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Where Hope Begins

Catherine West

Where Hope Begins

Catherine West

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In the aftermath of her husband's act of adultery and abandonment, Savannah must finally face the ghosts that haunt her and discover for herself whether authentic faith, grace, and ultimate healing really do exist.

When her husband of twenty-one years leaves her, Savannah Barrington believes she's lost almost everything she's ever loved. With her daughter in college and her son in boarding school, Savannah retreats to her parents' lake house in the Berkshires, where hope and healing come in the form of an old woman's wisdom, a little girl's laughter, a touch of magic, and a handsome man who's willing to risk his own heart to prove she's still worth loving.

But when her husband asks to reconcile, Savannah is faced with the hardest challenge of all: Forgiving the unforgivable. Somehow she must find freedom from the chains of their past and move forward, or face an unknown future without him.



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In the aftermath of her husband's act of adultery and abandonment, Savannah must finally face the ghosts that haunt her and discover for herself whether authentic faith, grace, and ultimate healing really do exist.

When her husband of twenty-one years leaves her, Savannah Barrington believes she's lost almost everything she's ever loved. With her daughter in college and her son in boarding school, Savannah retreats to her parents' lake house in the Berkshires, where hope and healing come in the form of an old woman's wisdom, a little girl's laughter, a touch of magic, and a handsome man who's willing to risk his own heart to prove she's still worth loving.

But when her husband asks to reconcile, Savannah is faced with the hardest challenge of all: Forgiving the unforgivable. Somehow she must find freedom from the chains of their past and move forward, or face an unknown future without him.


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Meet the Author

Catherine West

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 on the beach or tending to her roses and orchids.She and her husband have two grown children. Visit her online at catherinejwest.com, Facebook: CatherineJWest, and Twitter: @cathwest.

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Powerful Women's Novel
5 stars By Iola, Sep 01 2018
Savannah's husband of twenty years is leaving her for the other woman. Now the house is empty-their three children are at boarding school, college, and in a grave. Broken, Savannah goes to stay in her parent's holiday home, where she meets the neighbours: an old woman, her nephew, and his daughter. A daughter who is the spitting image of Savannah's dead daughter.

Yes, Where Hope Begins has lots of angst. As the story progresses we find out more about how Shelby died, how this tragedy shaped their marriage, and paved the way for it's destruction.

The intricacies of the relationships are compounded by Savannah's Christian faith, a faith her husband supposedly shared. As Christians, we have clear views on adultery, but when is a marriage over? When is the wronged spouse allowed to move on?

Where Hope Begins is an intelligent, thought-provoking, and emotional read in a situation where there are lots of hard questions and no right answers.

The writing is excellent, as I've come to expect from Catherine West. The characters are well-developed, the plot complex but not convoluted, and the Christian elements threaded through but not overwhelming. Oh, and I cried. It's been a long time since a novel made me cry.

Recommended for anyone looking for Christian fiction that addresses some of the hard issues of life. Thanks to Thomas Nelson and NetGalley for providing a free ebook for review.
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  • Catalogue Code 496595
  • Product Code 9780785217435
  • ISBN 0785217436
  • EAN 9780785217435
  • Pages 368
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category Romance
  • Publisher Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Publication Date May 2018
  • Dimensions 213 x 139 x 25 mm
  • Weight 0.317kg

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