Who I Am with You by Robin Lee Hatcher
Jessica Mason's husband and young daughter died in a tragic accident. She is grieving more than one loss and also facing life as a single mom with her unborn child. Ridley Chesterfield is hiding out in Hope Springs, Idaho, avoiding a political scandal and reeling from false media headlines that have hurt his good name. They are both hurting and hiding out when they discover they are neighbors. A sweet little stray dog brings them both together. . .but are they ready for a relationship?
Jessica's grandmother passed away shortly before Ridley comes to town. She is given her grandmother's Bible that she inherited from her great-grandfather. While we read the story of Jessica and Ridley, we also read the story of Andrew and Helen Henning from the 1930s. It is a reminder that across the generations we face challenges and those challenges are much easier to bear when faced with God.
I enjoyed Robin Lee Hatcher's latest book, Who I Am With You. Her stories flow so well and the writing is so smooth in transition that it was easy to go back and forth between the two stories. I enjoyed both stories. I espeically pulled for Andrew and Helen to make it through their difficulties. Sadly, we live in a world where people don't always make good choices, and that has gone on through the generations, and this book addresses some of those. It is also easy to see where poor communication causes problems in relationships. I think Hatcher handles it all well. At the end of the book, there are discussion questions for the reader or a book club. This is the first book in a new Legacy of Faith series so the book includes the first chapter from the next book in the series, Cross My Heart. It will be coming out in June of 2019 and I can't wait to read it!
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