Saturday, June 2, 2018

Beloved

GIVEAWAY
HATCHER, ROBIN
BELOVED

A most unwelcome guest surprises Diana at her engagement party -- the husband she thought was dead!

Diana Brennan came west on the orphan train and was given a home with a loving couple who cherished and spoiled her. At 17, she fell hard for Tyson Applegate, the son of a wealthy mine owner. After a whirlwind courtship and marriage, Tyson took off for adventures around the world, including fighting with the Rough Riders in Cuba. Receiving now word from him in years, Diana is ready to move past the old pain and marry again, just as soon as Tyson is declared legally dead.

But when Tyson returns, supposedly a changed man, he wants to reunite with his wife and run for the senate. While Diana suspects the election is his real reason for wanting her by his side, she agrees to maintain his house and campaign with him, but when it's over, win or lose, she wants her freedom.

He agrees with one condition -- she must agree to give him a chance to change her mind about him.

My Review:

published in 2013
My thanks to my public library for keeping me flush in retro reads!

A neat twist on a prodigal son's return. There's angst from the very first page -- I mean, what reader can resist siding with an abandoned wife never mind how contrite the reformed husband?! And Hatcher tells this love story with such flare -- "To say the least, it was inconsiderate of Diana's almost-dead husband to show up at her engagement party." (p 3) Bwahahaha! Love the subtle humour lurking among the angst! And that erstwhile Tyson --- swoony sigh -- he's definitely seen the light, found the Lord and wants nothing more than to make amends to the wife he didn't realize he loved so much. So he sets out to woo her and she's determined to resist while chaos seems to take over their lives in the form of strays and frenemies and unsuspecting evil. A great escape for the avid romance reader.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of Beloved, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to a comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easy to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday June 3 2018. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!

23 comments:

  1. oh wow does this sound like a wonderful read. thanks for your review. I love that this young lady was one of the orphans on the orphan train. would love to read this book.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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    1. Yes, the whole notion of an orphan train is so intriguing, isn't it? Good luck, Lori.

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  2. Oh oh oh...a Robin Hatcher book!!!! AND, I happen to have the second book in this series on my shelf (Betrayal: Where the Heart Lives #2). It's been way too long since I've read a Hatcher book!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. P.S. Maybe I ought to move her up the line and have my own Retro read binge :-)

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    2. Hmmmm...I happen to have Betrayal on my retro TBR pile. That cover! Good luck, Trixi.

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  3. What a great book! I would love to read it! Thank you for the opportunity, Kav. mauback55 at gmail dot com

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

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  4. I've read book one in this series and have book two and this one on my kindle. Will I ever have time to get to all the books I want to read? Probably not, but it sure is fun trying! ☺

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    1. Tracey, I sure hope there are an innumerable amount of bookshelves in heaven for all the books we don't get a chance to read here on earth...lol!!

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    2. Like finely honed athletes, we leave it all on the field...er library floor...as we hold nothing back in our bid to read every last book! There oughta be a Hall of Fame for Readers. :-)

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    3. Laughing at both of you!
      Finely honed readers, I'll take that!
      My husband walked by me a while ago and said so that book's really good, huh? And I said oh, you're talking about the one i was telling you about yesterday? Yeah, it was good, this is a different book, but it's really good too", haha
      (Read J Patch's Dangerous Obsession yesterday, super creepy, and Sharee Stover's Secret Past today, excellent debut!)

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  5. Nice review. Cool cover. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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  6. I would love to read this book. I have many of her books but not this one. Great review! Thanks for the chance.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. She's written so many books it's hard to keep up. Good luck, Pam.

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  7. BELOVED sounds like an amazing storyline and one I am sure is full of ups and down well worth exploring. I can't imagine someone coming back to life so to speak! I'd love the opportunity to red all about it. Thanks for the chance. <3
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. He does make a grand entrance. Good luck, Kay.

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  8. It’s been a while since I read a Robin book, too! I’ll have to look this series up again! Thanks, Kav. paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet

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    1. You're welcome, Paula. Good luck!

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  9. Would love to read. Thank you for sharing, Kav.
    leliamae54(At)aol(dot)com

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  10. I just realized I wasn't sure if we were doing Saturday this week, and I see we were. Robin Lee Hatcher is always good, be it contemporary or historical. I had made a comment in relation to a posting of hers on either her newsletter or Facebook (don't do much on Facebook) and she indicated she was working on a dual time line with some connections to WWII..... upcoming.....that sounds very interesting, too.

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    1. Ooooohhh -- dual timeline and Robin Lee Hatcher???? That is going to be awesomesauce! Good luck, CC.

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