I don’t know how it is that The Heart’s Pursuit by Robin Lee Hatcher is the first of her books I’ve read. There are just too many books to choose from, I guess. But this book was a lot of fun with a sweet surprise in the middle and an absolutely perfect ending. Hatcher’s note at the end of the book says this novel isn’t written in her usual style, but I’ll be watching for more of her books just the same.
The Heart’s Pursuit is the story of what happens when Silver Matlock gets herself left at the altar while her fiancé cleans out her father’s safe. Because the final mortgage payment on her father’s store is coming due, Silver considers herself responsible to get the money back to save her family. She hires a bounty hunter, then invites herself to go with him. The two end up going on an unpredictable cross-country chase.
Without giving anything away, I’ll just let you know that the group of people who found Silver in Virginia City were a beautiful touch to the story. I’d love it if Hatcher chose to write more about them!
Readers who enjoy American western romances with just a touch of faith and suspense will enjoy The Heart’s Pursuit. I thank Zondervan for sending a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for this review.