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Posted February 23, 2011
Great trilogy about strong, intelligent, independent women
A Matter of Character by Robin Lee Hatcher is the third in trilogy of Sisters of Bethlehem Springs series. Daphne McKinley born to privilege and loves her independent life in 1918 Idaho. She enjoys her life in small town yet secretly writes dime novels under pseudonym about the Old West about a villain called Rawhide Rick who she based on a real man she's heard stories about. Joshua Crawford has come to Bethlehem Springs seeking the author D.B. Morgan who has written series of stories about his grandfather Rawhide Rick aka Judge Terrrell to force the author to retract the stories and to prove that Richard was a honest man of God. Once Joshua discovers the secret, he along with Daphne depart on journey to discover the truth about his grandfather. Can their budding romance survive the turbulence of exposed secret on both sides?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
R.L. Hatcher really does great job in portraying strong, independent, intelligent women & matching them with handsome, bright men, in intriguing stories that pull them together and apart. This trilogy about Gwen, Chleo, and Daphne is filled with wit, faith, romance, and humor which is delightful to read and pass time. Looking forward to her new book Bounty of Silver and her new historical trilogy.
Posted June 19, 2010
Refreshing, Inspirational Historical!
A MATTER OF CHARACTER by Robin Lee Hatcher is an Inspirational Historical set in St. Louis, Missouri and Bethlehem Springs, Missouri. It is a refreshing, historical with romance, understanding, faith, coming to terms with the truth of a loved one's life as a young man into adulthood. It is well written with depth and detail. It is the third and last in The Sisters of Bethlehem Springs series, but can be read as a stand alone. The hero has a temper, and is out to find the truth about his grandfather, who has been written into a dime novel, not in the best of light. He is a villain. He learns the truth is not always want you want it to be and what you believe to be true. He also falls in love along the way, with the writter no less. The heroine is a determined, strong willed young women who writes dime novels under a man's name. She will also find that all is not as it seems and of course falls in love. This is a tender story of faith, romance, and family. If would highly recommend this story. If you have not read the other two in this series, I would also recommend reading them ( Book #1 A Vote of Confidence, and Book #2 Fit To Be Tied). This is a fast paced, page turning must read. A keeper. This book was received for review and details can be found at My Book Addiction and More and Zondervan.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 30, 2010
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Best in the series
A Matter of Character was a fabulous conclusion to an endearing series. In fact, it's my favorite book of the three. I really appreciate how all of Robin's books in this series were set in Idaho and that they all focused on women with unique situations. It was fun getting to know Daphne. Her personality was perfect for an author, and her discovery of true love was beautiful. I thought it was neat how she realized that while she wrote about falling in love, until she experienced it herself, she had no idea how powerful the emotion could be.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
It was hilarious how Daphne handled things at times, too, like when she added a character to her book to torment when she was mad at Joshua. That was a real hoot. I also found the hero, Joshua, to be an all-around great guy even with his flaws. He was a decent person and that was probably why he struggled with setting things straight. I loved that he didn't want to hurt anyone, though sometimes delaying the inevitable hurts people more.
There were many tender moments in this story and some awesome kisses, too. The best part for me was how it became an enjoyable escape for a few days. It's the perfect CBA romance because it was fun, clean, and had just the right amount of romantic tension to draw you into the romance without it overpowering the rest of the story. Robin is a truly amazing storyteller. Did I mention that I thoroughly enjoyed this final book in the series? I love it when the characters become my friends.
Posted May 29, 2010
Robin Lee Hatcher's latest release, A Matter of Character, provides readers with a fully engaging and well written piece. Daphne and Joshua, the two main characters, will have you laughing, crying and fighting mad throughout the book. True tenderness and respect are woven throughout many of the characters--characteristics that are hard to come by today. This book made me long for the days of old, but also reignited a passion to make decisions on a daily basis that shows true godly character to those I encounter.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
This book is excellent and you will close the book feeling refreshed. This was the first book I've read in the Sisters of Bethlehem Springs series, so now I've got to go back and read the others. And I can't wait!
I received a copy of this book for review purposes.
Posted May 28, 2010
Thank you to CFBA and Zondervan for my copy of this enjoyable Christian fiction novel. Set in a small town in Idaho's 20th century, a romance with a bit of a mystery is skillfully plotted incorporating wonderfully complex characters. The author writes in third-person narrative so that the reader can "get into the head" of each character.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The plot is interspersed with journal entries written by Joshua's deceased grandfather, Rawhide Rick, a true villain of the Old West. At first, this interruption felt a bit clumsy to me, but I soon adapted and ended up pleased with the overall effect. Although the reader can guess how the story will end, the plot is so well done that it's fun getting there.
This is the third in a series, but is a stand-alone novel. I loved it!
Posted May 22, 2010
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A Matter of Character - another great book by Robin Lee Hatcher.
Although it could be a stand-alone book, A Matter of Character, continues on the great saga of Bethlehem Springs with the same heartwarming characters from her last two books and fun spirit of the early 20th Century adventures in Old West Idaho. Daphne McKinley, sister to the first Bethlehem Springs hero, Morgan McKinley, is a female author in a dominant male authored world who finds herself in quite a writer's predicament. The romance, humor, and anticipation in seeing how God will help Daphne through this dilemma are quite entertaining. Robin never ceases to amaze me with her tapestry of lives and events she weaves together for our entertainment while she helps us grow joyfully in our walk with Jesus along the way as we relate to her characters.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 12, 2010
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Posted October 23, 2010
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