Leaves of Hope (Steeple Hill Women's Fiction #36)

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9780373785605: Leaves of Hope (Steeple Hill Women's Fiction #36)

A shocking discovery leads Beth Lowell to the Himalayan foothills where she hopes to find her biological father with the help of a handsome British businessman, while her mother Jan, determined to reconcile with Beth and find the strength to love again, sets out on her own journey. Original.

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Catherine Palmer, author of over forty novels, with nearly two million copies sold, is the winner of a Christy Award for outstanding Christian romance and is also a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award winner. Raised in Kenya, she now lives in Missouri with her husband and their two sons.

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Prolific Christy award-winning romance novelist Palmer (A Touch of Betrayal) brews a lukewarm mother/daughter love and faith story that manages some enjoyable moments. Bethany "Beth" Lowell is a brash protagonist who travels the world assisting corporate employees with international transitions. Her stick-in-the-mud widowed mother Jan plans a comfortable and secure life in Texas painting roses and baking cobblers. When the secret of Beth's birth comes to light (a stock in trade of faith fiction plots), Beth crosses the globe with dashing British tea plantation owner Miles Wilson to find her biological father. Jan must decide if she will risk her secure way of life to make peace with her past missteps. A preachiness that feels didactic even for the faith fiction genre overpowers the storyline; the plot revolves around the conversion or recommitment of two characters (although one is charmingly portrayed). Most disappointing is the untapped potential of the setting of a tea plantation in the Himalayas and other exotic locations, most of which are described in an encyclopedic way. The romance never steams up, and Miles's disappearance at a crucial moment is confusing. However, faith fiction fans who like squeaky-clean romance will find this novel just their cup of tea.
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