Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Whenever You Come Around

GIVEAWAY

HATCHER, ROBIN LEE
WHENEVER YOU COME AROUND

Will writing a romance help this author find a real-life hero?

Charity Anderson turned her back on Kings Meadow years ago, with good reason, and has avoided visits to her hometown whenever possible. But with her house in Boise damaged by floodwaters and a book deadline bearing down, staying in her parents’ empty home seems her only option. However, being in Kings Meadow dredges up a painful secret, and old fears threaten to overwhelm her.

Charity’s former high school classmate Buck Malone never left town, instead sacrificing his dreams to take care of his family. Now he enjoys an uncomplicated life as a wilderness guide and confirmed bachelor. The last thing on his mind is settling down.

When Charity’s dog causes an accident that leaves Buck with a broken ankle and wrist at the start of prime tourist season, Charity has little choice but to render aid while he recuperates.  Soon Buck becomes the inspiration for Charity’s hero, both on the page and off. Can he also help her face and overcome her fears so they might find their own happily ever after?

My Review:

A breathtaking story celebrating God's grace and second chances.

The hero and heroine's first meet had me laughing and wincing. Talk about making a first impression! I'll leave you to judge whether it's a good one or a bad one. There's definitely some sizzle going on between Charity and Buck. He kind of enjoys it and can be a bit of a flirt -- she's just running scared. Falling in love is so not on her agenda. Pretty hard to stick to the program though when you're writing a romance staging a real life cowboy hero.

As with all Hatcher's books, the setting takes on a life of its own. Loved revisiting Kings Meadow. Am enamoured with rural Idaho thanks to this author's descriptive words.

I think Charity's journey touched me the most. She's chosen to silently battle a difficult past and that unwillingness to share has left some deep scars. Shame, insecurity and keeping God at a distance are the caustic results of her silence. My heart hurt for her. Buck is just the person to bring her out of her self-imposed exile.

A stirring tale about the healing power of love -- both God's and man's.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Whenever You Come Around please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday July 12 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

30 comments:

  1. Thanks, Kav, I have been keeping an eye on this one.
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Amy. I don't think you can go wrong with a book by this author. Good luck.

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  2. I would love to read this book.
    karenskrayons(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. Hi Kav, I have the first two books in this series and would love to read this one.

    Have a great day!

    Tammi

    dandtdearing {at} earthlink {dot} net

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    1. It's a great series, isn't it, Tammi? Good luck.

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    2. Yes, it is! Robin Lee Hatcher was one the first Christian authors I've read and has continued to be a favorite.

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    3. Oh -- me too -- one of the first Christian authors I read. We're kindred reading spirits.

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  4. I've not read any of Robin's King's Meadow series, but have always enjoyed other books of hers that I have read!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. She's definitely a go-to author for me. Good luck, Patty.

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  5. Anything by Robin Lee Hatcher is a great book! Thanks for a chance at this one!
    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. You're welcome, Trixi. And I so agree -- Robin Lee Hatcher is an awesome writer. Good luck.

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  6. Hi Kav, Count me in ~ I would love to win a copy of Robin's new novel. Thank you for your review. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. You're welcome, Kathleen. Good luck.

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  7. Hello Kav. Thanks for the good review. I love second chances books. Sure needed lots of times. Thanks for the giveaway. Would love to win Robin's book. GOD bless.
    Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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    1. Second chance love stories are a favourite theme of mine too, Maxie. Good luck.

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  8. Just the little you posted sounds like a good book. kamundsen44atyahoodotcom. Kim

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    1. I really enjoyed it, Kim. Good luck.

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  9. Thank you, Kav! Robin's books are some of the best!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. I agree, Melanie, and it seems we're in good company. Good luck.

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  10. thanks for the opportunity to read this novel, kav

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Karen. Good luck.

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  11. Robin Lee Hatcher is a wonderful author. Sounds like another good one!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. I love her writing too. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  12. Kav, I'll have to enter this giveaway because I love this series. The book that started it, based on Robin's personal story, is one of my all-time favorites and I'm so glad she is continuing with the setting and characters. As always, thanks for the opportunity, Kav.

    cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

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    1. Oh, I didn't know that, Carole. You are a font of information. Good luck.

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  13. Whenever You Come Around sounds wonderful, I enjoy Robin's books!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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  14. I just read Promises Kept and now working my way through the King's meadow books. A local librarian recommended these to me. Love my library and Robin Lee Hatcher.

    tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  15. Robin Lee Hatcher's books always touch my heart !

    Deanne
    Cnnamongirl at aol dot com

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