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