Who I Am With You

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Hatcher, Robin Lee. Who I Am With You: A Legacy Of Faith Novel. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishing. 2018.

SUMMARY:
Dealing with the sudden and tragic death of her husband and daughter, Jessica Mason is not only grieving but awaiting the birth of her next child. Hiding from the media, Ridley Chesterfield takes refuge in Hope Springs, not intending to meet anyone while he is there. Through invitations, consequences, unexpected situations, a generational Bible, and an adorable dog named Kris, Ridley and Jessica connect in present day but Jessica also makes a connection with her past. Forgiveness, faith, and friendship soon help hearts heal…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Told alternately between two time periods, a connection grows deeper with the past while affecting the present and determining the future. Well written, as well as gracefully told, Who I Am With You tugs on the heartstrings while being enjoyable to read. Though not an enormous fan of contemporary fiction, the mixings with the past provided an interesting storyline with just the right sprinkling of surprises to keep me engaged to the end. Romance, forgiveness, healing, and strength all combine in the first book of the new A Legacy Of Faith series by author, Robin Lee Hatcher. Definitely a series I will continue reading.  (Side note: I absolutely love the title of this book!)

RATING:
4 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Who I Am With You from BookLook Bloggers for my honest review*

The Heart’s Pursuit

heartspursuitHatcher, Robin Lee. The Heart’s Pursuit. Grand Rapids MI: Zondervan Publishing. 2014.

SUMMARY:
Deserted at the altar, Silver Matlock vows to find her ex-fiance who stood-her-up and stole from her family. Hiring bounty-hunter Jared Newman, Silver encounters a bit more than what she bargained for when accompanying Jared through desolate mining towns, rugged terrain and arduous travel. Silver and Jared learn they must work together to overcome their individual situations to gain a chance at a future…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Different than her other novels, Robin Lee Hatcher admits to taking a departure from her usual settings of books. Adventure, mystery, romance and travel all contribute to an enjoyable story albeit a bit slow and predictable in parts. The main characters were well planned and interacted naturally within the contexts. Coupled with some serious situations as well as some light-hearted banter, The Heart’s Pursuit was definitely worth the read. As a side note, I liked the cover picture of the book along with the slightly textured feel and thickness of it…glad I judged this book by the cover!

RATING:
4 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of The Heart’s Pursuit from BookLook Bloggers for my honest review*