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Wednesday, May 17

Spring Reads: You'll Think Of Me by Robin Lee Hatcher


Thomas Nelson; 308 pages; $12.99; Amazon
You'll Think Of Me by Robin Lee Hatcher has been sitting on desk for over month now, and I've finally taken the time out to read it. As you can probably tell by the cover with a man embracing a beautiful woman near an apple tree, this is a romance novel. Well, to be more precise, it's a Christian romance novel.

The novel centers on a woman named Brooklyn Myers who's raising her young daughter, Alycia, in Reno, Nevada by herself. She had married Chad Hallston when she was just seventeen-years-old, but the marriage didn't last long and Chad later left shortly after Alycia was born. Out of the blue, Brooklyn receives word that Chad has died of a rare heart condition and has left his family's house & land in Thunder Creek, Idaho to his daughter.

Every romance story needs a male lead in it, which happens to be Derek Johnson in this novel, the best friend of Chad Hallston. While Derek isn't working for the sheriff department, he's working on his 3-acre orchard farm. His dream is to run a successful organic fruit farm, but to do so he would have to expand his land. He almost has enough money for a down-payment on the neighboring land. All ten-acres belongs to Chad Hallston, well, that is until his best friend died. While Derek is upset that Chad didn't leave the property to him in the will, he's even more shocked to learn about Chad's last wish - he wants Derek to be a father-figure to Alycia.

Final Thoughts: The author, Robin Lee Hatcher, wastes no time introducing Brooklyn Myers and her ten-year-old daughter within the first few pages of chapter one. She even introduces Derek Johnson, the male romance lead on page 5. The plot is pretty much straight forward; somewhat reminding me of a made-for-Hallmark movie (not the campy ones). The characters are likeable (like they should be in any good novel), the dialogue is believable, and the descriptions are simple, but well-written.

Overall, I enjoyed reading You'll Think Of Me. It's a quick, sweet, fun, and light-hearted read.



*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.



About the Author: Best-selling novelist Robin Lee Hatcher is known for her heartwarming and emotionally charged stories of faith, courage, and love. Winner of the Christy, the RITA, the Carol, the Inspirational Reader's Choice, and many other industry awards, Robin is also a recipient of Lifetime Achievement Awards from both Romance Writers of America and American Christian Fiction Writers. She is the author of 75+ novels and novellas with over five million copies in print.

Robin enjoys being with her family, spending time in the beautiful Idaho outdoors, reading books that make her cry, and watching romantic movies. Her main hobby (when time allows) is knitting, and she has a special love for making prayer shawls. A mother and grandmother, Robin and her husband make their home on the outskirts of Boise, sharing it with Poppet, the high-maintenance Papillon, and Princess Pinky, the DC (demon cat).

For more information, please visit her web site at www.robinleehatcher.com.

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