From the back of the book: 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?
My review: I enjoyed Heart of Gold by Robin Lee Hatcher. Her plot is good, but I think she could have developed it a little more. I enjoyed the characters of Shannon and Matthew, but I think they could have had a little more depth. All in all it was a good read, however; there really wasn't anything that made me say, "Wow, that was an awesome book!" I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a light easy read. I would also read more by this author. She just wouldn't be my first choice. I received a complimentary e-copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers through their Booksneeze blogger program in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.