Youll Think of Me by Robin Lee Hatcher is the story of a reluctant homecoming and how God can transform and redeem the parts of our lives that need it the most. Robin Lee Hatcher creates well developed characters and weaves in themes of hope and redemption in a believable, natural way. This book is a lovely read if you need a fun book with a happy ending. I received a digital copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review.
I had a lot of fun reading this book. Whenever I pick up a book by Robin Lee Hatcher I know I am in for a treat. You'll Think of Me was one of those books. I enjoyed getting to know the characters and find myself hoping I'll get to visit them again soon. It was interesting seeing a female character with an imperfect family. I also liked that Brooklyn didn't let her past keep her down. This book follows Brooklyn and Derek as they get to know each other and find out that what they thought they knew might not be true.
Brooklyn hasn't had an easy life. Knowing that what she went through gave her Alycia, she wouldn't change it for anything. That being said, she wouldn't mind better relationships now, if that's possible. The kindness of the people in town take her off guard, and she begins to wonder if her hometown is not as bad as she remembers. Derek her next door neighbor is one of those who seem different than what she thought. Brooklyn isn't afraid of hard work, and seeing her strength impresses Derek. Can they get to know each other as friends and start fresh? Or will the past disrupt what could have been?
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Contemporary Fiction. My interest was kept the whole time, and I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen. I am excited to see what Hatcher comes up with next. I received a copy of this book from Thomas Nelson in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions expressed are my own.
I love Ms. Hatcher's writing style. She is one that will pull you in from the very first page. She'll grip you, captivate you and keep you in the center of the story and not let you go until you've turned the last page. Sitting there reflecting on what you've just read. Her writing never bores the reader and keeps them highly entertained and filled with lots of emotions!
I loved sweet Brooklyn. Bless her, she is broken and doesn't know who to trust or how. My heart wept for her on more than one occasion! Seeing her with her daughter and what she's trying to do really pulled at me. When she learned of what her estranged husband did, it was a whirlwind of ups and downs as I followed Brooklyn to Thunder Creek.
Derek's character is one I'm not sure whether I love or hate. Maybe a little of both. He was put off with Brooklyn in the beginning and I wanted to throttle him more than once! But, Ms. Hatcher redeemed Derek's character for me when promises were revealed and by the end of the story I was in love!
If you want a story filled with heartache, redemption, and characters that are true to life, then please, look no further! Ms. Hatcher's You'll Think Of Me will captivate you like no other. This is definitely a 5 star book that is going in my top 5 reads for 2017! Bravo to you, Ms. Hatcher!
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Booklook Blogger Program and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.*
Robin Lee Hatcher's latest tale, You'll think of Me, tells the story of Brooklyn Myers. She has felt abandoned her whole life, first by her mother, then her father and finally her husband. Brooklyn has been trying to keep it together for herself and her daughter Alycia's the sake, when she sent only learns that Chad, her former husband, has passed away. He has left his family home and property to his wife and daughter. Brooklyn finally sees some new hope for their lives!
Chad has left something else, his dying request that his best friend, Derek, be the father to Alycia that he never was himself. Derek have been hoping to purchase some of Derek's land to start up his own organic fruit farm, but now it seems his plans must change as well!
Hang on to see how both Brooklyn and Derek's plans work out in the end and how God makes a difference in both of their lives!
You'll Think of Me was packed with emotion! I loved the two main characters, Brooklyn and Derek, as well as Brooklyn's daughter, Alycia. The author really captured the feelings of these individuals and wove a story that I could hardly set down. I simply couldn't stop turning the pages to find out what would happen next!
I liked that Brooklyn and Derek had a past, although not a romantic one. They knew each other from their teenage years. I felt for both of them as they began to get to know each other as adults and neighbors.
Brooklyn really struggled with trusting men. Based on the events in her life, it was completely understandable. I thought that she was a strong and resilient woman and a great mom. I found her very likable. Derek was also a great character. I appreciated that he, at first, struggled with frustration over the situation that he found himself in. Then, I loved watching as his heart was changed about so many things. I also loved the small town setting!
This was a truly wonderful contemporary romance from the first page to the last.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.