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How Sweet It Is by Robin Lee Hatcher {A Book Review}

**I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley for consideration. All thoughts are 100% my own.

Lonely hearts find love and purpose in the final installment of Robin Lee Hatcher’s Legacy of Faith series. 
Successful Seattle businessman Jed Henning launched Laffriot with the help of his brother Chris, a video game design genius. But Chris has left Laffriot—and Jed—in the lurch. Jed comes to Boise to locate his brother, hoping for Chris's return before the company collapses. Perhaps the time away will also give him time to discover answers within his own heart. On a whim, he goes to see the apartment where his great-great-grandparents lived as newlyweds in the late 1920s and discovers it’s available for rent. The attractive landlady, Holly Stanford, happens to need a tenant—and Jed decides to move in.
Holly has set aside her dream of owning a bakery specializing in wedding cakes while financially tied to Sweet Caroline's, a struggling restaurant once owned by her great uncle and aunt. Nursing a wounded heart after being left at the altar a year before, Holly still finds time to give back to the community, working with women in a local shelter, teaching them how to prepare healthy meals.
What Jed never suspects is that Holly is the one person who might help him reach his brother . . . while at the same time helping him find the happiness and contentment he longs for.

Best-selling novelist Robin Lee Hatcher, author of 80 books, is known for her heartwarming and emotionally charged stories of faith, courage, and love. Robin is an eleven-time finalist and two-time winner of the prestigious RITA® Award. In addition to the RITA and many other awards, she is the recipient of Lifetime Achievement Awards from both Romance Writers of America® and American Christian Fiction Writers, When not writing, she enjoys being with her family, spending time in the beautiful Idaho outdoors, Bible art journaling, reading books that make her cry, watching romantic movies, and decorative planning. A mother and grandmother, Robin makes her home on the outskirts of Boise, sharing it with a demanding Papillon and a persnickety tuxedo cat.

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How Sweet It Is is the third and final novel in Robin Lee Hatcher's Legacy of Faith series. While I would certainly recommend the rest of the series as well---it's fantastic--- this can definitely be read as a standalone. While there are familiar characters from previous novels who make an appearance in this one, it's not necessary to have read their story to understand this book.

If ever there was an appropriately titled book, this one would certainly be it. It is a fantastically sweet romance, and a sweet (though much too soon) conclusion to the series. In this story, the Bible of Andrew Henning has once again been passed along- this time to his great-great-grandson Jed. He has come to Boise to find and reconcile with his brother and finds himself renting out the apartment his great great grandparents at the start of their marriage--- an apartment owned by Holly, a woman who'd had her trust broken once before and was not on the search for romance. As all great love stories go, you can predict what happens next. It was a sweet story, truly fitting it's title. Of all the previous books, I liked this duo the most, though I couldn't be certain what it is that made me feel that way. Regardless of the reason, I enjoyed their romance anyway!

Still, what I loved most about this book and the series as a whole is the beautiful story of faith... and a faith that can affect generations to come. The story was written so beautifully, and really made me think about those who have shaped my own faith simply by living theirs (grandparents, etc) and how I hope to have a faith that likewise will pass down long after I am gone. This is certainly not a Christian fiction story light on the Christian content- which perhaps might be for everyone- but I personally love it. I truly am sad to see the series end, but cannot want to see what Robin Lee Hatcher has in store for us next!

Overall, this was a great read. If you've read the rest of the series, you certainly won't want to miss this...and even if you haven't, it's a great read nonetheless!


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