Thursday, January 7, 2016

Keeper of the Stars (Kings Meadow Romance #3) by Robin Lee Hatcher

She blames him for her brother's death. Can she let go of resentment and open her heart to love?

Penny Cartwright found it difficult to understand why her younger brother would choose to join a country singer’s band rather than return to Kings Meadow after college . . . and the separation strained their relationship. Then a car accident made certain her brother could never return.

Trevor Reynolds has chased stardom in Nashville for more than a dozen years, but it remains out of his reach. After an accident kills his young drummer, Trevor goes to Kings Meadow to keep a promise—and perhaps to discover what truly matters in this life.

Thrown together by circumstances, Penny and Trevor must learn to give and receive forgiveness. And if they do, perhaps something beautiful can rise from the ashes of heartbreak.

I picked this book up on NetGalley because I was drawn to the story from the blurb.  Well, the blurb and the cover.  It is the third book in this King's Meadow series, but each book can stand alone and is not dependent on the other.

Penny is battling resentment and hurt and those things can make any person act ugly sometimes.  Penny definitely has her ugly moments but she can only resist Trevor Reynolds for so long.  He is always there and always proving her wrong so she has no choice but to battle the demons of the unexpected loss of her brother.  

For me, Trevor and Penny's dad stole the show.  I loved Trevor's journey toward better things and how he was so patient in the journey.  He didn't expect changes overnight, he just remained consistent and allowed himself time.  Penny's dad was the kindest of the kind.  He is what I hope to be one day.  Solid, generous and did I mention kind?

It does seem to me that Trevor and Penny would need to talk the whole accident and brother going to Nashville thing out a little more than they did.  It seemed the resolution was a bit glossed over especially when Penny acted so nasty at times, but overall I enjoyed this story and it's characters.  I liked the flashes back to Penny's brother.  It really helped me gain a sense of who he was and why he did what he did.

This is a Christian fiction book so it was filled with talk about God.  It is clean and the romance is slow evolving and sweet.

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