Book Review: Betrayal by Robin Lee Hatcher

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.

I don’t usually read romance novels, but I signed up to review this book from Zondervan that came out at the end of 2012.  I get the book for free, and they get an honest review!  Good deal!

I was able to finish it this past week, and I really enjoyed it!  This story is a clean, well-told story of healing, forgiveness and grace.  Julia Grace and Hugh Brennan were both given mothers whose sole desire was to raise their children to have good lives, to have a chance for something better.  Their mothers directed them both into situations they thought would benefit their children, only to have heartache result – Julia from an abusive marriage to a man she hardly knew and Hugh from his father who sought his own gain at the expense of his son.

Julia and Hugh find each other and find true love, though both are convinced at first they do not deserve it and cannot possibly have it in their lives.  Time proves them wrong, and the ending is a happy one, timed perfectly.

This was a truly refreshing read in an otherwise very busy time of year!

Here’s a link to the book from Zondervan – Betrayal by Robin Lee Hatcher.

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