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August 01, 2007
posted by David Meigs at 8/01/2007 12:02:00 PM


This week’s review is of RETURN TO ME (Zondervan), by Robin Lee Hatcher. With over fifty novels to her credit, Robin is one of the most prolific Christian writers around.

In a small nutshell, RETURN TO ME is a modern day retelling of the prodigal son story... except this time it’s the daughter. And just as when Jesus told it two thousand years ago, Robin’s telling is all about hope, forgiveness and grace.

You’re going to love this book!

From the back cover:

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

A lot has changed since Roxy 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 fiancée. 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.

Author bio: Robin Lee Hatcher (www.robinleehatcher.com) is the author of over fifty novels, including Catching Katie, named one of the Best Books of 2004 by Library Journal. Winner of the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction, two RITA Awards for best Inspirational Romance, and the RWA Lifetime Achievement Award, Robin lives in Boise, Idaho.

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