Book Spotlight (and a Recipe!): How Sweet It Is by Robin Lee Hatcher

Posted July 30, 2020 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, Robin Lee Hatcher, romance / 3 Comments

Legacy of Faith #3
GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
PUBLISHER: Thomas Nelson
RELEASE DATE: July 14, 2020
PAGES: 304

He lost his brother. She lost her dream. Together, they might find what they’re really looking for.

Holly Stanford is doing the best she can with the restaurant she inherited from her late uncle. But after her fiancé abandons her and the business, Holly regrets having given up her dream of becoming a pastry chef. Now a few bad financial decisions might cost her everything, including her hope for the future.

Jed Henning has done well with his new company despite his prodigal brother’s behavior. When Jed‘s father , the controlling member of the board of directors, temporarily suspends operations until his sons work out their differences, Jed resentfully chases his brother, Chris, to Boise. There Jed rents a basement apartment from Holly and hopes to convince Chris to get his act together before their company collapses.

Unaware that Holly is the one person who can help him get through to Chris, Jed starts the tough work of reconciliation armed with little more than a few family photographs, a stack of old letters, and a Bible that belonged to his great-grandfather, Andrew Henning. And as romance blossoms between Holly and Jed, the story of Jed’s great-grandfather highlights the power of God across the generations and the legacy of a family’s courageous faith.


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banana drop cookies

I can’t spotlight a book with that cover & title and not share a favorite recipe with you! This is a standard at my family’s Christmas celebrations, thanks to my sweet grandma who baked them every year until Alzheimer’s stole that from her. In fact, here’s a pic of the recipe she used:

Obviously it’s well-loved. Speaking of well-loved…. my grandmother and I were very close – she was one of my best friends & I still miss her every day. However, let’s note that she wrote in the margin there, “Josh’s favorite”. (as in my brother) Pardon me a good-natured hmpf 😉 haha!

Here’s the recipe as copied from above –

(They are like banana bread in a cookie – but BETTER, y’all.)


1 & 1/4 cups sugar
2/3 cup shortening
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs, unbeaten
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 3)
2 & 1/4 cups sifted, all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

plus (for topping)

1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Cream sugar, shortening, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat well. Stir in mashed bananas. Sift flour with baking powder, baking soda, and salt; add and mix well. Chill 30 minutes (the dough, not you…. although you can chill too if you’d like lol). Drop by teaspoonfuls 2″ apart on greased baking sheets. Mix the extra sugar & cinnamon; sprinkle over unbaked cookies. Bake at 400 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Makes about 5 dozen cookies.


Robin Lee Hatcher is the author of over 80 novels and novellas with over five million copies of her books in print. She is known for her heartwarming and emotionally charged stories of faith, courage, and love. Her numerous awards include the RITA® Award, the Carol Award, the Christy Award, the HOLT Medallion, the National Reader’s Choice Award, and the Faith, Hope & Love Reader’s Choice Award. Robin is also the recipient of prestigious Lifetime Achievement Awards from both American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America®. When not writing, she enjoys being with her family, spending time in the beautiful Idaho outdoors, Bible art journaling, reading books that make her cry, watching romantic movies, and decorative planning. Robin makes her home on the outskirts of Boise, sharing it with a demanding Papillon dog and a persnickety tuxedo cat.

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What about you? What makes you want to read How Sweet It Is by Robin Lee Hatcher? Do you have a favorite recipe your grandmother always made?

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