Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The Color of Hope by Kim Cash Tate
Hope shines brightest when all seems lost.
Stephanie London led a life of comfort and ease in St. Louis before feeling inexplicably drawn back to her father’s roots in the tiny Southern town of Hope Springs. Charlotte Willoughby has lived there all her life and longs to make a new life somewhere else. Stephanie doesn’t know exactly what she’s doing there—or how to occupy her time. And Charlotte doesn’t understand why, despite her overbearing family and reminders of her failed engagement, she’s suddenly led to stay.
Despite its small-town charm, Hope Springs itself is at a crossroads. After a failed reconciliation attempt by two well-meaning pastors, the town is split along racial and cultural lines, with little hope for redemption.
When a terrible tragedy puts Hope Springs on the national radar, the entire town is tested, and both Stephanie and Charlotte feel their lives unraveling. In the midst of heartache, though, they’ll discover the true color of hope . . .
This is the second book in the series and it's just as good as the first! The book deals with sensitive matters such as race and rape. A white family and a black family (long time friends) are trying to combine their two churches but members of each are against it because of old prejudices.
The characters are wonderful, there's one or two new ones in this book and they're dealing with some strong issues. There is a part that really upset me (in a sad way) but the author works through each person's controversy i There are wonderful relationships formed, you just know they'll be life long friends.
Kim Cash Tate has written a story that touches your heart, makes you cry, and makes you glad you read this wonderful book!
I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.