Wednesday, December 30, 2009

On My Nightstand - Forevermore by Cathy Marie Hake

Hope Ladley shows up at the Stauffer farm in a cart drawn by her mule, Hattie, and few personal belongings. Wandering across the state of Texas, she goes where God leads her.

The grieving farmer, his motherless child, and pregnant sister receive more than a hearty, homecooked meal. Hope's cheerful disposition, common sense, faith, and loyalty infuse them with the essence of her name.

The question lingers in all their minds whether Hope will stay or be off on a new adventure, scattering like a dandelion gone to seed. Even she wonders when the Lord will move her to help another family.

At times I've read a book by an author that I've loved, only to find disappointment in their other offerings. Cathy delivered a great book both times, and I'm looking forward to reading more of her work. You won't go wrong spending your hard-earned dollars on this author's novels.

18 comments:

Carla Gade said...

I just loved this book, Susan. I couldn't get over how creative the author was with making Hope get all her idioms mixed up, but still having them make sense. This was a fun story, but as always, Cathy makes it meaningful as well. Enjoy!

Jessica said...

I haven't read her recent books but all of them sound great. I think I'd love her heroines. Thanks for the review! I'm glad you had a nice Christmas. :-)

Karen Lange said...

This is a great book! Your review should tempt those who haven't read it yet:)
Blessings,
Karen

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

I've never heard of her, but her book sounds interesting. Thanks for featuring her!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Carla -

Thanks for the testimonial on this book. Like you, I marveled at the author's ability to dream up all those fractured phrases.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jess -

I recently gave my Mom one of her books, and she's devouring it. I can always tell when a book hits the target. :)

Have a great day!

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen -

I hope some of the readers will pick up at least one of her titles. They won't be disappointed.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Kristen -

I came across her name here and there, but had no idea what she wrote. A friend gave me several of her books, and I'm totally hooked.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Jeanette Levellie said...

I've not heard of Cathy, but this sounds like a great read. It's fun when an author delivers excellent writing time after time.
Happy New Year, Susan!

Jen
Audience of ONE

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jen -

I hope you'll pick up one of her books. I haven't seen them in our Christian bookstore, but maybe they have them where you live. Amazon or CBD will most likely carry them.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Faith Imagined said...

Excellent review! This sounds like something I will have to pick up the next time I am at B&N!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Faith -

Welcome to my blog, and thanks for commenting. I post here Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

I'm really glad I gave this author a try. Her characters are so much fun.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Maria I. Morgan said...

Sounds like a book I'll need to put on my list! Thanks for the review, Susan. God's blessings to you as we enter a new year!

Shmologna said...

I find the cover rather intriguing too!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Maria -

I think you'll be impressed by this author. I've read four of her books, and loved them all.

Happy New Year,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Shmologna -

Her covers are beautiful and capture the characters' personalities.

Happy New Year,
Susan :)

Becky Lange said...

I read this book and enjoyed it! Thanks for the review!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Becky -

Thanks for stopping by and for the testimonial.

Happy New Year,
Susan :)