Saturday, February 4, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: Heart of Gold

Heart of Gold
By: Robin Lee Hatcher
Published by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Copyright 2012

Set during the Civil War era, Heart of Gold takes the reader from Virginia to Idaho when pastor Delaney Adair is called from his home to a gold rush town.  After much prayer the pastor decides to take his unmarried daughter Shannon with him. Unfortunately he is afraid he has spoiled his daughter, and prays that God will intervene and help her adjust to life away from the only home she has ever known, including helping her with her strong Southern prejudices.

Shannon Adair is a fiery spirit, loyal to the Southern Cause, and cannot understand why her pastor father would even consider leaving the South where she feels he is so needed.  Besides, she is needed at the hospital where she assists the doctors who must attend to the wounded and dying soldiers as well as their many other patients.  For Shannon, nursing is her passion, her calling.  What on earth is she going to do to occupy her time in Idaho?

Matthew Dubois is a stagecoach driver who asks his widowed sister Alice and her son Todd to come live with him while she recovers from what he thinks is a short term illness.  Matthew is unmarried, which means that he will have to give up driving for a while and take a job in a town and stay in one place for a while.  He never intends for it to be long term.  He is anxious to get back to driving. 

What happens when you throw all of these characters together in a gold rush town in Idaho is a work of God.  Ms. Hatcher takes the insecurities, the pride, the prejudice and shows how when a person allows God to lead in their lives, things work out much better than we expect. 

If you are like me, you will thoroughly enjoy this book.  Once I started reading, I was not able to put it down until I was finished.  This is another book which will be loaned out endlessly!  Enjoy...

In order to comply with new Federal Trade Commission regulations, please note that this book was provided compliments of Thomas Nelson, Inc.

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