Tuesday, June 26, 2012

This Book Room: Hope Springs

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.

Additional notes: This is the third book in the Faithful series. You can read my review of the first book here and the second book here.

My thoughts: I was pleasantly surprised when I realized this book had the same characters that were in Cherished and Faithful. If you're having trouble accepting God's plan for you or maybe having trouble accepting God even has a plan for you, you need to read this book. The characters all go through trials of accepting God's plan, giving up their lives daily to God and growing without fear. I absolutely could relate to the characters in those ways.

The friendships and camaraderie the characters share are delightful. Finishing the book made me sad because I wanted to see what was next in their lives! And definitely unimportant to those who take seriously the thought that one should never judge a book by its cover, but the cover is awesome!

You can check out other blog tour stops and other reviews of the book here.

Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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

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