Robin by Julane Hiebert {CFBA}

Robin by Julane Hiebert {CFBA}

Robin by Julane Hiebert {CFBA}

 

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Robin
Wings of Hope Publishing Group (November 15, 2015)
by
Julane Hiebert

ABOUT THE AUTHOR of Robin:

Julane is first of all a child of God. She is also a wife to Bob, mother to two living sons,Kip and Rob, two daughters in heaven, two wonderful daughters-in-law, Becky and Tami, and grandmother to six perfectly wonderful grands, as well as an additional three ‘other grands’. She lives with her husband in a wee cottage by a small lake nestled in the beautiful Flint Hills of Kansas.

Though encouraged by many to pen the story of raising two daughters with an incurable disease, she has chosen to incorporate the lessons learned into the lives of her not-too-perfect characters. Her passion is to present the promises and hope found in God’s Word in down-to-earth, everyday experiences through her stories.

Julane loves reading, decorating, junking, antiques, and chocolate! No particular order, but one would be safe to insert chocolate between all other interests.

ABOUT THE BOOK Robin:

Robin by Julane Hiebert {CFBA}

In 1877 the Wenghold sisters inherited an overwhelming debt with their father’s passing. An uncle they’ve never met offers a solution—come help on his Kansas cattle ranch. The oldest sister, Robin, agrees to go.

Ty Morgan has suffered through a year of misery after being jilted by the town beauty a few months before their wedding. But a tornado whirls an unexpected breath of hope into his heart when he rescues Robin, his neighbor’s newly arrived niece, and a small boy who was orphaned by the storm.

Robin’s crippled leg prevents her from being a real help to Uncle John, but she seems to be exactly who Ty needs to heal his broken heart. Until his former fiancée returns and a mysterious, elusive stranger casts worry over the entire community.

A woman determined to honor her obligations, a man entangled in a long ago-made commitment, an orphaned child in need of security . . . Can God guide these three souls to peace and fulfillment together?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Robin, go HERE.

 

My thoughts:

This was a totally new author to me.  I’d never heard of Julane Hiebert before.  The publisher also was new to me.  So I didn’t know what to expect when I opened up and started to read Robin.  Let me tell you now, this is a wonderful book.  I loved it!  

Robin is so sweet, but behind her sweet exterior is both a heart of gold and a stubborn streak a mile long.  Robin has a leg that is crippled so she walks with a limp.  She is supposed to be helping her uncle with his farm to work off the debt her recently deceased father left behind.  She is the oldest of three sisters and the other two have remained behind.

When she arrives in the town her uncle’s farm is near she’s met by no uncle.  She waits for him to arrive only to be caught up in a tornado.  Welcome to the west!  She’s rescued by a handsome rancher who happens to be her uncle’s neighbor.  The two of them head to her uncle’s ranch and find an abandoned young boy along the way.  Robin is determined to protect and love him.  Will her uncle accept an extra mouth to feed?

Uncle John and Jacob(the young boy) get off to an interesting start but are soon fast friends. Meanwhile, what is going on between the handsome Ty(neighbor) and Robin?  Poor Robin feels she must prove her worth so she’s not sent packing.  She tries to do all the barn chores by herself.  This definitely made me laugh!  I’m a farm girl myself.  Well farm wife I guess I should say.  I know what’s involved with the farm chores and I know if you’re not used to them they can be quite intimidating and well body exhausting!

I loved meeting Robin and following her story.  Things get super complicating with bad guys and old flames showing up for both Ty and Robin.  Then there’s a wagon accident and what about little Jacob’s family?  So much going on.  Great mystery and slight suspense while all the while weaving in a great romance.

I highly recommend this book and hope you’ll take the time to read it.  It also gives you a peek into the next book to come in the series.  My mom and I both read Robin and cannot wait to get our hands on Lark and Wren which are the other two books to be released in the series.  Based on Robin’s two sisters of course, the three little birds.  

 

 

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