A Vote of Confidence (Sisters of Bethlehem Springs Series #1)

A Vote of Confidence (Sisters of Bethlehem Springs Series #1)

by Robin Lee Hatcher
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A Vote of Confidence (Sisters of Bethlehem Springs Series #1) by Robin Lee Hatcher

In A Vote of Confidence, the stage is set for some intriguing insight into what it was like during 1915 to be a woman in a “man’s world.” Guinevere Arlington is a beautiful young woman determined to remain in charge of her own life. For seven years, Gwen has carved out a full life in the bustling town of Bethlehem Springs, Idaho, where she teaches piano and writes for the local newspaper. Her passion for the town, its people, and the surrounding land prompt Gwen to run for mayor. After all, who says a woman can’t do a man’s job? But stepping outside the boundaries of convention can get messy. A shady lawyer backs Gwen, believing he can control her once she’s in office. A wealthy newcomer throws his hat into the ring in an effort to overcome opposition to the health resort he’s building north of town. When the opponents fall in love, everything changes, forcing Gwen to face what she may have to lose in order to win.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310564980
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 05/26/2009
Series: Sisters of Bethlehem Springs , #1
Sold by: Zondervan Publishing
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 30,889
File size: 712 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Bestselling novelist Robin Lee Hatcher is known for her heartwarming and emotionally charged stories of faith, courage, and love. The recipient of Lifetime Achievement Awards from both RWA and ACFW and winner of the Christy, RITA, and numerous other awards, Robin has authored over 75 books. She and her husband make their home in Idaho where she enjoys spending time with her family, her high-maintenance Papillon, Poppet, and Princess Pinky, the DC (demon cat). For more information, visit www.robinleehatcher.com, Facebook: robinleehatcher, Twitter: @robinleehatcher

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A Vote of Confidence 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 94 reviews.
Leslie Waldroup More than 1 year ago
I loved this story and I wanted it to continue! I loved the characters and how very smart the woman proved that she was! Very good book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author got straight to the plot but still told a wonderful story. It was pretty predictable but still a goid read...on to the next book in the series!
Faye_reviews More than 1 year ago
When the town drunk is the only canidate for the office of mayor, Gwen Arlington decides to run against him. Little does she know that she won't be the only one running against him! Morgan McKinley, a wealthy newcomer to Bethlehem Springs, the owner of the new health spa, also decides to take up the challenge. As the sparks fly, will these adversaries become allies? Or more? This is one of those books that I classify as an opposites-who-aren't-as opposite-as-they-think-attract book ;) I've read some other books by Ms. Hatcher and I would have to say that this one lacks the emotional depth that I have come to associate with her writing. It's different. I had a hard time relating to the main characters as much as I had hoped. I found myself intrigued more by Gwen's tomboy sister, Cleo, and am now very excited to find out what happens to her in the next book! Not to say that I didn't enjoy this book, but it wasn't quite what I had expected from Ms. Hatcher. Though, with that said, I found it an entertaining book, skillfully written, and amusing. I also hope to read the next book in the series, especially since it's starring Cleo :) Overall, I enjoyed this book, although it was much lighter than the other books I have read by Ms. Hatcher, and would recommend it :) Thanks! I received this book for free from the publishers in return for an honest review, Thanks :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I've read by Robin Hatcher so I wasn't sure what to expect. I loved it! It kept my attention from the beginning. The main character is Gwen but you'll also meet her twin Cleo and the handsome Morgan McKinley. Gwen is convinced to run for mayor of her town in Idaho and from there the fun begins. You experience small town life circa 1915. There is mystery, politics and romance. I think anyone wouild enjoy this book.
Christina Bradley More than 1 year ago
I thought this book had a great story line. I will not go into great detail sense the other readers have. I will just say I have found a new favorite author. I'm going to read the next book.
READER1LS More than 1 year ago
more like 41/2 stars....i really enjoyed this book, it was my first from this author and it was wonderful!!
MichelleSutton More than 1 year ago
While the storyline is typical for a western historical romance, I still found the characters fun and the plot enjoyable. Sure, it's formulaic--because it's supposed to be that way. But even though I knew it was supposed to have a happily ever after ending, I was never bored with the story. I get tired of the same old same old stuff and this was a really fun read for me. Not too fluffy and not too sweet. I literally enjoyed every page. In fact, I kept waiting to get bored and it never happened. The romance was the best part of the story because it seemed natural and believable to me, and not contrived. The dialog was also very well done. I felt like I was living in the town along with the characters. The author really knows how to crank up the romantic tension and bring a couple together in such a way that it will make you sigh when they finish kissing. I really enjoyed the historical aspect of the story with the whole women voting plot and the mayoral race. The hero was, of course, divinely heroic and a perfect match for the heroine. :) Overall this was a great read. I'd recommend it to anyone.
Deborah_K More than 1 year ago
Books about women in politics are always intriguing to me. The ones that especially do are those that are set when women are the underdog during times when they are NOT supposed to be involved in politics. Gwen is setting up the new era of women in politics in the West and I'm glad that her campaigning was met with non violence and no roughness. I'm surprised at how well received she was in the town. Not because she was not a good candidate but because the town seems welcome to the possibility of having a female preside over them. She handled the situation very well and kept up her standards throughout the story. She actually knows why and how she will help the town out as opposed to other stories that I have read where the women run for office but have no platform. I enjoyed reading about her relationship with Morgan. There was very good chemistry between the two of them. Even though they felt attraction to each other, I was glad that both decided to stay in the race and not "drop out" in order to make the other happy. I thought his business of a spa was also very innovational for the time period. I was very impressed with the ending of the book. I was afraid that it would fall into the stereotype of the female falling back to the "traditional female" role of the time period. My only qualm is that Gwen's mother has not seen her OTHER daughter, Cleo in 20 years yet does not show any desire to see her at all. I can understand not wanting to see her estranged husband but it's very strange that she doesn't want to see her own daughter. The fact that it was never even brought up bother me a little. I'm hoping that this is talked about in the next book which focuses on Cleo. That being said, I thought this was a great story about frontier life, romance and the beginning of women's lib in the West. Robin Lee Hatcher has written another winner.
anemulligan More than 1 year ago
Robin Lee Hatcher creates colorful characters that draw you in immediately, no matter where or when the story is set-historical or contemporary. A Vote of Confidence casts the reader back to 1915 when women were just gaining a voice. Gwen and her twin sister are both engaging and quirky but complete opposites. The men are rugged and some, enlightened. A Vote of Confidence is a delightful tale with a surprising twist. And the next book in the Sisters of Bethlehem Springs series promises to be as good. I give it my highest recommendation-a five star read.
polarturtle More than 1 year ago
Hatcher does it again; Complete with captivating readers from page one! You'll find yourself falling in love with the characters, and rooting for their successes. You can relate to each one, and see yourself smack in the middle of a much heated up election! Things take a turn for the unexpected with the unsavory Harrison Carter, and again at the public debate for mayor. Romance and suspense in every page; you'll be rooting for love over politics, and an end to deceit and trickery! Tune into see just which character you think deserves the Vote of Confidence!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait to read the rest of the series
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Thas my vote
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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This is light, feel good reading sprinkled with some western history. It provides a good break between heavy, action packed, or suspenseful novels. I finished it which means it is not that bad.
1941Reader More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable story with a happy ending !
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book with good moral story and well put together with the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story starts out interesting, but quickly peters out, and the ending seems rushed. The male main character is portrayed as close to perfect....rather annoying. As the story progresses, the focus seems to be more on quoting of scripture rather than development of characters and the plot. Quotes of scripture should not automatically designate a story being rated as a four star book. Overall, boring and disappointing story.
TLJo More than 1 year ago
A quick, easy read. As others have noted it's pretty predictable but I got it for free so I'm not complaining. Honestly, I wouldn't pay $9.99 for it but I did enjoy the story.
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A period piece romance, encouraging women to be all they feel they are capable of.
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