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The Doubting Heart (Heart’s Desire #2)

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A woman determined to prove her friend was murdered questions her sanity when his look-alike appears.

When Shelby Holt convinces a friend to work at Wildhorse Pass tourist ranch, she never imagines he will die there. The police say Michael's death was accidental, but Shelby doesn't believe it. Haunted by guilt, she puts her academic career on hold to investigate.

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Published January 25th 2013 by The Wild Rose Press (first published October 1st 2012)
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Dec 10, 2014 b00k r3vi3ws rated it liked it
Shelby Holt convinced Michael to take up the job at Wildhorse Pass even though Michael isn’t much of a field work kind of person. So when Michael meets his untimely death there, Shelby feels guilty and swears to bring the murderer to justice. She puts up a façade in order to stay on at the Wildhorse Pass and do a little bit of investigating on her own. Chad is sceptic about his cousin’s ‘accidental’ death and Shelby’s claim of murder. He goes undercover to decide the truth for himself. The last ...more
The Doubting Heart is another tension filled, well written romantic suspense from Brenda Gayle. The heroine, Shelby Holt, is convinced her dear friend and mentor, Michael Graham, has been murdered. In order to stay at the ranch she and Michael were conducting research at she pretends to be traumatized by his disappearance and believe that he will return for her. The owners feel some sympathy and allow Shelby to remain at the ranch. To earn her keep she works with the guests and helps with the ch ...more
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When I read the blurb for this title I thought to myself that this sounds like an exciting read. I am not conversant with this author’s writing style as such I was not sure what she had in store for me. However the one thing I was expecting is that I would get a story that would keep me thoroughly entertained. It was entertaining to some extent, but it simply did not deliver that WOW facto
InD'tale Magazine

Though this is the second book in the 'Heart's Desire' series this can be read as a standalone.

Read full review in the 2013 June issue of InD’tale Magazine.
Judith Lott
Apr 01, 2013 Judith Lott rated it it was amazing
A very good book - I really enjoyed the story - kept you guessing until the end. Thanks to Ms Gayle and Goodreads for a wonderful experience!
May 08, 2013 J rated it liked it
I won this in a Goodreads Giveaway.

A nice romance that had just the right amount of conflict.
Contemporary Western mystery with romance tendencies at the Wildhorse Pass tourist ranch, where Miss Shelby Holt invites her friend to work with her which goes horribly wrong when Micheal dies in suspicious circumstances. Dr Chad Graham is guilt-ridden over his cousin Micheal's death so he decides to pose as a ranch hand to investigate. Chad comes from a close family so he keeps in touch with his cousins, so it hits him hard to think that Micheal may be dead or murdered. Shelby and Chad have an ...more
Mar 04, 2013 Jody rated it liked it
Every now and again I get in the mood to read something suspenseful and after reading the blurb to Brenda Gayle's newest release, The Doubting Heart, I was greatly intrigued. After turning the final page I'm left a bit disappointed though. There were many good aspects about this book but some things just didn't work for me.

What worked for me were the scenic descriptions. Coming from a rural background I applaud the author on the rich and realistic descriptions of ranch life and the rugged men wh
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I've been a writer all my life but returned to my love of fiction after more than 20 years in the world of corporate communications--although some might argue there is plenty of opportunity for fiction-writing there, too. I have a Master's degree in journalism and an undergraduate degree in psychology. A fan of many genres, I am drawn to contemporary romance and enjoy creating deeply emotional sto ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Heart’s Desire (3 books)
  • The Hungry Heart (Heart's Desire #1)
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