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Hope Springs




ABOUT THE BOOK



In a small community where everyone is holding tight to something, the biggest challenge may be learning to let go.

Hope Springs, North Carolina, is the epitome of small town life-a place filled with quiet streets, a place where there's not a lot of change. Until three women suddenly find themselves planted there for a season.

Janelle hasn't gone back to Hope Springs for family reunions since losing her husband. But when she arrives for Christmas and learns that her grandmother is gravely ill, she decides to extend the stay. It isn't long before she runs into her first love, and feelings that have been dormant for more than a decade are reawakened.

Becca is finally on the trajectory she's longed for. Having been in the ministry trenches for years, she's been recruited as the newest speaker of a large Christian women's conference. But her husband feels called to become the pastor of his late father's church in Hope Springs.

And Stephanie has the ideal life-married to a doctor in St. Louis with absolutely nothing she has to do. When her cousin Janelle volunteers to stay in Hope Springs and care for their grandmother, she feels strangely compelled to do the same. It's a decision that will forever change her.

As these women come together, they soon recognize that healing is needed in their hearts, their families, and their churches. God's plan for them in Hope Springs-is bigger than they ever imagined.



MY REVIEW


Hope Springs is an engaging novel that draws you deeply into the lives of the characters portrayed in its pages, while packing a powerful message of unity, of reconciliation, of God having plans for our lives greater than we could even hope for or imagine. At first, I found that there were a lot of characters to keep track of, and so until I had them sorted out in my mind I didn't feel as connected to the story. But soon I was swept up into the hopes and dreams of all the different family members, smiling at the antics of the children, feeling all emotional at the pain people had experienced, and cheering them on as they rediscovered the joy in their relationships and in their walks with God. I absolutely loved the element of the "white" church coming together with the "black" church, of dividing walls coming down, and I found the most poignancy in the scenes at the diner where Sarah-Ann is used by God to connect with others through her humility and her wisdom. What I most appreciated about this book is that it depicts the real struggles and challenges that Christians face today, whether temptations or divorce or racism or past mistakes, and so provides characters that readers will truly resonate with. Yet it also clearly shows the beauty of God's plan, of putting him first in our lives, and reaping the rewards that follow.

I strongly recommend this story and give it a rating of 4 out of 5 stars.

Book has been provided courtesy of the publisher, Thomas Nelson, and Litfuse Publicity Group.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

LitfuseKim Cash Tate is the author of Cherished, Faithful, Heavenly Places, and the memoir More Christian than African American. A former practicing attorney, she is also the founder of Colored in Christ Ministries. She and Her husband have two children. 




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