“Beloved Hope” ~ Book Review

Oct 17, 2017 by

Welcome back to Rachel’s Back Talk! I’m so glad you could join me again. Today I am reviewing Tracie Peterson’s newest release, Beloved Hope


As is my custom, if I could ask Tracie one question about Beloved Hope it would be — “What is one thing thing that you wish readers would take away from Hope’s story?” And if you want to know why I asked that question, I guess you’ll just have to read the book to find out!


And without further ado, onto Rachel’s Back Talk!

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From the Back Cover:

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?


Rachel’s Back Talk: 

5 – award winning covers

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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 there’s 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 Mercy’s story as well!


I received a free copy from the author. No review, positive or otherwise, was required — all opinions are my own.


Other books by Tracie I will read next:
Cherished Mercy

Steadfast Heart

A Treasure Concealed

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