Will writing a romance help this author find a real-life hero?
Charity Anderson turned her back on Kings Meadow years ago, with good reason, and has avoided visits to her hometown whenever possible. But with her house in Boise damaged by floodwaters and a book deadline bearing down, staying in her parents’ empty home seems her only option. However, being in Kings Meadow dredges up a painful secret, and old fears threaten to overwhelm her.
Charity’s former high school classmate Buck Malone never left town, instead sacrificing his dreams to take care of his family. Now he enjoys an uncomplicated life as a wilderness guide and confirmed bachelor. The last thing on his mind is settling down.
When Charity’s dog causes an accident that leaves Buck with a broken ankle and wrist at the start of prime tourist season, Charity has little choice but to render aid while he recuperates. Soon Buck becomes the inspiration for Charity’s hero, both on the page and off. Can he also help her face and overcome her fears so they might find their own happily ever after?
Reviews & Endorsements
Hatcher hits the reader’s Achilles’ heel right in the gut with her plot twists, showing us God’s ability to offer grace and forgiveness. But readers will be able to make transitions in the relationship smoothly as another hero and his love interest dance into their hearts. You will be sharing this book with your friends.
—RT Book Reviews TOP PICK
In Hatcher’s second series outing (after Love Without End) the attention to detail brings the Idaho scenery to life and makes the plot believable. Sensitive subject matter (teen pregnancy and stillbirth) is handled delicately, with the protagonist resolving her issues. This fast-paced, adventurous love story will find plenty of admirers.
—Library Journal STARRED REVIEW
Charity Anderson, a bestselling author, returns to her Idaho hometown, Kings Meadow, for the first time since she went off to college. Buck, the next door neighbor, was a popular athlete when they were in high school and now makes his living as a wilderness guide and outfitter. When he makes a neighborly gesture at the supermarket, Charity’s huge dog takes him down, breaking his leg and wrist and leaving him incapable of doing much of anything. When Charity tries to help him by exercising his horses, she rediscovers her love of riding and the beauty of the countryside. But she remains haunted by a past mistake for which she can’t forgive herself. Buck has his own regretful reasons for not wanting a wife or family, but he can’t help but be very interested in his famous neighbor. Hatcher’s latest Christian romance in the Kings Meadow series (Love Without End, 2014), with its strong messages of redemption and accepting love, will appeal to readers seeking wholesome stories and those who enjoy beautifully rendered depictions of western landscapes.
A handsome cowboy, horses, and a hurting heroine make for a winning combination in this newest poignant story by Robin Lee Hatcher. A gently paced but delightful ride, Whenever You Come Around will take readers on a journey of healing right along with the characters. Readers will feel at home in Kings Meadow and won’t want to leave.
—Jody Hedlund, best-selling author of Love Unexpected
Robin Lee Hatcher weaves a romance with heart that grabs readers and won’t let go. Whenever You Come Around pulled me in from the get-go. Charity Anderson, a beautiful, successful author with a deadline and a painful secret, runs into Buck Malone, a handsome, confirmed-bachelor, cowboy from her past, and he needs her help. I was captivated, and I guarantee you’ll be rooting for them, too.
—Sunni Jeffers, Award-winning author of Heaven’s Strain
In Whenever You Come Around, Hatcher takes a look at the pain of secrets that kill the heart. But love indeed conquers all. Robin Lee Hatcher is the go-to classic romance author.
—Rachel Hauck, Award winning, best selling author of The Wedding Dress
Whenever You Come Around draws you into the beauty and history of the horse country of King’s Meadow, Idaho. With every turn of the page, Robin Lee Hatcher woos readers with a love story of a modern-day cowboy and a city girl. Buck and Charity rescue each other from the lives they had planned — lives limited by fear. Instead, they discover their unexpected God-ordained happily ever after. A discerning writer, Hatcher handles Charity’s past heartbreak with sensitivity and grace.
—Beth K. Vogt, author of Somebody Like You, one of Publisher’s Weekly’s Best Books of 2014
Whenever You Come Around is one of Robin Lee Hatcher’s pure-romance best, with a heroine waiting for total redemption and a strong hero of great worth. I find myself still smiling long after the final page has been read.
—Hannah Alexander, author of the Hallowed Halls series
Whenever You Come Around is a slow dance of letting go of the past and its very real pain to step into the light of love. It’s a story that will wrap around your soul with the hope that no past is so dark and haunted that it can’t be forgiven and overcome. It’s a love story filled with sweetness, tension, and slow fireworks. Bottomline, it was a romance I couldn’t — and didn’t want to — put down.
—Cara Putman, award-winning author of Shadowed by Grace and Where Treetops Glisten
Robin Lee Hatcher has created an emotionally engaging romance, a story of healing and self forgiveness wrapped up in a package about small town life and a cowboy who lives a life honoring God. I want to live in King’s Meadow.”
—Sharon Dunn, award winning author of Cold Case Justice and Wilderness Target
First loves find sweet second chances in Kings Meadow. Heartwarming, romantic, and filled with hope and faith, this is Hatcher at her best!.
—Lisa Wingate, National Bestselling author of The Story Keeper and The Prayer Box