I’ve read several books by Robin Lee Hatcher and always enjoyed them, so I was excited to review the most recent addition to her Where the Heart Lives Series.
Betrayal (Book 2)
Julia Grace has been through a lot in her short years, suffering circumstances and loss that would dampen the spirit of a weaker woman. Julia has been through hardship to come out on the other side victorious and empowered. All she needs is her Wyoming ranch, and she’ll be fine. But when her dead husband’s half-brother threatens even that, Julia must find a way to save it.
Hugh Brennan has strong reasons not to trust anyone. His life has been lonely and filled with betrayal, leading him to a life of solitude. But something about Julia makes him long for family and companionship.
I’m a sucker for a story of healing the wounded, and that’s just what Betrayal is. Both main characters come from a past of loss and betrayal, and must work through those past disappointments and circumstances to trust each other, and find God’s love in the midst of the pain. I have to admit that I liked the first book of the series (Belonging), more than this one, but it was still enjoyable. The conflict in the story left me wanting a bit more, it seemed too “easy” at times, considering the pain and betrayal both characters had in their past. However, it was a sweet story, and a satisfying read.
Although this is the second book of a series, it is a stand-alone novel, and you can read it without reading the first one.
The back of the book leaves readers with a hook for Book 3, Beloved. The first line of the excerpt: “To say the least, it was inconsiderate of Diana’s almost-dead husband to show up at her engagement party.” Wow. Can’t wait to read that one! But, I’m going to have to, as it doesn’t release until June 2013! Either way, I’m looking forward to the conclusion to this series!
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Zondervan so that I could read it and offer up my opinion. I was not required or encouraged to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.
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