Thursday, November 14, 2013
BELOVED by Robin Lee Hatcher
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.
Loved the storyline, the characters, and the setting in this book. Can you imagine your believed to be dead husband showing up during your engagement dinner? I really liked the part of the story about Tyson being a changed man and proving it to her. It would be so easy to fall in love with a man like him. However, he is running for Senate and is in need of a wife by his side...hmmm... makes you wonder if he has really changed?
This is a cute story with such likeable characters. Hatcher is talented and brings a wonderful story of love and forgiveness. I highly recommened this to anyone loving historical fiction and romance.
I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Robin Lee Hatcher is the bestselling author of 70 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.