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The hope Chest by Viola Shipman - 10/16/2018 8:48:37 AM   
KarenVA


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I'm in the middle of this book and I love this story!! It's so tender!!

The Hope Chest
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Viola Shipman

From the beloved author of Indie Next Pick The Charm Bracelet, a story about an heirloom hope chest and the connection it inspires among three people in need of hope.

The discovery of one woman’s heirloom hope chest unveils precious memories and helps three people who have each lost a part of themselves find joy once again.

Ever since she was diagnosed with ALS, fiercely independent Mattie doesn’t feel like herself. She can’t navigate her beloved home, she can’t go for a boat ride, and she can barely even feed herself. Her devoted husband, Don, doesn’t want to imagine life without his wife of nearly fifty years, but Mattie isn’t likely to make it past their anniversary.

But when Rose, Mattie’s new caretaker, and her young daughter, Jeri, enter the couple’s life, happiness and the possibility for new memories return. Together they form a family, and Mattie is finally able to pass on her memories from the hope chest she received from her mother.

With each item—including a favorite doll, family dishes, an embroidered apron, and an antique Christmas ornament—the hope chest connects Mattie, Don and Rose to each other and helps them find hope again in the face of overwhelming life challenges.

A beautiful story about the unconditional love and support of family, The Hope Chest will remind you that hope can be found where and when you least expect it.

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RE: The hope Chest by Viola Shipman - 10/17/2018 12:52:17 PM   
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Sounds wonderful, I'll look for it. I'm re-reading the Rosemund Pilcher novels I collected many years ago. This is probably my third or fourth go around although the stories are romancey which isn't usually my cup of tea, the world in which they take place is so traditional and comforting I find them relaxing and timeless.

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RE: The hope Chest by Viola Shipman - 10/17/2018 1:23:05 PM   
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This sounds so very sweet, and I love stories like that. But does it have a sad
ending? These days I can't take much sadness at all...getting worse every day.
The Andy Griffith Show is about as intense as I can tolerate LOL!

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RE: The hope Chest by Viola Shipman - 10/18/2018 10:03:30 AM   
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Ha ha, Linda I'm right there with you about the Andy Griffith show. When I'm sick all I want to do is curl up under my duck themed blanket and watch The Andy Griffith Show. Of course I watch the re-runs when I'm not sick too. I found The Hope Chest used yesterday on Ebay and am waiting for delivery. Thank you, Karen, for the recommendation.

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RE: The hope Chest by Viola Shipman - 10/19/2018 8:49:37 AM   
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This truly is a "Hopeful" book--as repeated by Emily Dickinson:

“Hope” is the thing with feathers -

That perches in the soul -

And sings the tune without the words -

And never stops - at all -


I really liked this story! It had sad parts--just like life--but the overall theme was love and hope.

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RE: The hope Chest by Viola Shipman - 10/19/2018 10:47:54 AM   
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What is interesting about these wonderful books is that Viola Shipman is a pen name for a man! Wade Rouse is an award winning author.... He was influenced by two grandmothers, learning to appreciate family memories as well as recipes.

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