Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Belonging Book Review

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Where the Heart Lives
Book One

SUMMARY:  Can two bitter pasts make one sweet future?
     In the high desert town of Frenchman's Bluff, Idaho, Felecia 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 did, Charity's heart will be broken once again.
     A woman who hasn't known love.  A man who lost the love he had.
     In the midst of the wide, sage-covered plains, each is about to discover that life's bitterest circumstances truly can work together for good.

REVIEW:  This book is really good.  There are a lot of things about this book that strike me and memorable.  One of my favorites is how the author lays out Felecia's faith.  It seems like all Felecia experiences is hardship and pain.  But instead of lashing out and becoming angry, she lets it draw her closer to the Lord and lets Him give her strength and direction.  I also like the secondary story of Felecia's search for her brother and sister.  When they were separated after being adopted off the Orphan Train, Felecia never forgot them and kept searching for them when she got the chance.  If you are interested in a book about a faith and love that endures, this is the book for you.

This book was provided by Zondervan for review without compensation.

Robin Lee Hatcher is the bestselling author of over sixty books.  Her well-drawn characters and heartwarming stories of faith, courage, and love have earned her both critical acclaim and the devotion of readers.  Her numerous awards include the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction, two RITA Awards for Best Inspirational Romance, and the Romance Writers of America Lifetime Achievement Award.  Robin is a lifelong resident of Idaho.  For more information, visit

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