Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Hope Springs

Hope Springs

By Kim Tate
Published by Thomas Nelson

About the Book:  In a small Southern 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 where families have been friends for generations, a place where there’s not a lot of change. Until three women suddenly find themselves planted there for a season. 

Janelle Evans 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. And when Janelle proposes a Bible study a the local diner--and invites both African American and Caucasian women she has met--the group quickly forms a spiritual bond . . . and inadvertently adds to underlying tension in the community.

Becca Anderson 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. Will small town living affect her big ministry dreams?

Stephanie London 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, facing disappointments both public and private, they soon recognize that healing is needed in their hearts, their families, and their churches that have long been divided along racial lines. God's plan for them in Hope Springs—and for Hope Springs itself—is bigger than they ever imagined.

About the Author:  Kim Cash Tate has a remarkable story and an awesome blog and if you want to know how her walk with God began check out her website and prepare to be amazed.

My Thoughts On Hope Springs:  I don't even know where to begin.  From the moment I began to read this book I knew it was speaking directly to me about my own servanthood and what I should and could be doing in my own little rural world in Alabama.  By the end of the book I felt I knew each of the characters and they were my new BFF's.  They say that every family has a closet or two with hidden secrets and this family was no different. Of all the books I have reviewed in the last year this one left me not wanting an ending.  I wanted and needed more of the character interaction with each other....and with me.  GREAT READ!

Disclaimer: I was given this book to review by Thomas Nelson Publishers  I was not paid for my opinion or my review, they are mine.

1 comment:

Nel said...

Sounds like I may have to check that one out. Good review!
until next time... nel