Book Review: You*ll Think of Me by Robin Lee Hatcher

“Sometimes I feel like we live in a library” (41

Title:  You'll Think of Me
Author: Robin Lee Hatcher
Publisher:  Thomas Nelson Fiction
Release Date:  April 11, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Her mother abandoned her, her father disowned her, and her husband left her. Can Brooklyn be convinced that it is possible to forgive the greatest of betrayals?

Brooklyn Myers escaped her broken home and her embittered, unloving father by eloping to Reno at the age of 17. But when she was pregnant with their first child, her husband abandoned her as well. Not welcome back home in Thunder Creek, Brooklyn stayed in Reno and raised her daughter Alycia on her own, doing her best to make sure Alycia never knew the heartache and rejection Brooklyn herself had known.

When her estranged husband Chad Hallston dies, he leaves the family home in Thunder Creek to his daughter. Believing it is the best way to give her daughter a stable home, Brooklyn does what she thought she would never do. She goes home to the orchard and wine country of Southwest Idaho. There, she encounters Chad’s best friend, Derek Johnson, a part time sheriff's deputy who also owns an organic produce farm next door. Derek was never a fan of former bad girl Brooklyn Myers, but he made a promise to his dying friend that he would be the father to Alycia that Chad had never been.

Although Derek and Brooklyn get off to a bumpy start, he and Alycia quickly form a bond. And soon, Derek realizes that he wants Brooklyn to trust him too . . . even knowing that her trust won’t come easily. And then he realizes he wants even more than her trust. He wants to win her love.

While Brooklyn may be tempted to give her heart to Derek, risking her daughter’s happiness is another story. Will Brooklyn hold onto her self-reliance for dear life, or will she come to understand that the greatest gift she can give her daughter is showing her how to love and trust others?

"Sometimes I think we live in a library. . ." is one of those sentences I love to read in any story. And I love it in Robin Lee Hatcher's latest release, You'll Think of Me. Possibly because it refers to a pretty cool kid, Alycia. Reading should be nurtured when they are young, and this kiddo is pretty fun to be around! You'll Think of Me is charming with a good dose of reality. Robin Lee Hatcher is not afraid to deal with the tough issues like abandonment, forgiveness and bitterness.  She artfully laced such tough topics in a blanket of truth, love and warmth. Well done.

“Don’t borrow trouble. . .consider the possibilities first. Then look for solutions.” (16)

Each character had their flaws, and that makes it real. Brooklyn and Alycia's move back to Thunder Creek, Idaho, though because of the death of a husband and father that abandon them, was moving. Chad's final thoughts were of them, and to provide for them, and I guess it's all providence when we read how everything played out. In all, charming, sweet, and thoughtful. You'll Think of Me had it right, we will think of it.  

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

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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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