“Hope Springs is the epitome of small town life” written by Kim Cash Tate. Hope Springs is a small town in North Carolina and the story revolves around three women: Janelle Evans, Becca Anderson, and Stephanie London. In this story these ladies learn valuable lessons on giving, understand, and the love of God. There are two churches in this book one is the “white” church and the other the “African American” church. The town struggle with old time prejudices.
I grew up in a smaller town in the south so I understand the struggles that still can exist. I really enjoyed Hope Springs but I did find myself having a hard time following all of the characters. I seemed to get them confused and had to back track at times to figure out who was who. Luckily, there is a genealogy chart in the front of the book which helped me keep track of the families. I really enjoyed getting to know the Sanders and Dillon families. I could identify with their struggles and their triumphs. I grew up with a lot of extended family and loved that the families in Hope Springs had that extended family relationship with each other. The town and the families needed to learn to heal, forgive and come together. They had to do some soul searching and pray their way through the struggles. The ladies of the story decided they would help in a way only God could control. It really made me think that it is important that if would all come together and give God control of every situation in our lives we could live in a much better place. Hope Springs shows that just a few people can make a difference.
The story line was very enjoyable and the characters were realistic. Each person has issues to deal with and must learn what path to take. I felt as though I could picture the town and the people. It made me long for more of the small town life.
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