And who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this?
~ Esther 4:14
Following her father’s death and her own attempted suicide, pampered socialite Karen Butler reluctantly seeks refuge at the home of Sophia Taylor, the grandmother she has never known. Determined to escape Sophia’s broken-down ranch as soon as she can, Karen resists connecting with its inhabitants – especially Dusty Stoddard, the driven director of the Golden T’s summer camp for at-risk youth. Karen is not the only one who has been wounded; Sophia, Dusty, and the boys have all suffered tremendous pain and loss. But by the time Karen discovers this, it is too late to escape; they have become a part of her healing and she a part of theirs. For through their kindness and acceptance, along with the diaries of a remarkable women who died twenty-eight years before she was born, Karen will discover hidden secrets and amazing truths that could lead her to the greatest love of all.
Awards & Recognitions
Christy Award Winner – Best Romance
RITA® Award Finalist – Best Inspirational
Robin’s books touch the heart and soul. — Moody Magazine
When rich young Karen is suddenly left penniless and alone, she stays with a grandmother she never knew she had. Grandma Sophia has been praying for a chance to correct past mistakes, and Karen’s arrival provides just such an opportunity. Through her grandmother’s helper, some troubled juveniles, and the diaries of Sophia’s sister, Karen learns about herself, the Lord, and how to turn her life around. This engrossing book has a well-developed plot and believable characters.” — CBA Marketplace
WHISPERS FROM YESTERDAY engages you from the first page to the last. — The Inspirational Romance Page
Hatcher’s ability to create a quickly intriguing story line, filled with engaging characters, moves this story of redemption and acceptance to its dramatic conclusion. While this romance story has a contemporary setting, Hatcher skillfully weaves in the diaries of Karen’s great aunt Esther as she lived through the horrors of World War II. The lessons learned from these writings, and the subsequent change that takes place in Karen as a result of reading them, lends an unexpected and rich dimension to the story. — Subversion Gazette on Booksquare.com