Book Description: In a small town in Idaho's idyllic wine country where the past looms large, can two people realize their individual dreams for the future . . . together?
Abandoned once too often, Brooklyn Meyers never intended to return to Thunder Creek, Idaho. Her hometown holds too many memories of heartache and rejection. But when her estranged husband Chad Hallston dies and leaves his family home and acreage to her and their ten-year-old daughter Alycia, it's an opportunity to change their lives for the better—a chance Brooklyn can't pass up, for Alycia's sake if not her own.
Derek Johnson, Chad's best friend since boyhood, isn't keen on the return of Brooklyn Meyers to Thunder Creek. He still blames her for leading his friend astray. And now she has ruined his chance to buy the neighboring ten acres that would have allowed him to expand his organic farm. To add insult to injury, Chad's dying request was that Derek become the father to Alycia that Chad never was. How can he keep that promise without also spending time with the girl's mother?
Brought together by unexpected circumstances, Derek and Brooklyn must both confront challenges to their dreams and expectations. He must overcome long held misconceptions about Brooklyn, while she must learn to trust someone other than herself. And if they can do it, they just might discover that God has something better in mind than either of them ever imagined.
My Thoughts: After reading a few suspense novels and Amish stories, I was ready for a lighter read. And You'll think of Me came as a nice surprise.
It's been awhile since I've read a story by Robin Lee Hatcher. But I embarked on a reading journey of love, forgiveness and redemption.
Poor Brooklyn Myers has had quite a life of disappointments and not many closures.
When her estranged husband, Chad Hallston, dies and leaves her and their daughter the family home in Idaho Brooklyn knows that she and her daughter, Alycia, must go home.
But as all things are in life it isn't easy going back. For one thing, Derek Johnson, her estranged husband's good friend, is not happy to see her return. He blames her for leading his good friend down a "bad path."
However, as life would have it, Derek and Brooklyn do meet up and must come to terms with life. Life is full of choices and sometimes one choice is to either live with bitterness or enjoy forgiveness.
*This book was provided by the Fiction Guild*