Monday, January 21, 2019

Book Review & Giveaway - Who I Am With You by Robin Lee Hatcher


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 broken their hearts, 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.

Who I Am with You is the first book in Robin’s new “A Legacy of Faith” series.


Robin Lee Hatcher is the author of over 75 novels and novellas with over five million copies of her books in print. She is known for her heartwarming and emotionally charged stories of faith, courage, and love. Robin is an ACFW Carol Award winner and an eight-time finalist and has won two RITA Awards and been a finalist eleven times. Her numerous other awards include the Christy Award, the HOLT Medallion, the National Reader’s Choice Award, and the Faith, Hope & Love Reader’s Choice Award. She is also the recipient of prestigious Lifetime Achievement Awards from both American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America.

When not writing, she enjoys being with her family, spending time in the beautiful Idaho outdoors, Bible art journaling, reading books that make her cry, watching romantic movies, and decorative planning. A mother and grandmother, Robin and her husband make their home on the outskirts of Boise, sharing it with a demanding Papillon dog and a persnickety tuxedo cat.

For more information, visit, Facebook: robinleehatcher, Twitter: @robinleehatcher and Instagram @robinleehatcher.


I am so happy to have read another great book by Robin Lee Hatcher. She never disappoints and, in this new series, she has given me characters to love and care about.

This book is set in two time periods, and while some authors have trouble pulling this off, it's done very well here and never confusing. She uses a family Bible to pull the two generations together and it's done so beautifully.  I came to care about the people in both generations an enjoyed going back to the 1920's and 30's throughout the book.

Jessica and Ridley are the characters in the here and now. They are both broken people because of circumstances in their lives and coming to terms with the fact that life hasn't turned out the way they had hoped. I especially felt Jessica's brokenness as she learns to navigate life as a widow after losing her husband and child.

Ridley has been accused of doing something less than honorable and he is hiding out in Hope Springs in hopes of avoiding the media and gossip. He is broken in so many ways, as well, because he's not sure how to get his good name back or if he even can.

I really loved seeing the relationship blossom between Jessica and Ridley. It was a friendship first and I like that Robin Lee took this slow and we saw them grow as individuals, as well.  I loved how faith was a central theme to this story and that we saw some struggle in this area. We all go through this and it was well written yet lovely when we see these two people grow in this area.

This was a book I read in a very short time as I just couldn't bear to put it down. I wanted to see what happened to all these people in different generations. I loved everything about this book and highly recommend it! I give it 5 stars.

*This book was provided to me by Audra Jennings PR. I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this book.


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1 comment:

  1. This sounds so interesting! Thank you for introducing us to it and for the chance to win! God bless you, sweet friend!


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