Sunday, November 11, 2012

BETRAYAL - Robin Lee Hatcher - One Free Book

Welcome back to my blog, Robin. Please give us a one-sentence elevator pitch about your most recent novel. 

Betrayal will take you to the high desert of western Wyoming, through the crags of the Rocky Mountains, and into the hearts of two seekers learning to trust God’s love no matter the circumstances.

Bio: Best-selling, award-winning novelist Robin Lee Hatcher, the author of over 65 books, is known for her heartwarming and emotionally charged stories of faith, courage, and love. She and her husband make their home in Idaho where she enjoys spending time with her family, her high-maintenance Papillon, Poppet, and Princess Pinky, the DC (demon cat).

Please tell us five random things we might not know about you.  
-- As a kid, I loved to pretend to be a horse and gallop all over the neighborhood. 
-- Wearing snowshoes, I hiked several miles through the snow with over twenty 11- and 12-year-olds (my daughters among them) into the Girl Scout Camp where we stayed for a weekend in January. We had to get rid of mice nests in the stacked mattresses and from under the woodstove, and the adults had to make two more trips out to the vehicles to get the rest of our supplies. I have always claimed this trip cancelled out every flub I made as a mom.  
-- As a kid, I loved to read the Trixie Belden series. Nancy Drew was a little too Miss-Goody-Two-Shoes for me. 
-- I’ve always loved the water and, in my younger years, was a pretty good slalom skier.                                                                                                                                              
-- My favorite colors are mauve or pink and teal.

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of your novel. 
It’s the turn of the twentieth century and drifter Hugh Brennan is a man well acquainted with betrayal. Hugh finds himself drawn to the attractive widow, Julia, yet when he looks into her eyes, he recognizes the same hurt that haunts him.

Julia Grace has little reason to trust men, but she’s going to have to trust someone if she’s to keep her ranch from the clutches of her dead husband’s half-brother. Is it possible God had a hand in bringing Hugh to her door?

What is it about your lead character that will make your readers care about her/him? 
Both Hugh and Julia have been wounded by cruel betrayals of people they should have been able to trust. And yet both, because of their faith in God, are able to take the risk of learning to trust again––little by little by little.

If you were the casting director for the film version of your novel, who would play your lead roles?
Hugh would be played by a real-life Hugh––Hugh Jackman.
Julia would be played by Amy Adams.

Which of your favorite pastimes has had an influence on your writing? How? 
Reading novels and watching movies are two of my favorite pastimes, and definitely both have influenced my writing because they helped teach about storytelling, both when done well and when done not so well. I also have a passion for history. I love to learn about new places and cultures.

What is the last novel you read that you would recommend? Why do you recommend it? 
Ooh, hate this question. I read so many great books. How do I list just one? I can’t. At the very least, I have to do two: To Whisper Her Name by Tamera Alexander, and A Wreath of Snow by Liz Curtis Higgs. Both of these authors are masters at their craft. They transport me to other times and other places and pull me completely into their story worlds.

I know what you mean. I usually answer that questions by telling them what book I'm reading at that particular time. What are you working on now? 
As I answer these questions, I am about to begin revisions of the third and final book in the Where the Heart Lives series, Beloved. The first two books took place in a small town and on a remote ranch. Beloved is set in the city among people of “society” and wealth. I loved the hero and heroine from the moment I met them. I will be so eager for readers to get to know them too.

Where else can readers find you online? 

Finally, what question would you like to ask my readers?  

What is your question for my blog readers? 
What's your favorite comfort food? 

Now, Robin, what are your favorite top three movies? 
This is another tough question. I have many, many favorites, and the top three would change from day to day. But here's today's top three: 
The Help
An Ideal Husband
Sense & Sensibilities (Emma Thompson version)

Thank you so much, Robin, for dropping by today.

Readers, here are links to the book. By using one when you order, you help support this blog.
Betrayal: A Novel (Where The Heart Lives) - paperback
Betrayal: A Novel (Where The Heart Lives) - Kindle

Leave a comment for a chance to win a free copy of the book. Please tell us where you live, at least the state or territory. (Comments containing links may be subject to removal by blog owner.)

Void where prohibited; the odds of winning depend on the number of entrants. Entering the giveaway is considered a confirmation of eligibility on behalf of the enterer in accord with these rules and any pertaining local/federal/international laws.

The only notification you’ll receive is the winner post on this blog. So be sure to check back a week from Saturday to see if you won. You will have 4 weeks from the posting of the winners to claim your book.

If you’re reading this on Feedblitz, Facebook, or Amazon, please come to the blog to leave your comment if you want to be included in the drawing. Here’s a link.


Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

My favorite comfort food would have to be mac and cheese.
Amy C

pol said...

I enjoy reading books by Robin, thanks for interview and comments today, sure would like to win this one for my bookshelves...
I am a fan from Ga
Paula O(

Anonymous said...

My favorite comfort food would have to be home made pizza.. THE BEST!

And it sounds like a great read!

Leauphaun from BC

spangldlady said...

Robin's books are prizes wrapped up in beautiful covers. I've read nearly all of her work but not this one. Great interview, by the way!Sure would love to win it! Please enter my name in the drawing.
Darlene from MO

Robin Lee Hatcher said...

Hi, all. So glad you dropped in to read the interview. And I can tell that reading the answers to my question about comfort food could be hazardous to my waistline.

Mel said...

I enjoy reading your books as there is encouragement to grow and learn to trust God...never a waste of time!

Shopgirl said...

I love stuffing. It's my favorite part of Thanksgiving. I'm excited for this book! I'm in MN.

Nancy said...

My favorite comfort food is a cheeseburger. I am in Kentucky.

Bookishqueen said...

My favorite comfort food is bread.

Bookishqueen said...

My favorite comfort food is bread.

Lena Nelson Dooley said...

My favorite comfort food is dark chocolate covered dried cherries. Some ACFW friends introduced me to them a couple of years ago. I have to order them online from a company in a northern state.

Breanna said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Susan said...

My favorite comfort food is chocolate; Toblerone to be exact! Thanks for the opportunity to win Robin's book!

~Susan Wilson
Mont Alto, PA

Susan said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
eyeballlucy said...

My favorite comfort food...would be a chocolate candybar....and I too am looking forward to reading Robin Lee Hatcher's new book 'Betrayal'.....babyruthmac16ATyahooDOTcom

Cyndi said...

My favorite comfort food would have to be chocolate... in almost any form. LOL. I think I've read every one of Robin's book and thoroughly enjoy them! Lookin' forward to this one! :)

Cyndi W. in Tuscaloosa, AL

Judy Cooper said...

My favorite comfort food is Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla. Just had some with cake. Wow, I didn't dare think about calorie intake. lol I would really like to win this book. I do enjoy all of Robin's books. Judy C. in Louisiana.

Melody said...

I love Robin's writing! Excited about getting to read this one. One comfort food...I guess chili with doritoes, instead of crackers. Ummmm ummmm.

Melody from Donna, TX

Patty said...

I'm reading Belonging right now, would love to get this second book! As for comfort food, bread, pasta or carbs in general=)

Patty in SC

Anonymous said...

My favorite comfort food would have to be cheeseburger and fries. I love Robin's books. Can't wait to read Betrayal.
Rebecca from NC

sharon m. said...

sharon san diego, ca
My favorite comfort food is cottage cheese and jello and a cup of Good Earth tea.
I would love to win BETRAYAL.

Mary Preston said...


I love the movies named.

My favorite comfort food would be cashews.

I look forward to reading BETRAYAL.

Mary P


rubynreba said...

My favorite comfort food would be ice cream!
Beth from Iowa

Unknown said...

I have so many comfort foods it's ridiculous. I'm such a foody but I would have to say my comfort food is potato chips ... and candy ... and mashed potatoes ... oh and pot roast. I just need to stop now. I love Robin Lee Hatcher and in fact her book "A vote of Confidence" was one of my very first historical romance reads. I so want to get the rest of the books in that series. Betrayal looks like Ms. Hatcher has continued her amazing writing style. Can't wait to read it. Thank you so much for the giveaway.

Val from Las Vegas, NV
lastnerve2000 at gmail dot com.

Lena, I just gotta say that you so rock for always bringing us these amazing giveaways! Thank you!

Wanda (A Book Lover's Retreat) said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Wanda (A Book Lover's Retreat) said...

Hi Robin! I have to admit you are my all time favorite author. I have been reading your books since the early to mid 90's. You have always been my go-to writer and I thank you for all the books you have shared with us. I enjoyed reading your interview and would LOVE a copy of Betrayal!


Patsy said...

Some good homemade chili with cornbread!

Patsy said...

Sorry, forgot to put email address (It's a Monday with plumbling problem!).

From South MS


Ginger Solomon said...

I would enjoy reading this story. Thanks for the opportunity.

Ginger in AL

Diana Montgomery said...

Thanks I enjoyed the story. I really don't have a comfort food. Try not to indulge. My comfort would be reading. Thanks for the chance to win.

ASC Book Reviews said...

OH Please enter me!!! I LOVE Robin's writing! Especially "Fit to be Tied"

Amada Chavez, NM

Sarah Rebekah Richmond said...

Enter me!!
Sarah Richmond

Anonymous said...

I would love to win a copy of this book.
Janet Estridge

apple blossom said...

love Robin's books thanks for chance to win

live in ND

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Sharon Richmond said...

Enter me I love Robin's books and this one looks great!!
Sharon Richmond

Abigail Mitchell said...

Would love to win a copy of this book, I have the first book in the series. They look Awesome!!! Please enter me! Thanks and God Bless!

Abigail Richmond

Blanch, N.C.

Hannah said...

My favorite comfort food wood have to be peanut butter on Ritz crackers.
Hannah Peasha CA

Jo said...

My favorite comfort food is macaroni & cheese.

Jo from Southern Arizona

Jo said...

My favorite comfort food is macaroni & cheese.

Jo from Southern Arizona

Lyndie Blevins said...

My current favorite comfort food is a peach empanda, which is really a peach fried pie covered in cinnamon. - oh my,

Thanks for the opportunity to get this book.
Lyndie Blevins
Duncanville, Tx

Jackie Tessnair said...

Would love to win and read this book.Thanks for the chance...Jackie Tessnair from N.C.

Mark said...

I'd like to enter. Ohio here

Merry said...

My favorite comfort food would be creamy, mashed potatoes. Love to be entered for Robin's newest book!
Merry in TX

Emily said...

My favorite comfort food? Hmm, I'm not sure I have one....I can't say I'm a big food eater.

I'd love to win!



Debbie said...

Can I say chocolate? lol! Yeah, anything chocolate is a comfort...


Long Island

Patricia said...

My favorite comfort food is greek yogart with fruit.

Looks and sounds like a good read!


Robin Lee Hatcher said...

Oh my. I've had my head buried in revisions this week. Last time I looked there were only a couple of comments on this blog post, and now there are close to 50! And reading through the different comfort foods has definitely made me hungry! Hmm. Mac and cheese. No, maybe some chocolate. No, maybe I'll try the peach fried pie (that's a new one to me but I already know I would love it).

Best of luck to all of you on winning the book. And I hope all of you will get a chance to read it soon.


Nathanael Richmond said...

Enter Me!
Blanch, NC.

Lourdes said...

My favorite comfort food is soup I love all kinds of soups.

Lourdes in Long Island NY

Jes said...

My favorite comfort food is chocolate! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jes (CA)
jswaks at gmail dot com