A Matter of Character (The Sisters of Bethlehem Springs) Preloaded Digital Audio Player – Unabridged, May 21, 2010
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- Item Weight : 6 ounces
- ISBN-10 : 1223055191
- ISBN-13 : 978-1223055190
- Publisher : Zondervan; Unabridged edition (May 21, 2010)
- Language: : English
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Joshua Crawford is a newspaper man from St. Louis who has trouble controlling his temper. He has lost his job after lashing out at a co-worker for maligning Joshua’s beloved grandfather, Richard. Joshua determines to travel to Bethlehem Springs to confront the author of the Rawhide Rick dime store novels that portray his grandfather as a villain rather than the God loving, generous man that Joshua was raised by.
Joshua is lucky to get a job at Bethlehem Springs where he meets the surprising Daphne McKinley. He doesn’t understand why the wealthy young lady is staying in this small town, but he enjoys her intelligent and outgoing character. Daphne finds the newsman attractive but is concerned about his inquiries trying to find an author no one knows.
Daphne and Joshua soon have an uneasy but growing friendship as they try to maintain secrets and distance. She doesn’t want to reveal her secrets and he doesn’t want to get involved with a lovely young woman when he plans to return home where he has a young lady waiting who expects a marriage proposal.
Daphne has a strong faith that she is not afraid to share with Joshua. Joshua was raised in a Christian household but has avoided faith issues since losing his grandfather. The faith that Daphne holds will pull at Joshua as they face an unexpected difficulty and isolation.
Ms. Hatcher provides strong, likeable characters and a believable storyline with light humor and sound faith. The romance starts with conflict and grows nicely with respect and sweetness. The story reads easily and provides several lovely faith messages regarding forgiveness, judging others and redemption. I recommend this to readers who enjoy historical and inspirational romance.
Joshua has come to Bethlehem Springs to find D. B. Morgan. The author writes dime novels that portray his grandfather in a less than favorable light. No one else besides Joshua seems to care, but it matters very much to him. His grandfather was very important to him. He'll do whatever it takes to find the truth.
Daphne just happens to be the author Joshua is looking for, but she never meant to hurt anyone. Her stories of the man came from an honest source and she wants to believe that she's right. The problem is, even if she's right, she's come to like Joshua a great deal and doesn't want to see him hurt. Once she finally reveals the secret of her writing to her family, she comes clean to Joshua knowing that he may not like her much after that.
Finding the truth together will be painful for Joshua at first, but he'll learn to see that God's love covers any sins. He'll also see that Daphne is a gifted writer and should share her talent. He's falling in love with her, but there's the matter of the woman he's been intended to marry since childhood. The longer Joshua spends in Bethlehem Springs, the less he wants to return to St. Louis.
This was a great ending to the series. You'll still see Gwen, Morgan, Cleo and Woody, but their stories aren't really mentioned here, so you can safely read these out of order.
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