The Fugitive Heart (Heart's True Desire Series #1)

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9781578560226: The Fugitive Heart (Heart's True Desire Series #1)

"...a memorable...masterful tale! You won’t want to
miss a page!” --The Literary Times

“4 stars. Troubled heroes are nothing new in romantic fiction, but Ms. Orcutt has elevated this archetype to a new level of excellence.... Add vivid description to a fast-moving plot and read until done.” --Romantic Times

Samantha Martin
Growing up on the Kansas prairie, Samantha Martin had two desires: to love God and to marry her childhood sweetheart. But the War between the States took nearly everything: her family, her home, and Nathan, her
love. When he returns six years later, she is shocked to discover he’s no longer the gentle boy she adored. Instead, Nathan Hamilton is a physically and emotionally scarred man on the run, dodging charges of theft...and murder.

Nathan Hamilton
Long ago, Nathan dreamed of seeing the world, becoming a doctor, and making Samantha his bride. But instead of adventure, he encountered tragedy and made choices that ravaged his life. Now Nathan seeks peace and freedom in Samantha’s arms--while she strives to lead him into the embrace of the only One who can provide true refuge for his Fugitive Heart.

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About the Author:

Jane Orcutt is also the acclaimed author of The Living Stone and The Hidden Heart, the sequel to The Fugitive Heart. Both The Fugitive Heart and The Hidden Heart were past finalists for the Romance Writers of America's RITA award; The Hidden Heart was also a finalist for the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice award. Jane lives in Texas with her husband and their two sons.

Review:

Samantha Martin and Nathan Hamilton knew from childhood they would marry. But when the Civil War took away their families and homes, their dreams were destroyed as well. Samantha's faith in God and her love for Nathan sustain her through the six years of their separation. But can they withstand the test of Nathan's return? The man of her dreams has been replaced by a hard, bitter outlaw with a price on his head. Nathan accepts Samantha's love, but on his terms. The price is more than her heart is willing to pay. Nathan must face the demons that haunt him, and step from darkness to light before his heart can match the strength of Samantha's love. But will a hangman's noose end their hopes forever? Jane Orcutt has created a memorable tale with a pair of strong passionate characters faced with a seemingly impossible situation. Samantha's faith is as natural to her as her skin and enhances the romance.The Fugitive Heart carries the reader at a fast clip to the sweet conclusion! Orcutt weaves a masterful tale! Carry this one with you; you won't want to miss a page! Linda Fitzner -- Copyright © 050198 Literary Times, Inc. All rights reserved -- From Literary Times

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