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Overview Libby Blue ran from her past--a ruthless father and a privileged life--and never looked back until Remington Walker came into her life. With a wall of lies between them, is the one great truth they shared enough to unite them forever?
Publishers Description Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Yes, well, Remington Walker was no angel... He posed a more serious danger to Libby than she'd ever faced.Libby Blue had found a refuge from her past in the Idaho wilderness. Leaving her ruthless father and a privileged Eastern girlhood behind, she finally found freedom in the wild West. Libby could run a ranch, make her own choices, and never have to answer to any man. But then Remington Walker rode into her life. Despite herself, Libby found Remington breaking through all her defenses. Threatening the fragile safety of her western refuge. But what she doesn't know is that Remington has a reason for being there. A reason that could well destroy them both.
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Ingram Advance - 08/01/2005 page 80
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.78" Width: 6.28" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.605 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2005
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310256909 ISBN13 9780310256908
Availability 0 units.
More About Robin Lee Hatcher
Robin Lee Hatcher is the bestselling author of 70 books. Her numerous awards include the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction, the RITA Award for Best Inspirational Romance, and the RWA Lifetime Achievement Award. Robin and her husband currently reside in Idaho. For more information, visit www.robinleehatcher.com.
Robin Lee Hatcher currently resides in Boise, in the state of Idaho.
Reviews - What do customers think about Loving Libby?
Very sweet Jan 16, 2007
I was very excited to read this book, and it did not disappoint. Both the romance and the plot moved along gradually and sweetly, nothing too forced or unrealistic. And just when I thought the book was about to end, the plot twisted and turned, and made the ending even sweeter. I love to see the drastic change in Walker and the vast difference in Libby when she's out west, and Libby when she's "home." This story is a beautiful christian romance that I highly recommend, one that I intend to keep and read on my next rainy day. This is the first of Robin Lee Hatcher's books that I've read, and I'm sure I'll be reading more of hers in the future.
WOW Jul 24, 2006
This is such a wonderful story!!! I never read any books by this author so when I saw this one I thought I would give it a try. It was a perfect book to sit and read on a rainey day. I couldnt put it down. I will defently be reading more books my this author in the future.
Love overcomes deceit, revenge and fear Feb 9, 2006
Reviewed by Kim Peterson for Reader Views (2/06)
When Remington Walker trespasses on Blue Springs Ranch, Libby Blue thinks he is her ruthless neighbor Bevins skulking in the shadows. She fires her shotgun in warning, but she shoots him. Fearing she has committed murder, she discovers the wounded man is not who she thought. Libby drags him inside and nurses him back to health. Soon Remington becomes involved in the joys and sorrows of the hard-working ranch life. He befriends Sawyer-son of the deceased ranch foreman-whom Libby is raising. He intervenes when Bevins threatens Libby. He helps with the cooking and other chores.
Remington and Libby fall in love, but their relationship is built on a shaky foundation of lies. More than six years ago, Libby fled her controlling father, Northrop, who insisted on a loveless marriage for her that would bring him greater wealth. Loath to marry a man who didn't share her faith, Libby eluded her father by changing her name and hiding on the sheep ranch. Relentless in his quest to get her back, Northrop has hired one of the best detectives to locate her-Remington.
The detective doesn't tell Libby who he is or how he came to Idaho. As they work to save the struggling ranch and keep it out of Bevins's control, Remington wrestles with his role in ruining Libby's life and forcing her to go home. He resolves to deny finding her, return his fee to her father and stay in Idaho. But he doesn't come clean soon enough and, in the way of all lies, the deception is too complicated for truth to triumph easily. Their lives may be destroyed when another of Northrop's detectives finds them both.
Hatcher's book offers enough attraction and romance to make the developing relationship interesting. She also depicts Libby's faith well. She is an example to Remington who renounced his beliefs years ago when Northrop ruined his father. Remington slowly returns to his relationship with God, abandoning his methodical pursuit of revenge. Truth prevails and love overcomes deceit, revenge and fear.
Riveting story and I read it in a day! Jan 23, 2006
I'd read the former version of this novel, Liberty Blue, but liked this Inspirational version much better. Both stories were well-written, but this time I had a harder time putting in down. In fact, I didn't, and read Loving Libby through from start to finish in one day. Of course, I finished the story with a sigh, because it has a satisfying ending. Don't miss out on this fantastic historical that is packed full of romance and intrigue. Your heart will ache and you'll be on the edge of your seat reading this one. :) Guaranteed to please! Lovable characters, strong hero and heroine, twists and turns. It's packed with the works. Not a dull moment reading Loving Libby.
An inspirational romance that portrays how the thirst for power and revenge are no match against the love of God Aug 23, 2005
Robin Lee Hatcher has written over 45 novels and shows no signs of slowing down. LOVING LIBBY is an inspiring story that pits the lust for power and revenge against the love of God and His eternal truths. Through the love and faith of one young woman, God changes lives proving His grace again and again.
Olivia Vanderhoff has run away from her opulent home in Manhattan because she saw no other way to escape the forced marriage that her father had planned for her. To satisfy his lust for power, Northrop Vanderhoff was willing to betroth his only daughter to an elderly drunk and womanizer in order to procure control of valuable railroads. After some wandering, Olivia met Aunt Amanda Blue who invited her to Blue Springs and there she found her new life as Libby Blue.
The story opens six years later at the Blue Springs Ranch in the Idaho Territory in 1890. Aunt Amanda has passed away and Libby is trying to keep the ranch out of the clutches of Timothy Bevins, a wealthy neighbor who is attempting to buy up all the land surrounding his property. He will stop at nothing and has already caused the death of the ranch foreman, leaving his 10-year-old son orphaned. But Sawyer Deevers, like Libby, has found a home and proves to be a willing hand on the sheep ranch.
When Remington Walker rides out of the woods, rifle in hand, Libby thinks it is Bevins and shoots him twice. As she approaches the wounded man, she sees that it is a stranger. Libby is wracked with guilt, so she takes him in and tends to his wounds. What she doesn't know is that this man may pose even more of a threat to her than Bevins. Walker was hired by her father to find her and promised a $250,000 bonus when the task was completed.
As he slowly recovers from his wounds, Remington becomes enchanted with this beautiful young woman who shows such courage and strength. Her faith in God inspires him to examine his own thoughts of revenge, and soon it becomes impossible for him to contemplate betraying her. Remington's journey back to his faith sparks a series of misunderstandings that threaten to throw their lives into chaos, but all things work together for good for those who love the Lord. And Robin Lee Hatcher is not one to mess with that truth.
Enjoy LOVING LIBBY and then pass it on to a favorite young woman in your life. You'll both want to read more, and there are 45 others to choose from! [...]