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Avon Dangerous Heart, Westward Hearts Series #3

Growing up motherless with an outlaw father made Ginger Freeman hard and unforgiving-and for the past seven years she's been driven by a single goal: to make Grant Kelley pay for letting her brother die. Now that she's tracked the hated doctor to a westward-bound wagon train, her mission of vengeance is nearly completed. But the sense of family and community that suddenly surrounds her is unlike anything Ginger has ever experienced. And under the nurturing eye of Miss Sadie, the outlaw's daughter begins to lose her rough edges. Here, in the company of loving, newfound friends, Ginger feels herself becoming part of something much bigger than revenge.

But catastrophe is in the wind when her pa and his gang arrive to infiltrate the wagon train. Will Ginger's new relationship with God tear her away from her family forever . . . and cost her everything she's now begun to hold dear?

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Customer Reviews for Dangerous Heart, Westward Hearts Series #3
Review 1 for Dangerous Heart, Westward Hearts Series #3
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Date:December 19, 2008
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Susan Lichty
Wonderful ending to a series of books! Ginger is a lot of trouble, but her story is very touching! All three books in this series were great!
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Review 2 for Dangerous Heart, Westward Hearts Series #3
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:December 15, 2008
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Ruth Anne Cavallin
The last in the Westward Hearts Series and just as exciting as the first two. Author Tracey Bateman is truly a great christian fiction writer who holds a reader interest from page one to the last page.
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Review 3 for Dangerous Heart, Westward Hearts Series #3
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:November 19, 2008
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April Martin
This was a great story I could not put it down hope she writes more.I Loved It!
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Review 4 for Dangerous Heart, Westward Hearts Series #3
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Date:November 19, 2008
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?
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Review 5 for Dangerous Heart, Westward Hearts Series #3
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Date:November 17, 2008
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Wendi
This book has a great mix of adventure, romance, danger and life in a wagon-train! Having very little female influence in her life growing up, Ginger Freeman is now a little rough around the edges, but it makes her very lovable and refreshing. Raised within a band of outlaws, her original intent when joining the wagon-train was to kill Grant, the man she believes had a hand in the death of her older brother. She finds that Grant is a skilled doctor with a willingness to help others, and a faith that runs deep. Now she is faced with a choice - go through with her plan, or return to the outlaws without having avenged her brother's death. As a reader, I got to see the slow transformation of Ginger as her faith grew. Once I got into the story, I couldn't put the book down. It was a very enjoyable read, and I'd like to feel that I learned a few things about prairie life and the west.Characters: Tracey's book was filled with fascinating characters. In all they were very well-developed and it was great to see some of the characters have a change of heart and gain in faith. Story-Line: It was a faith-filled (but not preachy) book, teaching forgiveness and instilling hope in both the characters and the reader. Taking place in the 1850's, a wagon-train headed for Oregon runs into a band of outlaws and has to face the odds when Cholera runs through the community. If that isn't enough to encourage a person to find faith, add in three scheming outlaws (at least), a wealthy man heading west to start a new life with his two kids, a doctor who lost his wife during a raid by those same outlaws, and a girl who was raised by outlaws, who is now surrounded by open, honest, faith-filled friends. It was very entertaining and enjoyable.Readability: I found the book easy to read. The authors style and pace were both good.
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Review 6 for Dangerous Heart, Westward Hearts Series #3
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:November 7, 2008
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Barbara Dittmar
I loved the entire Westward Heart Series. I've loved all of Tracy Bateman's books. This book "Dangerous Heart" was excellent. I look for more of this type of book.
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Review 7 for Dangerous Heart, Westward Hearts Series #3
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4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Date:November 1, 2008
I have read the 2nd book in this series and was excited to get the 3rd one and see how it was all going to end up. I read that Tracey says she saved the most difficult character for the last book - and boy did she! Ginger is a diamond in the rough (to say the least!) when we originally meet her in the 2nd book. She's still pretty rough when we start book 3, and then her life starts to get really complicated when a piece of her past shows up at the wagon train and threatens to ruin the fresh start she has. She also has to decide whether revenge is still her goal and what she really wants to do with her life. When cholera starts running rampant through the wagon train it becomes a fight for life over death and deciding who really deserves to be nursed through the sickness... and not everyone is in agreement.I love the way it is wrapped up and the epilogue is wonderful. Tracey has crafted a beautiful series about the west, a wagon train and the amazing people on it.
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