The Heart’s Pursuit, by Robin Lee Hatcher, is a heartwarming novel. It is filled with engaging characters and set in the old west. She combines attention to detail regarding the historical setting with just enough historical fact to make the reader feel as if he were there watching it all happen.
Silver Matlock, having been left at the altar, discovers that her would-be groom has stolen not only her pride, but also her family’s money. So she hires Jared Newman, a bounty hunter, to find him and save her family from ruin. They set off together on the mission, risking her reputation. Jared finds a lead on the man he has really been hunting for years, the man who killed his sister, and sets off after him, allowing Silver to think they are trailing her ex-fiancé and his accomplice. Little do they know that the pair are guilty of both crimes.
I enjoyed reading this book. As usual, Robin Lee Hatcher paints a wonderful story with her words, drawing the reader in and holding attention until the very end. The characters issues were certainly ones that many can relate to, Silver’s inability to fit into society’s mold and Jared’s pent up anger leading him down the wrong path.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical fiction set in the old west.
I received this book free from the publisher and was not required to write a positive review.