April 17, 2009

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CFBA Review: A VOTE OF CONFIDENCE, by Robin Lee Hatcher This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing A Vote Of Confidence Zondervan (April 2009) by Robin Lee Hatcher MYRA'S REVIEW: Normally my reading preferences lean toward contemporary novels, but there are certain writers of historical Christian fiction whose books are hard to pass up. Robin is among them. She has a natural way of focusing on character and story while allowing the historical aspects to shape and ground the novel. A Vote of Confidence, set in Bethlehem Springs, Idaho, is the story of a young woman who decides to run for mayor at a time when women in other states are still campaigning for the right to vote. The story also contrasts the lives of two very different twin sisters--one the city girl (Gwen Arlington, the heroine), and the other a lively rancher (Cleo Arlington, who will be featured in Robin's upcoming novel Fit to Be Tied). Mirroring the popular Disney movie Parent Trap, the girls were separated at a young age when their mother decided life on an Idaho ranch was too uncivilized and moved with Gwen back east, while Cleo stayed with her father on the ranch. It's a joy to see the sisterly love between Gwen and Cleo, the strength of family ties despite their very different lifestyles. We can only wonder if in a later book they'll succeed in reuniting their estranged parents. All in all, an enjoyable read. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Robin Lee Hatcher discovered her vocation as a novelist after many years...

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