AUTHOR: Robin Lee Hatcher
PUBLISHER: RobinSong Inc.
Following her father's death and her own attempted suicide, pampered socialite Karen Butler reluctantly seeks refuge at the home of Sophia Taylor, the grandmother she has never known. Determined to escape Sophia's broken-down ranch as soon as she can, Karen resists connecting with its inhabitants - especially Dusty Stoddard, the driven director of the Golden T's summer camp for at-risk youth. Karen is not the only one who has been wounded; Sophia, Dusty, and the boys have all suffered tremendous pain and loss. But by the time Karen discovers this, it is too late to escape; they have become a part of her healing and she a part of theirs. For through their kindness and acceptance, along with the diaries of a remarkable women who died twenty-eight years before she was born, Karen will discover hidden secrets and amazing truths that could lead her to the greatest love of all.
Whispers From Yesterday will draw you in, bring you to tears, and open your heart. This award-winning novel weaves threads from three generations and two countries into a beautiful tapestry. Old wounds, deep regrets, and thwarted dreams could unravel the design, but Sophia knows from experience that God can heal every broken heart. So she keeps praying, watching, and listening, while wishing she’d learned those lessons a generation earlier.
The diary entries by Sophia’s sister Esther not only reveal Sophia’s old heartbreak, they awakened an awareness in me that our current society bears a troubling resemblance to pre-war Europe. Our invading enemy is a virus, where theirs was a human army, but both symbolize danger and a real need for a true faith in a true God.
Whispers From Yesterday touched my heart and soul, spurring me on to a deeper faith in Jesus Christ. I award it five stars and highly recommend this book.