Sunday, July 29, 2012
Belonging - Robin Lee Hatcher
I enjoyed this book as a light read. I admired Felicia's independent spirit, and her refusal to take the "easy" way out by marriage. The search for her siblings seems like a storyline that will continue on, as this is the first book in a series. Although the love story between Felicia and Colin was a given, I enjoyed the secondary story of Kathleen as she realized that she "should" love Colin, but also found her independence and courage to stand up to her mother-in-law and found love of her own. Helen, the mother-in-law, was almost too overbearing for me to enjoy as a character. There was no real growth or resolution on her meanness; even Kathleen's rebellion and the town's refusal to bow to her wishes didn't seem to change her or give her a wake-up call to the reality that she couldn't control people. I know that in real life people don't always, or even often, change, but in my books, I like to think that they should.
I give this book 3 stars. It was an enjoyable read, and I would like to follow the characters through another book or two. I hope that we will continue to see growth in their relationships and personal lives through the extended story.
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I received this book for free from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for my honest review.