Who I Am with You

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 31 Jan 2019

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Who I Am With You is just what I expected from this author.  I absolutely loved the plot!  Great writing as usual with believable characters.  I highly recommend this to readers of romance.  My thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for my digital arc this is my unbiased review.
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WHO I AM WITH YOU.  by Robin Lee Hatcher
Jessica five months was not enough after losing husband and daughter, her grandmother’s funeral today brings it all back. A legacy of a Bible once again be passed on,, was left to her now. Solitude was what she wanted, in time maybe let people in. Her Mom’s words she hoped this. Bible would bring her peace, and answers she needed to begin again.
Rildley needed a place of quiet to get his head on straight, and figure out what he wanted to do next. He was at peace,with God now, and then start being with people again.
Story that pulls you in, of two people wanting the solitude, and pushing the hurt in the background, coming to realize they are never alone. God and prayers of others are with them. Making choices of moving forward and connecting with others. A simple step was bathing a dog he found, together.
Her books always reach you for the issues and emotions and how the characters deal with them. Given ARC by Net Galley and Thomas Nelson for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.
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I loved this book. Who I Am With You is one of those books I didn't want to end. I fell in love with the characters and want to know the rest of the story. Robin Lee Hatcher writes her characters with depth and insight. I enjoyed both Jessica's story and that of her grandfather. And I loved how the two connected through an old Bible. What a legacy! The town of Hope Springs sounds like some place I'd like to visit with its quaint downtown and surrounding mountains. The book as a whole is enjoyable and thought provoking with a beautiful spiritual thread woven throughout. This is the first in a series. I'm excited for the second one to be published. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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What a heartwarming romantic story Ms. Hatcher has given us. It is about, love, lose, regrets, faith and second chances. Our hero, Ridley and heroine, Jessica, have both suffered from recent tragedies.  They are secluding themselves from friends, family and society. Jessica has a home business and is working hard at creating one of a kind Christian wall hangings. Ridley has just moved in next door for the summer and has plans to work on his mother and stepfather's house. There is also a precious rescued Sheltie dog in the story. Who doesn't love a puppy, kitten or baby?

Due to the situations that have happened,  Jessica and Ridley  find themselves at odds with God. They are finding it hard to trust, not just people, but God too. When given an antique Bible from her great grandfather, Jessica finds she is interested in reading his notes and underlined passages. After a short while, she realizes God is still there and is speaking to her through His word. Jessica and Ridley find they are helping each other to forgive the ones that have hurt them and to heal.  

We get a glimpse of  Grandpa Andrews life in 1930's. Ms. Hatcher intertwines contemporary and historical stories in such a flawless way. This story kept me guessing throughout and left me wanting more at the end. I have some unanswered questions. Since this is book number one of the Legacy of Faith Series, I can only hope my questions will be answered in the coming up books.

I received a copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalleys. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.
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Robin Lee Hatcher combines historical romance with modern day romance as the main character, Jessica, receives her great-grandfather's Bible and learns HIS story as she struggles with forgiving her late husband.  Meanwhile, a new neighbor, Ridley, who is struggling with his own forgiveness issues, becomes a closer and closer friend.  Great story of friendship and romance but even deeper story on the difficulties and benefits of forgiving those who hurt us in the most difficult ways possible.  GREAT story.  Not as heavy as the review might imply, but not a light-hearted book either.  Well written!
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**I was given a free electronic copy of this book from Netgalley for an honest review. **

Robin Lee Hatcher's latest book does not disappoint.  Jessica and Ridley are two people who have been hurt in different ways and are trying to isolate themselves. They wind up living next door to each other and are drawn to each others stories. 

Jessica begins reading an old Bible from a relative, Andrew. She finds hope in courage in the verses and notes throughout the Bible. She sees that there is hope and love, despite the circumstances, is always a choice. 

I love the intertwining of 2 different  generations of this family and what we can learn from others trials and triumphs. I found myself rooting for all of the characters during the book and reading quickly to discover their outcomes. This book left me wanting more. This is a good thing since it is the first of a series involving Andrew's Bible. 
This is a good romantic read with a story of hope, love, and God's faithfulness.
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Excellent book by Ms. Hatcher. Relatable characters, descriptive narrative, good plot. Recommend to contemporary romance fans.
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I thought this book was reminiscent of Nicholas Sparks book The Longest Ride.  It has the two stories at once that span time and this one there is a connection between the two time periods that was absent in Sparks book.  I did love both stories and thought the majority of the book was well written, however a few things were left to question. What happened to the family of the house that Ridley purchased? What happen to Kris? The last time she is mentioned is when Selene visited and then it was if she disappeared. What happened to the family across the street that Aaron spoke of that was worried about war? A lot of open ended questions that were not answered...

I received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.
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Ms Hatcher has been able to weave the contemporary issues into the daily lives of the characters both in the 1930s (prohibition, war, the Great Depression) and the 2010s (election scandals, social media).  This is particularly interesting because some Christian authors tend to address important issues and their effect on Christian beliefs in a vacuum.  The characters are relatable, the kind of people, you would envision sitting down and chatting over a cup of jo.

Who I am with You is a great read for someone who needs encouragement especially when faced with external circumstances beyond their control. It serves as a great reminder that God is in control regardless of the situation.  Andrew Henning's storyline will remind readers of the importance of building family legacies which can be as simple as keeping passing down your study Bible.  

This is my first Robin Lee Hatcher book and I am looking forward to the other books in this series.
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The latest book by Ms. Hatcher does not disappoint!  This is an excellent romantic story that will leave the reader wanting to read more.  This book focuses on Jessica, who has lost her husband and daughter several months prior to the setting of the book.  The other main character is Ridley, who has gone through some hardships and disappointments in his career choices.  Both have isolated themselves, but find themselves drawn to each other.  At the beginning of the book, Jessica is given a family Bible that was her great-grandfather’s Bible.  Along with Jessica and Ridley’s story, you will learn about her great-grandfather’s story.  I enjoyed the back and forth between the two time periods.  This Christian book examines trust, forgiveness, and love.  Ms. Hatcher reminds us that love is a choice and we can choose each day to express love to those around us.  This was a heartfelt, Christian story that reminds us that things happen out of our control, but that God is right there with us through it all and will help us if we let Him.  I highly recommend this book!  I really enjoyed reading it and loved the theme of the book and reading about both generations.  I can’t wait for the release of the next book (Ms. Hatcher provides you with an excerpt at the end)!
***I was given a free electronic copy of this book from the publisher for an honest review.  This is my honest opinion.  Even though I received this copy free, I have purchased her books before.
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WHO I AM WITH YOU by ROBIN LEE HATCHER is an emotional read, which deals with two sets of people in two different timelines, all of whom are trying to overcome betrayal of some sort.
In present time, Ridley Chesterfield comes to the small town of Hope Springs in order to escape a political scandal in which he was falsely accused. He is staying in his parents' holiday home, where they hope to retire one day, right next door to Jessica Mason, a young pregnant widow, who is trying to get over her husband's betrayal and her daughter's death.
The parallel timeline starts in 1929 with the marriage of Andrew Henning and Helen Grayson and goes on through the depression. 
In both cases there is betrayal, unforgiveness, and even a false sense of guilt to overcome,  and we see how the Lord works in each of the situations. The novel is largely based on Romans chapter eight, verses twenty-six to twenty-eight, and we do indeed see how good comes out of each situation. I like the way Andrew Henning's bible, which ends up being left to Jessica by her grandmother, Frani, plays a big part in the story.
It is a sensitively told story with a really good Christian message. 
I was given a free copy of the book by Thomas Nelson from NetGalley. The opinions in this review are completely my own.
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This book is a sweet, soft romance with a story of healing and forgiveness beautifully woven in. Set in two different time periods, the story bounces between presents day with Jessica & Ridley and the Great Depression with Jessica’s great grandfather Andrew. The tie between the two stories moving and heartfelt. How do you forgive those closest to you when they hurt you deeply? How do you find healing when the unthinkable happens? These questions and more are skillfully worked through and the characters are developed nicely. Overall, a wonderful read with a lot of feel good moments.
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