Sunday, July 8, 2012

Book Review: Hope Springs, By: Kim Cash Tate



{My Thoughts about Hope Springs}

If you can believe this I am actually struggling with coming up with just the right words for this book. 

I am a big fan of books that seem to grab you and pull you right into the pages...but this book, well, it yanked me in quicker than I could have imagined.

Kim is a master story-teller. She intricately weaves multiple stories together in a way that keeps you actively engaged as if you were actually watching a movie in your head while you read it. Which is a gift. 

Her ability to allow you to relate to each character endears them to you. You cheer when they celebrate, you weep when they hurt and you laugh out loud of some of their crazy adventures.

I'm not sure if it's because I have lived small town life, am married to a Pastor, or speak to women...but darn it if there weren't sprinkles of each of these in the book. I'm telling you, there were times I thought she had been in my head (which is a scary place to be by the way!)

I haven't picked up Cherished yet, but after reading Faithful and now Hope Springs it has now moved up to my MUST READ list. 

If you haven't read Faithful yet, then you can read my review of that book here. I loved it so much I told all my friends about it...as a matter of fact I just loaned it out again two weeks ago. 

(Kim Cash Tate & I at the Women of Faith All Access Event in Nashville, February 2011)

{More about Hope Springs}

Hope Springs is the epitome of small-town life—a place filled with quiet streets where families have been friends for generations, a place where not a lot changes . . . until now.


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.


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?


Stephanie London is married to a doctor in St. Louis and living an ideal life. When her cousin Janelle volunteers to stay in Hope Springs and care for their grandmother, she feels 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 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 draws us into a world where the dreams, desires, missteps, and matters of the heart we discover mirror our own. She is a master at crafting characters who make you forget you're reading fiction. By the end of Hope Springs, you'll feel as if you're cheering on members of your extended family." —Stacy Hawkins Adams, bestselling author of Coming Home and The Someday List

{More about Kim}


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.


Find out more about Kim, her other books and read her blog at www.kimcashtate.com.

{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!

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