Book Review

  1. Robin in New Jersey

    I have never read anything by her. I will have to see if our library has any of her books.

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