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Robin Lee Hatcher
August 2011/288 pages/$14.99
Can two bitter pasts make one sweet future?
On the high desert town of Frenchman’s Bluff, Idaho, Felicia Kristoffersen has set out to create a future for herself that is better than her painful past. Alone in the world with only her faith to sustain her, she must prove herself as this tiny community’s new school teacher. She cannot, must not, fail. But there are those who never wanted her there to begin with.
Five years after the death of his wife, local merchant Colin Murphy cares about just one thing: raising his daughter, Charity. Colin wants to give her the educational advantages he never had. The new schoolmarm’s inexperience doesn’t sit well with him, and if this teacher up and marries like the last one did, Charity’s heart will be broken once again.
A woman who hasn’t known love. A man who lost the love he had.
In the midst of the wide, sage-covered plains, each is about to discover that life’s bitterest circumstances truly can work together for good.
Read an excerpt here.
I missed this book when it first came out and I am so glad I got a chance to read it now! Felicia and Colin (and his sweet daughter Charity!) immediately worked their way into my heart. Robin Lee Hatcher knows how to pen a poignant story that causes the reader's heart to both ache and soar as characters persevere through hardship and heartbreak to find their happily ever after. It's no surprise that this book was a finalist for multiple awards. Don't miss this delightful historical romance!
(Where the Heart Lives)
Robin Lee Hatcher
November 2012/272 pages/$14.99
It’s the turn of the twentieth century and drifter Hugh Brennan is a man well- acquainted with betrayal. Hugh finds himself drawn to the attractive widow, Julia, yet when he looks into her eyes, he recognizes the same hurt that haunts him.
Julia Grace has little reason to trust men, but she’s going to have to trust someone if she’s to keep her ranch from the clutches of her dead husband’s half-brother. Is it possible God had a hand in bringing Hugh to her door?
The latest historical romance from award-winning author Robin Lee Hatcher and the second book in the Where the Heart Lives series, Betrayal will take you to the high desert of western Wyoming, through the crags of the Rocky Mountains, and into the hearts of two seekers learning to trust God’s love no matter the circumstances.
Read an excerpt here.
Robin Lee Hatcher has written another heartwarming historical romance. Sometimes the second book in a series doesn't measure up to the first novel, but that isn't the case here. Once again Hatcher has created likable characters in Hugh and Julia, each with a scar from their past that makes them wary of the other. Faith and trust weave throughout this highly satisfying story. While Betrayal can be read as a stand-alone, the characters do have a familial connection to those in Belonging, the first book in the series, and the reading enjoyment will be enhanced by reading both books. In fact, I'm already looking forward to the final book in the series, Beloved, to be released in September!
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