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A Vote of Confidence (The Sisters of Bethlehem Springs) (Sisters of Bethlehem Springs, The) Paperback – Bargain Price, April 14, 2009
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Guinevere Arlington is a beautiful young woman determined to remain in charge of her own life. For seven years, Gwen has carved out a full life in the bustling town of Bethlehem Springs, Idaho, where she teaches piano and writes for the local newspaper. Her passion for the town, its people, and the surrounding land prompt Gwen to run for mayor. After all, who says a woman can’t do a man’s job?
But stepping outside the boundaries of convention can get messy. A shady lawyer backs Gwen, believing he can control her once she’s in office. A wealthy newcomer throws his hat into the ring in an effort to overcome opposition to the health resort he’s building north of town. When the opponents fall in love, everything changes, forcing Gwen to face what she may have to lose in order to win.
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Set in the early 1900s, in Bethlehem Springs, Idaho, mid-20s paternal twins Guinevere and Cleo Arlington are as unalike as two siblings can be. Gwen, who grew up with their mother --- which meant culture, education, training and everything ladylike --- is the antithesis of Cleo, who was reared by their father and admits to being at home in her tomboy persona. As they get reacquainted with one another as adults, the sisters have a truly remarkable kinship that extends beyond mere blood ties.
At the beginning of the book, Gwen finds herself debating whether or not she has what it takes to become mayor of their small town. When the reprehensible current candidate runs over the rose bushes of a boarding house with his Torpedo Runabout, all because he decided to imbibe in the early morning hours, the sisters are mortified. Challenged by Cleo to run for mayor, Gwen gives the notion a second thought, and then a third. When their dad agrees with Cleo, Gwen tosses her hat into the ring and begins planning her campaign strategy. As a writer for the local paper, Gwen already knows how to be persuasive with words, and with a heart of gold she starts formulating all the good things she would accomplish for the townspeople.
Enter handsome bachelor Morgan McKinley, who is busy erecting the New Hope Health Spa, which will cater to the rich and the poor. Morgan himself decides to run for mayor and is shocked to meet his opponent, who is every bit his match.Read more ›
A Vote of Confidence begins with Cleo suggesting that Gwen should run for the upcoming Mayor election. The only contender so far is Mr. Hiram Tattersall who is known to frequent the bars at all times of the day. Only because of Gwen's love for her town, did she decide to throw her hat into the Mayor race.
What Gwen didn't count on was bachelor Mr. Morgan McKinley throwing his hat into the Mayor race also. Morgan McKinley is also busy building the New Hope Health Spa, in hopes of catering to the rich and poor. Morgan finds he is falling for Gwen's charms and persuades Gwen to give him piano lessons. In the midst of this budding romance someone is trying to sabotage Morgan's New Hope Health Spa. Both Morgan and Gwen find themselves questioning decisions they have made and had to learn to trust one another, despite past broken hearts.
Robin Lee Hatcher made these characters come alive. I found myself smiling while reading this book. It was a relaxing and enjoyable book. I look forward to more of The Sisters of Bethlehem Springs books.
Guinevere is living in Bethlehem Springs when the mayoral campaign begins. She has been living a quiet life there for quite a while, but she notices things that she thinks should change and she definitely does not agree with the current administration. Her sister and her father tell her that she should run.
Things look promising until a handsome stranger move into town and wants to build a spa. Scandalous! Guinevere has to battle him for the mayoral seat, battle the feelings she begins to have for him and those battles are small compared to the deep seated battles she will face in the male dominated world. In the end, will she receive a "vote of confidence"? She definitely received mine!
That being said, I thought this was a great story about frontier life, romance and the beginning of women's lib in the West. Robin Lee Hatcher has written another winner.
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This historical romance is set in the years right before ww1. The fight for prohibition and women's suffrage play a supporting role in the storyline. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Judith Martinez
I don't usually enjoy historical romances. But this one was good. It was one of the better Robin Lee Hatcher books I've read. I enjoyed the characters.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
I enjoyed this story of life in 1916 Idaho. The story centers around the mayoral race of the quaint town of Bethlehem Springs. Read morePublished 7 months ago by rdavis
This book kept me on the edge of my seat more than once. I could hardly wAit for the ending.Published 10 months ago by Bubbly
Loved the story and characters! Wonderful Christian fiction book by Robin Lee Hatcher! Looking forward to reading the other 2 books in the series.Published 12 months ago by S Snyder
I love Robin Hatcher's books! I have read a few of her series and just finished this one which is first in the Bethlehem Springs Sisters series. So enjoyed it!Published 13 months ago by Melissa D.
This story about twins, Gwen and Cleo, Gwen raised by her mother in the east, fully up-scaled mode. Cleo is a tomboy rancher. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Valerie R. Macaluso