"An emotional powerhouse!"—RT Book Reviews 4 1/2 Stars, TOP PICK! for Do Not Forsake Me
"Fresh and alluring."—Publishers Weekly STARRED for The Last Outlaw
Their Passion Shaped a Nation
Over the years, Jake and Miranda Harkner have endured all the dangers a wild and brutal West could throw at them. Now, settled on their ranch in the beautiful Colorado hill country, they've finally found peace. But for a man like Jake Harkner, danger is always lurking, and the world may not be ready for an infamous outlaw-turned-lawman-turned-legend to hang up his guns.
Threatened by cruel men in search of revenge, the Harkner clan must be stronger than ever before. Yet nothing can stop the coming storm. With the Old West dying around them and the rules of this new world ever-changing, Jake vows to end the threat to his family no matter what it takes...
Even if it means sacrificing himself so his beloved Miranda may live.
Outlaw Hearts Series:
Outlaw Hearts (Book 1)
Do Not Forsake Me (Book 2)
Love's Sweet Revenge (Book 3)
The Last Outlaw (Book 4)
Praise for Bestselling Historical Western Romances by Rosanne Bittner:
"[A]n emotional powerhouse! The strong flavor of the Wild West combines with a beautiful love story, creating a true saga of the era... This classic historical western is destined for the 'keeper' shelf." —RT Book Reviews, Top Pick
"A hero to set feminine hearts aflutter...western romance readers will thoroughly enjoy this." —Library Journal
"Fans of such authors as Jodi Thomas and Georgina Gentry will enjoy Bittner's thrilling tale of crime and love in the Old West." —Booklist Online
"One of the most powerful voices in western romance." —RT Book Reviews
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This was another great addition to the Outlaw Hearts series! It's not often that writers will follow a couple through multiple books, but I'm so glad that Bittner has done this as Jake and Miranda's story can't be told in one book. Just as the Harkner family is finally settled into their life in Colorado, they are dragged back into the life that want to put behind them. It seems that they never seem to get a break, but with each new problem, the family just grows stronger. Loved this story and if you haven't read the two previous books, you need to run out and get them!
This is truly a great series
Love's Sweet Revenge takes up where "Do Not Forsake" leaves off. You find Jake, Miranda and their children and grandchildren have settled in the Colorado Hills on their ranch. Life is good and the family is growing. Because of Jake's past, danger is never far away. From cattle rustlers, to family member of people that have crossed Jake in the past. You never know what lies ahead for the family. You will be drawn in once again into the family and will be reacquainted with family old and new family members. You will hurt when family members are hurt and be happy when the family is happy. This book had many twists and turns that I wasn't expecting, and this left me wanting more and more. Once again Rosanne Bittner has out done herself; and I say that with every book that I read of hers and she has never disappointed me.
Read from August 14 to 15, 2016 Book Buy Links Amazon B&N BOOK SYNOPSIS Their Passion Shaped a Nation Over the years, Jake and Miranda Harkner have endured all the dangers a wild and brutal West could throw at them. Now, settled on their ranch in the beautiful Colorado hill country, they’ve finally found peace. But for a man like Jake Harkner, danger is always lurking, and the world may not be ready for an infamous outlaw-turned-lawman-turned-legend to hang up his guns. Threatened by cruel men in search of revenge, the Harkner clan must be stronger than ever before. Yet nothing can stop the coming storm. With the Old West dying around them and the rules of this new world ever-changing, Jake vows to end the threat to his family no matter what it takes… Even if it means sacrificing himself so his beloved Miranda may live. My Thoughts If ever a story deserved to be given the title of Epic Saga this third book would fit that description. From the beginning to the end the trials and tribulations faced by Jake Harkner and his family are of the variety both anxiety inducing to the reader as well as heartrendingly emotionally traumatic for the characters who must live through them. This fictional family has become near and dear to me over the course of three novels, the best way to state it is to say they have become book family members and stalwart friends that I would be happy to call my own if real people. At a mere 45% in their dream of peaceful living on the ranch in Colorado had been too short for the now extended by many members of the Harkner family. But never a dull moment for readers of the book or lack of up and downs emotionally on behalf of the group of characters, both old and new. At 85% of the book I found the Harkner’s having the worst luck so far and now of all the trials they have faced in the past this next one will either end up with Jake himself dead, in jail or redeemed forever more. Personally at this point think he deserves a break but what happens in the rest of the story is what shows how truly remarkable this man is and exactly how beloved he is by not only family but those few friends he has allowed to get close to him over the years. The final test that Jake must undertake though is the one where the men are separated from the boys and where everything he has faced before pales in comparison. Be prepared with boxes of tissues because you will so need them to read these last chapters of this book for sure! From the start of this series I have been consumed with the rugged realism of the locales, characters, scenarios and most of all the sheer passionate love affair of Jake and Miranda. Following them for 30 years through good times and bad has been an experience that has given me joy right along with sorrow as the couple faced trial after trial together forging an unbreakable bond that endears them to readers over and over as each book unfolds. [EArc from Netgalley in exchange for honest review]