Monday, March 10, 2008

CFBA Book of the Week: The Perfect Life by Robin Lee Hatcher. Win Your Own Copy!

I just got back yesterday from Minneapolis where the ACFW boards met to finalize plans for the 2008 Conference in September. It was frigid outside most of the time we were there, but we enjoyed warm fellowship and hearts inside.

The one and only book I took along for reading was The Perfect Life by Robin Lee Hatcher. I finished it last night.

I have read a lot of Robin's book and I have to say I rank this one near the top as one of my favorites.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Robin Lee Hatcher discovered her vocation as a novelist after many years of reading everything she could put her hands on, including the backs of cereal boxes and ketchup bottles. The winner of the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction (Whispers from Yesterday), the RITA Award for Best Inspirational Romance (Patterns of Love and The Shepherd's Voice), two RT Career Achievement Awards (Americana Romance and Inspirational Fiction), and the RWA Lifetime Achievement Award, Robin is the author of over 50 novels, including Catching Katie, named one of the Best Books of 2004 by the Library Journal.

Robin enjoys being with her family, spending time in the beautiful Idaho outdoors, reading books that make her cry, and watching romantic movies. She is passionate about the theater, and several nights every summer, she can be found at the outdoor amphitheater of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, enjoying Shakespeare under the stars. She makes her home outside of Boise, sharing it with Poppet the high-maintenance Papillon.

She also likes to blog. Go leave her a comment at Write Thinking!

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Katherine Clarkson has the perfect life -- or at least she thought so. She has it all--until the day a reporter appears with shocking allegations. Splashed across the local news are accusations of her husband Brad's financial impropriety at his foundation and worse, an affair with a former employee. Without warning, Katherine's marriage is shattered and her family torn apart. The reassuring words she's spoken to many brokenhearted women over the years offer little comfort now.

She'd always seen herself as put-together and strong in her faith. Always able to counsel other women when they faced trials, she finds herself confused and unable to take her own advice and move past her disappointments. Sometimes God moves in slow, but deliberate ways, and this is so skillfully portrayed in A Perfect Life.

Although basically written in first-person POV from Katherine's perspective, Robin masterfully includes snippits of third-person POV's from the other characters in the story, allowing the reader a view of what's going on in their heads as well.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it! If you'd like a copy for yourself, please leave a comment on this posting and I will throw your name in the proverbial hat! The drawing will take place next Wednesday, March 19th.

YOU MUST LEAVE CONTACT INFORMATION IN THE COMMENT. WITHOUT IT I CANNOT INCLUDE YOU IN THE DRAWING AS I HAVE NO WAY TO REACH YOU SHOULD YOUR NAME BE DRAWN!

If you don't win you can purchase the book at Amazon!

20 comments:

Nora St. Laurent said...

Wow!! I like the change you did to both of your sites. I really liked the other one I went to before this one. Lovely!!!
This sounds good! Could you please enter me in to the drawing.
Thanks

Julie Lessman said...

Hey Pam, Robin's book sounds good. Count me in, and thanks for offering the giveaway.

Hugs,
Julie

Robin Lee Hatcher said...

So glad you enjoyed The Perfect Life. Thanks for participating in the blog tour. Of course, it's extra special to the author when someone has read and enjoyed the book!

Robin

Patty said...

This sounds like a great book. I would love to win it.

pleblanc_1 at charter dot net

Rose McCauley said...

I love all of Robin Lee's books and would love to win this one! Thanks for the heads up! rose
crmcc at setel dot com

Lindsey said...

This is one I don't want to miss! Please enter me in the drawing -

ladyufshalott at yahoo dot com

becca dowling said...

Robin Lee Hatcher is a name I trust for good fiction. Please enter me in the drawing.

Blessings,
Becca
becca dot dowling at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Robin's book sounds excellent. Please enter me in the drawing.

Jo
ladijo40@aol.com

Jennifer Hudson Taylor said...

Count me in. Sounds like a great book.

Jennifer
jt4novels@yahoo.com

Jennifer Hudson Taylor said...

Sounds like a great book. Pleae count me in.

Jennifer
jt4novels@yahoo.com

lilac grandma said...

I would love to win this book! Blessings! Melody msproule1225@gmaildotcom

windycindy said...

Hi, I have been following Robin's interviews and the reviews of her book! She is quite interesting and her book sounds fantastic! Please enter me in your drawing. I appreciate it. Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

kalea_kane said...

This sounds like quite a read! I would love to win Robin's book! Please include me. Thanks!

Kelly

kalea_kane at yahoo dot com

Missy Tippens said...

I've loved Robin's books. Please enter me in the drawing for this one!

missytippens [at] aol [dot] com

Lucie B. said...

Sounds like a very interesting read! I liked reading about the author, Robin Lee Hatcher as well. Always good to know a little about the author (I'm nosey I guess!)Please enter me in the contest for "The Perfect Life". Thank you!

Blessings,
Lucie

LucieInCa (at) aol (dot) com

Pamela J said...

"She'd always seen herself as put-together and strong in her faith. Always able to counsel other women..." I can totally identify with this, it is where I have been and am. Waters in my life have not been easy either. I'm completely interested in reading about this and how "God moves in slow, but deliberate ways in Katherine Clarkson's life. Please enter me in your drawing.
Pam
cepjwms at yahoo dot com

Carole said...

I really enjoy Robin's books, and would love to win a copy of this one. Thank you so much for the opportunity.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

windycindy said...

I really enjoy reading and learning from author interviews! It makes their books even more interesting! This particular books sounds like I would really enjoy reading it. The journey of this woman's life and her faith sound intriguing. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Grateful Gramma said...

Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks!

Ginnie
vmstokes{at}verizon{dot}net

Katie said...

this looks fantastic!

kt_dug@yahoo.com