Monday, July 24, 2017

YOU'LL THINK OF ME by Robin Lee Hatcher

Brooklyn Meyers is well acquainted with rejection and abandonment.  Her mother, her father and even her husband, Chad, whom she grew up with and married,  have all abandoned her.  But somehow she’s managed to carve out a life with her daughter, Alycia.  Then she receives word that Chad died and left her his family home in their hometown.  She doesn’t really want to go back there but her good friend encourages her that this may be the Lord’s way of providing for their future.  When she arrives, Brooklyn soon learns that Derek, Chad’s best friend, is a Sheriff as well as her neighbor.  Derek Johnson loves organic farming and and was counting on Chad’s property to expand his business.  That’s the agreement he and Chad made.  Then Derek receives a letter from Chad's lawyer informing him that he gave the house to Brooklyn and asks him to be a father to Alycia.  Derek understands about giving the house to Brooklyn but just how is suppose to be a father to Alycia?  He never liked Brooklyn and blamed her for coming between him and Chad.   But as Brooklyn and Derek help each other out and get to know each other better they both begin to see each other in a different light.  One that just might change their future.

I thoroughly enjoyed this story.  The book has a beautiful cover and contains a beautiful, relationship driven story.  There were a few places where I thought it slowed a bit but it also felt like a natural timeline of events.  I enjoyed watching the relationship build between Derek and Brooklyn.  Derek was definitely my kind of hero.  Brooklyn was so realistic and your heart goes out to her for all she’s been through.  But the Lord put people in her path that helped her along the way, which made her faith grow.  It’s encouraging to realize that’s what He does in our lives too.  There’s a little bit of everything in this story.  You’ll find humor, heartache and even a little suspense, which made if feel very well rounded.  I encourage you to read the author’s note at the end.  It gives you a little insight about the author and why she wrote the story.  If you enjoy a heartwarming story then I recommend You’ll Think of Me.

*This complimentary copy was provided from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Some favorite moments:

“You’re right, Sandra.  Love isn’t enough.  Not if what you mean by love is that butterflies-in-your-stomach sensation.  It takes ever so much more than that.”

Let go.  Trust.  Her breathing slowed.  “I’ll try, God.  I want You to be in control, but it’s hard not to hold on tight to those things that matter.

“Considered the possibilities first.  Then look for solutions.  If God can gave you a house, He can surely take care of all the other details.” 

For more information about this book or other books by Robin Lee Hatcher, I encourage you to visit her website at

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