Book Reviews of Defiant Heart (Westward Hearts, No. 1)

Defiant Heart (Westward Hearts, No.  1)
Defiant Heart - Westward Hearts, No. 1
Author: Tracey Bateman
ISBN-13: 9780061246333
ISBN-10: 0061246336
Publication Date: 5/1/2007
Pages: 272
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 45 ratings
Publisher: Avon Inspire
Book Type: Paperback
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Wagon train romance.
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The book ends very abruptly to me it seems, but... I have the sequel on my bookshelf, so I'm okay. Fannie's life has seen rough days, she has lost both of her parents, left to take care of her younger twin siblings and sold by her supposed loving step-father immediately after her mother's death in childbirth to a stillborn. The man the three children were indentured to let the year of the contract end date come and go and the future looked bleak for nothing would change for Fannie and her dear brother and sister. Living in their small sin-filled town Fannie decides to join the next wagon trail headed west out of their Kansas town. It proves to be more difficult than expected. First denied, then accepted, and while taking the journey west is difficult enough Fannie, her new friend and ex-Fancy woman Tori shares the fate of being chased by a man that believes his ownership of her work and body. From a plausible new love when Fannie vows that all men are alike and want one thing, to a near drowning, then a tornado, will they all get through this alive? And when Fannie and her siblings ever be free? What of Tori and her future, will she get a second chance on life or always be ruined? All these questions and more are answered and leaving you thirsting for more from Tracey Bateman's new series. And of course, God works his ways in many ways, but this is not an overbearing preachy book. It's just wonderful. And now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to finish the second in this series...
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Great Story. This author writes very fast paced books. The religious aspect does not deter from the story. Definitely will read more by her.
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I liked this book. It was exciting and dealt with human feelings and how we can misunderstand each other, and letting one know our true feelings is best in the long run. It also deals with how people can change witht he help of the Lord.
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good, fast read!
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This was my first book by Tracey Bateman, and it will not be my last. I thought this book was well written, except that I thought it ended abruptly. At least there is a second one to the story. This story is able to give readers a view of what it was like living in the west and traveling with a wagon train. I look forward to reading the sequel, "Distant Heart" and there is a third installment "Dangerous Heart". Can't wait to read them. Would definitely recommend to others.
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The book ends very abruptly to me it seems, but... I have the sequel on my bookshelf, so I'm okay. Fannie's life has seen rough days, she has lost both of her parents, left to take care of her younger twin siblings and sold by her supposed loving step-father immediately after her mother's death in childbirth to a stillborn. The man the three children were indentured to let the year of the contract end date come and go and the future looked bleak for nothing would change for Fannie and her dear brother and sister. Living in their small sin-filled town Fannie decides to join the next wagon trail headed west out of their Kansas town. It proves to be more difficult than expected. First denied, then accepted, and while taking the journey west is difficult enough Fannie, her new friend and ex-Fancy woman Tori shares the fate of being chased by a man that believes his ownership of her work and body. From a plausible new love when Fannie vows that all men are alike and want one thing, to a near drowning, then a tornado, will they all get through this alive? And when Fannie and her siblings ever be free? What of Tori and her future, will she get a second chance on life or always be ruined? All these questions and more are answered and leaving you thirsting for more from Tracey Bateman's new series. And of course, God works his ways in many ways, but this is not an overbearing preachy book. It's just wonderful. And now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to finish the second in this series...
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this is one of the best books i have read in a long long time! i cant wait to read the sec. book! i could not put it down!