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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Keeper of The Stars

About the author: 

Best-selling novelist Robin Lee Hatcher is known for her heart-warming and emotionally charged stories of faith, courage, and love. The winner of the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction, the RITA Award for Best Inspirational Romance, two RT Career Achievement Awards, and the RWA Lifetime Achievement Award, Robin is the author of over sixty novels.

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About the book: 

Keeper of the Stars (Thomas Nelson, January 2016)

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.

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My Thoughts:
I can't quite put my finger on why, but Hatcher's Keeper of the Stars didn't resonate with me in the much so that I almost didn't finish the book.  It was too easy to lay down and come back to a few days later until about 1/2 way through the story.  The first half kind of trudged by with the same thoughts and story elements being repeated over and over.  It seemed like it took quite a while for the story to really begin going anywhere.
The one thing that kept me reading when I wanted to walk away was the thread of Brad's thoughts.  Hatcher did an excellent job including this thread to the story. Rather than your typical flipping between past and present events to tell a story, Hatcher filled in the past from Brad's (Penny's deceased brother) perspective.
All in all, Keeper of the Stars is a sweet read filled at points along the way with emotion that Hatcher keenly portrays.  I do have to add that I did not read the previous two books in the series and this could have played a part in my finding it hard to connect with the story.

*I received a complimentary copy of the book for the purpose of this review from the publisher.  I was not expected to give a positive review.

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Happy Reading Ya'll,