Revisit this Robin Lee Hatcher story of love reunited The time had come to end the lie… Sustained by her faith, Monica Fletcher finally had the courage to tell the only man she had ever loved the secret that had burned in her heart for eleven years. The time had come to heal old wounds… When celebrity Daniel Rourke revisited Boise, Idaho, the local beauty who had been his college girlfriend turned his world upside down with the revelation that he was a father! The time was now to start over…if they could. Could his hometown sweetheart and newfound daughter find a place in the fast-paced Chicago milieu that was now Daniel's world? Only time would tell if it was possible for him to reclaim the life they should have had--and the family he had belatedly come to cherish. Originally published in 1999
It all started with an ad in a mail-order bride catalogue . . .Luvena would be perfect for Clay if she didn't come with kids. But kids are a deal breaker, especially in a rough-and-trouble mining town. The trouble is, there's no money to send them back . . .
In the high desert town of Frenchman’s Bluff, Idaho, Felicia Kristoffersen has set out to create a future for herself that is better than her painful past. Alone in the world with only her faith to sustain her, she must prove herself as this tiny community’s new school teacher. She cannot, must not, fail. But, there are those who never wanted her there to begin with. Five years after the death of his wife, local merchant Colin Murphy cares about just one thing: raising his daughter, Charity. Colin wants to give her the educational advantages he never had. The new schoolmarm’s inexperience doesn’t sit well with him, and if this teacher up and marries like the last one did, Charity’s heart will be broken once again. A woman who hasn’t known love. A man who lost the love he had. In the midst of the wide, sage-covered plains, each is about to discover that life’s bitterest circumstances truly can work together for good. Tender, evocative, and beautifully written, Belonging is a journey about love after loss, and about two hearts destined to become one—despite their stubbornness! Belonging is Robin Lee Hatcher at her best! —Tamera Alexander, bestselling author of Within My Heart and The Inheritance Belonging is vintage Robin Lee Hatcher: a touching, tender love story, filled with genuine conflict and characters that quietly build a nest in your heart. A skillful blend of description, emotion, and spiritual reflection, Belonging will sweep you away to late nineteenth-century Idaho, glad to have a seasoned novelist driving your buckboard wagon with a sure hand. By story's end you'll no doubt sigh with relief, smile with delight, and turn back to page one for a second visit with our determined Miss K. Loved it!" — Liz Curtis Higgs, New York Times bestselling author of Mine Is the Night
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 o for adventures around the world, including fighting with the Rough Riders in Cuba. Receiving no word of 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 home and to campaign with him, but when it is over, win or lose, she wants her freedom. He agrees with one condition—she must give him a chance to change her mind about him.
It’s the turn of the twentieth century and drifter Hugh Brennan is a man well acquainted with betrayal. Hugh finds himself drawn to the attractive widow, Julia, yet when he looks into her eyes, he recognizes the same hurt that haunts him. Julia Grace has little reason to trust men, but she’s going to have to trust someone if she’s to keep her ranch from the clutches of her dead husband’s half-brother. Is it possible God had a hand in bringing Hugh to her door? The latest historical romance from award-winning author Robin Lee Hatcher and the second book in the Where the Heart Lives series, Betrayal will take you to the high desert of western Wyoming, through the crags of the Rocky Mountains, and into the hearts of two seekers learning to trust God’s love no matter the circumstances.
Originally published in 1999 as Daddy Claus A beloved tale from bestselling author Robin Lee Hatcher Alicia Harris says she's happily married and expecting a baby--but only the last part is true. She can't bear to disappoint her grandfather by telling him she's two months away from single motherhood. Then Grandpa Roger drops in unexpectedly to spend the holidays with Alicia and her husband, and Alicia needs to find a fill-in--fast. Childhood friend Joe Palmero fits the bill, and is willing to play along. Still, the longer they spend playing their parts, the closer Alicia and Joe come to discovering what love, faith and marriage truly mean.
Alicia Harris says she's happily married and expecting a baby--but only the last part is true. She can't bear to disappoint her grandfather by telling him she's two months away from single motherhood. Then Grandpa Roger drops in unexpectedly to spend the holidays with Alicia and her husband, and Alicia needs to find a fill-in--fast. Childhood friend Joe Palmero fits the bill, and is willing to play along. Still, the longer they spend playing their parts, the closer Alicia and Joe come to discovering what love, faith and marriage truly mean.
What would you give up for love? For Carol, it was her passion to sing. But was her sacrifice worth it now that her marriage is crumbling? In this heartwarming novella, two people discover the true essence of Christmas and its power to rekindle the flames of love.
(back of book) Katie Jones is committed to fighting for the cause of women's suffrage. She has no time for romance, especially not with her best friend Ben Rafferty. But when Katie's column in Ben's newspaper, The Homestead Herald, stirs things up, sparks begin to fly. Ben is set on winning Katie over, but Katie is just as determined to stay true to her 1916 feminist ideals. With such strong obstacles in the way, their relationship can't possibly progress. Unless somehow love finds a way . . .
Revisit a heartwarming Christmas novella from bestselling author Robin Lee Hatcher Take one lonely divorcee at Christmastime. Send her on business to the romantic Cloud Mountain Lodge. Add a complication: handsome innkeeper Tony Anderson. And mix! Originally published in 2007
THE CHRISTMAS CHARADEJoe: You could tell your grandfather the truth.Alicia: I can't. I only lied because he was so sick. He's from the old school-marriage is for a lifetime. If he finds out the truth, he'll worry and fuss and stew.Joe: What you need is a rent-a-husband.Alicia: You applying for the position?Joe: Six weeks pretending to be your husband? Tough work, but someone has to do it.Alicia: It's only while Grandpa is here for the holidays....Joe: You aren't serious?Alicia: It was your idea!
Dear Mary, New Prospects, Montana, is nothing like England—so terrifying and beautiful at the same time, and much larger than I dared imagine when you and I first embarked on our adventures in the New World. I have had the good fortune of becoming the town’s schoolmistress. Young Janie Steele is as precious as I imagined from her letters. As for her father, Garret Steele . . . Oh, I feel like such a fool! I’ve run halfway around the world to escape a man I loathed, only to discover I’m losing my heart to a man still in love with the wife he buried. The mayor, kind man, has been most attentive. But I wish he were someone else. I wish he were Garret. With affection, Your friend Beth Wellington In the big-sky country of Montana, the past doesn’t always stay buried. Circumstances have a way of forcing secrets into the open, sometimes bringing hearts together in unlikely ways, and sometimes tearing them apart. Dear Lady is Book One in the Coming to America series about women who come to America to start new lives. Set in the late 1800s and early 1900s, these novels by best-selling author Robin Lee Hatcher craft intense chemistry and conflict between the characters, lit by a glowing faith and humanity that will win your heart. Look for other books in the series at your favorite Christian bookstore.
It’s 1916, and Idaho rancher Cleo Arlington knows everything about horses but nothing about men. So when charged with transforming English aristocrat Sherwood Statham from playboy into cowboy, she’s totally disconcerted. So is Statham, who’s never encountered a woman succeeding in a “man’s world.” Their bumpy trot into romance is frustrating, exhilarating, and ultimately heartwarming.
It's 1916, and Idaho rancher Cleo Arlington knows everything about horses but nothing about men. So when charged with transforming English aristocrat Sherwood Statham from playboy into cowboy, she's totally disconcerted. So is Statham, who's never encountered a woman succeeding in a man's world. Their bumpy trot into romance is frustrating, exhilarating, and ultimately heartwarming.
After years of bitterness and anger over her ex-husband's betrayal, Claire Conway's life finally seems to be on track. But when her son, Dakota, brings home his fiancee, Sara Jennings, everything falls apart. For Sara turns out to be the same woman Claire's husband had an affair with twelve years earlier. And though Claire has moved on with her life, there are some things it would take a miracle to forgive.
The truest treasure is found deep in the heart.Back in her beloved Virginia, Shannon Adair loved nursing injured soldiers back to health. But in Grand Coeur, Idaho--the rough-and-tumble place where her father has been called to lead the church--she's not sure where she fits in. Then a critically ill woman arrives, and Shannon knows her place at last: to care for this dear woman and ease her pain.Matthew Dubois is the fastest and most reliable stagecoach driver on Wells Fargo's payroll. But his widowed sister is dying and he's about to inherit his young nephew. So he takes a job at the Wells Fargo express office in Grand Coeur until he can find the one thing he needs to get back to driving: a wife to care for the boy.What neither of them knows is that God is at work behind the scenes--and is lovingly bringing them together to discover the true desires of their hearts.
A CLOUD MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS by Robin Lee HatcherTake one lonely divorcée at Christmastime. Send her on business to the romantic Cloud Mountain Lodge. Add a complication: handsome innkeeper Tony Anderson. And mix!A MATCH MADE FOR CHRISTMAS by Kathryn SpringerCynical reporter Connor Lawe discovers that getting youth leader Sarah Kendle to agree to a story about her merry band of carolers is easier said than done--but well worth the effort.
A CLOUD MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS by Robin Lee Hatcher Take one divorcée at Christmastime. Send her to the romantic Cloud Mountain Lodge. Add a complication: handsome innkeeper Tony Anderson. And mix! A MATCH MADE FOR CHRISTMAS by Kathryn Springer Cynical reporter Connor Lawe discovers getting youth leader Sarah Kendle to agree to a story about her merry band of carolers is easier said than done-but well worth the effort.
A Colorado beauty abandoned at the altar. A rugged bounty hunter haunted by his past. In this dramatic historical novel by best-selling author Robin Lee Hatcher, two wounded hearts join forces in a pursuit across the Old West. Silver Matlock is a Colorado beauty in search of revenge against the man who stranded her at the altar and fled with the remnant of her family's fortune. She is determined to find the man who betrayed her trust. Jared Newman, rugged as the West itself, is relentless in his pursuit of lawless men—but unable to escape his own tragic past. Hardened by his life as a bounty hunter, he must learn to forgive before he loses his soul. Joining forces, the two set out in search of Silver's betrayer. The handsome but embittered Jared finds himself powerfully drawn to the beautiful woman whose drive for justice equals his own. But lack of honesty keeps Silver and Jared from fully trusting each other, even as a shocking revelation intensifies their pursuit of the cunning—and deadly—quarry. "Hatcher delivers another thought-provoking historical novel." —CBA Retailers + Resources
HOMETOWN SECRETS...A decade ago, Monica Fletcher had know that Daniel Rourke's dreams were bigger than marriage and fatherhood. So she never told him about the baby she carried, never realizing that one day, her daugter would need her daddy. Or that Daniel would come home....SURPRISE FATHERHOOD!Wealthy, successful Daniel had everything he'd ever wanted, and still it wasn't enough. He realized that the moment he saw Monica again. But she'd kept from him the one thing that might have healed his lonely heart. Was it too late to reclaim the life he should have had-and the woman he shouldn't have left?
Dear Inga, I’m thinking it is not good for my baby and me to stay much longer in Whistle Creek, Idaho. The sheriff is showing altogether too much interest. I suppose I should feel flattered, for Carson Barclay is not only strikingly handsome, but a man of character and faith who has shown Keary and me considerable kindness. But I’m afraid his affections are ones I cannot return. The secret I bear makes a future with him impossible. Yet Inga, when Sheriff Barclay is near, it’s everything in my Irish heart that wishes otherwise. Your friend, Mary Emeline Malone Idaho: mountainous, rugged. Men go there to find their fortunes in the silver mines—and lose their pasts. But as Mary Malone discovers, sometimes the past is not so easily shaken. It will take a good man’s strong, persistent love to penetrate the young immigrant’s defenses and disarm the secret that makes a hostage of her heart. In His Arms is Book Three in the Coming to America series about women who come to America to start new lives. Set in the late 1800s and early 1900s, these novels by best-selling author Robin Lee Hatcher craft intense chemistry and conflict between the characters, lit by a glowing faith and humanity that will win your heart. Look for other books in the series at your favorite Christian bookstore.
Forgiveness is the only cure for heartbreak. But can Penny forgive the man she holds responsible for her brother's death? When her mother died from pneumonia, Penny Cartwright was heartbroken. But now, after burying her younger brother just 12 years later, she is devastated. Anger, guilt, and sorrow cloud Penny's mind, and the last thing she wants is to be reminded of her pain--but that's exactly what happens when a stranger comes to town. Trevor Reynolds has been chasing fame for more than a dozen years, but his musical career can't get off the ground. While on the road, an accident kills his young drummer, Brad Cartwright. Trevor wasn't behind the wheel, but he still blames himself . . . and so does Brad's sister, Penny. Now Trevor finds himself in Kings Meadow, determined to follow through on his final promise to his friend. Still feeling the pain of Brad's death, Penny and Trevor must learn that forgiveness is the only thing that can heal their hearts. And if they do forgive, something beautiful may rise from the ashes of heartbreak.
The Kings Meadow Romance Collection: Love without End, Whenever You Come Around, and Keeper of the Starsby Robin Lee Hatcher
Robin Lee Hatcher's Kings Meadow Romance Series is now available as an e-collection! Love Without End For two single parents with bruised hearts, it'll take more than a little courage to get back on the horse when it comes to love. Whenever You Come Around Will writing a romance help this author find a real-life hero? Keeper of the Stars She blames him for her brother's death. Can she let go of resentment and open her heart to love?
It's 1885 and five preachers sit around a campfire out West, trading stories of unlikely couples they've seen God bring together. This is one of those stories . . .She's the best writer the paper has ever had. He's her new editor. And she doesn't like it one bit.Molly Everton is the outspoken daughter of the town's newspaper publisher. She had the best education her father's money could buy and she's a better writer than he is. So when her father passes her over for the position of editor and gives the job to an outsider from back East, she's furious. But a smart girl like Molly knows she can drive the new guy out of town with little trouble if she plays her cards right . . .Jack Ludlow came out West for adventure and wide open spaces, not romance. And he's not intimidated by the beautiful daughter of his new employer. At first he's just trying to prove to her he is the right man for the job--but before long he's set on stealing her heart."Robin's stories are always an adventure of the heart!She is one of the premier storytellers of our day." --Karen Kingsbury, best-selling author
For two single parents with bruised hearts, itÆll take more than a little courage to get back on the horse when it comes to love. Kimberly Welch lost her husband to a heart attack in the blink of an eye. But sheÆs losing her daughter slowly, in the day-to-day tension. In three difficult years, Kimberly has gone from Seattle socialite to Kings Meadow charity case, and her daughter is not responding well to the changes. SheÆs becoming a sullen, cantankerous teen. Chet Leonard lost his teenage son in a car accident. Then his wife abandoned him and their two remaining boys. He tries to keep his mind on the family ranch, but if the last two years have taught him anything, itÆs that sometimes you just have to let the memories hurt. Let the memories hurt, and leave well enough alone. But when Chet volunteers to help tame KimberlyÆs daughterÆs horse, everyone gets more than they bargained for . . . especially when eighty-four-year-old Anna McKenna shows up. Nana Anna has reappeared in Kings Meadow after decades away, bringing with her the magnetism and transformative joy that come from a life well lived . . . just the kind of magic that a couple of unlucky-in-love single parents need to conjure up a little courage and raise a new family from the ashes of tragedy."Hatcher crafts a lovely installment of the Kings Meadow Romance and readers will want more of the Idaho ranchers. It takes us into the healing power of horses and God's ability to create community where it is most needed." ùRomantic Times, 4-1/2 star review
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