Sunday, July 8, 2012

Hope Springs: A Blog Tour and Review

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. 

About The Author:

Kim 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

My Review:

Kim Cash Tate has been a favorite author of mine for some time now, so I was excited to read her most recent novel, Hope Springs. What a great read!

The book contains several characters, with several storylines being written at the same time. Normally, this style of writing tends to irritate me, but I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the family ties that exist throughout this book. I loved all the characters and it was fantastic to see how they grew in their relationships with each other and with God! Tate does not shy away from difficult issues like death, church unity, racial issues, abuse and more, but she does so in a sensitive manner and with completely honesty.

A great read that I highly recommend.

BUY IT: You can purchase Hope Springs online here.

***I received a complimentary electronic copy of this book, courtesy of Litfuse Publicity, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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