Sunday, May 30, 2010

A Matter of Character

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

A Matter Of Character
Zondervan (May 25, 2010)


Robin Lee Hatcher

Robin Lee Hatcher discovered her vocation as a novelist after many years of reading everything she could put her hands on, including the backs of cereal boxes and ketchup bottles. The winner of the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction (Whispers from Yesterday), the RITA Award for Best Inspirational Romance (Patterns of Love and The Shepherd's Voice), two RT Career Achievement Awards (Americana Romance and Inspirational Fiction), and the RWA Lifetime Achievement Award, Robin is the author of over 50 novels, including Catching Katie, named one of the Best Books of 2004 by the Library Journal.

Robin enjoys being with her family, spending time in the beautiful Idaho outdoors, reading books that make her cry, and watching romantic movies. She is passionate about the theater, and several nights every summer, she can be found at the outdoor amphitheater of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, enjoying Shakespeare under the stars. She makes her home outside of Boise, sharing it with Poppet the high-maintenance Papillon

It's 1918, and Daphne McKinley, heiress to a small fortune, has found contentment in the town of Bethlehem Springs, Idaho. But Daphne has a secret.

A series of dime novels loosely based on local lore and featuring a nefarious villain known as Rawhide Rick has enjoyed modest popularity among readers. Nobody in Bethlehem Springs knows the man behind the stories ... except Daphne.

When newspaperman Joshua Crawford comes to town searching for the man who sullied the good name of his grandfather, Daphne finds herself at a crossroads, reassessing the power of her words, re-thinking how best to honor her gifts, and reconsidering what she wants out of life.

Robin is conducting a contest for the new book. Join in the fun HERE.

If you would like to read the Prologue and first Chapter of A Matter Of Character, go HERE.

Oh, what a fun book and series this was! I enjoyed A Vote of Confidence (reviewed here) and Fit to be Tied (reviewed here), and this final book of the trilogy was just as satisfying. Like the previously portrayed women of Bethlehem Springs, Idaho, Daphne is a bit unconventional. What can it hurt to have a quiet little career that no one knows about? When she encounters Joshua, she discovers that he thinks far differently about her little hobby. He wants her to quit, but she is just as determined to continue her no-longer-secret pastime. Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words do indeed hurt people. Fact or fiction? Daphne and Joshua must both determine if the thin line of difference between reality and embellishment is really A Matter of Character.


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quilly said...

Being Idaho born, I wonder how I missed signing up for this? Hmmmmm ...