Robin Lee Hatcher Quotes.

1. "their childhoods. How ridiculous to think there was some"
- Robin Lee Hatcher, A Wish and a Prayer

5. "To say the least, it was inconsiderate of Diana’s almost-dead husband to show up at her engagement party."
- Robin Lee Hatcher, Beloved

7. "Untested faith was rarely strong. Deep, abiding faith was tempered through fire."
- Robin Lee Hatcher, Heart of Gold

8. "Dear Editor: Do you think there are men in this world who can value a well-educated woman with a mind of her own and the courage to speak it? Is it possible for a man and a woman to have an equal partnership in marriage, seeing each other as God intended them to be? After thirty-five years on this earth, I have begun to doubt it. Sincerely, Wishful in Wyoming Is it true, Father? Roland Everton looked up from the papers on his desk. Is what true? You know good and well what I mean. Have you hired someone else as editor of the paper? Her father removed his glasses and pinched the bridge of his nose. A familiar delaying tactic. Molly’s anger evaporated, leaving behind a desire to weep."
- Robin Lee Hatcher, Love Letter to the Editor

9. "Fair. There was that word again. And her father was right about life not being fair. Especially for a woman. Especially for a woman who valued independence and learning above men and marriage. Not that she had any objection to the institution of marriage itself. There were numerous examples of good marriages right here in her own town. Her parents, for one. But few men seemed to want a wife with the courage to speak her mind openly. At least, no men she’d met. Even her father preferred that she keep most of her opinions to herself. When she turned thirty-five earlier this year, she’d accepted that she was—and would remain—an old maid. Being unmarried wasn’t the worst fate in the world. But she did want to be useful. She would like to feel as if the work she did was valued by others. What would she do when her father sold the newspaper? Something he’d begun to talk about more and more often. Would a new owner employ a woman reporter? Or a female editor? Her father wouldn’t even make her the editor. Why would someone else?"
- Robin Lee Hatcher, Love Letter to the Editor

10. "Fair. There was that word again. And her father was right about life not being fair. Especially for a woman. Especially for a woman who valued independence and learning above men and marriage. Not that she had any objection to the institution of marriage itself. There were numerous examples of good marriages right here in her own town. Her parents, for one. But few men seemed to want a wife with the courage to speak her mind openly. At least, no men she’d met. Even her father preferred that she keep most of her opinions to herself"
- Robin Lee Hatcher, Love Letter to the Editor

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