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Single mom Brooklyn Myers is a waitress living in a low income apartment with her 10 year old daughter Alycia. Brooklyn prays for a better life for her daughter. Alycia’s father Chad; had deserted them shortly after Brooklyn got pregnant. Derek Johnson dreamed of owning an organic farm. His best friend Chad had promised to sell his property to Derek someday, so he could make a go of it. Now, Brooklyn and Derek receive individual letters from an attorney that literally changes the rest of their lives.
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2017
|Dimensions: 8.40 X 5.50 (inches)|
In a small town in Idaho's idyllic wine country where the past looms large, can two people realize their individual dreams for the future . . . together?
Abandoned once too often, Brooklyn Meyers never intended to return to Thunder Creek, Idaho. Her hometown holds too many memories of heartache and rejection. But when her estranged husband Chad Hallston dies and leaves his family home and acreage to her and their ten-year-old daughter Alycia, it's an opportunity to change their lives for the bettera chance Brooklyn can't pass up, for Alycia's sake if not her own.
Derek Johnson, Chad's best friend since boyhood, isn't keen on the return of Brooklyn Meyers to Thunder Creek. He still blames her for leading his friend astray. And now she has ruined his chance to buy the neighboring ten acres that would have allowed him to expand his organic farm. To add insult to injury, Chad's dying request was that Derek become the father to Alycia that Chad never was. How can he keep that promise without also spending time with the girl's mother?
Brought together by unexpected circumstances, Derek and Brooklyn must both confront challenges to their dreams and expectations. He must overcome long held misconceptions about Brooklyn, while she must learn to trust someone other than herself. And if they can do it, they just might discover that God has something better in mind than either of them ever imagined.
Bestselling novelist Robin Lee Hatcher, author of more than 75 books, is known for her heartwarming and emotionally charged stories of faith, courage, and love. Robin is an eleven-time finalist and two-time winner of the prestigious RITA Award. In addition to many other awards, she is the recipient of lifetime achievement awards from both Romance Writers of America and American Christian Fiction Writers. When not writing, she enjoys being with her family, spending time in the beautiful Idaho outdoors, Bible art journaling, reading books that make her cry, watching romantic movies, and decorative planning. A mother and grandmother, Robin makes her home with her husband on the outskirts of Boise, sharing it with a demanding Papillion puppy named Boo and a persnickety tuxedo cat named Pinky. For more information, visit robinleehatcher.com; Facebook: robinleehatcher; Twitter: @robinleehatcher.
Hatchers (Keeper of the Stars) tranquil tale of loss, love, and faith is the perfect inspirational read for those who favor gentle stories.
Hatcher, award-winning author of more than 75 books, (The Shepherds Voice) once again takes readers on a journey of hope, patience, and love. . . These characters, and the reader, are in for a heartwarming journey of redemption, forgiveness, and embracing the future.
With two strong, genuine characters that readers will feel compassion for and a heartwarming modern-day plot that inspires, Hatchers romance is a wonderfully satisfying read.