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.
Awards & Recognitions
RITA® Award Finalist
Hatcher is a consistent ‘must read’ author. Her books are always engaging, and Betrayal is no different. The characters are very real, their trials and tribulations are easy to relate to and the setting is well researched. You’ll feel a warm, satisfying glow after turning the final page of this touching novel.”
— RT Book Club (A TOP PICK for November 2012)
A touching, poignant romance of love after loss and love as it should be, Betrayal explores not only what it means to forgive and be forgiven. But to forgive yourself, which is sometimes the hardest measure of grace to extend.
— Tamera Alexander, bestselling author of To Whisper Her Name and A Lasting Impression
Hugh Brennan is searching for his sisters and Julia Grace is struggling to save her ranch. Both have secrets and both have reasons not to trust anyone, but when a crime is committed, Hugh and Julia must figure out things together. Robin weaves an intriguing story of hope, redemption and love! I can’t wait to read book three.
— Five Star Books and More
Ms. Hatcher writes a gentle story. The violence is implied and hinted but never shared viscerally. She writes of two lost souls—Julia, the confirmed Christian since the age of ten who questions God’s will, and Hugh, the newly-minted Christian who accepts God’s promise and works to live up to it—who want to learn to trust again, and eventually do. Her characters, including the secondary ones, come across as real. Her dialogue sounds natural. Her prose is like riding at an easy canter over rolling hills.
— Silver James, RITA® Reader Challenge 2013