Wednesday, November 6, 2013


by Robin Lee Hatcher
Thomas Nelson Publishers

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 of him for seven 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 her husband returns, supposedly 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 have not read the first two books in the series, but this novel was easy to get into, and effortless to get lost in. The premise is funny to start with: Diana thinks her husband is dead (after seven years, what is she supposed to think?!) and when Tyson shows up, it throws a wrench in her well-laid plans. Diana was definitely my favorite character, and while Tyson is fun, he really irritated me at times. But that can be any man - real or literary! 

Other than the fact I wasn't crazy about Tyson, I really enjoyed that Hatcher doesn't get overly long-winded with the supporting characters. Sometimes having a story within a story is nice, but more often than not, I find myself preferring characters that support the hero/heroine instead of having their own story, their own drama, etc. In this case, since it is a wrap up of a trilogy, I was happy that it was to the point and fast paced. I'm sure I would have benefited from reading the first two in the series - but it's in the works! Happy reading to any soul that cracks this one open. 

This book was provided by the publisher through Litfuse Nest for free in exchange for an honest review. 

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