Monday, June 11, 2007

Two Contests This Week!!!


What a pleasant problem I have. Two books to promote and two books to give away. Today I'll feature Robin Lee Hatcher's Return to Me and tomorrow, and tomorrow Rachel Hauck's Diva Nash Vegas. Then on Saturday I'll draw two names one for Robin's book and the other for Rachel's.


Robin Lee Hatcher is a prolific writer. If you've never read any of her books, you are in for a big treat. The first book I ever read of hers was The Forgiving Hour and ever since I've been a big fan of hers.


I read a prequel novella to Return to Me last December called A Carol For Christmas. If you've read that story then you will for sure want to read Return to Me. The story is a modern-day version of the Prodigal Son parable from the Bible only instead of the Prodigal being a son, it is Roxy Burke, Jonathan and Carol Burke's youngest daughter. Here's the back cover copy which I couldn't say better:


A lot has changed since Roxy escaped small town life to become a Nashville star. Her former boyfriend Wyatt has found Christ and plans to become a minister. Her sister Elena, who comforted Wyatt when Roxy ran away, is now his fiancee. Her father Jonathan, a successful businessman, is heartbroken over the estrangement of Roxy from the family.Now Roxy—her inheritance from her grandmother squandered, her hopes of stardom dashed—finds her way home ... not by choice but because it's her only option. Her father's love and forgiveness surprise her, but her very presence throws the contented Burke family into turmoil, filling Roxy with guilt and shame.Elena is shocked to discover doubt and resentment in her heart after her father's easy acceptance of Roxy into the family circle. Wyatt wrestles with doubts about marrying Elena. And Roxy struggles to accept forgiveness. Isn't she more deserving of rejection? As the story of the prodigal plays out, each member of the Burke family must search for and accept God's grace.


From the moment I started reading Return to Me until I finished the last page I couldn't put it down. Robin Lee Hatcher is a master at building conflict and carrying it to the end where it is resolved in a way that gives glory to God and the reader a satisfying ending.


If you want to win a copy of Return to Me, leave a comment to this post. I will draw a name for the book on Saturday, June 16th. I know you'll love this story as much as I did.

12 comments:

Christy said...

Wow, this book sounds amazing!!! I have long been a fan of Robin Lee Hatcher, and I've read all of her books since she became a Christian author. This new book sounds positively incredible, and a perfect example of God's grace when we, as humans, are so undeserving. I can't wait to get my hands on this book!!!

Thanks for posting such a great review! :o)

Anonymous said...

This book sounds great. I can't wait to read another of Robin Lee Hatcher's books. What a great author.
Gardenlady5562@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I haven't read anything by this author so it would be a treat to win her book. Thank you for allowing me that opportunity.
bearstamp07@sbcglobal.net

Kathleen Morphy said...

Maybe God's trying to get my attention about something; my church's VBS is about the prodigal son, too. LOL It sounds interesting. Please, sign me up for the drawing as well!

deepbluecitrus said...

A Carol for Christmas was the first book I read by Robin Lee Hatcher. I really enjoyed her characters. And as a prodigal myself, I am drawn to prodigal stories - reminders of God's outrageous love and grace. Please put me in your drawing for Return to Me.

Becca
deepbluecitrus at yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I love to read and would love to win a great book! I may have to read it even if I don't win. stampedwithgrace@cox.net

Debby said...

I love Robin Lee Hatcher and can't wait to read this one too.

Debra Brown

Debby said...

I love Robin Lee Hatcher and I can't wait to read this one too.

Debra Brown

Jo said...

I enjoy reading Robin Lee Hatcher's books and have read several and want to read this new one.

Jo Legat

Carole said...

I read A Carol for Christmas, and look forward to reading Return to Me. Keep up the good writing, Robin!

Sally Bradley said...

Okay, I'll throw my hat in the ring for this one, too!

Cherie J said...

Would love to read this. Please enter me in the drawing.