Published by Thomas Nelson on April 11th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Fiction
Also by this author: You're Gonna Love Me, Who I Am with You
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In a small town in Idaho’s idyllic wine country where the past looms large, can two people realize their individual dreams for the future … together?
Abandoned once too often, Brooklyn Myers never intended to return to Thunder Creek, Idaho. Her hometown holds too many memories of heartache and rejection. But when her estranged husband Chad Hallston dies and leaves his family home and acreage to her and their ten-year-old daughter Alycia, it's an opportunity to change their lives for the better—a chance Brooklyn can't pass up, for Alycia's sake if not her own.
Derek Johnson, Chad's best friend since boyhood, isn't keen on the return of Brooklyn Myers to Thunder Creek. He still blames her for leading his friend astray. And now she has ruined his chance to buy the neighboring ten acres which would have allowed him to expand his organic farm. To add insult to injury, Chad's dying request was that Derek become the father to Alycia that Chad never was. How can he keep that promise without also spending time with the girl’s mother?
Brought together by unexpected circumstances, Derek and Brooklyn must both confront challenges to their dreams and expectations. He must overcome long held misconceptions about Brooklyn while she must learn to trust someone other than herself. And if they can do it, they just might discover that God has something better in mind than either of them ever imagined.
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You'll Think of Me by Robin Lee Hatcher brings together two individuals through unexpected circumstances. In a story of healing we follow Brooklyn Myers, Dereck Johnson, and Alycia.
I didn’t know exactly what to expect when I picked up this book. I started reading and it seemed like it would be a good book. On top of that, the cover made it look like a nice romance.
I was expecting more of a sweet romance, this was that, but in a different way than I expected. The story is about Brooklyn who finds out that her estranged husband has died and left his family home and property to her and their ten year old daughter.
The story has a heaviness to it because of the subject matter, which I thought the author did a great job with. While I can’t say I wanted a heavier book, it allowed me to feel for the characters.
Chad asks his friend Derek to look after his family, which causes a conflict for Derek. At first, I didn’t care for Derek, although I understood his frustration, but he grew on me.
I also really felt for Brooklyn and her relationship with her father. He was a complete jerk to her a number of times and my heart broke for the way he treated her.
Like I said, the book was heavy with emotion, but also contained elements to help you through that. I don’t want this to sound like a “dark” book because it didn’t feel like that, but it did carry a heaviness that made for an interesting story. I appreciate an author who can take me somewhere with a deeper story. For my first Robin Lee Hatcher book, I will say she did that.