Keeper of the Stars
About This Book
Forgiveness is the only cure for heartbreak. But can Penny forgive the man she holds responsible for her brother’s death?
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, something beautiful may rise from the ashes of heartbreak.
I was looking for a fast, enjoyable read to cap an intense weekend, and this book absolutely fit the bill. Hatcher’s writing always pulls me right into her stories and holds my attention right through to the end.
I was intrigued by the premise of this story—a romance between a woman grieving for her lost brother and the man responsible for his death—but the story and the romance didn’t turn out to be quite as dramatic as I expected. Not that that is a bad thing, of course, but I did feel a bit let down: I sensed a lot of potential for some really deep, agonizing conversations between these characters, but in they end they just weren’t there.
And perhaps it’s because those deeper moments were missing that I felt Penny and Trevor didn’t quite earn their happily-ever-after. Again, I felt there was a lot of potential for some great conflict to make them struggle to be together, but in the end it just kind of petered out. And, I apologize to all cowboy lovers everywhere, but the ending of this romance was just way too cheesy for my tastes. 🙂
Hatcher knows how to deliver a solid, well-rounded story with strong spiritual themes, and that makes any book of hers, including Keeper of the Stars, a must-read for all lovers of contemporary inspirational romance.
Available January 26, 2016 from Thomas Nelson