Third in Hatcher’s inspiring Where the Heart Lives series, Beloved hits the mark. Hatcher’s books have it all: characters full of personality, attention to detail that makes the history feel real and a gentle message of second chances. Tyson and Diana’s story is a wonderfully fitting conclusion to the series.
The last person Diana ever expected to see just walked through the door: her husband, Tyson. After a whirlwind romance that resulted in marriage, Tyson left her for worldwide adventures. Seven long years later, Diana hasn’t heard from her husband and she wants to declare him legally dead. Returning to her side and reputing to be a changed man, he wishes to run for Senate. Diana is suspicious that he only wants her to help him win the election, but she agrees to support him under one condition: Win or lose, she can have her freedom when it’s over. Tyson agrees, but with a condition of his own: She must give him a real chance to prove himself after all these years. (ZONDERVAN, Oct., 304 pp., $14.99)