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Heart of Gold Paperback – February 13, 2012
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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. For more information, visit www.robinleehatcher.com.
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Shannon soon finds purpose to her time in the gold mining town of Grand Coeur by drawing on her nursing skills honed back home in Virginia while tending to many wounded soldiers. But as there is no battlefield here, just a critically ill woman who has recently arrived in Grand Coeur herself, seeking to reconnect with her brother Matt Dubois and with her young son in tow, she is in need of much care and help caring for her son. Shannon immediately has compassion on this woman and a friendship is forged. Not at all impressed by her brother Matt Dubois at first, as his political views did not line up at all with hers, she is not immediately inclined to pay much notice of him, but as time goes on, her interest in Mr. Dubois grows as does his interest in her.Read more ›
To clear his thinking, Rev. Adair occasionally talks to his late wife. A good man, berated for doubting the South would win the Civil War, he admits he's spoiled strong-willed and stubborn Shannon.
Shannon nursed wounded soldiers in Virginia. In Grand Coeur she nurses a young Yankee widow with cancer, Alice Jackson. Shannon cannot imagine friendship with Yankees because Yankee soldiers killed her fiancé, Benjamin.
Alice Jackson's brother, Matthew Dubois, transfers from his job as a Wells Fargo stagecoach driver to support Alice and her son Todd, although he's never stayed in one place more than a few weeks. He's slowly attracted to Shannon.
Joe Burkette, a Southern gentleman, also pursues Shannon. Which man will win and why? And will dangerous actions between Northern and Southern patriots kill romance?
Romance readers enjoy the genre pattern--boy meets girl, one of them doesn't like the other, they gradually change, then something drastic hinders their relationship. Robin Lee Hatcher captures readers with characters and situations true to the genre.
Hatcher includes Christian principles engagingly while bringing alive the setting and times of 1864 Idaho. Readers wonder if Rev. Adair's prayers will be answered. And will Shannon change? The characters decisions challenge readers to grow, also.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A light, Christian fiction read with easily relatable characters. Some reference to historical events taking place that make the characters actions plausible.Published 6 days ago by Sue E Sherer
Another well written and enjoyable story by Robin Lee Hatcher. She is one of my favorite Christian authorsPublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I have been a fan of Robin's books for some time now and am never disappointed. They are easy to read and difficult to put down. Read morePublished 5 months ago by T. K. Neu
Robin Lee Hatcher is one of my favorite authors and this is the 2nd time I've read this book. It was good the first time and better the second time. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Susan Galloway
It took a while to get into the book but once I did I was glad I did.it shows that 2 sides can get along if there is love. Was a very good read.Published 6 months ago by Christina Rackard
During the Civil War a southern bell from Virginia comes to Idaho with her minister father and meets the young stagecoach driver. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Martha Lewis
Quite good! Felt like I actually knew the various characters. The spiritual growth and acceptance were very realistic. Hated for the book to end.Published 6 months ago by FrostyOctober