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“Hatcher’s latest is an uplifting and heartwarming story about the power of faith to set people free from the pain of their pasts.”


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“Hatcher’s beautifully crafted tale alternates between the past and the present. Allison and Emma are incredibly relatable characters, and readers are able to examine their own lives through the mirror of the novel’s events. Filled with family and faith, the author’s phrasing is exquisite and a treat to savor.”


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Beloved
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ELOVED

“A wonderful, 19th-century-Idaho spin on the story of the prodigal son,
Beloved
has everything a great novel needs: genuine conflict, heartfelt emotion, characters you’ll love rooting for, surprising twists and turns, and a breathless pace that will keep you reading late into the night. Above all, a powerful message of redemption rings through each chapter. You will love
Beloved
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Betrayal
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“Featuring an eye for detail and a strong female heroine, this wholesome romance marks a good start to this new inspirational historical series . . .”


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ALSO BY ROBIN LEE HATCHER

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HERE THE
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L
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Belonging

Betrayal

Beloved

T
HE
S
ISTERS OF
B
ETHLEHEM
S
PRINGS
S
ERIES

A Vote of Confidence

Fit to Be Tied

A Matter of Character

T
HE
C
OMING TO
A
MERICA
S
ERIES

Dear Lady

Patterns of Love

In His Arms

Promised to Me

O
THER
B
OOKS

A novella in
A Bride for All Seasons

A Promise Kept

Heart of Gold

When Love Blooms

A Carol for Christmas

Return to Me

Loving Libby

Wagered Heart

The Perfect Life

Home to Hart’s Crossing

The Victory Club

Beyond the Shadows

Catching Katie

The Forgiving Hour

Whispers from Yesterday

The Shepherd’s Voice

Ribbon of Years

Firstborn

ZONDERVAN

The Heart’s Pursuit

Copyright © 2014 by Robin Lee Hatcher

ePub Edition © April 2014: ISBN 978-0-310-41171-0

Requests for information should be addressed to:

Zondervan,
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49530

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Hatcher, Robin Lee.

The heart’s pursuit / Robin Lee Hatcher.
pages cm
ISBN 978-0-310-25927-5 (trade paper)

1. Bounty hunters—Fiction. 2. Fugitives from justice—Fiction. I. Title.

PS3558.A73574   H44 2014

813’.54—dc23

2013047067

All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE
®
, © The Lockman Foundation 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995. Used by permission.

Any Internet addresses (websites, blogs, etc.) and telephone numbers in this book are offered as a resource. They are not intended in any way to be or imply an endorsement by Zondervan, nor does Zondervan vouch for the content of these sites and numbers for the life of this book.

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means—electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording, or any other—except for brief quotations in printed reviews, without the prior permission of the publisher.

Publisher’s Note: This novel is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are either products of the author’s imagination or used fictitiously. All characters are fictional, and any similarity to people living or dead is purely coincidental.

Cover design: James Hall

Cover photography: Steven Hyatt

Interior design: Lori Lynch

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CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1

CHAPTER 2

CHAPTER 3

CHAPTER 4

CHAPTER 5

CHAPTER 6

CHAPTER 7

CHAPTER 8

CHAPTER 9

CHAPTER 10

CHAPTER 11

CHAPTER 12

CHAPTER 13

CHAPTER 14

CHAPTER 15

CHAPTER 16

CHAPTER 17

CHAPTER 18

CHAPTER 19

CHAPTER 20

CHAPTER 21

CHAPTER 22

CHAPTER 23

CHAPTER 24

CHAPTER 25

CHAPTER 26

CHAPTER 27

CHAPTER 28

CHAPTER 29

CHAPTER 30

CHAPTER 31

CHAPTER 32

CHAPTER 33

CHAPTER 34

CHAPTER 35

CHAPTER 36

CHAPTER 37

CHAPTER 38

CHAPTER 39

A NOTE TO READERS

READING GROUP GUIDE

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY,” says the Lord.

—ROMANS 12:19

    
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