Hope Springs

Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (90 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2012 Kim Cash Tate (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Wonderful!

Where does Hope Springs rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I have only listened to two nooks, but I finished this one in just a few days! I couldn't stop listening!

What does Bahni Turpin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I really enjoyed her southern accent.

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I was extremely impressed with the biblical truths that came through in this story!

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Great book!

This book started out a bit slow for me, especially trying to keep up with all the characters and their relationships. But, it quickly came together for me and I loved it. As the family gathers around Grandma Gerry, and their stories unfold, you are drawn into their situations. There are times of laughing, sadness and some thought-provoking situations. There is an ever-present theme of God's grace, mercy and control. The narrator does an excellent job. I can highly recommend this book!

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Bravo!!!

This book got off to a rocky start for me. There are so many characters and I almost gave up because there were just too many to sort through. After several chapters the characters fell into place and I couldn't stop listening. Hope Springs would be a great movie.

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Difficult story lines

I struggled throughput the book. It was too much going on. I was notable to keep up with the characters. I loved the spiritual theme but too hard to follow. It turned me off

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Great Listen!

This is a great listen. I fell in love with Kim Cash Tate about a year ago and quickly read through all of her books. She is a masterful storyteller and gives us so many relatable characters. Hope Springs did not disappoint. You will fall in love with this big family and especially the three adult cousins. You will laugh, cry, think, learn, and delight in The Word. Audible needs to make more of her books available. A sort of spoiler alert: I remain upset with Aunt Gwen, taking her too long to forgive.

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One big, happy family

I'm not a fan of books written from third person perspective. Since this book falls into that category, I had a difficult time getting into it. There was a lot of conversation going on in this book. I felt like I spent three quarters of this book eavesdropping on a family reunion conversation, but was never really introduced to any of the characters. In fact, it wasn't until that 3/4 mark that the writer gave enough information about the characters (in the form of a family tree) that I learned this was a book about a black family AND a white family, and their families' secret. I had been thinking they were all one really big family. All the characters were Christians. Nothing wrong with that except that sometimes the extensive family conversations became sermons, especially since both families had pastors in them. Feeling preached at got old, even if there were some valuable lessons taught. Once the family tree was researched, it became obvious why, as a reader, I'd been plopped in the middle of these families' business--it was too predictable what the outcome would be. Bahni Turpin has an excellent narration voice, but there were so many different family members to follow, it was difficult for her to change her voice enough to make each one distinguishable from the rest. This book might be easier to follow in reading format than in audible format for that reason.

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What a grand story of Hope

I enjoyed this book. This was my2nd KIm Cash Tate novel and it delivered as expected.

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New Favorite Author

Great story. Moving and well developed with a great performance. I am reading another and can not wait to read another.

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Amazing journey!

This was my second novel by Kim Cash Tate. It was an amazing journey that I could barely put down. The characters are so real, their stories so vivid, you feel like you are living in the narrative yourself. This is a great book for both times of spiritual renewal and mental/physical rest.

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Aaahmazing

This is my first time reading a book by this author and I absolutely loved it! It felt like home to me, from the family gathering because of the grandmother and cousins seeing each other after a long time. Looking for another book by this author.