Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Belonging by Robin Lee Hatcher


In 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.

My take:~

Robin Lee Hatcher is a veteran in the world of Christian publishing and her experience and talent is clearly on display in Belonging, the first in her new Where The Heart Lives series.  A delightful historical romance, Felicia and Colin are well drawn, meaningful characters, striving to leave their pasts behind and forge new lives in Frenchman's Bluff.  Robin knows what her readers want and provides a sweetly unfolding romance, interesting secondary characters that provide added interest and conflict to the tale and accurate historical detail.  Belonging will engage and satisfy readers who love traditional Christian romance stories, written with a skillful hand and tender touch.

With thanks to Zondervan for my review copy

Relz Reviewz Extras
Review of Fit to Be Tied
Character spotlight on Cleo Arlington & Sherwood Statham
Interview with Robin
Visit Robin's website and blog
Buy Robin's books at Amazon or Koorong


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