Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Keeper of the Stars

GIVEAWAY

HATCHER, ROBIN LEE
KEEPER OF THE STARS

She blames him for her brother's death. Can she let go of resentment and open her heart to love?

Penny Cartwright found it difficult to understand why her younger brother would choose to join a country singer’s band rather than return to Kings Meadow after college . . . and the separation strained their relationship. Then a car accident made certain her brother could never return.

Trevor Reynolds has chased stardom in Nashville for more than a dozen years, but it remains out of his reach. After an accident kills his young drummer, Trevor goes to Kings Meadow to keep a promise—and perhaps to discover what truly matters in this life.

Thrown together by circumstances, Penny and Trevor must learn to give and receive forgiveness. And if they do, perhaps something beautiful can rise from the ashes of heartbreak.


My Review:

A touching love story rises out the ashes of a whole lot of heartbreak. This is really a story about grief, the varying stages and the unique way each individual grieves the loss of a loved one.

Penny has drawn into herself, nursing the hurt over her brother's unexpected death until anger and bitterness begin to fester. There were times during this read that I didn't like her. I wanted her to snap out of the doldrums. I fumed at some of the things she said...and thought...about Trevor. In short, I wasn't very compassionate. And that's what's wonderful about this book -- it sheds some light on the inner workings of the grieving process and I think it has made me a more empathetic person as a result.

Trevor arrives in King Meadows without knowing what he's supposed to do there. But he made a promise to a dying friend so he's determined to stick it out, even though he can tell Penny can't stand having him around.  There's some deep-rooted resentment simmering beneath the brittle fa├žade she presents to the world -- and it's all directed at Trevor. They both nurse a lot of 'what ifs' as they grapple to come to terms with young Brad's death.

And Brad is an interesting secondary character -- especially since he's dead! We're treated to insightful flashbacks from his perspective over the years leading up to the car crash and his untimely death. Hatcher expertly weaves his memory through the lives of those who loved him. His steadfast faith becomes the anchor that ultimately frees them all. A powerful testimony to God's purpose even in the midst of sorrow.

My thanks to the publisher and Litfuse Publicity Group for providing me with a copy of this book.

http://litfusegroup.com/campaigns/keeper-stars-robin-lee-hatcher

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  Keeper of the Stars 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 February 7 2016 . Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

The author is also doing a Kindle Fire Giveaway -- see details below (and click on link to enter)


http://www.robinleehatcher.com/celebrating-my-76th-release-keeper-of-the-stars/

38 comments:

  1. This one sounds great too. Oh, Kav, do you have any idea how uncontrollable you make my wish list?
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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    1. LOL -- aren't wish lists supposed to be uncontrollable?????? Good luck, Amy.

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  2. Robin is such a prolific author! I haven't read to many of her books, but have enjoyed all that I have read.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. She consistently turns out amazing stories. Good luck, Patty.

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  3. Thanks for a great review. I have her other books and I must add this to my collection.
    Jhdwayne(at)peoplepc(dot)com
    Deana

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    1. Yes -- it will make the perfect addition, especially if you have the other books in the series. Good luck, Deana.

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  4. I would love to read this one! A great review about a great book from a great writer! Thank you, Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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

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  5. Robin is such a fave of mine...so I downloaded this onto Kindle and read it a/o! Great book by a great author....your winner will be delighted!

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    1. She has certainly produces a literary legacy, hasn't she? One of my favourite authors.

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  6. I don't think that I've read any of Robin's books, but this sounds like a fabulous place to start! mylittlebirdie (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. It definitely is, Karen. Good luck.

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  7. I just put this one on my to read list. I enjoy this author's books. Thanks for sharing about this book.

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    1. It's a great book for reading lists everywhere, in my humble opinion. Good luck, Karen.

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  8. "Keeper of the Stars" looks like one for my "keeper" shelf (which is rare) :-) Robin's a wonderful author to boot!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Nice play on words, Trixi. Good luck.

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  9. I love Robin Hatcher books and can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this new one.
    reneerachoyolsenATgmailDOTcom

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  10. Love her books. Nice review. kamundsen44ATyahooDOTcom.

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  11. Robin's stories always touch my heartstrings! Please add me.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. She's a great author, isn't she? Good luck, Merry.

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  12. I love the song "Keeper of the Stars" and think this is a great title for a book!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. I'd never heard the song but it's featured in the story. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  13. I must read this book. Love Robin Hatcher's books. spotts06(at)comcast(dot)net

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  14. Sounds like a great story. Thanks for the review.
    mo1202007ATyahooDOTcom

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

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  15. Looks like an awesome read! Thanks for doing this email for your readers! Have a Blessed day!
    swanphillipsATgmailDOTcom

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  16. I have enjoyed reading all of Robin's books and would love to win a copy of this one. rmaney(at)firstarpchurch(dot)org.

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    1. Wow -- that's a lot of books. I've only read 15...I have lots of catching up to do. Good luck, Rebecca.

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  17. Looks great - thanks for the chance to win. truckredford(at)gmail(dot)com

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

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  18. Sounds like a great book!

    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

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  19. I have all the other books in this series, but hesitated on this one. I'm not sure why? The neurotic reader in me needs to finish what I started. With all of my hesitation, it will probably be my favorite. :) tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)coom

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    1. That is interesting, Terrill. You'll have to read it to find out. Good luck.

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