See a Problem?
Preview — Do Not Forsake Me by Rosanne Bittner
Do Not Forsake Me
Miranda Hayes' life was changed the day she faced down infamous gunslinger Jake Harkner...and walked away with his heart. Their fates have been intertwined ever since. Hunted by the law, fleeing across a savage land, their desperate love flourished...more
Its been twenty six years since Miranda and Jake's life changed and their lives became intertwined with one another. They have raised two children, been hunted by the law and gangs, and their bond has only strengthened despite the tough challenges that sought to break them apart. Jake and Miranda are living in peace for the first time since they met, Jake is working for the government as a U.S. Marshall, for the past two years, both of their children reside in the same town with them ...more
This is a sequel, but it is written in such a way that newcomers can do fine if they accidentally pick them up out of order. Fair war ...more
The author chose to go further in a romantic relationship than many do in historical romances nowadays. The leads are in their 50s and 40s, far older than most romantic leads. I loved exploring how their relationship grew and matured as the years and trials went by. The author explored such iss ...more
Bittner’s vivid and lifelike characters invite you deep into their lives. They’re the type of individuals that you instinctively want to get to know better. I appreciated how Bi ...more
I’ve been waiting for this one for a long time. I’ve been simple mad for Jake and Randy from Outlaw Heats ever since I first read it twenty years ago and I was beyond delighted when I heard there was a sequel planned and preordered it the first moment I could. When it came I set aside time to get back into the amazing love these two have for each other. I finished it in about a day and a half. So now the big question is what did I think?
I am so glad that I read it but it’s not ...more
Originally Reviewed For: Bodice Rippers, Femme Fatales and Fantasy
Do Not Forsake Me is a welcome sequel to a much loved romance. In the early 90's Roseanne Bittner wrote an epic fantasy, Desperate Hearts. It was a sweeping saga and affected readers deeply. I did not read it in the 90's so my wait for a sequel was much shorter but no less exciting..
Do Not Forsake Me follows the Jake and Miranda Harkner as they serve out Jake's sentence. Jake has been released from prison and exonerated for his mo ...more
This has got to be one of the best books and series I've ever read. Do Not Forsake Me is book #2 in this series. It follows Outlaw Hearts. I didn't think it could get any better than Outlaw Hearts but this book is just as incredible. I'm so glad to have read that at least 2 more books are in the works.
This series has been a bit different in the fact that book #2 follow the same couple from book #1 and it sounds like ...more
Full review to come.
Mass MARKET Paperback, 512 pages
Expected publication: July 7th 2015 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1492612847 (ISBN13: 9781492612841)
edition language English
series Outlaw Hearts #2
other editions (1)
Book Buy Links
Experience the epic, sweeping story of Jake and Miranda Harkner from Bittner's beloved Outlaw Hearts, called by New York Times bestseller Heather Graham "a wonderful, absorbing read, with characters to capture the hear ...more
Evie Harkner (Jake’s daughter, P/G, wife/mother) & Jackson Lloyd Harkner (Lil Jake, Evie’s son) had been kidnapped by a bunch of ruthless outlaws.
What is in Jake’s past that still haunts him?
Who is Ben Perry?
What did Dixie (prostitute) & Randy Harkner (wife/mother/grandmother), discuss?
Will U.S. Marshal Jackson Jake Lloyd Harkner (grandpa, 56, former ou ...more
If you haven’t read the first book in which this couple met, don’t fret too much (although if I were you, I’d be getting it because it really was a wonderful beginning to their romance), because the author wrote this story so well you’ll be catching up on al ...more
I had just read Outlaw Hearts and loved it so I was so happy to read book 2 and to also know this great series is continuing! Personally I think I loved book one more but this one was great and had a solid story and great action. I love jake and Miranda and it's great to see the family growing. I didn't like Lloyd so much in book 1, but he really grew up here and it was nice to see. The only thing is that I wished we could see more of him and Katie falling in love. I did ...more
This is a sequel to OUTLAW HEARTS. Although you can read this book without having read the first one, I think it is extra enjoyable having read the beginning of this couple's life.
Miranda and Jake are now in their 40s. I absolutely love that fact because so many of our heroes and heroines are in their early 20s. I also like that we get to see the characters after their children are grown and marrie ...more
It's been two years since Jake Harkner got out of prison and started being a U.S. Marshall. He knew that it would not be an easy life, but hoped that it wouldn't endanger the lives of his family. After a run-in with a particularly nasty family of outlaws, Jake must hunt them down.
Right before he is to leave, Jake finds out that his beloved Miranda is sick. He wants to be there for her, but he has to go after the outlaws for he could risk going back to ...more
Jake’s reputation throughout the West is formidable. He is intimidating, private and loyal. As an e ...more
Do Not Forsake Me is such an emotional roller coaster. Jake and Randy have totally engulfed me. Truly the heartwar ...more
Rosannes books just keep getting better! They show the true love for family and how they take care of their own! You can just feel the love between Jake and Randy. How they overcame Jakes horrible past. Thanks again Rosanne for another beautifully written story!
Roseanne Bittner is becoming my favorite author. Her writing is full of plot , action, love and healing. This is the continuation of Jake and Randy Harkner, their children and grandchildren. Excellent story, suspense and conclusion. Well worth it. Read the first book first!
Story keeps you wondering all the time.