The Sisters of Bethlehem Springs series delivers exactly what readers have been waiting for-smart, confident women who are not afraid to defy convention, live their own dreams, and share their lives if the right man comes along. In A Matter of Character, book three in the Sisters of Bethlehem Springs series, it's 1918, and Daphne McKinley, heiress to a small fortune, has found contentment in the town of Bethlehem Springs. But Daphne has a secret.
Average Customer Rating:
(16 Reviews) 16
Rating Snapshot(16 reviews)
5 out of 5100%customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for A Matter of Character - eBook
I have enjoyed many of Robin Lee Hatcher's books in the past but this series is my favorite and I reccomend it all the time to my family and friends. I have bought it for myself and have now bought it for my mother.I think all would enjoy!
Yet again, sparks fly and opposites attract in Bethlehem Springs, Idaho.
Daphne McKinley, a published dime novel authoress and wealthy heiress, fairly shines with spunk and a sometimes overactive imagination, both which make her utterly charming. Joshua Crawford is a newspaper reporter who has always looked up to his grandfather, who was a huge part of his life, growing up. So when he finds that a dime novel author has besmirched the good name of his beloved grandfather, he goes to Bethlehem Springs in hopes of finding a certain D. B. Morgan. As you can imagine some interesting situations occur!
My favorite of the series, I couldn't help but enjoy returning to Bethlehem Springs to revisit old characters and meet new ones.The characters were well drawn out, and the plot was wonderful. Even the side characters proved memorable. I loved watching the story play out before my eyes. Engaging and amusing to the end, A Matter of Character is sure to charm and delight. Romantic, yet at times humorous, this was a book that I enjoyed to the last.
As I read the last page I couldn't help but wish that there were books in the series. Overall this book was a delightful read, I enjoyed watching the characters develop, and the messages that they learned along the way. A book that I recommend, to anyone up for a romance that is not too serious, nor to light, but just right :) Thanks!
Final Rating: 4.4 out of 5
I received this book from the publisher in return for an honest review, which I have done my best to present here. Thanks :)
I loved this book! It showed that when Joshua's grandfather accepted Christ it not only radically transformed his life but also impacted the lives of his descendants. The unfolding of the love story was also beautiful.
Review : A Matter of Character - Book #3: The Sisters of Bethlehem Springs - Robin Lee Hatcher- June 2010
A Matter of Character is set in the year 1918 , a time when women aren't supposed to be fancy novelists or even be inspired to be writers. However Daphne McKinley has a secret, one that she nobody not even her family know as if they were to find out there could be serious consequences. Daphne has a secret identity as Dime Novelist D.B Morgan - Dime novels are Westerns like Louis L'amour etc , all featuring stories that her friend Griff Arlington told her about the old west and a joker called Rawhide Rick. Daphne is about to be in for the shock of her life as newcomer to Bethlehem Springs and the new newspaper owner Joshua Crawford has a reason for being in Bethlehem Springs , he is set to find DB Morgan and put the record straight about his Grandfather Richard Terrell who back in the day had the nickname Rawhide Rick. Sparks both good and bad fly between Joshua and Daphne and what will happen when Joshua finds out that Daphne is in fact DB Morgan ? Soon Joshua will bring words in a new light for Daphne and have her reconsidering the power of her words and the direction of where her life is headed ? Is their romance in the air for Daphne and Joshua or will their differences , opinions and attitudes be enough to push them further apart ? Find out in Book #3 of The Sisters of Bethlehem Springs : A Matter of Character with Robin Lee Hatcher.
Joshua Crawford is a hero dreams are made of. He has a few flaws, of course. His temper and almost hero-worship of his deceased grandfather are what give his character an edge and depth that propels him through this story. I loved his growth in the book I could feel him stretching out of his comfort zone, wrestling with the truth, struggling with how to live Gods commandments while facing so many changes in his life.Daphne McKinley has everything money, looks, a viable career, the respect of a whole town and the love of family. But theres something vulnerable about her too. Shes on the cusp of discovering truths about herself and what she really wants out of lifeand more importantly, what God wants from her life. It is when she faces the root of her dissatisfaction and lets go of her defensive behaviour that she really comes into her own.Both Joshua and Daphne are strong, believable characters and there is an underlying connection between them even when they are at odds with one another. There are some classical romantic scenes in this book and a kissing scene thats guaranteed to curl your toes.Hatcher also does a wonderful job of interweaving a powerful message about the weight of words and the effect they can have on individuals.
A MATTER OF CHARACTER by Robin Lee Hatcher is an Inspirational Historical set in St. Louis, Missouri and Bethlehem Springs, Missouri. It is a refreshing, historical with romance, understanding, faith, coming to terms with the truth of a loved ones life as a young man into adulthood. It is well written with depth and detail. It is the third and last in The Sisters of Bethlehem Springs series, but can be read as a stand alone. The hero has a temper, and is out to find the truth about his grandfather, who has been written into a dime novel, not in the best of light. He is a villain. He learns the truth is not always want you want it to be and what you believe to be true. He also falls in love along the way, with the writter no less. The heroine is a determined, strong willed young women who writes dime novels under a mans name. She will also find that all is not as it seems and of course falls in love. This is a tender story of faith, romance, and family. If would highly recommend this story. If you have not read the other two in this series, I would also recommend reading them ( Book #1 A Vote of Confidence, and Book #2 Fit To Be Tied). This is a fast paced, page turning must read. A keeper. This book was received for review and details can be found at My Book Addiction and More and Zondervan.
A Matter of Character was a fabulous conclusion to an endearing series. In fact, it's my favorite book of the three. I really appreciate how all of Robin's books in this series were set in Idaho and that they all focused on women with unique situations. It was fun getting to know Daphne. Her personality was perfect for an author, and her discovery of true love was beautiful. I thought it was neat how she realized that while she wrote about falling in love, until she experienced it herself, she had no idea how powerful the emotion could be. It was hilarious how Daphne handled things at times, too, like when she added a character to her book to torment when she was mad at Joshua. That was a real hoot. I also found the hero, Joshua, to be an all-around great guy even with his flaws. He was a decent person and that was probably why he struggled with setting things straight. I loved that he didn't want to hurt anyone, though sometimes delaying the inevitable hurts people more. There were many tender moments in this story and some awesome kisses, too. The best part for me was how it became an enjoyable escape for a few days. It's the perfect CBA romance because it was fun, clean, and had just the right amount of romantic tension to draw you into the romance without it overpowering the rest of the story. Robin is a truly amazing storyteller. Did I mention that I thoroughly enjoyed this final book in the series? I love it when the characters become my friends.
A Matter of Character by Robin Lee Hatcher is the third and final book in the Sisters of Bethlehem Springs series. Daphne McKinley loves her life in 1918 Idaho. She lives independently while spending plenty of time with her brother and sister-in-law and their two adorable children, and she just happens to secretly write dime novels about the Old West, including a villain called Rawhide Rick who she based on a real man she's heard stories about. Joshua Crawford has come to Bethlehem Springs seeking the author D.B. Morgan who has written several stories about his grandfather Richard Terrrell, aka Rawhide Rick, to force the author to retract the stories and to prove that Richard was a wonderful man of God, but when he meets Daphne his plan gets a little off track as he falls in love with her jubilant spirit and intelligence. A desperate illness throws the two together in enforced intimacy, bringing their hidden feelings to the surface. Can their romance survive the revelation that Daphne is the author of the books about Rawhide Rick or will a secret from Joshua's past destroy their growing relationship? Hatcher's writing is always a joy to read with strong handsome men, beautiful, intelligent women, and intriguing stories that pull them together and apart. I did think that the cabin scene happened a little too early in the story, because everything after that felt a bit stretched. This trilogy about Gwen, Chloe, and Daphne comes to a natural end with this volume filled with romance, faith, and humor.
Thank you to CFBA and Zondervan for my copy of this enjoyable Christian fiction novel. Set in a small town in Idaho's 20th century, a romance with a bit of a mystery is skillfully plotted incorporating wonderfully complex characters. The author writes in third-person narrative so that the reader can "get into the head" of each character.The plot is interspersed with journal entries written by Joshua's deceased grandfather, Rawhide Rick, a true villain of the Old West. At first, this interruption felt a bit clumsy to me, but I soon adapted and ended up pleased with the overall effect. Although the reader can guess how the story will end, the plot is so well done that it's fun getting there.This is the third in a series, but is a stand-alone novel. I loved it!
It was with some hesitation that I asked for a review copy from the publisher and agreed to review the third book in the Sisters of Bethlehem Springs series by Robin Lee Hatcher. After all, I hadnt read the first two novels and its sometimes a very unsatisfying read when you have missed out on too many details from previous stories. A Matter of Character was a pleasant surprise. A suspenseful prologue and opening chapter drew me right into the action and made me want to read more. Subsequent chapters were filled with suspense, moral dilemmas and a little romance, a recipe that is sure to satisfy most readers. All in all it was a good read. The novel may be set in 1918 and Daphne McKinley may be quite different from todays readers, but the questions she faces in this novel are just as relevant today. Will I go back and read the rest of the series? I may just have to do that. One thing is for sure, I have not yet been disappointed by Hatchers novels!
"A Matter of Character" is the third and final installment in The Sisters of Bethlehem Springs series. The series, set in 1915-1919 rural Idaho, poses the question "Who says a woman can't do a man's job?"From the back cover copy: "It's 1918, and Daphne McKinley, heiress to a small fortune, has found contentment in the town of Bethlehem Springs, Idaho. But Daphne has a secret. A series of dime novels loosely based on local lore and featuring a nefarious villian known as Rawhide Rick has enjoyed modest popularity among readers. Nobody in Bethlehem Springs knows the man behind the stories...except Daphne. When newspaperman Joshua Crawford comes to town searching for the man who sullied the good name of his grandfather, Daphne finds herself at a crossroads, reassessing the power of her words, re-thinking how best to honor her gifts, and reconsidering what she wants out of life."I thoroughly enjoyed this series, especially this final book. Robin has a way of bringing her characters to life. Historical details have been carefully researched, and add dimension to the story. A Matter of Character is a fun, quick read, but it also asks some hard questions. I was challenged in asking myself, "Am I a person of character, and in what ways do my words honor God and others?"I highly recommend this book, and look forward to the books Robin will be writing next!P.S. If you haven't already read the first two books in the Sisters of Bethlehem Springs series, be sure and pick them up. The Titles are A Vote of Confidence and Fit To Be Tied.
The book opens introducing Joshua Crawford as he lambasted a fellow reporter for misreporting the facts about his grandfather. After punching him and getting fired, he decides to show them that his grandfather is not the same man as portrayed in a series of dime store novels called The McFarland Chronicles. The author is D.B. Morgan from Bethlehem Springs, Idaho.Daphne Mckinley, an heiress who lives in Bethlehem Springs, cleverly hides behind the pseudonym, D.B. Morgan. Her villain in her dime store novel series is Rawhide Rick. She gets her information from a local named Griff. Not one soul in Bethlehem Springs knows that D.B. Morgan writes among them. The year is 1918 and though it was not unusual for women to write dime store novels, it is unusual for them to stray from romantic fiction. Daphne writes westerns. Joshua and Daphne will meet in the newspaper office of little Bethlehem Springs and eventually, Joshua does find out through logical deduction that Daphne is D.B. Morgan.To read more go to www.thehahnhuntinglodge.com
Heiress, Daphne McKinley, loves creating adventure and satisfies her cravings to write by penning dime novels under a pseudonym. However, her hobby gets her into trouble when a real life relative of one of her book characters arrives in town to set the record straight. Joshua Crawford is determined to find D.B. Morgan and make the author pay for defaming his grandfathers good name. Imagine Joshuas surprise when he finds out that D. B. Morgan is not a man but the beautiful Daphne McKinley!Robin Lee Hatcher strikes again with this newest book! Her loyal fans know what to expect and they wont be disappointed. Those who might be new to Robins books, wont be disappointed either. If youre a fan of Christian historical fiction, youll want to get a copy of A Matter Of Character and settle in for a good read. This is Book 3 in the Sisters of Bethlehem Springs series, so if you missed the first two, you might want to get those as well.
A Matter of Character another great book by Robin Lee Hatcher.Although it could be a stand-alone book, A Matter of Character, continues on the great saga of Bethlehem Springs with the same characters from her last two books and fun spirit of the early 20th Century adventures in Old West Idaho. Daphne McKinley, sister to the first Bethlehem Springs hero, Morgan McKinley, is a female author in a dominant male authored world who finds herself in quite a writers predicament. The romance, humor, and anticipation in seeing how God will help Daphne through this dilemma are quite entertaining. Robin never ceases to amaze me with her tapestry of lives and events she weaves together for our entertainment while she helps us grow joyfully in our walk with Jesus along the way as we relate to her characters.