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Hope Flanagan survived the massacre at the Whitman. The man she loved died in her arms. She heads to Oregon City to heal and live with her sisters while she takes care of their sheep. When the prosecutors ask her to testify against the Cayuse Indians, who are responsible for the massacre, she is not sure she can relive the loss again, yet if she does not testify, the attackers may come after her.
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2017
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
Series: Heart of the Frontier
Hope Flanagan survived the massacre at the Whitman Mission, but at terrible personal cost. Safe now in Oregon City, she lives with her sisters, Grace and Mercy, and Grace's new husband, Alex. As she spends her days tending their flock of sheep, Hope's mind and soul are slowly healing. Yet, though she was once surrounded by suitors, she has no interest in giving her heart again after the man she loved died in her arms.
Hope's precarious new peace is shattered when those responsible for the massacre are captured and put on trial. She is asked to testify against them, but she's not sure she can bear to relive the events of those horrific days.
As Hope struggles to free herself from the pain of her past, Lance Kenner, an Army lieutenant, brings an unexpected ray of light into her life. But what will Lance think of her if he learns the truth behind her anguish? And what secrets lie in his past?
Ains0075 Stars Out Of 5This is an amazing seriesSeptember 18, 2017Ains007Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Beloved Hope
I am loving this series! It continues the plot line of Treasured Grace and is just as entertaining as the first book in the series. Hope is dealing with so many emotions and needs lots of healing after her horrible experience concerning the Indian attack in the previous book. Along comes this wonderful guy and the story races on. I can't wait to see what happens next! The next book should be about Mercy.
This book was provided in exchange for an honest review from Bethany House.
kathaeFront Royal, VAAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Healing for HopeSeptember 6, 2017kathaeFront Royal, VAAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book picked up the story of the three sisters that we met in Treasured Grace and continues it, with Hope as the main character. She is still hurting, bitter, and fearful as a result of the attack on the Whitman Mission. This story was more character-driven than action-filled, but there were some suspenseful moments. Justice was served to some of the perpetrators of the Whitman Mission Massacre, a horrific event, but author Tracie Peterson deals with it delicately and appropriately. It is a story of hope; seeing the light at the end of the tunnel of despair.
I thought it was great that the story for each of the sisters continued, which gave cohesion to the series. This novel could be read as a stand-alone, though.
Fans of "prairie" fiction will enjoy this tale, set in Oregon in the 1850s.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Bethany House, for review purposes. The thoughts expressed here are my own.
KaraAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Beloved HopeAugust 24, 2017KaraAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Beloved Hope, by Tracie Peterson, is the second book in the Heart of the Frontier series. It follows Treasured Grace and tells the story of the second of three sisters living on the frontier in the 1800s. Hope and her sister, Mercy, were captured by Indians during the Whitman Massacre and later rescued, but Hope still suffers from the ordeal.
Hope Flanagan is healing from the nightmare of being raped by an Indian, later bearing his child, and then giving it away to friends to raise. Caring for her sisters sheep and making yarn to sell bring her peace and a purpose. When she is called to testify in the trial against the Indians, her anger returns. When Lance, the army sergeant in charge of the accused Indians, finds her attempting to shoot one of them, he intervenes and quickly becomes drawn to Hope and her family. The two struggle with their relationship as they each decide how much their pasts will affect their possible future.
I enjoyed this book very much. Even though I had not read the first book in the series, this novel stood alone quite well. I found Hopes struggles realistic and heart-wrenching. I could also relate to Lances struggles with his past.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical fiction.
I received this book free from the publisher and was not required to write a positive review.
KatrinaWestern KyAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Beloved HopeAugust 16, 2017KatrinaWestern KyAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Wow!!
This histoical novel takes the reader May 1850 in Oregon City, Oregon. This is the second book in the Heart of the Frontier series. Although not necessary, but it would enhance the story if Treasured Grace, the first book in the series, is read first. It would give the reader a background of the story. This story centers around Hope Flanagan. She along with her younger sister, Mercy, was at the Whitman Mission that dark day the massacre occurred. John Sager, the boy she was seeing and planned to marry, was also there also. In fact, she cradled his head as he died. The Cayuse were angry and there had been trouble brewing for weeks due to the the sickness in their tribe and the inability of the local doctor to save their people. Hope's captivity and abuse at the hands of the Cayuse was a nightmare she did't want to think about or relive. Amory Holbrook had been appointed to the the United States Attorney for the Oregon Territory and he was convinced since Hope had witnessed the murder of Dr. Whitman that her testimony was essential.
Hope is still angry and bitter about the massacre and enduring her captivity and I feel with every reason. She is one of three girls and she has always tried to shield Mercy, but of late Mercy feels that Hope need to forgive their captures. Hope, I think feels as abandoned today by God as she did during her capture. She lost so much that day and endured so much, how could God let these horrible things happen?
It is obvious the author captures the life of pioneer living. She brings both the life and characters to life in my mind. Hope is a strong, well developed character with flaws, but is easy to love. Her crisis of faith is one that many of us have during a crisis so her emotions were both raw and real. This is a book that easily pulled me in and held me until the last page was turned.
This story has elements of history, forgiveness, crisis of faith, second chances, hope and love. This is a book I would recommend to anyone who loves history or a good, clean story.
*I received this book from the author via the publisher. I was not required to write a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Britney Adams4 Stars Out Of 5Beloved HopeAugust 14, 2017Britney AdamsQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Dramatic and emotional, Beloved Hope is a beautifully told tale! As I began reading, I was immediately drawn in and captivated by the story that unfolds. Hope Flanagan's strength is admirable, and my heart ached for her and all she endured. I love Tracie Peterson's storytelling and look forward to continuing the Heart of the Frontier series!
Although I have not read the first book in this series, I was able to enjoy the continuing story line. I do hope to read Treasured Grace soon, as I am eager to know more about the background of the characters and the beginning of their journeys.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. No review was required, and all thoughts expressed are my own.