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?
This was a thrilling tale of finding a path to forgiveness and healing for both of these characters, all set in the back drop of the wonderful wild west.
~ a reader on Goodreads
The Old West lives again in this inspirational romantic adventure … Silver and Jared set out on an unlikely journey chasing down clues, avoiding disaster, learning to trust one another, and discovering the nature of true love. Themes of forgiveness, justice and mercy dominate the story and add to the characters’ depth. Hatcher treats readers to a rich sensory experience—you can taste the desert dust and smell the smoke and stench of a crowded gambling hall. The setting is as much a character as the people…
~ Publishers Weekly
Hatcher’s latest novel will move the heart. Set in the Old West with a jilted bride and a toughened bounty hunter at its center, this story addresses trust and forgiveness. The clear, crisp prose shines through with the author’s beautiful description and poignant narrative. Silver and Jared are complex, well-rounded characters who resonated with readers. This story is one delightful read filled with tender, romantic moments.
~ RT Book Club, 4 1/2 Star Review
Winner of the Christy Award and ACFW’s Carol Award, Hatcher delivers another thought-provoking historical novel, sending her hero and heroine on a life-changing trek. The characters remind readers that finding forgiveness and healing are often a journey – literally and spiritually.
I’m a big fan of Robin Lee Hatcher’s books in every genre. (The Forgiving Hour was one of my favorite Christian contemporary novels when it released years ago.) The Heart’s Pursuit reminds me of Zane Grey westerns I used to love as a teenager: colorful characters, including heroic hero and beautiful, feisty heroine; evil villain; and gorgeous, vivid setting. This is a “road romance” of the best sort, where the reader—along with the main characters—never knows what’s around the next bend. The mystery is well done, reeled out in crafty increments. Kept me entertained for several days! Thoroughly enjoyed the ride!
~ Beth White, author of The Pelican Bride