Friday, November 8, 2013

Review of Beloved - Where the Heart Lives 3 & iPad Mini Giveaway from Robin Lee Hatcher!

About the book: Diana is ready to begin a new chapter in her life-until the husband she believed dead reappears at her engagement party.

Diana Brennan came west on the orphan train and was given a home with a loving couple who cherished and spoiled her. At 17, she fell hard for Tyson Applegate, the son of a wealthy mine owner. After a whirlwind courtship and marriage, Tyson took off for adventures around the world, including fighting with the Rough Riders in Cuba. Receiving no word from him in years, Diana's infatuation with her dashing husband died an ugly death, and she is ready to move past the old pain and marry again, just as soon as Tyson is declared legally dead.

But when Tyson returns, claiming to be a changed man, he wants to reunite with his wife and run for the senate. While Diana suspects the election is his real reason for wanting her by his side, she agrees to maintain his home and to campaign with him, but when it is over, win or lose, she wants her freedom.

He agrees with one condition---she must give him a chance to change her mind about him.

My review: I really enjoyed this story about second chances.  I liked the way the story jumped from showing what happened earlier in their marriage and what they experienced through the years separately to the changed man Tyson became and all he did to win back his wife.  I could understand Diana's reluctance to trust him, but felt frustrated sometimes with some of her choices.  I liked the in-laws and especially Ned, a young boy they take in, along with a couple of stray animals.  I'm not crazy about politics, but the story didn't go too much into it.  I liked the romance.  This book works well as a stand-alone, but I definitely want to read the first two.  I really like the focus on forgiveness, second chances, and how much God can change a person.  Check it out if you like historical romance!

I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review.

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Meet the author: Robin is the author of 65+ novels and novellas. Her home is in Idaho, where she spends her time writing stories of faith, courage, and love; pondering the things of God; and loving her family and friends.

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Robin Lee Hatcher is celebrating the release of her latest novel, Belovedwith an iPad Mini giveaway! 
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  • Beloved by Robin Lee Hatcher
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