Robin Lee Hatcher. You’re Gonna Love Me. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2018.
I originally thought that a cold and blustery winter would mean that I would have more time than ever to catch up on my “To Be Read” pile. Unfortunately, I feel more behind than ever, but I at least made it through this pleasant read that was originally released in December.
In You’re Gonna Love Me, Samantha Winters finds herself unexpectedly returning to the small town of Thunder Creek, Idaho, to help her grandmother. While Gran is typically spry and energetic, an accidental fall from a horse leaves her needing Samantha in more ways than one. However, Samantha is eager for the excuse to temporarily step away from her accounting job to reconsider her life and decide her next steps. During her time in Thunder Creek, Samantha encounters Nick Chastain, who was once her boyfriend before he put his adventurous lifestyle ahead of her. While both Samantha and Nick have learned and changed over the past several years, they both struggle to trust one another again.
Ms. Hatcher presents You’re Gonna Love Me, as a relaxing and enjoyable story that fans of the genre will love! The characters and small-town setting will draw in readers, while Ms. Hatcher’s writing style makes this contemporary Christian novel accessible to all.
Overall, I quite enjoyed reading You’re Gonna Love Me. It’s been years since I’ve tried reading one of Ms. Hatcher’s novels, but this story was well worth reading. I found it to be more similar to stories by Denise Hunter and other contemporary Christian authors than I remember of her works previously. Granted, the entire genre has certainly evolved over the years, as the authors’ writing styles, characters, and settings have significantly improved over time. Samantha and Nick’s story seemed believable without feeling overdone or too convenient. I was also happy to see a distinct Christian angle to the story, which I know many readers will certainly appreciate.
Fans of Ms. Hatcher will definitely want to read You’re Gonna Love Me. Readers who enjoy other contemporary Christian authors, including Denise Hunter and Lisa Wingate, will also find this book to be well worth reading.
Special thanks to Thomas Nelson and The Fiction Guild for the complimentary copy of You’re Gonna Love Me! Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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