Review

Loving Libby

by Robin Lee Hatcher

Robin Lee Hatcher has written over 45 novels and shows no signs of slowing down. LOVING LIBBY is an inspiring story that pits the lust for power and revenge against the love of God and His eternal truths. Through the love and faith of one young woman, God changes lives proving His grace again and again.

Olivia Vanderhoff has run away from her opulent home in Manhattan because she saw no other way to escape the forced marriage that her father had planned for her. To satisfy his lust for power, Northrop Vanderhoff was willing to betroth his only daughter to an elderly drunk and womanizer in order to procure control of valuable railroads. After some wandering, Olivia met Aunt Amanda Blue who invited her to Blue Springs and there she found her new life as Libby Blue.

The story opens six years later at the Blue Springs Ranch in the Idaho Territory in 1890. Aunt Amanda has passed away and Libby is trying to keep the ranch out of the clutches of Timothy Bevins, a wealthy neighbor who is attempting to buy up all the land surrounding his property. He will stop at nothing and has already caused the death of the ranch foreman, leaving his 10-year-old son orphaned. But Sawyer Deevers, like Libby, has found a home and proves to be a willing hand on the sheep ranch.

When Remington Walker rides out of the woods, rifle in hand, Libby thinks it is Bevins and shoots him twice. As she approaches the wounded man, she sees that it is a stranger. Libby is wracked with guilt, so she takes him in and tends to his wounds. What she doesn't know is that this man may pose even more of a threat to her than Bevins. Walker was hired by her father to find her and promised a $250,000 bonus when the task was completed.

As he slowly recovers from his wounds, Remington becomes enchanted with this beautiful young woman who shows such courage and strength. Her faith in God inspires him to examine his own thoughts of revenge, and soon it becomes impossible for him to contemplate betraying her. Remington's journey back to his faith sparks a series of misunderstandings that threaten to throw their lives into chaos, but all things work together for good for those who love the Lord. And Robin Lee Hatcher is not one to mess with that truth.

Enjoy LOVING LIBBY and then pass it on to a favorite young woman in your life. You'll both want to read more, and there are 45 others to choose from!

Reviewed by Maggie Harding on July 19, 2005

Loving Libby
by Robin Lee Hatcher

  • Publication Date: July 19, 2005
  • Genres: Christian, Romance
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • ISBN-10: 0310256909
  • ISBN-13: 9780310256908