Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Wonderful! 'Who I Am With You' - Legacy of Faith 1 - by Robin Lee Hatcher


About the book:

For these two broken hearts, the first step toward love will be a huge leap of faith.

Jessica Mason isn’t looking for love when she meets Ridley Chesterfield. Instead she is still reeling from the tragic, unexpected loss of her husband and daughter—and awaiting the arrival of her unborn child. Harboring the secret of her husband’s betrayal, her pain is deeper than anyone knows.

Ridley Chesterfield is hiding out in Hope Springs, Idaho, avoiding a political scandal and the barrage of false media headlines that have tarnished his good name. The last thing Ridley wants is a relationship—but when fate leads Ridley to form a friendship with his reclusive and pregnant neighbor, he wonders if this small-town hideout might be more of a long-term destination.

When Jessica begins to read her great-grandfather’s Bible, she finds a connection with a man she never knew. Somehow the verses he marked and the words he wrote in the margins open her heart to healing. And as Ridley and Jessica help each other forgive the people who have wronged them, they must decide if the past will define them or if they will choose to love again.

Who I Am With You weaves together a modern-day romance with Jessica’s great-grandfather’s story from the 1930s, reminding us that some truths can cross generations and that faith has the power to transform families forever.

My review:

This was such a wonderful, satisfying story!  I really liked the modern-day characters and admired both of them for how they handled trying circumstances.  The historical plotline following Jessica's great-grandfather was fascinating as we see him navigate the Great Depression, along with some family issues he came up against and how his faith in God saw him through.  He had such a spirit of gratitude and trust in God but it was definitely something he worked at, meditating on Scriptures all of the time and praying.  This book had such a wonderful spiritual message, about forgiveness and choosing to be grateful in all circumstances; it was definitely a reminder to me to count my blessings and not throw a pity party!  There's always something to be grateful for and always someone who has it harder than you.  I can always trust that Robin will give us a great story with a great message!  There were sweet romantic moments and I could just picture the gorgeous mountain setting.  This felt like such a cozy, comforting read.  I just love the dual story lines.  Books that have a modern and a historical plot are some of my favorites!  I highly recommend it!

I received this book from the author.  I was not compensated for this review.  All opinions are my own.

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