Robin Lee Hatcher is one of the long established authors of Christian fiction. WHENEVER YOU COME AROUND, her latest novel and a part of the KINGS MEADOW ROMANCE series is perfect summer read. To her hometown of Kings Meadow, author Charity Anderson is a successful hometown girl who has moved on. Actually, Charity's absence is a self-imposed coping mechanism, a way to deny deep pain. It is only after Charity returns to Kings Meadow for the summer while her house undergoes a huge renovation, that she realizes that while she might be protecting herself from painful memories, she has also denied herself happiness and a fulfilling life.
This title should be a hit with romance lovers. The setting is idyllic; at one point in the book, Charity and neighbor Buck Malone comment on Idaho's striking mountain views. Buck is the ultimate romantic interest -- just enough roughness on the outside, but plenty of tenderness on the inside. And he is totally genuine. No hidden twists here, except for Charity's unshared past. This is a story of people growing up and changing their goals; it is also a story of friendship and simple kindness growing into something more. I have not read the first KINGS MEADOW romance, and it isn't necessary, but I am intrigued about the novella I HOPE YOU DANCE coming out this month. According to Hatcher, the novella will feature a KINGS MEADOW wedding. Plus KEEPER OF THE STARS which comes out later this year or early 2016 will again feature the mountains of Idaho. If you like clean, contemporary romance then why not give this series a try? I received a copy of WHENEVER YOU COME AROUND from BOOKLOOK for my honest opinion.