Where Hope Begins – By Catherine West Book Review
About The Book:
Sometimes we’re allowed to glimpse the beauty within the brokenness . . .
Savannah Barrington has always found solace at her parents’ lake house in the Berkshires, and it’s the place that she runs to when her husband of over twenty years leaves her. Though her world is shaken, and the future uncertain, she finds hope through an old woman’s wisdom, a little girl’s laughter, and a man who’s willing to risk his own heart to prove to Savannah that she is worthy of love.
But soon Savannah is given a challenge she can’t run away from. Forgiving the unforgivable. Amidst the ancient gardens and musty bookstores of the small town she’s sought refuge in, she must reconcile with the grief that haunts her, the God pursuing her, and the wounds of the past that might be healed after all.
Where Hope Begins is the story of grace in the midst of brokenness, pointing us to the miracles that await when we look beyond our own expectations.
About The Author:
Catherine West writes stories of hope and healing from her island home in Bermuda. When she’s not at the computer working on her next story, you can find her taking her Border Collie for long walks or reading books by her favorite authors. She and her husband have two grown children and one beautiful granddaughter. Catherine is the winner of the 2015 Grace Award (Bridge of Faith) and the Romance Writers of America’s Faith, Hope & Love Reader’s Choice Award (The Things We Knew). Her most recent novel, The Memory of You, released March 2017. Catherine loves to connect with her readers and can be reached at Catherine@catherinejwest.com
My Review :
I love this book. I’ve not heard of Catherine West before. She is new to me. But I thought I would give her a chance, which still amazes me, as I had given up reading for a few years due to books that did not interest me, hold my interest, or was just not a good book in the least. I lost all hope of reading again, it was that bad for me. But I took a chance when I read the synopsis and the reviews she and her book were receiving. I couldn’t be more thrilled. The book grabbed me from the first page. No the first sentence. It captivated me. I literally could not put the book down. There are lots of issues that are dealt with in this book and your heart will break. It is truly heart wrenching. A very emotional book. A beautiful journey of brokenness, forgiveness, faith and hope. This is one for the bookshelf. Thank you Catherine, for giving me back my love of reading. I will be reading more of her books soon.
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