Saturday, December 28, 2013

Chasing Hope: A Book Review

About The Book:

A Touching Story of Two Unlikely Friends. 
The Power of Trust. 
The Struggle of Pain. 
And How, Sometimes, Following God Can Lead You to the Most Unexpected Places.

A talented runner determined to make the Olympics, Sabrina Rice had her dreams shattered by a devastating diagnosis. One forfeited scholarship and several years later, she's forged a new vision for her future that has nothing to do with running, which she's buried deep, intent on forgetting...

Until the day she sees Brandy Philip running across the college campus, easily outpacing security. Sabrina immediately recognizes world class potential, and it's all the more painful that it belongs to a troublemaking teen. When a chance encounter brings the two young women together, Sabrina realizes she's Brandy's best hope to salvage a life about to spiral out of control forever.

You can read an excerpt of Chasing Hope here, in PDF format

About The Author:

Kathryn Cushman is a graduate of Samford University with a degree in pharmacy. She is the author of five novels, including Leaving Yesterday and A Promise to Remember, which were both finalists for the Carol Award in Women's Fiction. She is also the co-author ofAngel Song with Sheila Walsh. Kathryn and her family currently live in Santa Barbara, California. Visit her Web site at

My Review:

I always enjoy books that have strong themes, both Christian and non-Christian, yet always end up pointing to the hope that is in Christ Jesus. I have to say that the previous novels I have read from this author have been strong in their themes, and Cushman's newest release, Chasing Hope, follows the same strong themes. You will see the importance of not judging other's before getting them to know them, and the importance of responding to God's plan for your life. It may end up looking different then what we planned, but God always has a reason for things happening and we just have to be faithful and follow him. 

The characters were all very deep and I thought very well developed, as well as the various storylines that followed through the book. The book is well-written and is a quick read, with a quick pace to it. The story lines all wrap up nicely in the end and I look forward to reading more from this author in the future. 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Chasing Hope at your favorite retailer from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., 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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