Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Keeper of the Stars by Robin Lee Hatcher (book review)

I was happy for the chance to review another book by Robin Lee Hatcher. I have read many of her books and find them enjoyable. This book, Keeper of the Stars, is another one!

In Keeper of the Stars, Penny is a young librarian who lives in her hometown and holds a deep sadness, bitterness, and guilt inside. Guilt about the way that she treated her younger brother before his untimely death, sadness from his loss, and bitterness at the man she assigns responsibility to for her brother leaving his college life, joining a band, and ultimately dying in a wreck.

Trevor is the musician who encouraged Brad (Penny's brother) to follow his dreams and join his band. Brad had taught him by example about God and a Christian life, and when he was dying he requested Trevor go to his hometown. Not knowing what will await him there, Trevor travels to this new place, finds an apartment, and gets a job. He meets with Rodney (Penny and Brad's dad) and Penny and lets them know who he is and why he is there.

I cannot tell you more about the story without giving away things that you ought to read, so let's leave it here!

It is a good story. So many of us struggle with guilt and bitterness and these things affect so many sectors of our lives. We can really relate to someone who we see as having a very valid reason for holding onto these. We also cheer to see some of these being given to God and turned around by Him.

The characters were people you can resonate with, people you'd like to be friends with. The book is an easy read, interesting, keeps you returning to read a little more.

I didn't love how the chapters were written, with some chapters about Brad and his past years interspersed with the story, but it wasn't a huge drawback.

All in all, I enjoyed this book. I would recommend it to you too!

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