Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Keeper of the Stars + Giveaway

Title:  Keeper of the Stars
Series: A Kings Meadow Romance, Book 4
Author:  Robin Lee Hatcher
Publisher:  Thomas Nelson
Release Date:  January 26, 2015



Because it's not always love at first sight!

When her mother died from pneumonia, Penny Cartwright was heartbroken. But now, after burying her younger brother just 12 years later, she is devastated. Anger, guilt, and sorrow cloud Penny's mind, and thelast thing she wants is to be reminded of her pain---but that's exactly what happens when a stranger comes to town.

Trevor Reynolds has been chasing fame for more than a dozen years, but his musical career can't get off theground. While on the road, an accident kills his young drummer, Brad Cartwright. Trevor wasn't behind thewheel, but he still blames himself . . . and so does Brad's sister, Penny. Now Trevor finds himself in Kings Meadow, determined to follow through on his final promise to his friend.

Still feeling the pain of Brad's death, Penny and Trevor must learn that forgiveness is theonly thing that can heal their hearts. And if they do forgive, something beautiful may rise from the ashes of heartbreak.

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What an inspirational story full of new beginnings, uncertainties, and yes, heartaches and forgiveness!   I'm particularly taken with how the author, Robin Lee Hatcher wrote the relationship between Brad (the deceased brother of Penny) and his father, Rodney, and how it relates to the budding mentor/men-tee relationship between Rodney and Trevor.  It's enlightening in many aspects. Brad's story doesn't end at his death. His familial relationships and his faith were promptly display through flashbacks, which I find endearing and ties into Trevor's start in his spiritual journey.  It not only displays Brad's insight and faith, but also God's grace in using Brad to plant the seeds

Many deal with grief differently, and we see several ways in Keeper of the Stars.  I feel for Penny's grief and understand how anger and denial are also ways to cope. Healing can be personal, as well as communal, as long as you let the One that can give you peace come in.

Keeper of the Stars isn't just a romantic novel, it's a story of love with family, with each other and with God. It's a story that shared with us the vulnerabilities of a new faith, as well as those who have been a Christian for some time. "And remember, following Christ is a lifelong journey.  Christians are foot solders, so to speak.  Always on the march. Always learning. Always growing stronger." (101). Sometimes to get stronger, you might need a little reminder.

Pick this one up, even if, like me, you haven't read the other stories in the series. You won't have a problem getting into it. I'm sure the cover also makes you warm and fuzzy too! And if the cover, the synopsis, the name "Robin Lee Hatcher" or my review doesn't get you interested, I'll let you in on another big secret. You're going to love what Trevor says on page 276.  It will melt your heart. *sigh.

NOTE:  I received a complimentary copy through Litfuse Publicity Tours for an honest review.



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Best-selling novelist Robin Lee Hatcher is known for her heart-warming and emotionally charged stories of faith, courage, and love. The winner of the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction, the RITA Award for Best Inspirational Romance, two RT Career Achievement Awards, and the RWA Lifetime Achievement Award, Robin is the author of over sixty novels.

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In celebrating the release of Keeper of the Stars, Robin is giving away a Kindle Fire HD!! Enter now for your chance to win.  Just click on the image below:

1 comment :

  1. Wow! This sounds like an amazing book to read with lots of emotion. Thank you for sharing.