Monday, April 08, 2013

Book Review - The Color of Hope by Kim Cash Tate

The Color of Hope is written by Kim Cash Tate and is published by Thomas Nelson.

The Color of Hope is the newest novel in the Hope Springs series. It is a little more "gritty" than the previous stories - and I like that. Janelle and Kory move forward with wedding plans while Libby searches for meaning in her life. Libby and Travis clearly have a connection but can't go any further than friendship as long as Libby lives a life without God.

The grittiness comes in to play in the racial tension part of the storyline. Marcus, who is black, is attracted to Charley (Charlotte), who is white. Charley's grandfather is a longtime elder at Calvary - Todd's church. He really stirs up the tension here, much the same way he stirred it up in the sixties, allowing things to get out of hand.

Then there's Sam's story. Sam is a bi-racial teenager who doesn't seem to fit in. Her life really begins to get complicated when she tries to be like everyone else in order to be loved.

The Color of Hope is a well-written, sensitive story written by a sensitive author. Ms. Tate doesn't pull any punches, nor does she "side with" blacks or whites. She simply tells a story about PEOPLE. In God's sight, we're all about what's on the inside, not on the outside.

If you want to read a powerful story about love, trials, and a hope for a better future together as God's people, read this one.

*I received a copy of The Color of Hope in exchange for my honest opinion. Opinions expressed are my own.*

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