March 15, 2016

"Keeper Of The Stars"
Robin Lee Hatcher

Because it’s not always love at first sight!
When her mother died from pneumonia, Penny Cartwright was heartbroken. But now, after burying her younger brother just 12 years later, she is devastated. Anger, guilt, and sorrow cloud Penny’s mind, and the last thing she wants is to be reminded of her pain—but that’s exactly what happens when a stranger comes to town.
Trevor Reynolds has been chasing fame for more than a dozen years, but his musical career can’t get off the ground. While on the road, an accident kills his young drummer, Brad Cartwright. Trevor wasn’t behind the wheel, but he still blames himself… and so does Brad’s sister, Penny. Now Trevor finds himself in Kings Meadow, determined to follow through on his final promise to his friend.
Still feeling the pain of Brad’s death, Penny and Trevor must learn that forgiveness is the only thing that can heal their hearts. And if they do forgive, something beautiful may rise from the ashes of heartbreak.

This novel is as beautiful as the cover is!  It's filled with sweet moments, sad moments, happy moments, unsure moments and everything in between.

I must admit, I wasn't sure if I was going to like this book at first.  I got the impression that it was going to be a tear jerker, but it wasn't that at all. 

The characters are well developed and may seem predictable at first but they are not.  They are all struggling in one way or another, but they all learn to let go and let God do His will.

I absolutely loved Trevor's character.  He wasn't your average musician who is so self-centered that they don't even realize that there's a world that exists beyond the end of their nose.  Trevor was a truly selfless person, yes, he still wants to be a singer, but he realized that it's not about him.  I'm glad that Robin Lee Hatcher didn't drag that part out, for any of the characters.  

Usually, the characters wait until the absolute end of the book to get things right, but that wasn't the case in this one and it was so refreshing.  

Another refreshing part of the book was the fact that Penny didn't struggle so much with her growing affections for Trevor.  She did at first, but then she realized he wasn't the jerk she thought he was.  She also learned to forgive and to finally put everything in God's hands.

Penny's dad and Trevor's mom were very likable characters as well.  I was hoping that something would develop between them, but Robin Lee Hatcher leaves it up to your imagination.

This book is a must read for those who enjoy reading about second chances, romance and people who learn to fully trust in God.  Even though this is book three, it is also a stand alone novel.

Read more about the book here.


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