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Betrayal (Where the Heart Lives #2)

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It's the turn of the twentieth century and drifter Hugh Brennan is a man well acquainted with betrayal. Hugh finds himself drawn to the attractive widow, Julia, yet when he looks into her eyes, he recognizes the same hurt that haunts him. Julia Grace has little reason to trust men, but she's going to have to trust someone if she's to keep her ranch from the clutches of her ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published November 13th 2012 by Zondervan
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Betrayal is another fabulous story by Robin Lee Hatcher. This one is worth your time. Not only does it have a hot cowboy on the cover, but the romance is tender and sweet. The pull between them is sigh-worthy. I love stories where wounded people are healed by love. Julia needed a man like Hugh to teach her that all mean aren't beasts. There were many good lessons for the heart in the story as well as some scriptural truths. You can read this without reading the first book in the series, but I ...more
Nov 16, 2013 Janine rated it really liked it
"Betrayed" by Robin Lee Hatcher is the second book of the Where the Heart Lives series.

This book was an oddity for me honestly for normally when books have so little action and is as predictable as this book was, I skip pages up to half the book. However, with this book I couldn't bring myself to skip even a single paragraph.

It wasn't the excitement of the story that kept me, for at times I couldn't help rolling my eyes at the introverted thoughts that seemed to fill the book. It wasn't the lo
Feb 28, 2014 Tori rated it really liked it
I read this book out of order for the series... But it didn't matter at all. In fact, I'll be reading the "first" book next. I loved the story of how 2 people who had been really hurt in the past were able to heal and love again. <3 Not to mention there's a hot cowboy on the front!!
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Gosh I feel so blessed after some time of reading bad books now it seems that I am at ease with these good and hopeful books .. I certainly need to explore this genre more :D
Sierra Faith
Apr 29, 2014 Sierra Faith rated it it was amazing
Amazing book!! I really enjoyed it even though it was pretty predictable!
Nov 16, 2013 Karielle rated it really liked it
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On the small farm of Sage-hen, off of Pine Creek, Wyoming, God tests the bonds of love on two broken, desperate individuals: Hugh Brennan and Julia Grace. Both have troublesome pasts that still haunt them, and both are clinging onto their faiths as tightly as they can... because they know that if they don't, they just might let go.

Hugh is burdened by an unjust accusation of a crime; he served the sentence he didn't deserve, and now he wants a fresh start. By fate, he meets Julia, who can both gi
Sep 30, 2016 Michelle rated it really liked it
I'm really enjoying this series! I love how it's about the three siblings, but they were separated when young, so they each grow up with different life experiences. Hugh and Julia have some secrets from their pasts and neither one feels worthy of the other, but I loved watching as they found healing in their growing friendship. I'd highly recommend this series to fans of inspirational historical fiction.
Nov 16, 2013 Kara rated it really liked it
**I want to dedicate this review to my best friend, Mark Cook. Hugh reminded me of you in so many wonderful ways. The lessons Hugh is faced with are the same ones you’re learning: learning to forgive, letting go of the past, and finding your worth in Christ. “And I will restore to you the years that the locusts hath eaten.” Joel 2:25**

My Review

Julia has been a widow for 13 months when Hugh approaches her property needing a place to rest for him and his injured horse. There are no expectations a
Victor Gentile
Nov 16, 2013 Victor Gentile rated it it was amazing
Robin Lee Hatcher in her new book, “Betrayal” Book Two in the Where The Heart Lives series published by Zondervan brings us into the lives of Julia Grace and Hugh Brennan.

From the Back Cover: Can two wounded hearts find a way to trust again?

Julia Grace has no desire to enter into another marriage. But with her dead husband’s half brother threatening to take away her Wyoming ranch, Julia realizes marriage may be the only way to keep what is rightfully hers.

A man well acquainted with betrayal, dri
I often stray away from Christian romance, primarily because I feel that there will be oddly placed Biblical references throughout the book that will stray me away from engaging with a trashy romance read. And if it were up to someone overbearing like my mother, then Christian fiction would be the furthest thing away from trashy romance reads. But when you have a romantic plot that just does not seem plausible at all, of course it’s going to go on the “to-read” list by Smart Bitches. We have a ...more
Jerome Thangluai
Nov 16, 2013 Jerome Thangluai rated it it was amazing
Bestselling author Robin Lee Hatcher's latest offering Betrayal, the second in the Where the Heart Lives series, published by Zondervan, is the story of two individuals in a quest to find healing and peace in their respective lives.

Julia Grace is a widow who runs a ranch on her own in Wyoming. Though it is not always easy, she feels liberated in a sense as her husband, Angus, was abusive and temperamental. Many a times she had wanted to run away from him and escape. But she had nowhere to go. An
Patricia Kemp Blackmon
Julia Grace was pushed into a marriage that was suppose to remove her from the disreputable occupation at which her mother worked . Her mother wanted a respectable life for her daughter and so much more. Julia's husband showed her no respect and often abused her even during her pregnancy. She prayed for God's protection. Then one day husband became ill and died unexpectedly. This left her to run a cattle ranch by herself.
Her brother-in-law keeps trying to convince her to sell him the ranch and f
Jan 20, 2014 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
Betrayal is a very good name for this book.
Julia Grace was pushed into marriage by her mother at an early age. She told Julia she wanted her to have a better life than she did. Julia was married to a man she did not know & carried away to a ranch in Wyoming. After several years has passed her husband passed away leaving Julia alone. Julia had been treated badly by her husband so she vowed to never trust or marry another man. Her dead husband's half brother is giving her a hard time. He wants
Nov 16, 2013 Laura rated it really liked it
Author: Robin Lee Hatcher
Publisher: Zondervan
November 2012
ISBN: 978-0310258094
Genre: Historical

Can two wounded hearts find a way to trust again?

Julia Grace has no desire to get married again. But with her dead husband’s half-brother threathening to take her Wyoming ranch, Julia realizes marriage may be the only way to keep what is rightfully hers.

Drifter Hugh Brennan is a man well acquainted with betrayal. Hugh is headed west to attempt to find his sisters, Diana and Felicia, si
Nov 16, 2013 Mary rated it it was ok
To walk the same life path as Julia Grace would crush the spirit of most folk. She decided early on to learn how to run the ranch her no good abusive husband left when he died. There were times, though, when she needed a ranch hand. Unfortunately, each one she hired left in a short time. Her brother-in-law offered to buy the ranch, putting the land back in the family where it belonged. Julia vowed never to sell, especially to him.

Hugh drifted past the Wyoming ranch. Hungry and needing to rest hi
Loraine Alcorn
Nov 16, 2013 Loraine Alcorn rated it it was amazing
I was able to read Betrayal Book Two in the "Where the Heart Lives" Series By Robin Lee Hatcher recently through bookSneeze. I really liked it which I was a bit surprised , the reason I was surprised is because I am not a tremendous fan of westerns, I most often read books that take place in English history. That being said I have to say this book was really very good. it had the right amount of christian reference so I could actually learn from the charters and take something from reading the ...more
Nov 16, 2013 Caroline rated it really liked it
Both having experienced betrayal from others and heartache in their lives, Hugh Brennan and Julia Grace meet when Hugh comes upon Julia’s farm while traveling west to find his sisters. Both quickly realize how well they can trust each other, yet both feel they need to hold back their trouble-ridden histories. Can beauty come from the ashes of their pasts?

Betrayal is the second novel in the Where the Heart Lives series from Robin Lee Hatcher. Set in 1899 in Wyoming, this novel explores courage, f
Nov 16, 2013 Amanda rated it really liked it
n 1881 in Wyoming, Julia Grace has lost husband and is trying to make ago of the ranch left behind by her husband. As a single woman in the west with little experience of ranching her life begins to take a change when a drifter wanders on to her land. This story is not only a love story but one of trusting in God and his plan. The scripture Ms. Hatcher leads the story with sets the tone of this historical fiction… And those who know Your name will put their trust in You, For You, O Lord, have ...more
Nov 16, 2013 Melanie rated it liked it
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3.5 stars

Betrayal was an interesting read. Like book one, Belonging, the story didn't completely grab my attention and I could have easily set it aside for a while. I did still enjoy it and thought the location where this book took place was great!

After finishing Belonging, I was curious to know more about Hugh and what had happened in his life.To me, Betrayal wasn't as predictable as Belonging - which I really liked. I also liked both of
Nov 16, 2013 Paula-O rated it it was amazing
Series where the Heart Lives Book #2 "Betrayal" by Robin Hatcher

"Kindred spirits" I would say this was Hugh Brennan and Julia Grace

She was owner of a small ranch that needed help after her husband died suddenly. He had a brother that wanted the land and was always trying to get Julia to sell to him. She felt a peace after the husband died and knew she wanted to remain on the lands.
Hugh Brannen had a quest in his soul to find his sisters, they had been torn apart when his mom died and he at the a
Nov 16, 2013 Sara rated it really liked it
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Last year about this time I reviewed the first book in this series, "Belonging." I liked the novel, especially the way the author wove the characters’ commitment to God and the Bible so well into their everyday lives. I liked the story in "Belonging", but I liked the story in this next one in the series, "Betrayal", even better.

Once again, the author did a great job making the characters’ faith real and relatable. While I might not have experienced exactly what Julia and Hugh had experienced, I
Tropes: Deep Dark Secrets, Widow, Drifter, Western
Quick blurb: A drifter helps a lonely widow in 1899 Wyoming.
Quick review: Quietly angsty, but a noticeable lack of tension.
Grade: B-

He turned his back to the wall of the barn, leaned against it, and closed his eyes. Then he waited. Waited for the last dregs of the nightmare to fade away. Waited to forget the man he used to be. Waited for the fragile peace he’d found in a Savior to sweep over him, even though he didn’t fully understand that Savio
Three siblings were part of an orphan train headed west. Only one of them, Hugh, was later reunited with their father. But was the reunion a good thing? Hugh has been through a lot since his father found him, but he’s now on the road from Chicago to Boise, Idaho, where he hopes to locate his sister, Felicia. When his horse pulls up lame in Wyoming, he finds himself at the ranch belonging to widow Julia Grace.

It turns out that Hugh and Julia have plenty in common. They had parents who disappointe
Lis K
Apr 03, 2014 Lis K rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Betrayal is the second in a historical romance series about 3 orphan siblings placed with different families out West. Hugh Brennan is the oldest sibling. He was initially placed in Nebraska until his alcoholic/thieving father found him and took him back to Chicago. Years later, Hugh heads West to find his 2 younger sisters and finds love along the way. I really enjoyed learning about the main characters, Julia and Hugh. Both are wounded souls, betrayed in the worst way by those who were ...more
Nov 16, 2013 Lynn rated it it was amazing
I've had the opportunity to read Book 1 of this book before reading this one. I feel this book could be read without reading the first book. With that said, I loved the first book so recommend reading it so you can get the feel for Hugh's sister's life before diving into this one. Who is Hugh? He is one of three siblings that were put on the orphan train back in Chicago at the age of 13 when their mother died and they couldn't locate their drunkard father. All three siblings were placed in ...more
Nov 16, 2013 Barbara rated it really liked it
Betrayal by Robin Lee Hatcher is the second in her Where the Heart Lives series about three orphans who were separated and try to find each other as adults. Each book focuses on one of the siblings: the first book in the series, Belonging, featured older sister Felicia.

In Betrayal older brother Hugh Brennan has just been released from prison where he had served as a result of his father’s betrayal. He has heard that Felicia is in Idaho and sets out to find her, but then his horse is injured and
Jun 25, 2014 Kathryn rated it liked it
This is a series book, but I read them out of order, 1,3,then 2 and they can be stand alone books. I really liked to see what happened to hugh Brennan, the older brother of two sister ,who all last saw each other on a west bound orphan train from Chicago after their mother passed away.
I also liked the historical aspect of the novel. I like when the woman are strong characters, but that they also can respond to the honest care of a loving man.

Hugh asked for water when he first met Julia grace.
Nov 16, 2013 LAWonder10 rated it really liked it
This is a wonderful and cleanly-written book of the eldest and only son of
a dying mother, who gave her deathbed wish that he would contact a Dr.
who ran an orphanage that place orphans in homes out west. He also
promised to keep the family together and see over his two younger sisters.
He was unable to keep these promises through no fault of his own.
Eighteen years later he is trying to keep at least part of his promise and
find his two sisters. He was able to get a good lead on finding one but
only a
Amy Bradsher
Nov 16, 2013 Amy Bradsher rated it really liked it
Robin Lee Hatcher's latest romance is not just a fluffy read. Julia Grace has a tough row to hoe, and none of her options look good: should she give in to the threats for her land and sell out, losing everything, or should she trust her new hand Hugh and risk her heart?
Most of us have been heart in some sort of relationship at one time or another, and it's never easy to take a chance and reach out again. Hatcher's realistic look at the struggle to trust again can teach a lesson to all of us.

Cherie Kasper
Sep 15, 2014 Cherie Kasper rated it it was amazing
This is the second in the Where the Heart Lives series and they just keep getting better. I enjoyed the first book, but I really, really liked this second one.
Hugh Brennan, the oldest brother to two younger sisters, is a wonderfully written character. He was the first one to leave the orphan train, his two younger sisters went further west. Hugh has been through quite the adventure before he rides west and into the life of Julia Grace.
Julia needs help, but doesn't want to become involved with a
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Robin Lee Hatcher discovered her vocation as a novelist after many years of reading everything she could put her hands on, including the backs of cereal boxes and ketchup bottles. Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from both American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writer of America and the winner of the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction, the RITA Award for Best ...more
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