Monday, June 18, 2012

Hope Springs~Book Review


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 Thoughts

Hope Springs by Kim Cash Tate is such a moving  and touching story. It is the story of a family that shares its many struggles with divorce, remarriage, racism, faith, loss and hope and love.

Three cousins Janelle, Becca and Stephanie come home for Christmas to spend time with their family and their Grandmother Geri, the matriarch of the family.

As they come together  to celebrate Christmas the story unfolds and you will find yourself laughing and crying along with these characters.

Hope Springs draws you in, you feel as if you know this wonderful family and want to read to the very end. The story and characters are well thought out. You come away knowing this family and sharing in their joys and sorrows. 

I was very glad the author added a family tree to the beginning of the book to help you keep track of all the family members. There is also a study guide at the end of the book which I found very helpful.

Read what others are saying about Hope Springs.

Win a Kindle Fire at @KimCashTate's Hope Springs Author Chat Party {7/10}!

Celebrate the release of Hope Springs with Kim Cash Tate by coming to her Author Chat Party on Facebook.

Find out what readers are saying here.

Grab your copy of Hope Springs and join me for an Author Chat Party on July 10th at 8:00 PM EST (that's 7:00 Central, 6:00 MST, & 5:00 PST)!

During the evening Kim will be sharing the story behind her new book, posting book club questions, testing your trivia skills, and of course, there will be plenty of chatting and fun giveaways - books, gift certificates and (I'm so excited about this) - a Kindle Fire!

But, wait there's more – she’ll also be giving you a sneak peak of her next book too!

RSVP today and then come back on the 10th ... and bring your friends!

disclosure: I received Hope Springs from Litfuse for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions in this post and on this blog are my own.

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