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July 23, 2015

I Hope You Dance {Robin Lee Hatcher}

i hope you dance robin lee hatcher
Grant Nichols is a genius in the kitchen and a klutz on the dance floor. But his friend’s wedding is shaping up to be a shindig the likes of which Kings Meadow has never seen—including dancing. Lots of dancing. Then he learns that a local dance teacher, Skye Foster, is offering dance lessons for the wedding party. The first lesson is free, so what does he have to lose?

A former rodeo queen, Skye Foster teaches children ballet and tap during the day, but with the popularity of ballroom dancing and her own love of Country Swing, she’s been teaching adults in the evenings.

Grant comes from a family of ten siblings. He was the second oldest and believes he's had his fill of little rug rats. He’s happy with his bachelor state, despite the fact that he’s given up his ladies’ man lifestyle. Even he admits to his wilder nature and has been trying to clean up his act, with God's help.

Skye, on the other hand, loves being around kids. She would love to find the right guy and settle down to have half a dozen children of her own.

Grant and Skye are no match on paper. But when they step onto the dance floor, they create a melody all their own.

My Thoughts:
I say this every month, but I truly love the Year of Wedding series. This book made me just as happy.

In this installment we get to meet Skye and Grant. Skye is your small-town girl. She owns the local dance studio, and loves the time she gets to spend with her horses. She wishes for that moment when she get to marry her dream cowboy, but she has convinced herself that the day may never come.

And in strolls Grant. Your hunky cowboy chef that seems about as perfect as they come. He loves God and wants to live his life to please the Lord. He is an all around great guy. Only he has no interest in falling in love and having a family.

It doesn't take a lot of imagine to figure out where this story leads us, but the story of Skye and Grant getting to know each other is both sweet and exciting. Their story moves at whirlwind speed, and had me smiling through each turn of the page. I absolutely loved these down-home characters and what they represented. I loved this story.

Robin Lee Hatcher discovered her vocation as a novelist after many years of reading everything she could put her hands on, including the backs of cereal boxes and ketchup bottles. Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from both American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writer of America and the winner of the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction, the RITA Award for Best Inspirational Romance, and numerous other awards and recognitions, Robin is the author of over 70 novels/novellas. Her books have been translated into Dutch, French, and Chinese (to name a few).

Robin enjoys being with her family, spending time in the beautiful Idaho outdoors, reading books that make her cry, and watching romantic movies. She and her husband make their home outside of Boise, sharing it with Poppet the high-maintenance Papillon and Pinky the feline terror. Join her on her Facebook Page ( and/or Twitter and/or her website & blog.

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