The Fugitive Heart

The Fugitive Heart

by Jane Orcutt


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ISBN-13: 9781578560226
Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/01/1998
Series: Heart's True Desire Series
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.48(w) x 8.14(h) x 0.96(d)

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The Fugitive Heart 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
love2readnovels on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This is the story of Samantha and Nathan. They are young sweethearts growing up and it's war that seperates them. Samantha's brother (Caleb) and Nathan leave her at an orphage and join the war. Over the years Caleb and Nathan have become wanted men and have lost their faith because of the awful things they saw and experienced during the war. Nathan has a strong feeling that Samantha needs him and decides to go the the orphange but doesn't expect to find her. She's there. He asks her to come live with him and Caleb. He still loves her but knows that he can't have a future with her. She loves him but is shocked to find not the gentle boy she knew but a hardend man. The story is their journey of triumphs and defeats, love and hurt. The thing that I loved about this story is that it was true to life. When I say gritty I mean that you can feel the physical struggle between the two. The desire to do what is right and the desire of the flesh. Isn't that how real life is as well? If you like westerns, romance and realism than you will love this story. I also recommend the sequel 'The Hidden Heart'. It is the story of Caleb. That's a great one too.
judyg54 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This story gets added to my favorites list because it was so good. There were ALOT of twists and turns to the story and it never went the direction I thought it would go which kept me wondering what would take place next. It spanned alot of years but kept you focused and interested in all the characters. It is a story of learning about true love, forgiveness and an acceptance of God and Him knowing what is best for us, no matter the circumstances.Samantha loved growing up on the Kansas prairie with her brother Caleb and his best friend Nathan and their families. She just wanted to love God and someday grow up and marry Nathan, her childhood sweetheart. But the War between the States breaks out and Samantha has her home, her parents and her brother and best friend taken from her. Fast forward 6 years and she is shocked to be reunited with her brother and Nathan, but neither are the "boys" she grew up with. They are now physically and emotionally scarred men who she later finds out are hiding from the law, for theft and murder. But Samantha still loves her brother and Nathan and although her love can cause her to make wrong choices, she never gives up on her God and His ability to change a life. You won't regret reading this story!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have always been a slow reader, but I sped through this book in one night- no joke. It is awesome! It really addresses the struggles in young Christians... A must read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
"The Fugitive Heart" is the best book I've ever read. It will have you crying one minute and laughing the next. It makes you long for a hero like Nathan, and a rock to depend on like Samantha. It shows how you can never do nothing too bad for God to forgive you of.