Wednesday, October 17

Book Review: Keeper of the Stars by Robin Lee Hatcher

Author: Robin Lee Hatcher
Title: Keeper of the Stars (Kings Meadow Romance #3)
Genre: Christian Fiction, Romance
Pages: 306
Published: January 26th 2016
Where I Got It: Borrowed from library

 She blames him for her brother's death. Can she let go of resentment and open her heart to love?

Penny Cartwright found it difficult to understand why her younger brother would choose to join a country singer’s band rather than return to Kings Meadow after college . . . and the separation strained their relationship. Then a car accident made certain her brother could never return.

Trevor Reynolds has chased stardom in Nashville for more than a dozen years, but it remains out of his reach. After an accident kills his young drummer, Trevor goes to Kings Meadow to keep a promise—and perhaps to discover what truly matters in this life.

Thrown together by circumstances, Penny and Trevor must learn to give and receive forgiveness. And if they do, perhaps something beautiful can rise from the ashes of heartbreak1945 and the present day. 

A random find at my new library so why not? The cover is cute, the title unique, and the summary had promise. Alas…you cannot win them all. 

The story follows Penny and Trevor. Penny’s brother has died and she is bitter. She is sad. She is angry. Trevor was a bandmate of Penny’s brother. Penny blames Trevor even though Trevor didn’t do anything. We get to see some of the brother’s POV here and there. Which was fun. 

I really need to go to Goodreads first before picking up and reading any books. This was just sitting in the ROMANCE section so I was not aware that this was a Christian Romance. The genre isn’t bad, but it really isn’t my cup of tea unless written really well. But yes as I was reading this it dawned on me that this was not just a winter-time Romance with some heavy story of forgiveness. So much God talk. 

Normally I can handle some and it can add to the story, but this drowned out the story. I had a hard time enjoying the characters and their story. Too much God talk. It really overtook the story. Which is a super bummer. 

Penny and Trevor were meh. I wasn’t a fan of them. They were not BAD, but they were boring. They annoyed me especially Penny. Yes, yes, I get she is full of grief but it really wasn’t fair of her to blame Trevor. 

This wasn’t for me at all, but I held on as long as I could. Sadly, I skimmed so much just to get the end to see what happened. I’ll stamp this with 2 stars. Not horrible, but SO not for me. 


Blodeuedd said...

I guess you have been unlucky on books lately too

Anachronist said...

I don't like Christian romance either. The books in your library should be labelled better.

Carole Rae said...

B, I feel like I have been going in patterns

Ana, ugh I don't really either. And yes...I was a little miffed.

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

Boring meh characters are so disappointing.

Carole Rae said...

Yess I know