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.
Who I Am With You by Robin Lee Hatcher is an amazing read. It inspires and teaches while entertaining me. There’s a lot of morals to be learned and relearned in this book. Robin Lee Hatcher brilliantly demonstrates the power of the Christian faith and forgiveness. Characters from a past generation and present showed me what humility, kindness, forgiveness, and real love can do. Struggles were ideal and relatable. I could easily put myself into any of the struggling characters’ shoes and understand what they were feeling. Themes of death, loss, grief, financial setbacks, and faith made this a must read novel. I could not stop reading it.
In the past, a great-grandfather newly married lost his job. He thought with his education he could easily get a job in the depression era. But nothing worked out. His situation made him frustrated, angry, and sad. In a way, it pushed him and his wife away. But it also brought them together stronger too. His wife suffers from losing their first newborn. She also worried about her husband not loving her and their new child as much. But she was proven wrong. Her husband’s love and faith surprised her. Together, they then moved beyond their circumstances and grew as a couple would.
Now, in the present time, a young woman is still struggling from the arguments her and her husband had before he died. Both he and their only daughter died in a car crash. Months later, and she loses her grandpa and then her grandma. It is then that Jessica receives her grandmother’s Bible that belong to her father. This Bible helped Jessica’s great-grandfather and it might just help her find the peace and forgiveness she needs to heal.
Overall, I would highly recommend this novel to all. It’s a good clean read. Romantic, sweet, and heartfelt. I gobbled up every word. Robin Lee Hatcher created a world so much like my own. I got lost within the book and only returned back after the last sentence.