Friday, June 22, 2012


Hope Springs
Kim Cash Tate


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. 


{More about the Hope Springs Facebook Party & Kindle Fire Giveaway}

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 I'll be sharing the story behind the book, posting discussion 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!

I ALMOST FORGOT – I’ll also be giving you a sneak peak of my next book too!
RSVP today and then come back on the 10th ... and bring your friends!

After several years of not being close to her family, Stephanie has a sudden urge to spend Christmas at her grandmother's house.  While there, she learns that her grandmother has terminal cancer.  Since her husband has volunteered for a medical missions trip to Haiti, she has time on her hands and offers to move in and help her cousins take care of her grandmother.  In the months to come, the family not only goes through the trials of watching their grandmother as she weakens, but they also learn family secrets that have kept family members apart too long.  But as they grow closer to one another, their faith in God grows stronger as well.
This was an uplifting Christian fiction novel.  It was not too preachy or sappy, but the characters were very human.  The situations that arose are the type that happen in families every day.  On a personal level, I really related to Becca's character and her situation.  It was also very nice to see how the author handled the interracial aspect of the church today. It has been said that Sunday is the most segregated day of the week, and although this is changing, it is still a slow change.  I really appreciated the way she emphasized this point.  My only complaint, and it is a small one:  eventually, there were so many characters, I couldn't keep up with all of them.  But that's still a small complaint for such a good novel. I look forward to reading more from this author. This was definitely 4 stars.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Litfuse Publicity Group<> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”    



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