Saturday, January 19, 2013

Belonging and two book giveaway

Leave a comment - include contact information - to be entered to win a copy of this book and the second one in the series, Betrayal. 

Author: Robin Lee Hatcher
Publisher: Zondervan
August 2011
ISBN:  978-0310258087
Genre: Historical

Can two bitter pasts make one sweet future?

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.

BELONGING is the first book in Ms. Hatcher’s series Where the Heart Lives. Felicia had a good life in her home after she went west on the Orphan Train, but she lacked for love. Now all grown up, she still hungers for love and friendship. Colin loved his wife though they had their differences, and he’s tired of having women schoolteachers come just to find a husband and quit. He thinks it’s be better to hire a man. Still, when Felicia and Colin meet, they can’t help but notice each other. Felicia might not be beautiful, but Colin develops cautious feelings for her.  I hoped that these two would let go of their distrust and learn to love each other.

The book is well-written and held my interest. I enjoyed getting to know Colin and Felicia as well as the secondary characters. I’m looking forward to reading the second book in this series, Betrayal, which is already out. $14.99. 288 pages.


Jubilee Reviews said...

Looks great, I haven't read either of these.
melanieinoh2003 at yahoo dot com

Diana Montgomery said...

Great review of the book! Now you got me pulled in to want to read them. Thanks for the chance to win!

Unknown said...

I really like the review on this book...Please enter me in the chance to win it.Thanks

Angie Adair said...

Looking forward to reading these books. Angie angadair(at)nwcable(dot)net

loretta said...

In two sentences you peaked my interest, enter me, please :)

Sarah Rebekah Richmond said...

I would love to win,Enter me!!!
Thanks for the giveaway and God Bless!!!
Sarah Richmond

Faithful Acres Books ~ Linda Marie Finn said...

Please Enter me, I would love to win and read the book.

Ada Brownell, author said...

Interesting review site! Good way to know the type of book to read. I'm already hooked on Christian historical romances, and these characters certainly sound interesting. I'd love win Belonging.

Pegg Thomas said...

I don't think I've ever read a book set in Idaho. That's the first thought that struck me as I read this post. :) Guess it's about time to change that!

twinwillowsfarm at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this opportunity. The book looks fantastic.

In Him,

Cheri :)

Jasmine A. said...

I have read a couple of Robin's other books (Sisters Of Bethlehem series I think) and enjoyed them. I'd love to read these two as well!
Please enter me :)
Jasmine A.

Unknown said...

Would love to win these! Thanks for offering them.
Sandra L.

Unknown said...

These sound wonderful. I am really interested in historical books...especially about teachers and the orphan train. I wanted to own a orphanage when I grew up. I would love to win these. I have read Robin's series Sisters of Bethlehem Springs..but have not read these yet.
My e-mail is

Thanks & God bless,

Megan Parsons said...

I'd love to win these awesome books! Thanks for the great giveaway! makeighleekyleigh at

Rebecca said...

I love reading books about teachers. This sounds like an amazing series. Thanks for the chance to win.


Unknown said...

Would live to win this book. review is great.

Ginger Solomon said...

Wat an awesome give away, Laura.

Ginger(dot)solomon(at)gmail(dot) com

Pam said...

I enjoy reading Robin's books and am happy to have the chance to win these. The prohibition against married women school teachers seems so odd now.
Thanks for the good review.


Unknown said...

I want to win. Both of those books sound interesting.


Unknown said...

Would love to win, I haven't read any books from this author yet. Good review

Nancee said...

I'm quite a fan of Robin Lee Hatcher's books. This new one sounds like a great read too! Thanks for the review and giveaway! Blessings, Laura!
quiltcat26[at]sbcglobal[dot]net, said...

This is a great review Laura. You make me want to read this series! I have heard of Robin, but never read any of her books. This would be a very good time for me to get lucky, with getting the first two of these. I love these Historical books of that Era. Hoping to win. Please put my name in.( Then pull it out at the right time. LOL) Thanks for this chance!
Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com ( If I get lucky please send to this email address. )

Faithful Acres Books ~ Linda Marie Finn said...

I would love to read this book, actually the series. I love finding new authors to read.

Marissa said...

I would love to win! I've never read any of Robin's books.


The Write Words said...

I would love to read these books

Judy said...

Thank you for your great review. I haven't read any of Robin's books yet but boy oh boy I can't wait to get started. Would love to win!


Ginger Solomon said...

These are going on my list to read right now.


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