How Sweet It Is by Robin Lee Hatcher – Book Review, Preview

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How Sweet It Is by Robin Lee Hatcher - Book Review, Preview

How Sweet It Is by Robin Lee Hatcher – Book Review, Preview

How Sweet It Is

by Robin Lee Hatcher

four-stars
Series: Legacy of Faith #3
Published by Thomas Nelson
Publication Date July 14, 2020
Genres: Christian Fiction, Clean Romance
Setting: Idaho Contemporary, Vietnam Era - US - 1961 - 1975
Main Character Ages: 25-34, 60+
Written for: Adults
Pages: 304

Synopsis:

Lonely hearts find love and purpose in the final installment of Robin Lee Hatcher’s Legacy of Faith series. 
Successful Seattle businessman Jed Henning launched Laffriot with the help of his brother Chris, a video game design genius. But Chris has left Laffriot—and Jed—in the lurch. Jed comes to Boise to locate his brother, hoping for Chris's return before the company collapses. Perhaps the time away will also give him time to discover answers within his own heart. On a whim, he goes to see the apartment where his great-great-grandparents lived as newlyweds in the late 1920s and discovers it’s available for rent. The attractive landlady, Holly Stanford, happens to need a tenant—and Jed decides to move in.
Holly has set aside her dream of owning a bakery specializing in wedding cakes while financially tied to Sweet Caroline's, a struggling restaurant once owned by her great uncle and aunt. Nursing a wounded heart after being left at the altar a year before, Holly still finds time to give back to the community, working with women in a local shelter, teaching them how to prepare healthy meals.
What Jed never suspects is that Holly is the one person who might help him reach his brother . . . while at the same time helping him find the happiness and contentment he longs for.

I would like to thank Netgalley, Prism Book Tours, Thomas Nelson Publishing for giving me a copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.


Also in this series: Cross My Heart

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How Sweet It Is is indeed a sweet story of faith.

I loved how Holly, in the midst of the pain over the loss of her fiancé, reached out to the women in the local shelter, caring for them and teaching them life skills. She was so fun, too, with her ’60s music that she baked (and danced!) to. Poor Holly had such a hard time trusting. 

Enter Jed. Jed was very much the older brother in the story of the Prodigal Son. Though instead of staying home, his father sent him out to find Chris and restore the relationship they once had. Through his frustrations, and mostly through his searching the pages of his great-grandfather’s Bible, he turned his heart back to the Lord.

As sweet as the budding relationship between Holly and Jed was, the old and still very comfortable romance between Andrew and his long-time bride Helen was even sweeter! As Andrew came face-to-face with his mortality, he had to learn to lean on the Lord even more than ever.

Lovers of more serious stories with the light of faith shining through will want to be sure to read How Sweet It Is. And while it easily stands alone, it builds on the events of the previous books of the Legacy of Faith series, so you’ll want to be sure to read them as well.

Robin's How Sweet it is Pinterest Board

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  • Idaho
  • Island Park, Idaho
  • Shore Lodge McCall Idaho
  • Salmon River in Idaho
  • Owyhee River, Idaho by Michael Melford | National Geographic
  • Snake River and canyon near Twin Falls Idaho
  • ✯ El Capitan & Alice Lake - Sawtooth Wilderness - Idaho
  • A "supermoon" rises over Table Rock and the lighted cross near Boise, Idaho, Saturday night, June 22, 2013.
  • The beautiful Boise River in Idaho
  • Boise is 150 in 2013!!!
  • Appaloosa - the Idaho horse!
  • Boise idaho julia.davis park
  • Capital Blvd looking north from the Boise Depot
  • The blue turf of BSU. Go Broncos!
  • Boise State University, Boise Idaho
  • Beautiful Boise Idaho
  • Capital building at Boise Idaho (my hometown)

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About Robin Lee Hatcher

Robin Lee Hatcher is the author of 80 novels and novellas with over five million copies of her books in print. She is known for her heartwarming and emotionally charged stories of faith, courage, and love.
Her numerous awards include the RITA® Award, the Carol Award, the Christy Award, the HOLT Medallion, the National Reader’s Choice Award, and the Faith, Hope & Love Reader’s Choice Award. Robin is also the recipient of prestigious Lifetime Achievement Awards from both American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America®.
When not writing, she enjoys being with her family, spending time in the beautiful Idaho outdoors, Bible art journaling, reading books that make her cry, watching romantic movies, and decorative planning. Robin makes her home on the outskirts of Boise, sharing it with a demanding Papillon dog and a persnickety tuxedo cat.

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