Sunday, May 30, 2010

A Matter of Character by Robin Lee Hatcher

Robin Lee Hatcher gets delightfully creative with the third book of the Sisters of Bethlehem Springs series. The heroine, Daphne McKinley, is an heiress with a secret. She writes dime novels. But, has she gotten her facts straight?

Joshua Crawford, a newspaperman from St.Louis, is betting his career and reputation, that the author of these novels is dead wrong about the "fictitious" villain known as Rawhide Rick, who happens to have the same name as his beloved grandfather. The plot thickens when Joshua becomes Daphne's boss at the newspaper where she writes a column.

Robin Lee's characters feel like old friends and just like old friends, it's hard to say goodbye. Thankfully Ms.Hatcher is busy putting pen to paper and we can expect more great writing, and "characters with character" to come.

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

A Matter Of Character

Zondervan (May 25, 2010)


Robin Lee Hatcher


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


It's 1918, and Daphne McKinley, heiress to a small fortune, has found contentment in the town of Bethlehem Springs, Idaho. But Daphne has a secret.

A series of dime novels loosely based on local lore and featuring a nefarious villain known as Rawhide Rick has enjoyed modest popularity among readers. Nobody in Bethlehem Springs knows the man behind the stories ... except Daphne.

When newspaperman Joshua Crawford comes to town searching for the man who sullied the good name of his grandfather, Daphne finds herself at a crossroads, reassessing the power of her words, re-thinking how best to honor her gifts, and reconsidering what she wants out of life.

Robin is conducting a contest for the new book. Join in the fun HERE.

If you would like to read the Prologue and first Chapter of A Matter Of Character, go HERE.

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