Book Review: Betrayal

It’s the turn of the twentieth century and drifter Hugh Brennan is a man well acquainted with betrayal.

AUTHOR: Robin Lee Hatcher

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Publisher: Zondervan

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.


5 Stars


This is such a sweet and lovely book. Probably my favorite of Hatcher’s thus far.

Hugh was such a gentle character. Tortured by his checkered past, by the injustice wrought to him, by the abandonment and betrayal of a family member. His faith was so earnest despite this, and his desire to do right and grow in his faith really added depth to his character arc.

Julia was great too. So hurt by her past and that absolutely atrocious, horrendous, mean, wretched husband of hers. I’m more than happy he died. What a nasty soul. The walls Julia has built hide a tender, hurting heart, and I enjoyed watching her grow through the book. She and Hugh are a perfect pair.

Peter and Rose were delightful as well. Peter’s attempts to grasp the fact that his daughter was in love definitely added a measure of humor, and he and Rose were the perfect compliment to this story.

The faith elements are beautiful. So smoothly woven in and natural to the plot. And the tie-in with A Heart of Gold wasn’t something I noticed the first three times reading this book.

Betrayal is a captivating and splendid story about two broken hearts learning to trust again. I highly recommend it.

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