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Title:
Beloved hope
Author:
Peterson, Tracie, author.
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Edition:
[Large print ed.]
Publication Information:
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017]

©2017
Physical Description:
459 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Summary:
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?
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780764213434
Format :
Book

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A Compelling Novel of Forgiveness and Hope from Leading Author Tracie Peterson

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?


Author Notes

Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 100 novels. Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. She and her family live in Montana. Learn more at www.traciepeterson.com.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Set in Oregon just before the Civil War, Peterson's (Treasured Grace) second installment of her Heart of the Frontier series focuses on Hope Flanagan, who survived a massacre at Whitman Mission in the previous book. Hope is forced to relive the traumatic event after being asked to testify against the American Indians accused of committing the horrible act. Lieutenant Lance Kenner, fulfilling his last duties for the army, is charged with protecting the accused Indians. Caught in an attempt to gain revenge, Hope meets Lance, who quickly becomes a comforting presence in Hope's life. But when a man from Lance's own troubled past resurfaces in an unexpected way, Lance, like Hope, will have to decide if forgiveness is attainable. Peterson creates believable 19th-century characters that will resonate with readers. Not only does the love between Hope and Lance ring true, but the story also deals with issues of trauma, fear, and revenge in perceptive ways. The characters learn how to rely on God and the Bible in hard circumstances, which doesn't feel trite but hard-earned. This continuation of the Heart of the Frontier series is sure to delight Peterson fans and win her new ones. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.