21 December 2012

Betrayal by Robin Lee Hatcher, Book review & Giveaway

The following is a review of BETRAYAL, Book 2 in the 'Where the Heart Lives' series by Robin Lee Hatcher and the opportunity win a copy of the book (as mentioned in yesterday's post).
Be sure to scroll down for rules about the giveaway (Book waiting on my desk for the winner!).

A heartfelt thank you to both ZONDERVAN and ROBIN LEE HATCHER for the opportunity to offer both novels as giveaways for this blessed Season!

Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN-13: 978-0310258094


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? 

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 you 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.

My thoughts:

After reading 'Belonging' I did not think Robin Lee Hatcher could top it but 'Betrayal' proved me wrong! Set in the high desert of Wyoming at the turn of the century this is an engaging Western written by a lovely lady who will pull at your heart strings with the story of a drifter named Hugh Brennan. 
As we discover in this second book of the 'Where The Heart Lives' Hugh is the young boy whose Irish Mum entrusted him with his sisters' welfare long ago in the tenements of Chicago. Placed on the Orphans train, Hugh however is separated from his siblings.

Life has not been kind to Hugh in the last 18 years and he has little possessions but his horse and his Bible. On his way to find Felicia whom he believes to reside now in Frenchman's Bluff, Idaho his horse turns lame. Hugh is no cowboy but when he meets the lovely Julia Grace and she offers him room and board whilst his horse recovers, he finds himself more than willing to pitch in ranch's life.

Julia is a young widow struggling to make a life for herself on Sage Run, her late husband's ranch. She is no stranger to tragedy yet her faith is strong. In Hugh she recognizes someone who has been betrayed in the past and wills herself to trust him. 
As new challenges arise Julia and Hugh team up learning that with God healing is possible after all!
Deftly written and with just the right amount of romance, this is a great follow up to Book 1 'Belonging' yet it can be read on its own. 
I hope you will enjoy reading this novel as much as I did!

5 Stars!

About the Author:

Robin Lee Hatcher is the bestselling author of over sixty-five books. Her well-drawn characters and heartwarming stories of faith, courage, and love have earned her both critical acclaim and the devotion of readers. Her numerous awards include the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction, two RITA Awards for Best Inspirational Romance, Romantic Times Career Achievement Awards for Americana Romance and for Inspirational Fiction, and the RWA Lifetime Achievement Award.
For more information visit her website (HERE)

And for those of you who enjoy finding more about the author's writings:

 Thanks Robin! Looking forward to the next novel in the series!

And now for the promised Giveaway Part 2! 'Betrayal' is waiting for you on my desk!
Just place a comment on this post and your name will be added to the drawing (winner chosen using True Random Number Generator). Voila!
Contest open to US and Canada only. Apologies!
Contest ends on 27 Decembre 2012 at midnight!
And remember to leave your email (i.e. 25christmas[at]yahoo[com]) for contact!

Thank you for entering and Blessings to all!

I received this book free from ZONDERVAN as part of their blogger review program.
I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC 16 CFR, Part 255 'Guides concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising. I was not asked to write a positive review and all opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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