Friday, May 28, 2010

A Matter Of Character

The other day my mother in law asked me, "Do you read anything just for pleasure?"

I have stacks of newspapers and magazines. Piles of books and volumes of research material. I read all the time, but when she asked me that simple question I felt like someone who had just received a mild concussion and could remember their name.

"Umm...the last fiction book I read strictly for pleasure..."I realized my coffee was gettting cold as I just stood there and stammered something inarticulate. "Probably not as often as I would like too."

Thankfully there are writers who write with an easy to read flow and with a freshness that captivates readers.

Robin Lee Hatcher is one of those writers.

A Matter Of Character is the third book in "The Sisters of Bethlehem Springs " series. While this is the first book I have read of Robins, it will not be my last. I enjoyed reading about what Idaho would have been like in 1918 and was thankful to have received an advance copy.

A Matter Of Character left me thinking about my own life and the questions that we find ourselves asking when we find ourselves at a crossroad.

What do we really want in life and am I really honoring the Lord with the gifts He has given me?

Check out Robin's website to learn more about this series and the other novels Robin has written and while you are there make sure to check out the contest she and Zondervan have going until June 11th 2010. You many even win a Kindle!

And the next time I see my mother-in-law, I am going to tell her I just read a great book for pleasure and loan her my copy!


  1. Robin is a dear! I'm sure she is so thankful you reviewed her book. Isn't the cover amazing???

    Thank you in advance for reading and reviewing Life in Defiance for the blog tour this week. I really appreciate it! I'm going to be out of town for a few days, so I thought I would say thank you early!

    With joy and thanks,
    Mary DeMuth

  2. Don't know which M-I-L you're talking about, but I do know I'm your favorite.
    I just finished reading the book you loaned me Life in Defiance by MDeM. I'll gladly read A Matter of Character also! Keep 'em coming!