Robin Lee Hatcher: For the Master
“In my women’s fiction, I’ve tackled some difficult topics,” she says. “Infidelity and forgiveness, alcoholism in a Christian home, marriage in crisis, etc. One reason I write about such things is because I’ve been there, done that—and through it all, God has shown me His amazing faithfulness. He has chosen to be yoked with me and to walk me through those dark valleys.”
Robin is in the midst of her Where the Heart Lives series—Belonging, Betrayal, and 2013’s Beloved (all from Zondervan)—which tell the stories of the three Brennan siblings, sent west on an orphan train as children. Now, as adults at the turn of the century, they each hope to find the others. As Felicia, Hugh and Diana search they also discover heartache, love and spiritual healing.
Robin began her writing career in the general market, at a time when Christian fiction was rarely published. Eventually, the author realised she wasn’t holding tight to her faith in those early days—and had allowed her books to become something different from what they should have been.
“As God worked a restoration in my heart, He also planted seeds that grew into a desire to write for Him,” she shares.
Since then, Robin has published nearly 40 inspirational novels in multiple genres, and her desire to reach out to readers has not waned. “We live in a hurting world, and followers of Christ face trials and illness and heartaches right along with the rest. When someone reads one of my novels, I hope that a burden will be temporarily lifted, that laughter might replace tears, that confusion will turn to understanding, and that readers will catch a glimpse of the Master.”
Robin wants her readers to know they aren’t alone, whatever the valley they find themselves in. She shares that she danced around her office when she recently received this note: “My love of books brought me to you and you brought me to Jesus.”
This article originally appeared in the January/February 2013 issue of FamilyFiction digital magazine. Subscribe for free today!