Book Review, Contemporary

Book Review – Who I Am With You

who51Ij-fEY4kL._SY346_Who I Am With You by Robin Lee Hatcher

Back cover copy:

For these two broken hearts, the first step toward love will be a huge leap of faith.

Jessica Mason isn’t looking for love when she meets Ridley Chesterfield. Instead she is still reeling from the tragic, unexpected loss of her husband and daughter—and awaiting the arrival of her unborn child. Harboring the secret of her husband’s betrayal, her pain is deeper than anyone knows.

Ridley Chesterfield is hiding out in Hope Springs, Idaho, avoiding a political scandal and the barrage of false media headlines that have tarnished his good name. The last thing Ridley wants is a relationship—but when fate leads Ridley to form a friendship with his reclusive and pregnant neighbor, he wonders if this small-town hideout might be more of a long-term destination.

When Jessica begins to read her great-grandfather’s Bible, she finds a connection with a man she never knew. Somehow the verses he marked and the words he wrote in the margins open her heart to healing. And as Ridley and Jessica help each other forgive the people who have wronged them, they must decide if the past will define them or if they will choose to love again.

Who I Am With You weaves together a modern-day romance with Jessica’s great-grandfather’s story from the 1930s, reminding us that some truths can cross generations and that faith has the power to transform families forever.

 

My Thoughts

This is a touching story about forgiveness.
Jessica Mason is a young widow. Most people around her assume she is grieving deeply.
What they don’t know is that just a short time before his death, she learned that her husband had in fact betrayed her.
She begins reading her great-grandfather’s Bible and finds such a connection with verses he underlined.
Slowly, she begins to learn about forgiveness and how to move on.
Interwoven with this story is also the story of Jessica’s great-grandfather, and some of the trials he faced in the 1930s.
This story gives us a beautiful picture of forgiveness, moving on, and just life in general.
Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review, and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

 

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