Betrayed by Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen
1851: Niagara Falls, New York
The evidence has been well hidden the Thayers were confident that it was safe from the clutches of the ruthless Murphy Gang. But it has all been in vain. The lawless group is closing in on the family homestead, and seven-year-old Penny is given only one instruction: Run.
After two long years eagerly anticipating her fiancé's return, twenty-year-old Julia Barrett is ready to make a fresh start with Adam Wolcott even if it means putting her dream of traveling west with the Mormons on hold. But when Adam's return is overshadowed by the unexpected arrival of a young orphan girl in desperate need of help, Julia is drawn into a dangerous mystery that will threaten all she holds dear.
Charged with the protection of little Penny, Julia quickly finds herself relying on the help of Tom Harrison, an endearing young man who has long admired her from afar. Torn between two suitors, Julia soon uncovers a shocking trail of corruption and deceit-a discovery that pulls her inescapably into the race to locate telling evidence that Penny's family gave their lives to protect.
Usually when I read books that have love triangles in them, I have a hard time choosing between the two men. This book was different for me. I found myself disliking one of the characters from the get-go and really hoping that Julia would make the "right decision" and choose the guy I liked. Julia tended to bug me a little bit when she would make poor decisions based on her emotions, but I did admire how fiercely she fought to keep Penny safe.
My favorite supporting character was probably Seymour and I wish that he had more of a role throughout the story. I was completely surprised by the plot twist near the end of the book. I thought I had all the bad guys figured out by that time. It's good to be surprised like that. All in all, Betrayed was a good, clean read.
About the Author:
Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen was raised in Rexburg, Idaho. She received her first typewriter there were no home computers then when she was ten years old, and she has studied writing since she was twelve. She is the author of two previous suspense novels, Missing and Trapped. The mother of three amazing children, she loves to travel with her husband throughout the world in search of fascinating settings, intriguing characters, and surprising/inspiring stories.
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Author: Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Published: January 2, 2015
Source: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for a review.
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