Thursday, December 6, 2012

Betrayal by Robin Lee Hatcher

From the publisher: "The latest historical romance from award-winning author Robin Lee Hatcher and the second book in the Where the Heart Lives series, Betrayal will take readers to the high desert of western Wyoming, through the crags of the Rocky Mountains, and into the hearts of two seekers learning to trust God's love no matter the circumstances.
It's the turn of the twentieth century and drifter Hugh Brennan is a man well acquainted with betrayal. Hugh finds himself drawn to the attractive widow, Julia, yet when he looks into her eyes, he recognizes the same hurt that haunts him.
Julia Grace has little reason to trust men, but she's going to have to trust someone if she's to keep her ranch from the clutches of her dead husband's half-brother. Is it possible God had a hand in bringing Hugh to her door?"

This is the second book in the "Where Your Heart Lives" series.  However, it will read well without having to read the other books.  However, the epilogue to this book gives away some details from the first book.  I decided to read "Belonging" the first book in the series before reading this one to review.  Both are worth your time to read.

I think I did enjoy this one, "Betrayal" even more so than "Belonging".  Hatcher does an incredible job of making the character's relationship with God natural throughout the book.  Not many authors have this ability and I was spiritually blessed to read the scripture that the characters would remember or read throughout the story.

The love story was sweet and endearing.  The characters had a depth that made the reader want to know more about them, and Hatcher revealed more about them as time passed. She did an excellent job of "show not tell" in her book.

The theme of renewal through the book was very touching.  I think that many readers will identify with having a past, or something in their past that they wish was not there--and then the freedom and joy of knowing that God can give them new life.

I would highly recommend this book to others, and I cannot wait to read the third book in this series!  I will also be checking out more of her books, since this is the first time I have read her works.

I received this book free for my honest review from

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