, Harper Collins
Grade: 2. 75 out of 5
In the conclusion to Tracey Bateman’s riveting Westward Heart series, Ginger struggles between her desire for revenge and her newfound faith, which requires forgiveness. For the past seven years, Ginger Freeman has had one goal: find Grant Kelley and make him pay for allowing her brother to die. When she finally tracks Grant down on a wagon train headed west, it’s just the chance she’s been waiting for. But will new friends, the promise of a new life out west, and her faith in God win over revenge?
This is the last book in the Westward Heart series and I was intrigued enough from the blurb that I wanted to check this out. I think I should have read the other books first because I couldn’t understand Ginger’s attraction to Grant at first. I mean, this is what I knew about Grant and Ginger. Ginger held Grant responsible for the death of her older brother. Ginger thinks up this mighty revenge plan to make Grant pay for killing her brother, or letting her brother die as it is, it takes her 7 years but finally she’s gonna get that sucker. She sees him and she follows him and his little wagon thingy that he’s apart of and she gets herself hired on or added onto the wagon train party heading to the promise land and she gets close to everyone on the wagon train and then finds God.
Part of finding God is forgiving others and now she’s gotta find out what’s more important to her, revenge or avenging her brother’s death or forgiveness.
Seeing Ginger struggle with her feelings for Grant and then her father’s band of outlaws trying to get her back with them made for an interesting story but I found that it didn’t hold my attention. I don’t think that I’m cut out for Christian fiction. I like some, I really like some of it but this wasn’t one that I’d be weeping for joy to show off to my friends. I was pretty bummed that I didn’t like this book as much as I thought I would.
There were times that I wanted to shoot Ginger with her own rifle and then there were times that I just didn’t get Grant’s appeal but for those of you out there who enjoy Christian fiction, (if there are any out there, I doubt they read this blog…or do they?) I recommend you read the first two books in this series before starting this book. This book was really slow to pick up and hard to stay focused on. The characters were lukewarm and didn’t really grab me and the storyline could have been executed better but it wasn’t the worst book ever, I’d say this book was a low C, so about a 2.75 out of 5.
This book is available from Avon. You can buy it here.
Tagged: 2.75 Reviews, Avon, Inspirational Fiction, Reviews, Rowena's Reviews, Tracey Bateman, Westerns
Man, this book sounds really good. I’m gonna have to hurry up with the books that I’m reading right now and get to this one because check it out:
He was cursed with a “Gift” Born with the clairvoyance known to the Irish as “The Sight”, Donovan O’Shea fled to America to escape his visions. On a return trip to see his ailing father, staggering family secrets threaten to turn his world upside down. And then beautiful, sensual Rylie Powell shows up, claiming to be his half-sister… She’s just looking for the family she never knew… After her mother’s death, Rylie finds tantalizing clues that send her off to Ireland to find the man listed on her birth certificate as her father. She needs the truth–but how can she and Donovan be brother and sister when the chemistry between them in nearly irresistble? Uncovering the past leads them dangerously close to madness…. Donovan’s visions lead them into mystery and murder, and only by going deep into the fens can they defeat an ancient enemy and bring the truth to light…but will they ever be able to get out?
I don’t think they’re related like that but I’m intrigued to see what all the drama between these two will be…I love Irish stories!
This book is available from Sourcebooks. You can buy it here.
Tagged: Book Watch, Book Watch, Tracey Bateman, Wena Says, Wena Says
, Harper Collins
In the conclusion to Tracey Bateman’s riveting Westward Hearts series, Ginger struggles between her desire for revenge and her newfound faith, which requires forgiveness. For the past seven years, Ginger Freeman has had one goal: find Grant Kelley and make him pay for allowing her brother to die. When she finally tracks Grant down on a wagon train headed west, it’s just the chance she’s been waiting for. But will new friends, the promise of a new life out west and her faith in God win over revenge?
I don’t read much Inspiration fiction books but this one seemed interesting to me. I would jump on this bandwagon at the last minute as this book is the last book in the series but I was sent it for review and I’m going to check it out.
Has anyone read this series? Is it any good? Stay tuned for my review on this one, it’s comin’…
This book is available from Avon. You can pre-order it here.
Tagged: Avon, Book Watch, Reviews, Tracey Bateman