Keeper of the Stars
Written by: Robin Less Hatcher
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Month, Year: January, 2016
A brief summary from Robin Lee Hatcher:
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.
Keeper of the Stars is the first novel I’ve read by Robin Lee Hatcher and I rather enjoyed this story-line set in the quaint, snowy town of Kings Meadow, Idaho. Unknowingly to me at the time, this is the final book in Hatcher’s Kings Meadow Romance Series, but the novel fully stands on its own and I didn’t need to read the other books to understand these characters or the plot. In fact, I initially requested the book because of the beautiful cover – it reminded me of living in Alaska as a kid with the snow, log cabin, and dancing sky. The story within was just as beautiful.
Penny and Trevor’s awkward encounters created the humor this novel needed, especially with the saddening undertones of Brad’s life’s story strung throughout the novel leading up to how he died. This book is a good reminder at just how precious life is and how it can change for the better in an instance. Its also a great demonstration of God’s love for us and the good He can do through any and every situation and circumstance.
Now, to get my hands on the first books in the King’s Meadow Romance Series…Happy Reading!
I was graciously provided a free hard-copy of this novel from BookLook Bloggers and a free e-reader copy from NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.