Enjoyed the journey but expected more: Review of The Heart’s Pursuit by Robin Lee Hatcher

heart's pursuitIn all my years of reading Christian fiction, this is the first book I’ve picked up by Robin Lee Hatcher. I’ve heard good things about her stories, and The Heart’s Pursuit offered a compelling premise: a jilted bride, a bounty hunter bent on revenge, and travel through the barren Western states in the late 1800s. (Disclaimer: I received a free ecopy of the book from the publisher through the Booklook Bloggers program.)

And it certainly had its moments. Silver Matlock and Jared Newman find themselves in plenty of scrapes and have their work cut out for them battling their personal demons and their growing affection for each other.

I enjoyed the story for the most part. It didn’t “wow” me, although that’s certainly not a requirement for novels. But the characters were strong and believable and the conflict was enough to keep me turning the pages.

And reading The Heart’s Pursuit hasn’t deterred me from trying another of Hatcher’s stories. If you like Western romance with a spunky heroine and a tortured hero, this is a book for you.

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