What is unique about A Secret Hope?
A lot of books about women don’t portray strong characters. Maybe that’s why we like the ones that do. Women know how strong we often have to be, and we don’t appreciate weak, simpering female characters, even in our fiction. Rachel, Becca, and Marina, the contemporary women in A Secret Hope, belong to three different generations, but they are each strong in their own ways. They don’t always act wisely, but they are willing to learn from their mistakes. Through the lives of the characters, the book touches on many subjects from a Christian worldview but without preaching. Adoption, motherhood, death, grief, crime, cancer, forgiveness and love all play a part in the way the lives of these women are shaped–and in the way they shape each other’s lives.
Where did the title come from?
“Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; a mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” (Oliver Wendell Holmes)
A Secret Hope explores in fictional form relationships between women–the mother-daughter relationship especially.
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