Friday, November 15, 2013

Review: Belonging by Robin Lee Hatcher


Belonging by Robin Lee Hatcher
Where the Heart Lives: Book One
Zondervan / 2011
Find on: Amazon, Goodreads

About the book:
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.

My rating:
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My thoughts:

Belonging is the first book in the "Where The Heart Lives" series and an enjoyable read! I didn't realize prior to starting this book that the series has to do with three siblings who were orphaned and separated as children, so the prologue to Belonging was an intriguing opening.

I liked the characters and thought the story was good, though it wasn't a book that made me feel like I had to keep turning pages. It was interesting, just a slower-paced read for me. I think my favorite character was probably Colin's daughter, Charity - she was such a fun and energetic child!

Overall, Belonging was a nice read and I liked it. If you like reading historical novels, I think you'll enjoy Belonging.

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