Against Shannon's wishes, love stakes its claim in her heart. Will she discover treasure or treachery?
When Shannon Adair accompanies her minister father to the western gold rush town of Grand Coeur, she's certain she'll never be happy away from her beloved Virginia, even though the South is still gripped in civil war.
Wells Fargo driver Matthew Dubois isn't sure the lovely Shannon belongs in Idaho Territory either, but he is a desperate man. His widowed sister is dying and leaving her young son, Todd, in his care. Matthew wants to return to driving coach for the express company soon—so he'll have to find a wife to look after the boy when he's away.
Shannon is determined not to lose her heart to a man who is neither a Southerner nor a gentleman. But love stakes its claim. Now, will her heart survive learning the truth behind the courtship?
Thomas Nelson Publishing's Booksneeze program was gracious enough to provide me with a complimentary copy of Robin Lee Hatcher's Heart of Gold in exchange for an honest review. As I began this book, I really didn't like the main character. I found her to be pompous, and ungrateful and wondered how I would continue reading when I didn't like her. However, as the author appears to have intended, as the complicated layers of this character's personality began to emerge I found myself liking her more and more. I enjoyed this book a lot, and am thankful for the chance to review it. My only disappointment was that the conclusion of the book left out a bit about some minor characters receiving the justice they deserved, but the conclusion for the main characters was perfect.