EDGE: So, Robin, what’s the inspiration behind this series?
RLH: The Sisters of Bethlehem Springs series sprang from the question: Who says a coman can’t do a man’s job? And I can’t fully express just how much fun I’ve had looking for the answer through the eyes of my heroines in this series. Although I have no favorites among the novels I’ve written (each were special to me at the time I wrote them), I do have some favorite characters. I love her for her strong faith, for her quirky turns of phrase, for her confidence with horses and her lack of confidence with men, even for her impatience with Sherwood, the English aristocrat that she’s supposed to turn into a cowboy. I’ve been delighted that readers have taken her into their hearts the way they have. I hope you will feel the same way about her.
EDGE:Tell us about Fit to Be Tied.
RLH: Cleo Arlington dresses like a cowboy, is fearless and fun-loving, and can ride, rope, and wrangle a horse as well as any man. In 1916, however, those talents aren’t what most young women aspire to. But Cleo isn’t most women. Twenty-nine years old and single, Cleo loves life on her father’s
Enter Sherwood Statham, an English aristocrat whose father has sentenced him to a year of work in
Just about everything either of them says or does leaves the other, well, fit to be tied. And though Cleo believes God’s plan for her includes a husband, it couldn’t possibly be Sherwood Statham. Could it?
About Fit to be Tied, the Library Journal said: “A master of lively historical romances, Hatcher demonstrates an expert ability to craft spunky, unlikely heroines who go against the tide of the times in which they live, making for fun, exciting stories. She also pays close attention to historical detail. This second series entry (after A Vote of Confidence) is highly recommended for readers of inspirational and historical romances and women’s fiction.”
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A bit about Robin: Best-selling novelist Robin Lee Hatcher is known for her heartwarming and emotionally charged stories of faith, courage, and love. She makes her home in