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Linda Henderson5 Stars Out Of 5a very good titleAugust 27, 2018Linda Hendersonthis 2nd book was really great, loved the way Hope has to deal finally with the hurts of what happened and finds forgiveness and the way her love has to deal with his past and comes to the Lord
Fizzy Pop4 Stars Out Of 5History is messy. Faith can be messy. Life is messy. I applaud authors who take the messy hard things and aren't afraid to have the difficult discussions.March 31, 2018Fizzy PopQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4If you read my review of 'Treasured Grace' then you are ahead of the curve on what to expect in this review. If you haven't read the first book I strongly urge you to do so. Though it's now two years later there is still much carryover which prompts me to include a disclaimer again. Yes the massacre, the killing, the sexual assault are over but they are still a part of this book. The Indians responsible for the attack are found and brought in to face trial. It may have been two years but not everyone, Hope, is ready to move forward. These are real events in our real history that are the catalyst behind this book. History is messy. Faith can be messy. Life is messy. I applaud authors who take the messy hard things and aren't afraid to have the difficult discussions.
All that being said I really like 'Beloved Hope'. Hope had such a personality and depth to her that was refreshing after her sister, Grace. Where Grace came across as overbearing, Hope came across as dimensional. Yes, she was emotional but she was also steady in her convictions, she was centered in her decisions (even when they were off base!) and she was relateable. Don't get me wrong, I found myself getting so very frustrated with Hope. I found myself thinking how whiny she came across. I mean it's been two years right? I had to stop myself a couple of times. Yes it's been two years but. . . I had to stop and remember what she had been through. She'd been assaulted, multiple times, by one of the natives. A man who had made her uncomfortable months before the attack in the way he looked at her and treated her and spoke to her. A man who's child she conceived during the assaults. A pregnancy she wanted to end or to end her own life because of the pregnancy. I child she gave birth to and gave to another couple. Yes it's been two years but it's only been two years. Any one of those things could affect her the rest of her life. She was coping with more than any one thing. It was a reminder that sometimes the healing is harder than what you are healing from.
I appreciated the faith elements of this book as well. For the most part they were seamless and integrated and so very real to the characters and circumstances that brought them to light. However, at times it felt a bit overdone (for example: a characters thinking on a specific verse but spelling it out in completeness with chapter and verse in a thought. I know I don't think like that, so it just felt awkward.). I also liked the tangled web of Lance and Alex's history. Lance was in interesting character as well and his friendship with Hope, in my opinion, was a blessing to her healing. This is the second book in the Heart of the Frontier series and I can't wait to read Mercy's story next week.
alwaysreadingAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Good historical bookJanuary 2, 2018alwaysreadingAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Beloved Hope is the second book in the Traci Peterson's Heart of the Frontier Series.
As one of the few survivors of the Whitman Mission Massacre, Hope Flannagan desires nothing more than to be left alone to tend her sheep in peace, but when a government official arrives at her home he asks her to do the impossible, Tell her story so that the criminals who committed the unthinkable can be punished and Hope finds her peaceful world shattering around her.
Lt Lance Kenner has one last duty to perform before he leaves the Army, to begin his civilian life. However his assignment is to guard the five Cayuse Indians during their trial of the Whitman Massacre. When he catch's Hope in the jail, he is immediately intrigued by the courageous beauty.
If you read book number then you are familiar with Hope's back story. The author handled Hope's story with great sensitivity which I was very please with. Hope ran the gambit of emotions, but she was also honest with God about them and let God begin to heal her.
I thought that Hope and Lance were a wonderful couple. They made a very believable couple and Lance was a big help in Hope's healing process, helping her learn how to trust again and how to able to love again . He was so good for her.
Woven into the story is Hope's sisters Grace and Mercy which is always adds to the story in my opinion.
As with her other books the author brings a book full of God and scripture and faith. This is a book that I would not hesitate to give to anyone.
ThereadmasterDavenport,IowaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5enjoyedOctober 18, 2017ThereadmasterDavenport,IowaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is the second book in the Heart of the Frontier series and great like the first. This book shows how Hope and her sisters survive after the massacre of the Whitman mission. Hope has many items to get passed. I recommend that you read the first in the series so you know what is going on. I love the characters if Hope and Lance and all the others. Can one survive the travails that Hope has gone through. The answer is yes with a lot of faith. This they all learn. I received a copy of this book from Bethany House for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.
Rachel's Back Talk5 Stars Out Of 5A Powerful Story of Forgiveness and Love!October 16, 2017Rachel's Back TalkQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Rachels Back Talk:
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This was such a powerful book! Tracie really touched on some hard to grasp ideas and really took the reader through an emotional journey with Hope. When I finished book 1, I wondered what would happen to Hope. Beloved Hope gives the reader and sense of peace after the read about all the horrors that Hope had to go through.
I enjoyed seeing how Hope matured through this book. Hope always seemed like a self-centered person and then she was really put through the wringer which made her heart very hard. Hope went through some major heart changes to thaw out all the hurt and bitterness she accumulated. It was truly a beautiful story of redemption and forgiveness.
And then theres Lance. Lance had to go through a lot of his own issues with bitterness, but he also grew a lot in this book. It was neat to see how Lance and Hope helped each other get through difficult periods of their past and then came to a beautiful love story in return.
It was also great to read more about Grace, Alex, and Mercy! And I am so excited to read Mercys story as well!
I received a free copy from the author. No review, positive or otherwise, was required all opinions are my own.