My Rating: 3 stars
Description: 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.
Usually I would give Hatcher's books four stars. This time I just could not do that.
always, Hatcher writes a story with believable characters and honest
hurts. However, this book did not have much a climax. I kept waiting for
something to happen, for someone to be shot or thrown in jail. Nothing.
The hero is accused of a crime but then does not even spend a night in
jail. When I got to the end, I could not believe it was done because
nothing really happened.
I really liked the first book in the
trilogy and I will definitely be reading the next. I just wish this one
had lived up to my expectations.
Sister Says: This
was the first book I read from this author. I know it is the second one
of the series but I really only read it because my older sister asked
me to. I don't really know why, but she wanted me to read it and write a
I'm actually really glad my sister asked me to because I
really liked this book. The characters situations were really
interesting in how they were put to use at the end of the story. It
really teaches you to share your past hurts and secrets with the people
you love so dearly, and that you need to believe that they will accept
and love you back anyway. And that no matter what happens God will
always be there for you when others aren't.
The only thing I did
not like about this book was that I think the writing was a little
choppy, and that it switched to much between Hugh and Julia's thoughts.
Other than that it was a good and fast read. I finished it in one day:)
Hope you all like it too.