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By Robin Lee Hatcher | Comments: ( 224 ) | Date: ( Jun 07, 2020 )

My dear Beth,Though Uppsala, Iowa, takes its name from a city in my native Sweden, life here is different from what I have known With my parents blessing, I have taken employment in the home of Mr Bridger, a dairy farmer, caring for his ill mother and two young, orphaned nieces It is most unlike me to leave home, even in a temporary manner But the need is great and HaMy dear Beth,Though Uppsala, Iowa, takes its name from a city in my native Sweden, life here is different from what I have known With my parents blessing, I have taken employment in the home of Mr Bridger, a dairy farmer, caring for his ill mother and two young, orphaned nieces It is most unlike me to leave home, even in a temporary manner But the need is great and Hattie Bridger and the children are so endearing As for Dirk Bridger, he is an unhappy man, but also loyal, hardworking, and honorable And, I should add, quite handsome My younger sisters were smitten the instant they saw him Young flirts And with beauty to match I, on the other hand, am considered to have common sense to attend my common looks But, friend Beth, I am afraid my heart betrays my wisdom for I, too, long to be seen as beautiful Not just by anyone By Dirk Bridger.Your friend, Inga LinbergIn rural Iowa, life is both the planter and uprooter of dreams As love, long delayed, springs to life in the heart of a young Swedish immigrant, one man struggles with his withered ambitions and new blessings that could take their place if he would but allow them room Patterns of Love is Book Two in the Coming to America series about women who come to America to start new lives Set in the late 1800s and early 1900s, these novels by best selling author Robin Lee Hatcher craft intense chemistry and conflict between the characters, lit by a glowing faith and humanity that will win your heart.

  • Title: Patterns of Love
  • Author: Robin Lee Hatcher
  • ISBN: 9780310231059
  • Page: 260
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Robin Lee Hatcher

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 75 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 a demanding Papillon puppy named Boo and a persnickety tuxedo cat named Pinky Join her on her Facebook Page facebook robinleehatcher and or Twitter and or her website blog.

Comments Patterns of Love

  • Sara ♥

    3.5 stars.The first one is still my favorite This one made me cry! :*( But the epilogue was great! :)I think my VERY favorite part of this book is when Inga seduces her husband Muahahaha. ;) For the most part, this book was sad. At first, it's sad because Inga is in love with Dirk, and he's already making plans to leave her after his nieces are grown. :( And then it's happy for like a chapter, then it's REALLY sad for a LONG time Till the very end, really.I did like the flip-flop of the book tho [...]

  • Linda

    This is the second book in Ms. Hatcher's Coming to America series; it is an earlier edition. I read it out of order but it reads well by itself. Beware that this is not the newer re-edited version aimed at the Christian market.It is 1897 and Inga Linberg has bade farewell to her homeland, Sweden. She has come to America with her parents and sisters. She is the eldest and plain in looks compared to her younger siblings. They have moved to a farming community in Iowa and she assists her father who [...]

  • Donna

    This was not my kind of book. I actually liked the time period and the historical fiction part of this. And it was a sweet story. I'm just not a fan of the overly predictable romance. The two main characters were carbon copies of each other except for one often repeated difference.---they both had a heart of gold---they both constantly berated themselves was relentless---they both were pridefulbut.he was "gorgeous" and she was "plain" which was repeated so many times I started the eye rolling. T [...]

  • Lucy Bilik

    I started to read this as part of Coming to America series book #2. This book is about When Swedish girl marries for convenience however has great hopes for their future. I was so drawn to it and was able to relate to some tragedies that she had to go through. So many things happen to bring her husband to believing God again and releasing his anger, and her to start believing that nothing we do can take the grace of God away. Amazing emotional book with some sparkle of excitement here and there. [...]

  • Ellen

    I think this has been my least favorite Robin Lee Hatcher book so far. Although Inga felt very real and some of her Swedish mannerisms rang true for me, the story itself was very difficult with miscarriage, depression, and a long, hard road to romance through a marriage of convenience. Sometimes it burdened my heart and even at the end of the story, I didn't truly feel the happiness. I liked the first one in the series much better. Perhaps Mary's story will suit me more in the next book.

  • Melissa

    Another great book in the Coming to America series.

  • Christine

    Enjoying this series. I like how each of the main characters is from a different country than the others. Looking fwd to the third book.

  • Kathryn

    another good book by this author about the immigration of a family from Sweden to Iowa. After reaching there, Dirk comes to ask for assistance with the care of his ailing mother and orphaned nieces. Inga, the swedish pastors oldest daughter volenteers to go to help these strangers, when her younger sisters are all drooling over this man's good looks. Inga is plain in comparison to her sisters or so she thinks. Before the mother's death, dirk finds welcomed improvement in the care of the house, t [...]

  • Martha

    I would actually give this book a 4.5. It isn't quite a 5 for me, but it did come close. I liked the first book, but I wasn't necessarily excited to start this one. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I found Inga easy to relate to. I think many of us have loved someone who didn't love us back and being with that person even if they didn't love us back would be better than nothing. Lucky for Inga Dirk ended up falling in love with her as well. I like that Inga was plain looking and not a b [...]

  • Michelle Robinson

    This book was written first as regular non-ficition and then revamped years later as Christian fiction. I read it both ways, it is part of a series.The heroine goes to live with a man, his grandmother and his young charges. The grandmother was very ill and DIrk was quite overwhelmed with all of the responsibilities thrust upon him at the death of his brother and his brother's wife.Jane is the quiet older daughter in a family full of sisters. She is not expected to marry and comes to help the fam [...]

  • Jodi

    I had never read this author. I saw this at the library that someone recently returned and thought I would try it. It was set in 1897 a story I would probably never read. Not much for olden day romance. It was a story about a girl that always thought she was not pretty. She had several sisters and they always attracted male attention, but she never did. She went to work for a man who was trying to raise his two nieces. Their parents had died and they came to live with him. His mother was helping [...]

  • Barbara

    This is part of the Coming to America series, but may also be read alone. The Linberg family just immigrated from Sweden to Idaho, and this is their story. It deals with siblings envying each other to the point of not enjoying their own uniqueness, which is great for all of us to ponder, and also shows how our dreams in life can often change over the years as we develop different priorities. The romance between the main characters is wonderful, the children in the story add to the interest of th [...]

  • Robin Hatcher

    RITA Award winner, Best Inspirational RomanceThe Coming to America series was birthed in my imagination the day I stood in the large building on Ellis Island, looking at the passenger logs with the names of people from Ireland, Sweden, England, and more. My Swedish great-grandparents came to America in 1868, and I have often pondered the courage needed to begin that journey. I loved writing these stories. They felt very personal to me.

  • BookDigger

    This wasn't as good as her first book of the series (Dear Lady). Well, don't get me wrong, it is sweet and encouraging, but I don't think the ending was as.happy. Happy endings aren't everything yes, but it just wasn't as climatic an ending as her others. Plus, Inga upset me near the end and I found myself being completely frustrated with her character. (though I do understand her reactions)

  • Susan

    Second in the series. This a little better than the first. The oldest daughter of the minister knows that she isn't pretty like her sisters and has decided her lot in life is to stay at home and help her father. A neighbor needs someone to help take care of his ill mother and orphaned nieces so she volunteers. The importance of working at a marriage, not just expecting things to be perfect.

  • Quin

    I had difficult time reading this book because I didn't see Inga's faith in God helping her through her trials. I would love to see Christian fiction put God's ability to help the characters through anything that they face, and not to just turn to Him as a last resort. That being said, Robin Lee Hatcher is a wonderful storyteller.

  • Lynnda Ell

    Patterns of Love is the second (stand alone) book of the series. This book tells the story of the ugly duckling of five Swedish sisters who expects to live at home her whole life. In less than a year after arriving in America, her world turns upside down as life throws unexpected tests her way. Naturally, it turns out happily ever after, but even the ending has an unexpected twist.

  • Beata

    One of my very favorite type of books! The eldest and plain in looks compared to her younger sisters, Scandinavian minister's daughter marries for convenience a bitter man in order to help him to take care of the children. Touching, romantic love story with a good Christian message. I love it!

  • Highland-dreamer

    I loved this story, and I'm only sorry that it took me so long to read it. I think I liked it better than the first one in the series, though that one was good, too. I am definitely looking forward to the rest.

  • Michelle

    Where's the minus star option? Just kidding, but boy this book was a real disappointment. I read it several years ago after reading tonnes of awesome reviews on amazon. Can't think what the fuss was about

  • Angie Quantrell

    I totally loved reading this romance. The settings of farm, horse and carriage, and immigrants making their way in a new country were captivating and I often stayed up late to keep reading. Beautiful and believable writing and characters. I shall keep looking for Robin Lee Hatcher books.

  • Bekah

    I was surprised to find that this is probably my favorite book of the series. Inga's lonesomeness and resigned attitude regarding the opposite sex are so familiar and real, that it was easy to connect to this book.

  • Nita Barton

    A wonderful series (Coming to America)I love stories that are uplifting. It is often difficult to find books without a lot of profanity which is what I look for. These are the main reasons I assigned the five star rating.

  • Shauna

    Really enjoy some of this author's books but did not realize this was the old pre-Christian version when I picked it up at the library. So I was a bit surprised and disappointed. Didn't finish whole story.

  • Jennifer Moore

    Wonderful quick read. Reads well by itself, even though it is book 2 in a series. I didn't realize that until I finished reading it, but the letters are the only ties to the other books.

  • Karen

    Great quick read

  • Nancy

    A very enjoyable romantic book. I look forward to reading more from this author. She made me care about the characters in the book.

  • Mackenzie

    Book 2 of 4

  • Dora Wagner

    This was a great follow up to Dear Lady. Robin Lee Hatcher's stories always have realistic characters with realistic struggles. I can't wait to discover how the series ends.

  • Sherri

    This book hit me more than the first one in the series. I really got into this one and felt for the characters.

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