For these two broken hearts, the first step toward love will be a huge leap of faith.
Jessica Mason isn’t looking for love when she meets Ridley Chesterfield. Instead she is still reeling from the tragic, unexpected loss of her husband and daughter—and awaiting the arrival of her unborn child. Harboring the secret of her husband’s betrayal, her pain is deeper than anyone knows.
Ridley Chesterfield is hiding out in Hope Springs, Idaho, avoiding a political scandal and the barrage of false media headlines that have tarnished his good name. The last thing Ridley wants is a relationship—but when fate leads Ridley to form a friendship with his reclusive and pregnant neighbor, he wonders if this small-town hideout might be more of a long-term destination.
When Jessica begins to read her great-grandfather’s Bible, she finds a connection with a man she never knew. Somehow the verses he marked and the words he wrote in the margins open her heart to healing. And as Ridley and Jessica help each other forgive the people who have wronged them, they must decide if the past will define them or if they will choose to love again.
Who I Am With You weaves together a modern-day romance with Jessica’s great-grandfather’s story from the 1930s, reminding us that some truths can cross generations and that faith has the power to transform families forever.
Who I Am With You, by Robin Lee Hatcher, is that kind of book that warms up slow and steady. The story builds slowly between two main characters named Jessica and Ridley, who both have experienced hurt and betrayal.
I think the main message of this book is that we can be genuinely hurt, but we can also genuinely overcome it. When we embrace the pain, we also embrace the healing.
This is a story of a character who walked away from God while the other remained to believe God.While it is a romance, it is not a “romance” if you know what I mean.
Overall, this is a nice enough story with slow and steady pacing and flow. Nothing seems forced or unnatural in the timeline. This is a story about how God redeems the ashes, refining us through hardships, yet giving us the strength to see us through.