Can two bitter pasts make one sweet future?
In the high desert town of Frenchman’s Bluff, Idaho, Felicia Kristoffersen has set out to create a future for herself that is better than her painful past. Alone in the world with only her faith to sustain her, she must prove herself as this tiny community’s new school teacher. She cannot, must not, fail. But there are those who never wanted her there to begin with.
Five years after the death of his wife, local merchant Colin Murphy cares about just one thing: raising his daughter, Charity. Colin wants to give her the educational advantages he never had. The new schoolmarm’s inexperience doesn’t sit well with him, and if this teacher up and marries like the last one did, Charity’s heart will be broken once again.
A woman who hasn’t known love. A man who lost the love he had.
In the midst of the wide, sage-covered plains, each is about to discover that life’s bitterest circumstances truly can work together for good.
Awards & Recognitions
Winner, Inspirational Readers Choice Award
Finalist, Award of Excellence
Finalist, Booksellers Best Award
Finalist, Golden Quill Award
Finalist, National Readers Choice Award
As with previous Hatcher books, you’ll be enthralled after just a few pages. She’s a masterful author who enchants with her characters and charms with well-researched details of the period. As readers travel with the characters, they’ll find that their faith will see them through and that God always works for good.
— RT Book Club Review, 4 1/2 Stars
Tender, evocative, and beautifully written, Belonging is a journey about love after loss, and about two hearts destined to become one—despite their stubbornness! Belonging is Robin Lee Hatcher at her best!
— Tamera Alexander, bestselling author
Belonging is vintage Robin Lee Hatcher: a touching, tender love story, filled with genuine conflict and characters that quietly build a next in your heart.
— Liz Curtis Higgs, NYT bestselling author
Belonging is an enjoyable and entertaining read filled with interesting facts about Idaho and its part in the settling of the West. Hatcher, a Christy Award winner, is an author I look forward to reading in the future.
— All About Romance
Belonging is one of those books that reminds you why you read.
— The Phantom Paragrapher