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Whenever You Come Around

(Kings Meadow Romance #2)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  584 ratings  ·  92 reviews
Charity Anderson turned her back on Kings Meadow years ago, with good reason, and has avoided visits to her hometown whenever possible. But with her house in Boise damaged by floodwaters and a book deadline bearing down, staying in her parents' empty home seems her only option. However, being in Kings Meadow dredges up a painful secret, and old fears threaten to overwhelm ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 12th 2015 by Thomas Nelson (first published May 1st 2015)
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Sarah Grace Grzy
This was so sweet! I'm in love with Hatcher's writing style.
Dec 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Whenever You Come Around is the second book in the Kings Meadow Romance series by Robin Lee Hatcher. It's a contemporary Christian romance with an old-fashioned feel, yet is definitely set in today's world with touches of modern hallmarks, such as Pinterest.

5 stars!


Charity Anderson has avoided her home town for many years. She moved away years ago and is now an up-and-coming author with a popular trilogy under her belt. She has a new deadline and is reluctantly house-sitting for her
Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
How does an author write a romance when she’s never really been in love? Maybe the real-life cowboy next door can give her some inspiration…

Whenever You Come Around, the third book in Hatcher’s Kings Meadow series, can easily be read as a stand-alone without feeling lost. The characters felt so genuine and down-to-earth, and their faith spilled out naturally as an extension of their lives. The plot of grace and restoration was one that we can all relate to on some level, even if we haven’t lived
May 25, 2015 rated it really liked it

Whenever You Come Around by Robin Lee Hatcher was a GOOD book!

The only reason I only gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is that RLH spoiled me. In both A Promise Kept and Love Without End, RLH interwove two stories: one present and one past.

So Whenever You Come Around was a lovely romance but I'm a spoiled reader. Boo-hoo. ;-)

In any event! I've loved all these stories set in KING'S MEADOW, Idaho. And this latest one featuring a woman who needs healing for her heart and a hero who needs healing for
I truly enjoyed this story of an author haunted by a mistake from her past and all the consequences of it. Buck was a great hero, and the dog Cocoa a perfect "side character." I loved the moments with Buck's brother's family and Charity's sister Terri (who is everything a sister ought to be.). I'll definitely be reading more in this series, and I think I want to travel to Kings Meadow!
Robin Hatcher
Jul 17, 2015 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
The idea for this book began with the dog causing a disaster for the hero. From there on, I fell in love with these two characters. I loved the way their love story developed. I hope readers will too.
Dec 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Not usually a Romance book reader, but this one was okay. I mean a cowboy from Idaho? Come on. :)
MrsK Books
May 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
With her parents on "the trip of a lifetime," Charity's story begins as she arrives back home. Anxiety about "coming home" will lead her into a return to memories that she has tried so hard to forget. What she finds is a "good-neighbor" deed and a long lost romance.

"Hey, Charity. Is that really you? Haven't seen you in years. How are you?"
Buck Malone is currently a wilderness guide. He loves spending the summer and fall riding through the "back country, sleeping under the stars." Having bought
Pam Graber
Dec 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow! After reading Whenever You Come Around I can understand how a writer might fall just a bit in love with their own hero! Buck Malone considers himself a confirmed bachelor - at least until Charity Anderson moves into her parents' house next door to his. Buck remembers her from high school but not THIS version. He remembers a chubby girl who always stood in the background but Charity has undergone a transformation in the last 10 years. The blonde, blue-eyed beauty she is now draws Buck but ...more
May 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was so captured by Robin Lee Hatcher’s newest novel, Whenever you Come Around, that I read it in two days. Another beautifully written story set in Kings Meadow, a fictitious place near Boise, Idaho. Charity Anderson returns to Kings Meadow after a long absence. She’s now a successful author but is paralyzed in her personal life because of a long-held secret. She returns to stay in her parent’s home while they are in Europe. Why does being in Kings Meadow bring back painful memories? Will she ...more
May 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Definitely a sweet romance and most definitely romantic--"Whenever You Come Around" belongs on your keeper shelf. I've read quite a few books by Ms. Robin Hatcher but this novel part of the Kings Meadow Series is one of my favorites.

Charity Anderson has one of those bad days that go from bad to worse when her dog, inadvertently causes her new neighbor, Buck Malone to fall and suffer injuries that will incapacitate him for a while. Both Buck and Charity for different reasons desire a single
Jul 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A breathtaking story celebrating God's grace and second chances.

The hero and heroine's first meet had me laughing and wincing. Talk about making a first impression! I'll leave you to judge whether it's a good one or a bad one. There's definitely some sizzle going on between Charity and Buck. He kind of enjoys it and can be a bit of a flirt -- she's just running scared. Falling in love is so not on her agenda. Pretty hard to stick to the program though when you're writing a romance staging a
Hallie Szott
Jul 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-for-review
This review is also posted on Book by Book.

Another contemporary romance from Robin Lee Hatcher, Whenever You Come Around returns to the charming town of Kings Meadow, Idaho and follows Love Without End in the series (but can easily be read as a standalone). This novel, like the previous one, offers an incredibly sweet romance, with quirky circumstances, independent characters, humorous moments and understandable obstacles to overcome, and I thoroughly enjoyed the entirety of this delightful
Rachel DeVaughn
May 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
"Whenever You Come Around" is a Kings Meadow Christian Romance book. I read her other Kings Meadow romance book last year (Love Without End) and absolutely loved it.

This book can be read as a standalone but mentions characters from her previous book.

This story line is about Charity's visit back to her hometown in Kings Meadow. She is house sitting for her parents for the summer while she tries to get inspiration for her upcoming book. She rekindles a friendship with her parents next-door
Pam Burke
May 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Whenever You Come Around is a sweet romance set in the midst of the beauty of Kings Meadow, Idaho. In typical fashion, Robin Lee Hatcher creates rich characters with deep emotions who interact through an engaging plot filled with just the right amount of tension and intrigue.

The promise of budding romance is pretty obvious from the first pages. And the story goes deeper into the realm of forgiveness (especially for one's self) and healing of deep, long-held wounds. The story has a contemporary
Dianne Sidebottom
Dec 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was surprised to learn this is actually a song title as mentioned in the book and that Buck liked the song. Circumstances in their lives had them thinking that maybe they were destined to live life as singles. Sometimes turning an age changes perspective and wanting the same as others. Fear n having someone control you over words spoken over you is a struggle but Jesus can break those strongholds n ties. Usually someone has to show you how n be a support conquering negative thinking. The Devil ...more
May 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received this book as an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley.

I found myself quite enjoying this book. I have not read the two previous books in the series and did not feel as if I was missing anything. So it can certainly be read as a stand alone book.

I was instantly drawn in by Charity and her struggles. While this books is light and predictable in some ways, Hatcher does tackle some tough topics with grace and finesse.

The story hinges on God's forgiveness and acceptance.

Heather andrews
Jan 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was a really sweet romance, Buck he was a real sweetheart, "after yesterday's ride, he'd realized how much he would like to take Charity dancing. Take her out on a real date." There was no naughtiness so this book is acceptable for YA readers, and Buck his thoughts I was intrigued by them, "marriage to Charity. He liked the sound of it- and that continued to surprise him when he thought of it- but it could be a long shot."
Jun 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a cute story. Charity's secret wasn't a surprise to me, but I still enjoyed the story. I liked the chapters that had Buck and/or Charity out horseback riding. My favorite part was when Buck was given the scooter after he came home from the hospital. His reaction to that was quite humorous. I liked the ending of this book, but I was hoping for more. Although, I did already know what happened because I had read the third book in this series first.
Jan 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I got caught up in Robin Lee Hatcher’s, Whenever You Come Around from the get-go. Successful author, Charity Anderson’s “desperate need for solitude and silence” guarantees her anything but. And Buck Malone is the perfect, handsome, confirmed-bachelor, cowboy to shake up her life. If only she could give in to her attraction, but Charity’s pain goes deep over the secret she dare not reveal.

Hatcher weaves a romance with heart that grabs readers and won’t let go.
Cheryl Baranski
Jul 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful story written by Robin Lee Hatcher. This is book two in A King’s Meadow Romance. A book with lots of things happening never a dull moment. A story about running from your past and learning to face your fears. There is so much love, compassion, heartache, pain and understanding going on. I love the reference to scripture and faith in the story. A must read story! Be sure to get pre-order your copy today! Remember it also makes a great gift.

5 stars!
Jul 25, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was okay...

I've read Books 1 and 2 in this series and they were good, quick reads. But I found myself wanting a little more depth. I think there could have been more emotional development around the roadblocks to the romance - more on dealing with what happened to the heroine rather than glossing over it. But it was okay...
Dec 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
Whether contemporary, historical or a blend of both, Robin Lee Hatcher delivers a smooth and delightful read. Whenever You Come Around was no exception.

It was great fun visiting Kings Meadow. Robin paints it as such a warm and beautiful town. I look forward to the next book in the series.
Dana Michael
Apr 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was another wonderful book from Robin! I read it in one day. I love her easy writing and I can count on her books to be filled with sweet and clean dialog. I fell in love with Buck her hero and my heart went out to Charity. Can't wait to read the next one.
Lucy (That Book Gal)
Feb 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: to-read-soon
Ooh. :)
Apr 16, 2018 rated it did not like it
ending was abrupt, key plot conflicts that were foreshadowed never were addressed, the ending was such a copout. disappointed.
Andrea Boyd
Mar 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
I liked this one better than the first in this series.
Kimberly Maria
Jul 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really liked the book. My daughter can't believe I read a book in 2 days.
Well, this is going to be a weird review because as I was reading Robin Lee Hatcher’s Whenever You Come Around at night, I was also listening to Just Look Up by Courtney Walsh during the day, finishing both books about the same time. Both are so similar I had to actually make a chart of the two books to remind me of their differences, which weren’t significant.

-- In this one, the female lead, Charity Anderson, is an accomplished fiction writer who experienced a traumatic event in her life which
Sarah Teague
May 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
For some reason this Hatcher novel took me a bit longer to get through, though it's shorter than her first Kings Meadow book. It was fine writing and a well-thought-out plot, but it didn't hold my attention like some of her other books have. I always enjoy how deeply embedded her characters' personalities and quirks are in her books — you really get to know them by "the end." That is true for "Whenever You Come Around," and the love story is sweet to read, though predictable. Overall this is a ...more
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Robin Lee Hatcher is the author of 80 novels and novellas with over five million copies of her books in print. She is known for her heartwarming and emotionally charged stories of faith, courage, and love.Her numerous awards include the RITA Award, Christy Award, Carol Award, HOLT Medallion, National Reader’s Choice Award, and the Faith, Hope & Love Reader’s Choice Award, and she is also the ...more

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