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  • Robin Lee Hatcher

    In the high desert town of Frenchman’s Bluff, Idaho, Felicia Kristoffersen has set out to create a future for herself that is better than her painful past. Alone in the world with only her faith to sustain her, she must prove herself as this tiny community’s new school teacher. She cannot, must not, fail. But, there are those who never wanted her there to begin with. Five years after the death of his wife, local merchant Colin Murphy cares about just one thing: raising his daughter, Charity. Colin wants to give her the educational advantages he never had. The new schoolmarm’s inexperience doesn’t sit well with him, and if this teacher up and marries like the last one...read more

  • Robin Lee Hatcher

    Robin Lee Hatcher has won such prizes as the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction and the RITA Award for Best Inspirational fiction. In Beyond the Shadows Hatcher writes about the serious issue of alcoholism. After her husband dies, Deborah Haskin thinks she will never love again. But then Gideon Clermont enters her life. She does begin to love him very much, but how will she be able to come to terms with his addiction? 'Award-winning ... author Hatcher ... tackles a difficult subject: the frequency of alcoholism among churchgoers and the church's reaction to it. Hatcher's many fans will enjoy this thought-provoking romance.'-Library...read more

  • Robin Lee Hatcher

    My dear Beth,Though Uppsala, Iowa, takes its name from a city in my native Sweden, life here is different from what I have known. With my parents' blessing, I have taken employment in the home of Mr. Bridger, a dairy farmer, caring for his ill mother and two young, orphaned nieces. It is most unlike me to leave home, even in a temporary manner. But the need is great and Hattie Bridger and the children are so endearing.As for Dirk Bridger, he is an unhappy man, but also loyal, hardworking, and honorable. And, I should add, quite handsome. My younger sisters were smitten the instant they saw him. Young flirts! And with beauty to match. I, on the other hand, am considered to have common sense...read more

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    Dear Inga,I'm thinking it is not good for my baby and me to stay much longer in Whistle Creek, Idaho. The sheriff is showing altogether too much interest. I suppose I should feel flattered, for Carson Barclay is not only strikingly handsome, but a man of character and faith who has shown Keary and me considerable kindness. But I'm afraid his affections are ones I cannot return. The secret I bear makes a future with him impossible.Yet Inga, when Sheriff Barclay is near, it's everything in my Irish heart that wishes otherwise.Your friend,Mary Emeline MaloneIdaho: mountainous, rugged. Men go there to find their fortunes in the silver mines-and lose their pasts. But as Mary Malone discovers,...read more

  • Robin Lee Hatcher

    Dear Mother and Father, After all those years, I was certain Jakob Hirsch had forgotten me. Then came his proposal of marriage. With more impulse than wisdom, I crossed the ocean to begin a new life with him in Shadow Creek, Idaho. Little did I dream of the changes eleven years had brought to the man I once loved-which included three small children waiting with him at the station. I will not marry a stranger who no longer loves me, but I have agreed to look after Jakob's children until the harvest is in. A cabin on his property provides me with respectable living quarters. If only it were as easy to separate my heart from this family! It will be difficult to leave when the time comes, for I...read more

  • Robin Lee Hatcher

    Dear Mary,New Prospects, Montana, is nothing like England-so terrifying and beautiful at the same time, and much larger than I dared imagine when you and I first embarked on our adventures in the New World.I have had the good fortune of becoming the town's schoolmistress. Young Janie Steele is as precious as I imagined from her letters. As for her father, Garret Steele . . . Oh, I feel like such a fool! I've run halfway around the world to escape a man I loathed, only to discover I'm losing my heart to a man still in love with the wife he buried.The mayor, kind man, has been most attentive. But I wish he were someone else. I wish he were Garret.With affection,Your friend Beth WellingtonIn...read more

  • Robin Lee Hatcher

    It's the turn of the twentieth century and drifter Hugh Brennan is a man well acquainted with betrayal. Hugh finds himself drawn to the attractive widow, Julia, yet when he looks into her eyes, he recognizes the same hurt that haunts him.   Julia Grace has little reason to trust men, but she's going to have to trust someone if she's to keep her ranch from the clutches of her dead husband's half-brother. Is it possible God had a hand in bringing Hugh to her door?   The latest historical romance from award-winning author Robin Lee Hatcher and the second book in the Where the Heart Lives series, Betrayal will take you to the high desert of western Wyoming, through the...read more

  • Robin Lee Hatcher

    Robin Lee Hatcher has won the Christy Award for Romance Fiction, two RITA Awards, and multiple career achievement awards. Perfectly blending human drama with inspiring themes, Firstborn is a riveting novel about making difficult choices and dealing with the consequences. Twenty-three years after concealing her pregnancy, Erika Welby's secret is revealed. Now she must come to terms with the decision she made so long...read more

  • Robin Lee Hatcher

    Meet the people who make it all happen—the planners, the photographers, the musicians who have helped orchestrate the perfect day for countless couples—as they find their own happy endings in the second Year of Weddings novella collection. Picture Perfect Love: A June Wedding Story by Melissa McClone When image becomes everything, it’s up to love to refocus the heart. Photographer Jenna Harrison wants every bride and groom to look picture perfect on their special day. But her own heart is still broken, the unworn wedding dress hanging in her closet a reminder that relationships aren’t always as perfect as they look through her camera lens. Attorney Ashton...read more

  • Robin Lee Hatcher

    Christy and RITA Award-winner Robin Lee Hatcher pens the moving stories of four women working in Boise, Idaho during World War II. Margo King fears for her son fighting on the North African front and tries to hide her painful past. Dotty King searches for forgiveness from her mother and God after committing a single ardent mistake. Lucy Anderson struggles to resist temptation while her husband is away in England. And Penelope Maxfield longs for a new life free from her husband and children. Told from each woman's perspective, this story chronicles the hardships and uncertain times they all try to overcome with the help of their...read more

  • Robin Lee Hatcher

    Forgiveness is the only cure for heartbreak. But can Penny forgive the man she holds responsible for her brother’s death—and even find it in her heart to love him?  When her mother died from pneumonia, Penny Cartwright was heartbroken. But now, after burying her younger brother just twelve years later, she is devastated. Anger, guilt, and sorrow cloud Penny’s mind, and the last 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 the ground. While on the road, an accident...read more

  • Robin Lee Hatcher

    Allison was sure God would save her marriage and her husband—but neither has been saved yet. What has become of the promise Allison once believed in?  Tony Kavanagh had been Allison’s dream-come-true. They were in love within days, engaged within weeks, married and pregnant within a year. Her cup bubbled over with joy . . . but years later, that joy was extinguished by unexpected trials.  The day Allison issued her husband an ultimatum, she thought it might save him. She never expected he would actually leave. She was certain God had promised healing—but it became clear she’d misunderstood.  Now, living in the quiet mountain cabin she...read more

  • Robin Lee Hatcher

    He lost his brother. She lost her dream. Together, they might find what they’re really looking for. Holly Stanford is doing the best she can with the restaurant she inherited from her late uncle. But after her fiancé abandons her and the business, Holly regrets having given up her dream of becoming a pastry chef. Now a few bad financial decisions might cost her everything, including her hope for the future. Jed Henning has done well with his new company despite his prodigal brother’s behavior. When Jed‘s father, the controlling member of the board of directors, temporarily suspends operations until his sons work out their differences, Jed resentfully...read more

  • Robin Lee Hatcher

    Can two broken paths—and broken hearts—lead toward God’s redemption? When Ashley Showalter and Ben Henning meet on Ashley’s horse rescue farm, they quickly discover how much they have in common. Both were raised by single moms. Both want to help where they see a need. And both work with horses in the Boise valley. Ben needs Ashley’s help and expertise after starting an equine therapy barn on his great-great-grandfather’s farm—and the more time they spend together, both Ashley and Ben have the feeling that there could be something more between them. They also carry the burden of past experiences that may drive them apart if the truth is ever...read more

  • Robin Lee Hatcher

    The Sisters of Bethlehem Springs series delivers exactly what readers have been waiting for—smart, confident women who are not afraid to defy convention, live their own dreams, and share their lives if the right man comes along. In A Matter of Character, book three in the Sisters of Bethlehem Springs series, it's 1918, and Daphne McKinley, heiress to a small fortune, has found contentment in the town of Bethlehem Springs. 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...read more

  • Robin Lee Hatcher

    It’s 1916, and Idaho rancher Cleo Arlington knows everything about horses but nothing about men. So when charged with transforming English aristocrat Sherwood Statham from playboy into cowboy, she’s totally disconcerted. So is Statham, who’s never encountered a woman succeeding in a “man’s world.” Their bumpy trot into romance is frustrating, exhilarating, and ultimately...read more

  • Robin Lee Hatcher

    When Bethany Silverton left the genteel life of Miss Henderson's School for Young Ladies back in Philadelphia for the raw frontier town of Sweetwater, Montana, she had no idea how much she would enjoy the freedom and danger of this wild country.A conservative preacher's daughter, Bethany can't resist the challenge of charming the most attractive cowboy in town into attending her father's new church. She never dreamed that the cowboy would charm the lady.But Hawk Chandler isn't the only man vying for Bethany's affections. Ruthlessly ambitious Vince Richards thinks Bethany is perfect for him: attractive, gracious, just the woman to help him become governor. And he is determined to get what he...read more

  • Robin Lee Hatcher

    For ten years, Gabe Talmadge languished in prison, convicted of a horrible crime. Now, he is free once again but unable to find work in the midst of the Great Depression. In desperation, Gabe returns to Ransom, Idaho, hoping that his uncaring father will give him food and shelter, if not love. But the prodigal son is not welcomed home. Hungry and hopeless, Gabe is rescued by the owner of a sheep ranch south of Ransom. Incredibly, Akira Macauley gives him a place to live and work to do. More than that, she gives him hope. But just as Gabe comes to believe that happiness may be within his grasp, his life begins to unravel. Gabe must either sink again into an abyss of hopelessness or cling to...read more

  • Robin Lee Hatcher

    Following her father's death and her own attempted suicide, pampered socialite Karen Butler reluctantly seeks refuge at the home of Sophia Taylor, the grandmother she has never known. Determined to escape Sophia's broken-down ranch as soon as she can, Karen resists connecting with its inhabitants - especially Dusty Stoddard, the driven director of the Golden T's summer camp for at-risk youth. Karen is not the only one who has been wounded; Sophia, Dusty, and the boys have all suffered tremendous pain and loss. But by the time Karen discovers this, it is too late to escape; they have become a part of her healing and she a part of theirs. For through their kindness and acceptance, along with...read more

  • Robin Lee Hatcher

    Twelve years ago, Claire Porter thought her entire life was over when she learned that her husband Dave was having an affair with a young college student. Following their divorce, Claire started over including changing back to her maiden name of Conway. Claire now feels pretty good about her accomplishments. She has raised a wonderful son Dakota, enjoys her work, and finally has a new love. When Dakota informs her that he is engaged, she looks forward to meeting his fiancée even as she wonders if thirty-one-year-old Sara Jennings is too old for her 'little' six-foot-plus boy. Secrets never stay buried long and only God can help Claire find forgiveness when betrayal comes back to haunt...read more