Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Heart of Gold by Robin Lee Hatcher

About the book:

Against Shannon's wishes, love stakes its claim in her heart. Will she discover treasure or treachery?

When Shannon Adair accompanies her minister father to the western gold rush town of Grand Coeur, she's certain she'll never be happy away from her beloved Virginia, even though the South is still gripped in civil war.

Wells Fargo driver Matthew Dubois isn't sure the lovely Shannon belongs in Idaho Territory either, but he is a desperate man. His widowed sister is dying and leaving her young son, Todd, in his care. Matthew wants to return to driving coach for the express company soon—so he'll have to find a wife to look after the boy when he's away.

Shannon is determined not to lose her heart to a man who is neither a Southerner nor a gentleman. But love stakes its claim. Now, will her heart survive learning the truth behind the courtship?

My Review:

I have read a handful of Robin Lee Hatcher's books over the years and they have never disappointed. I find they are great books when you are wanting a fun and simple story. They make great vacation books! I happened to read this one while in Atlanta for the a weekend getaway and ended up not getting as much sleep as I wanted because it kept up late turning pages (or clicking the button on my kindle!). I liked how this book takes place during the Civil War but instead of being in the North or South it was set in Idaho Territory. It gave a different perspective of who should win and why because there were people that really had no stakes for either side. I will have to say in the beginning of this book I really did not like Shannon Adair, she came off as judgmental and thought she was better than those around her. As the book unfolded she slowly grew up more and more and became a lot more likable. This book does center around the theme of going where God leads even though it is hard and also on the issue of not judging people who are different from you. I would recommend this 4 star book to anyone who likes a good fun historical romance.

*Note: I received this book from booksneeze.com in exchange for my honest review. Thank you booksneeze!

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