Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Fit To Be Tied by Robin Lee Hatcher - REVIEWED

Land-o-goshen what a fun read! Robin Lee Hatcher’s Fit To Be Tied is a delightful sequel to A Vote of Confidence, and Cleo’s story is certainly as unique as the character herself! But wait! I’m getting ahead of myself. Cleo Arlington has been living on a horse ranch in Idaho since she was born. Roping, riding, wrangling and honest hard work have been her companions throughout her lifetime. Yet these skills don’t translate into much of what is considered wifely material at the age of twenty-nine. Cleo isn’t worried much about the men folk though, and when she is tasked with teaching an English aristocrat to work as a ranch hand, she is more than ready to meet the challenge! Trouble is, she isn’t prepared to face the true challenge that this wounded man represents.

Sherwood Shatham is a man whose titled English father has sent him to America in an effort to reform his wayward lifestyle. Wounded in the European theatre of war Sherwood bears both physical and emotional scars that he cannot bear to cope with. He agrees to his father’s disciplinary trip to America, but he cannot fathom how he will survive a year in a dry state working on a horse ranch! By far, the most outlandish feature of his isolation proves to be the woman tasked to train him in his new work environment! Never before has Sherwood encountered a lady with more forthright honesty and hardworking ethics than the spitfire named Cleo Arlington!

Readers, I was enchanted with the first book in this series, A Vote of Confidence, and this second installment is even more fun than the first! Adventure, romance, spiritual growth and the love of family all play a pivotal role in this story, and readers will find an abundance of both entertainment and satisfaction by the time they reach the final pages. You’ll certainly never find a more unlikely cast of characters nor a more delightful set of twists and turns as Cleo and Sherwood grow and change throughout the story. And more delightful yet? A Word to the Wise is scheduled to be released in the Spring of 2010, so fans can look forward to returning to Bethlehem Springs yet again!

I say, that’s the way to write Ms. Hatcher!


Robin Lee Hatcher discovered her vocation as a novelist after many years of reading everything she could put her hands on, including the backs of cereal boxes and ketchup bottles. The winner of the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction (Whispers from Yesterday), the RITA Award for Best Inspirational Romance (Patterns of Love and The Shepherd's Voice), two RT Career Achievement Awards (Americana Romance and Inspirational Fiction), and the RWA Lifetime Achievement Award, Robin is the author of over 50 novels, including Catching Katie, named one of the Best Books of 2004 by the Library Journal.

Robin enjoys being with her family, spending time in the beautiful Idaho outdoors, reading books that make her cry, and watching romantic movies. She is passionate about the theater, and several nights every summer, she can be found at the outdoor amphitheater of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, enjoying Shakespeare under the stars. She makes her home outside of Boise, sharing it with Poppet the high-maintenance Papillon

If you would like to read the first chapter of Fit to Be Tied , go HERE.

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1 comment:

Mocha with Linda said...

I loved both these books! Can't wait for #3!