Book Review: The Heart’s Pursuit by Robin Lee Hatcher

18965690Title: The Heart’s Pursuit

Author: Robin Lee Hatcher

Genre: Historical Romance, Western

Publication Date: May 13, 2014

About the Book

(from Goodreads)

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 Matlock 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 Review

This is my kind of romance! I enjoy historical fiction and this is not only full of the Old West but there’s more action than romance. What romance there is, is clean. 

Robin Lee Hatcher’s writing flows well and is very easy to read. I read this book in one day and I’m not the fastest reader. 

I liked the main characters. Jared is a bounty hunter who views himself as a bad person but it’s obvious to Silver pretty quickly that he’s a good guy. Silver is a headstrong young lady who would fit better into today’s world but it a good match for Jared. My favorite character was Dean, a boy they picked up along the way while trying to find the man who stole her family’s money. He’s a brave boy and Silver couldn’t help but fall in love with him.

I definitely recommend this book, especially if you enjoy a clean historical romance.


About the Author

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Robin Lee Hatcher discovered her vocation as a novelist after many years of reading everything she could put her hands on, including the backs of cereal boxes and ketchup bottles. Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from both American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writer of America and the winner of the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction, the RITA Award for Best Inspirational Romance, and numerous other awards and recognitions, Robin is the author of over 70 novels/novellas. Her books have been translated into Dutch, French, and Chinese (to name a few).

Robin enjoys being with her family, spending time in the beautiful Idaho outdoors, reading books that make her cry, and watching romantic movies. She and her husband make their home outside of Boise, sharing it with Poppet the high-maintenance Papillon and Pinky the feline terror. Join her on her Facebook Page ( and/or Twitter and/or her website & blog.