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Friday, July 6, 2012

Hope Springs

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?
And 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.

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.

You can read more about Kim and her ministry as well as her writing at her website found at   You can also connect with her on facebook by going HERE.

My Thoughts About The Book:
As an avid reader and book reviewer, I am always excited to discover a new author.  Especially an author that can write an excellent story with the added faith element.  Tate has accomplished that in Hope Springs.  Having grown up in a small Southern town myself, the story of Hope Springs and Janelle, Becca, Stephanie resonated with me and was very believable.  Tate developed the characters well.  You know you've read a good story when you turn the last page and feel a little sad to let the characters go.  There were many times in the story that I was driven to get my Bible out and look up a certain passage of Scripture being alluded to.  Good Christian fiction doesn't get much better than that!  I'll be looking to read more from Tate.

Hope Springs can be found at by going HERE.

Thank you Thomas Nelson for the complimentary copy for the purpose of this review.

Happy Reading,