"This sweet tale charms." — Publishers Weekly
A life in pieces. A hundred-year-old journal. And a chance for love to be reborn.
Olivia Ward arrived in Bethlehem Springs alone—with no job, no home, and no money—after her manipulative ex-husband used his power and wealth to destroy everything. Six years later, the peaceful life she rebuilt is once again turned upside down when she learns that her fifteen-year-old daughter, Emma, will be coming to live with her. The reunion should be a dream come true, but years of deception have driven a wedge between them. And Emma seems more interested in an old diary she discovered than reconciliation with her mother.
Tyler Murphy knows what it’s like to lose everything. Propelled by his history in the foster-care system, he’s determined to root out dishonesty and protect the most vulnerable through his work as an investigator. When he’s hired to investigate Olivia Ward, though, he finds himself longing to believe she’s exactly who she appears to be, and he soon realizes that his desire to learn more about her has nothing to do with his job. But how can he pursue a relationship that began with a lie?
In this latest novel from award-winning author Robin Lee Hatcher, an antique diary, a family-fueled investigation, and unexpected feelings collide to create a promise that’s worth fighting for.
“In this pleasant contemporary from Hatcher (I’ll Be Seeing You), a woman renews her faith in God following tragedy … [The author] movingly captures Olivia’s anguish as she strives to make up for lost time, and readers will appreciate the characters’ inspiring reflections, as when Olivia tells herself ‘Don’t borrow trouble. Deal with today.’ This sweet tale charms.”
— Publishers Weekly
“Robin Lee Hatcher has once again used her writing talents to bring a beautiful story to life. I loved it. Five stars.” — Netgalley
“Like the Wind by Robin Lee Hatcher is a stunning, beautiful read. I enjoyed the book with likeable characters and a great story! Five stars!” — Noelle S., Netgalley
“I never hesitate to recommend a book by Robin Lee Hatcher, mainly because my heart is usually involved as soon as the first page … I read this beautifully written, captivating story straight through all-in-one day because I simply could not put it down. The characters are strong, there are secrets that come to light, a bit of romance, and there is a message of hope. Through the ups and down we all encounter, it is apparent that God truly does care about every aspect of our lives.” — Anne W., Netgalley
“A sweet romance with characters of depth, I enjoyed Like the Wind for how it handled tragedy, grief, renewable relationships, love, and gentle reminders that God is always with you. I liked the interspersed diary entries from the 1930s and how they captured Emma’s imagination and sparked a friendship with a retired teacher in her community. I appreciated how Tyler was patient with Olivia and let their love grow, and was determined to work through what could have kept them apart. It is a very satisfying read.” — Kathy S., Librarian
“This was a wonderful story that I never wanted to see come to an end. Right from the opening pages I was drawn right into the story, and I struggled with ever wanting to put it down. Every single time I finish a story by Robin Lee Hatcher I’m convinced that I’ll never love another of her stories as much as I do this one, and yet every single time she manages to prove me wrong, and at this point, I honestly can’t pick a favorite from her books as she’s written so many amazing ones over the years.” — Kirby B., Netgalley
Awards & Recognitions
Finalist, Faith, Hope & Love Reader’s Choice Award (long contemporary category)
Semi-Finalist, ACFW Carol Award (Contemporary category)