Jared Newman is on a mission to find the man who murdered his parents and sister. He had no idea that in his pursuit he would cross paths with Silver Matlock. He'd first seen her in a wedding dress, humiliated, having been left at the altar. Silver, finding out he was a bounty hunter of sorts, hired him to find the man who had tarnished her reputation and stole the last of her father's money. And then she insisted on traveling with him! The two travel over mountains, through deserts, each bent on finding their own villains.
This is a great historical novel of the wild west. The characters are well developed and believable. I really liked Silver. She is a feisty gal determined to find the scoundrel who deceived her and broke her heart. Her father will lose his business and their home unless Silver can reclaim the lost money. Jared is a valiant and honorable man. He is stuck on revenge, however. He wants to find his family's murderer and see him hang. But the longer he is with Silver the more he rethinks his vengeful heart.
There is lots of action in this story. Jared and Silver have to travel through much hostile territory and face many dangers. There is also romance. As the two spend weeks together in dangerous travel, we find their hearts are turning toward each other too.
The story line of the two traveling together and experiencing all they do may seem a little unrealistic. But the novel is well written and I really enjoyed it.
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Robin Lee Hatcher is the best-selling author of seventy books. Her numerous awards include the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction, the RITA Award for Best Inspirational Romance, and the RWA Lifetime Achievement Award. Robin and her husband currently reside in Idaho. You can find out more about her and her books at http://www.robinleehatcher.com.
Zondervan, 320 pages. You can purchase a copy here.
I received a complimentary egalley of this novel through Litfuse for the purpose of an independent and honest review.