This is an excellent story of falling and getting back up.  Robin Lee Hatcher takes the familiar story of the prodigal and puts a new twist on it.  I’ve always rooted for the prodigal and I’ve looked down my nose a bit at the self-righteous brother.  (Hmmm, I guess that’s the pot calling the kettle black, isn’t it?) At first, I did the same thing in Return to Me.  Hey, old habits die hard, right?  In this story, Roxy is our prodigal and, indeed, you can’t help but root for her from the beginning.  I think her sister, Elena, however, is the protagonist who makes the greatest change. Her heart is truly transformed in Return to Me.


Have you, like me, shaken your finger at the prodigal’s sibling?  I’m guessing I’m not alone here.  Whether you relate to Roxy or Elena, you will enjoy another great story from Robin Lee Hatcher!  Don’t just sit there…go get that book!



 Robin is the author of over fifty novels, including Catching Katie, named one of the Best Books of 2004 by Library Journal.Winner of the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction, two RITA Awards for Best Inspirational Romance, and the RWA Lifetime Achievement Award.Robin, who is also one of our CFBA members, lives in

Boise, Idaho.






Discouraged and destitute, her dreams shattered, Roxy Burke is going home. But what lies beyond the front door? Rejection…or a bright future? A lot has changed since Roxy Burke escaped small town life to become a

Nashville star. Her former boyfriend Wyatt has found Christ and plans to become a minister. Her sister Elena, who comforted Wyatt when Roxy ran away, is now his fiancee. Her father Jonathan, a successful businessman, is heartbroken over the estrangement of Roxy from the family.Now Roxy…her inheritance from her grandmother squandered, her hopes of stardom dashed…finds her way home…not by choice but because it’s her only option. Her father’s love and forgiveness surprise her, but her very presence throws the contented Burke family into turmoil, filling Roxy with guilt and shame.Elena is shocked to discover doubt and resentment in her heart after her father’s easy acceptance of Roxy into the family circle. Wyatt wrestles with doubts about marrying Elena. And Roxy struggles to accept forgiveness. Isn’t she more deserving of rejection? As the story of the prodigal plays out, each member of the Burke family must search for and accept God’s grace.