Monday, August 15, 2016

Book Review: Where Hope Prevails

Publisher's Description

Inspiring Conclusion to a Popular Series with a TV tie-in When Beth Thatcher returns to Coal Valley, she has much to be excited about. She anticipates Jarrick's proposal of marriage and perhaps a spring wedding. The mine is expanding, and there are more schoolchildren than ever.

But the town's rapid growth brings many challenges. A second teacher is assigned, and Beth finds herself going head-to-head with a very different philosophy of education--one that dismisses religion and rejects God. Fearful for the children who sit under the influence of Robert Harris Hughes, Beth struggles to know how to respond.

At the same time, Beth wonders if Jarrick is considering a position at her father's company simply for her sake. Should she admit her feelings on the matter? Or keep silent and allow Jarrick to make up his own mind?
When I saw that Bethany House had this book available for review, I was so excited!  I have already read the first two in this series and it was such a blessing to get the third in exchange for my honest review.
We return to Coal Valley after Beth's adventures from the last book, with school starting up with new students and a new teacher.  Mr. Harris Hughes is the new teacher and he has new ideas.  This book shows that when we meet people who don't believe in God, we need to show them His love.  A concept Beth has a hard time with, but in the end she comes through with the love of Jesus in what she does.

Jarrick isn't in this book very much, but I guess he really isn't a whole lot in the others either.  When he is in it he is always kind and loves Beth with all his heart. 
What I really like about this series is the lessons they show.  About love, hope, and trust in God.  Miss Molly is a big influence on Beth she has lived through learned, lessons of her own.  She prays and encourages Beth about her own situations she is going through.
In the end this is a nice, clean series.  I love how much God they put in it.  That is always nice to read.  He is always with us and will guide out steps.  This isn't a super fast pace book, but it is a nice walk in the park.
4 out of 5 stars
* I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.

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