Tuesday, May 25, 2010
A MATTER OF CHARACTER by Robin Lee Hatcher - BOOK REVIEW
Robin Lee Hatcher is the author of sixty novels, including A Vote of Confidence, When Love Blooms, Wagered Heart, Return to Me and Catching Katie, named one of the Best Books of 2004 by Library Journal. Winner of the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction, two RITA Awards for Best Inspirational Romance and the RWA Lifetime Achievement Award, Robin lives in Idaho.
Learn more about Robin at http://robinleehatcher.com/.
"A Matter of Character" is the third and final installment in The Sisters of Bethlehem Springs series. The series, set in 1915-1919 rural Idaho, poses the question "Who says a woman can't do a man's job?"
From the back cover copy: "It's 1918, and Daphne McKinley, heiress to a small fortune, has found contentment in the town of Bethlehem Springs, Idaho. But Daphne has a secret.
A series of dime novels loosely based on local lore and featuring a nefarious villian known as Rawhide Rick has enjoyed modest popularity among readers. Nobody in Bethlehem Springs knows the man behind the stories...except Daphne.
When newspaperman Joshua Crawford comes to town searching for the man who sullied the good name of his grandfather, Daphne finds herself at a crossroads, reassessing the power of her words, re-thinking how best to honor her gifts, and reconsidering what she wants out of life."
I thoroughly enjoyed this series, especially this final book. Robin has a way of bringing her characters to life. Historical details have been carefully researched, and add dimension to the story. A Matter of Character is a fun, quick read, but it also asks some hard questions. I was challenged in asking myself, "Am I a person of character, and in what ways do my words honor God and others?"
I highly recommend this book, and look forward to the books Robin will be writing next!
Details for this amazing contest can be found at http://www.robinleehatcher.com/noble_character.html
I received this book from the publisher, Zondervan, for review purposes as part of the blogspot tour.
The book is available through http://www.amazon.com/, http://www.christianbooks.com/ and your favorite retailer.
Here are the blogs featuring A Matter of Character during our May 24-28, 2010 Tour.
A room without books is empty
About dreams and broken glass
All Grown Up?
Be Your Best Mom
Blog Tour Spot
Book Nook Club
Cafe Lily Book Reviews
Cindy’s Book Reviews
Clicking Her Heels
Deus E Fiel
Karen R. Evans
Life in Review
Musings by Lynn
My Book Addiction and More
Ponderings by Andrea
Sisterhood of Beautiful Warriors
Southern Sassy Things
The 160-acre Woods
The Hahn Hunting Lodge
With Pen in Hand