Saturday, May 29, 2010

"A Matter of Character" Book Review

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

A Matter Of Character

Zondervan (May 25, 2010)


Robin Lee Hatcher

I love Robin Lee Hatcher's books. One of my favorite books of all time is "Ribbon of Years" by Robin. Her "Sisters of Bethlehem Springs" series is such a great addition to her library and A Matter of Character might be my favorite of the trilogy. Set in the early 1900's in Idaho and Daphne is keeping a secret, from everyone. She may be an heiress with no need for money, but that doesn't mean she sits around doing nothing. No, she has the heart of a writer and consequently has a published series of dime novels... published under a man's name! No one knows its actually her until Joshua comes to town looking for the man that has been publishing trash about his beloved Grandfather. He wants to set the record straight, except no one knows where the author actually lives. Will it do more harm or good to reveal who she is? Only Daphne can figure that out. Great book!


Robin Lee Hatcher discovered her vocation as a novelist after many years of reading everything she could put her hands on, including the backs of cereal boxes and ketchup bottles. The winner of the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction (Whispers from Yesterday), the RITA Award for Best Inspirational Romance (Patterns of Love and The Shepherd's Voice), two RT Career Achievement Awards (Americana Romance and Inspirational Fiction), and the RWA Lifetime Achievement Award, Robin is the author of over 50 novels, including Catching Katie, named one of the Best Books of 2004 by the Library Journal.

Robin enjoys being with her family, spending time in the beautiful Idaho outdoors, reading books that make her cry, and watching romantic movies. She is passionate about the theater, and several nights every summer, she can be found at the outdoor amphitheater of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, enjoying Shakespeare under the stars. She makes her home outside of Boise, sharing it with Poppet the high-maintenance Papillon


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 villain 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.

Robin is conducting a contest for the new book. Join in the fun HERE.

If you would like to read the Prologue and first Chapter of A Matter Of Character, go HERE.

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