Yes, I am a bookworm. I love to read. Books take me to times and places I have never been if the author is skilled. They introduce me to a wide variety of new friends within their many pages. Today, let me share one that I just read with you. It was exceptionally moving. I loved it and know you will, too.
Who I Am with You by Robin Lee Hatcher is spectacular. I picked it up to read a few chapters and found myself staying up all night long until I finished it. Yes, it is that good! The characters are endearing, well rounded, and believable. I easily became invested in their stories. My imagination kicked in and I felt like I was there in Idaho with them. I laughed at their humor, got teary at times, had emotional highs and lows right along with them, and wanted to play with the dog in the story.
This is a contemporary Christian romance that has a bit of mystery throughout and a parallel story from the 1930’s. Opening the story the author teases us with just enough information to become interested, very interest, and want to know a lot more details on her characters. For me this quickly became a “don’t put me down until the last page book.”
It has humor, life lessons, a sweet romance, history, and a well planned story. The writing is exquisite. It flows without a hitch. The author is a talented wordsmith. Conversation between characters sounds natural and not forced. Details are just right without being too much or boring.
When reading a Christian novel, it is important to have an inspirational message in it. I dislike the weak, watered down ones. This one did not disappoint at all. I love books that teach me things, especially historical things I did not realize. Again, I gleaned some things from this, too. Another thing I love is discussion or questions for thought at the end of a book. Again, this book has that. It will make a great book club read. There is a lot to chatter about after finishing this jewel.
I highly recommend this book. Highly! An advanced reader copy was provided by the author but I was under no obligation to write a review. These are my own, honest thoughts. The rating for this is an easy 5 out of 5 stars.