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Whispers from Yesterday

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  234 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
        The author of the powerful, best-selling novel The Forgiving Hour is back with another stirring journey into the heart of a woman. As the reluctant newest resident of her grandmother Sophia's Golden T ranch, pampered socialite Karen Butler wants nothing more than to return to L.A. But there's no going back to the past. Her father is dead. Her family home has been s ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published September 14th 1999 by WaterBrook Press (first published 1999)
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Robin Hatcher
This novel won the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction (Romance category) and was a finalist for the RITA Award.

I love to write novels that have contemporary settings with historical threads as well. And I have a great fondness for using letters and diaries in those historical threads. Whispers From Yesterday includes diaries of a woman who lived before and during WWII, and what she wrote in her diaries and what she did in the war have a real impact on those who will read those dia
Oct 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Michelle Sweeten
Wonderful Book

I throughly enjoyed the characters and story. It is a very well written story that reveals God's love for each and every one of us.
Dec 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In the novel Whispers from Yesterday by Robin Lee Hatcher popular Karen Butler struggles when the public discovers about her fathers suicide and very empty bank accounts. With no one and nothing to turn to, Karen goes to live with her grandma Sophia. She goes there with the hope she will inherit her ranch someday. When she arrives though nothing is what she expected. When Sophia sees the resemblance between Karen and her dead sister she decides to give Karen her sister, Esther’s old diaries. Kar ...more
Aug 19, 2010 rated it liked it
This is one of those fluff stories I was speaking of in my last review. This is a book that I pick up when i am in that particular room. I can put down easily and get back into the story with equal ease. Very simplistic writing so far, and I am with the other that reviewed this that stated she only finished it due to Esthers diary writings. Karens & Dustys stories so far (about 200 pgs into) are typical, and I can already tell that they are going to end up together. I do wi
Jun 19, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Dianne Sidebottom
I bought the book as there was a promotion for this book plus that it has received awards. I have read the more recent books of Robin's but not familiar to past titles.
This story for me required tissues n I believe that some books need to be read at a particular time in ones life and for me this showed me where I feel my relationship with my mother is at the moment. This isn't the first book Robin has used letters/journals of the past n present day n I think she does this style rather well. God'
Dec 25, 2015 rated it liked it
Christian fiction about a California socialite whose life falls apart and she has no where to turn but her grandmother's rundown Idaho ranch. I have really mixed feelings about this book. The parts that tie up neatly towards the end almost seem to tie up too neatly, and there are other things that don't tie up at all. It's kinda like real life.... Still, this was a quick, clean, and enjoyable read.
Leslie North
Sep 15, 2009 rated it liked it
AAAAh. I hate books that do this! The author reaches the climax of a very exciting story, its the life and death part and death is cheated and the person is rescued and that's the end. There is no resolution. Bla. I hate that. Its like she forgot to write the last chapter. A formula story, but very well done and so engaging that you read very quickly. Nothing offensive. So 4 stars for all of that. Just a terrible way to end.
Jul 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The past is interwoven using flashbacks and letters. I skip some of the religious text to get to the action but the story still has a very good message of the ability of Christ to transform lives for good.
Feb 03, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
felt the characters weren't captivating...
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Shannon Brown
A very easy and sweet story...
Jul 15, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Julie Hicks
Recommended to Karen by: Library Display
Wonderful book I couldn't put down. Enjoyed how the author weaved the past into the book through the character reading a diary.
Apr 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best books read! So much spiritual meaning and good messages to reflect on and incorporate into life. Great!!!
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think I had read this book years ago, but am so glad to come across it again. It is very worth the while to read it again, with the deeply touching story.
Oct 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Robin is excellent at writing stories based in two different times of history and then interweaving them together seamlessly.
Sharon Reed
Jul 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novel
Very, very good. I really enjoyed it.
Donna D
Nov 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book

This was a good and enjoyable book to read. It was well written and very interesting. I liked the parallel stories.
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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 Insp ...more
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