Friday, August 03, 2007

Return to Me


I'm delighted to tell you about my pal Robin Lee Hatcher's latest novel, Return to Me. Published by only the best--Zondervan, of course. And the cover's fabulous.

A few days ago after everyone went home from the writers' retreat, I went to my bookshelf to pull Return to Me out and read it. (I picked up a copy at ICRS.) Only to realize I must have left the book in California. Drat.

Oh, well--although I can't tell you about this book personally, I can let you know what it's about:

Discouraged and destitute, her dreams shattered, Roxy Burke is going home. But what lies beyond the front door?Rejection...or a bright future?

A lot has changed since Roxy Burke escaped small town life to become a Nashville star. Her former boyfriend Wyatt has found Christ and plans to become a minister. Her sister Elena, who comforted Wyatt when Roxy ran away, is now his fiancee. Her father Jonathan, a successful businessman, is heartbroken over the estrangement of Roxy from the family.

Now Roxy...her inheritance from her grandmother squandered, her hopes of stardom dashed...finds her way home...not by choice but because it's her only option. Her father's love and forgiveness surprise her, but her very presence throws the contented Burke family into turmoil, filling Roxy with guilt and shame.

Elena is shocked to discover doubt and resentment in her heart after her father's easy acceptance of Roxy into the family circle. Wyatt wrestles with doubts about marrying Elena. And Roxy struggles to accept forgiveness. Isn't she more deserving of rejection? As the story of the prodigal plays out, each member of the Burke family must search for and accept God's grace.

1 comment:

VAIL said...

I am giving away a copy of Robin's book "Return to Me" at my website, if you'd like to enter to win another copy!