ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Tracey Bateman published her first novel in 2000 and has been busy ever since. There are two other books in the Westward Hearts Series, Defiant Heart (#1) and Distant Heart (#2)
She learned to write by writing, and improved by listening to critique partners and editors. She has sold over 30 books in six years.
She became a member of American Christian Fiction Writers in the early months of its inception in 2000 and served as president for a year.
Tracey loves Sci-fi, Lifetime movies, and Days of Our Lives (this is out of a 21 year habit of watching, rather than enjoyment of current storylines).
She has been married to her husband Rusty for 18 years, has four kids, and lives in Lebanon, Missouri.
ABOUT THE BOOK
For the past seven years, Ginger Freeman has had one goal: find Grant Kelley and make him pay for allowing her brother to die. Growing up motherless with a father who leads an outlaw gang, Ginger isn’t exactly peaches and cream. So when she finally tracks down Grant on a wagon train headed west, she figured providence had stepped in and given her the chance she’s been waiting for.
On the wagon train, finally surrounded by a sense of family and under the nurturing eye of Toni Rodde, Ginger begins to lose her rough edges. She’s made friends for the first time and has become part of something bigger than revenge. Not only has her heart softened toward people in general, but God has become a reality she never understood before. And watching Grant doctor the pioneers, she’s realized she can’t just kill him and leave the train without medical care. Putting her anger aside, before long, Ginger’s a functioning part of the group.
But when the outlaw gang, headed by her pa, shows up and infiltrates the wagon train, she is forced to question her decision. Only self-sacrifice and her new relationship with God can make things right. But it might also means she loses everything she’s begun to hold dear.
If you would like to read from the first chapter of Dangerous Heart, go HERE
In Review: Some people have all the luck. Some people have all the pain. Isn't that how the song goes? Some people just flat out have everything stacked against them from day one and it seems that nothing will ever change. That is the way life has been for Ginger. She grew up without a mom. She has a dad, but his only use for her is to use her to help in him in his schemes and robberies with his outlaw band.
Her driving emotion is anger and revenge after seeing her brother die. Ginger thinks that her life has been a random set of circumstances which have brought her to the wagon train, but now she is having her doubts as she begins to hear God whisper in her hear.
Will she listen to God and turn from the life that she has known and been comfortable with or will she embrace the tugging from God and the love that the people from this wagon train have shown her? Most of all will she be willing to see past her anger to see the true heart of the man Grant is and wants to be to her?