“Heart of Gold” by Robin Lee Hatcher- book review
“Heart of Gold” is the newest novel by Robin Lee Hatcher. The setting for this historical novel is Idaho territory, 1964. Delaney Adair has taken the pastor position for Grand Coeur and brought his 25 year old daughter, Shannon. The Adairs have left their family home in Virginia in the wake of the War Between the States to start over in the Pacific Northwest. Rev. Adair feels God’s call to minister to the gold miners in the territory and Shannon follows her father to aid in his ministry.
Grand Coeur is so different than the plantations of Virginia that Shannon immediately doubts her decision to accompany her father on this adventure. And meeting the residents of the city just about seal the deal. But she honors her earthly father and her heavenly father and remains. Quickly she meets Matthew Dubois and Joe Burkette who are both interested in courting her, but with very different motives.
The novel is easy to read and kept my attention. The details of the time and location were interesting without distracting from the story. The author handles some issues of the day including the War Between the States, immigrants, and lack of law enforcement in the territory. Faith and grace are also shows to many of the characters as they lean on God’s wisdom in life’s difficulties.
Great story for a cold, rainy winter day, or as a take along in the beach bag. Hope to see another in this series so we can see more of the characters developed so well in these pages.
Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of this book by being a member of Thomas Nelson book sneeze program. All opinions expressed are my own.