Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Review: Hannah's Hope
Hannah's Hope by Karen Kingsbury
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Loved this hopeful, heart grabbing novella by Karen Kingsbury. I don't think she can write a bad book!
15-year-old Hannah Roberts remembers when her father was her closest friend. The image is hazy, though, pulled from her distant childhood memories, and her father is now very cold and distant. Feeling orphaned, Hannah lives a lonely life with her wealthy, ailing grandmother. As Christmas nears, Hannah learns a shocking truth: the man she believed was her father is not her parent after all. In an effort to find answers, she begins a desperate search for her real father, Air Force pilot Mike Conner. Local politicians and the city's newspaper catch wind of her quest, and the entire state joins in Hannah's hope that she'll find her father before the holidays.
I couldn't believe the cold, thoughtless, almost heartless actions of Hannah's mother! I gasped when I read where she decides to send Hannah the letter about her biological father to try to keep Hannah occupied because they wouldn't be there for Christmas. Come on! There had to have been a better time and place to share news like that. After the initial shock, Hannah takes it like the trooper she is and sets out to find her biological father. This story of how they reconnect is full of heart rending but also beautiful, touching, and hopeful moments.
*Thanks to FaithWords and NetGalley for providing me with a free e-book copy in exchange for my honest opinion & review.*
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