Whatever is good and perfect comes to us from God above, who created all heaven’s lights. Unlike them, he never changes or casts shifting shadows.
— James 1:17
Katherine Clarkson has the perfect life. Married to Brad, a loving and handsome man, respected in their church and the community. Two grown daughters on the verge of starting families of their own. A thriving ministry. Good friends. A comfortable life.
She has it all—until the day a reporter appears with shocking allegations. Splashed across the local news are accusations of Brad’s financial impropriety at his foundation and worse, of an affair with a former employee. Without warning, Katherine’s marriage is shattered and her family torn apart. The reassuring words she’s spoken to many brokenhearted women over the years offer little comfort now.
Her world spinning, Katherine wonders if she can find the truth in the chaos that consumes her. How can she survive the loss of the perfect life?
Awards & Recognitions
RITA® Award Finalist
Carol Award Finalist
Hatcher delivers a true-to-life look at a wife’s reaction to accusations of her husband’s infidelity and his part in a corporate scandal. Thought-provoking ideas will have readers questioning their own views on trust and fidelity. The conclusion is unique and faith building. (4 Stars, Compelling. A page-turner.) — Romantic Times Book Reviews
The journey we took with the characters was extremely realistic. I know I’ve stumbled in my faith during times of trial and Katherine was no different. It was inspiring to witness her developing strength as she came to God broken, on her knees. We’re tenderly reminded that faith is best when it’s more than skin deep. This was my first book by Robin Lee Hatcher. I was encouraged by the way she created a non-Christian character as Katherine’s best friend. She was a friend respectful of her faith, and ironically encouraged her to follow it. Life isn’t always tied up with a pretty bow, and even though there were rough edges in the story, the feeling of promise I was left with was heartening. I am pleased to add Robin Lee Hatcher to my list of favorite authors. — CK2S Kwips and Kritiques
Hatcher (Whispers from Yesterday) is a dab hand with dialogue, which is one reason her characters are so well drawn: readers will feel empathy with all members of the family. Hatcher also gets kudos for creating, in Katherine’s best friend, a sympathetic non-Christian character, something all too rare in faith fiction. This will be a surefire hit with Hatcher’s many fans. — Publishers Weekly