"It is not as a child that I believe and confess Jesus Christ. My hosanna is born of a furnace of doubt."
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Hope Springs by Kim Cash Tate
It's Christmas in Hope Springs, NC, and the Sanders clan is getting together, but just before Christmas, Pastor Jim Dillon, dies. The Sanders family and Pastor Dillon's family are next door neighboors, and all the children grew up next to each other. So while both families are dealing with the funeral plans and very supportive of each other, there is one uniqueness. The Dillons are white, and the Sanders are black. There are two churches in Hope Springs, the church that Pastor Dillon pastored, and the church that the Sanders go to, and they are the white church and the black church. While they are not segregated, it is what it always has been and traditions die hard.
The book focuses specifically on 3 women, Janelle, Becca, and Stephanie. For Janelle, this is her first visit back to Hope Springs after her husbands death a couple years earlier. Becca, is so focused on her own ministry, but her husband feels called back to Hope Springs, permanently. Stephanie finds herself at a crossroads, wondering what is coming next. Her husband is about leave for a mission trip, leaving her home alone for a month. But when Janelle volunteers to stay and help care for their grandmother, Stephanie agrees to help while her husband is away, a decision that will change the course of her life. As these women share their lives and struggles, they begin to find hope and healing with God and each other. After this season in their lives, Hope Springs will never be the same again!
I really enjoyed this book. This is only my second book that I have read by Tate, and she has quickly become a favorite author. I am excited to see what other books she will be writing in the future! She is definitely an author to follow! The characters all were very real to me, and I could see much of the story playing out in real life. I give this book 4.5 stars. I received this book from Litfuse tours for the purpose of this review.
Celebrate the release of Hope Springs with Kim Cash Tate by coming to her Author Chat Party on Facebook.
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!