Book Review: Robin by Julane Hiebert

Posted September 29, 2019 by meezcarrie in Christian, historical, Julane Hiebert, romance / 2 Comments

As y’all may remember, I reviewed books professionally for RT Book Reviews (aka Romantic Times) for three years until it shut its doors. Unfortunately, I wasn’t allowed to share these reviews with you here on the blog as long as they still belonged to the magazine. However, now that it has closed its doors and deleted its website (including my reviews) from its corner of cyberspace, I’m free to share my reviews for those books here too! Today I’m featuring Robin by Julane Hiebert

Brides of a Feather #1

GENRE: Inspirational Historical Romance
PUBLISHER: Wings of Hope Publishing
RELEASE DATE: November 25, 2015
PAGES: 328

In 1877 the Wenghold sisters inherited an overwhelming debt with their father’s passing. An uncle they’ve never met offers a solution—come help on his Kansas cattle ranch. The oldest sister, Robin, agrees to go.

Ty Morgan has suffered through a year of misery after being jilted by the town beauty a few months before their wedding. But a tornado whirls an unexpected breath of hope into his heart when he rescues Robin, his neighbor’s newly arrived niece, and a small boy who was orphaned by the storm.

Robin’s crippled leg prevents her from being a real help to Uncle John, but she seems to be exactly who Ty needs to heal his broken heart. Until his former fiancée returns and a mysterious, elusive stranger casts worry over the entire community.

A woman determined to honor her obligations, a man entangled in a long ago-made commitment, an orphaned child in need of security . . . Can God guide these three souls to peace and fulfillment together?

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In 1877 Kansas, Robin Wenghold arrives from Chicago, burdened with her late father’s debts, to help her uncle around his cattle ranch.  She didn’t count on rescuing an adorable orphaned boy along the way or being attracted to her uncle’s neighbor Ty Morgan, who also happens to be the local preacher. When an uninvited guest and a returning fiancée cause major havoc, will Ty and Robin be forced to choose between honor and love?

At first glance, this story feels predictable but it soon takes on a life of its own with unexpected twists and dramatic turns.  Diverting characters entertain and tug at the heart while their antics and dilemmas create quite an irresistible tale.  The precocious Jacob and gossipy Henrietta could have fallen victim to caricature but instead the author has given them each their own voice – “voice” being the operative word.  This debut novel is a delightful choice for fans of Janette Oke’s prairie historicals.

(I was paid to write a review for RT Book Reviews. All views expressed are nevertheless only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 4 stars / Loved it!

KissingBook Level: 3 / May forget to breathe on occasion

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The daughter of a cowboy, and named after a character in a Western magazine, Julane’s love for the Kansas prairie comes naturally. While encouraged to pen the family’s story of raising two daughters with an incurable neuromuscular disease, she has chosen to incorporate the lessons learned into the lives of the characters in her novels. She has served as President of her writing group, Christian Writers Fellowship, in Girard, Kansas, and is currently the chairman of the Called to Write conference held each spring in Pittsburg, Kansas. She enjoys music, reading, junk shopping, and chocolate–mostly chocolate. Julane has a passion to present God’s truth in everyday events, with ordinary not-too-perfect characters.

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