In This Hope was a very good novella. It can be enjoyed without having read A Perfect Weakness, which takes place a few years before this story. Some past events discussed in this story occurred in A Perfect Weakness, so be prepared for that if you haven’t already read the first book.
I really liked Charlotte and Thomas. Both of them made huge, character defining mistakes in the past and now live with not only the consequences of those mistakes, but also the judgment from members of society and the press.
This novella had an excellent faith message and really explained the concepts of God’s grace and forgiveness, as well as what true repentance looks like.
I read this book through Kindle Unlimited. All opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Lady Charlotte Kingsley returns to London after spending a year on the Continent to avoid a vicious scandal. Once dubbed The Manipulative Matron by the press, she hopes the worst has blown over and she can live life on her terms. She also seeks to return to the faith of her youth. But a God who does not condemn her is a hard truth to embrace.
Over two years ago, Thomas Howard left prison. Having reconciled with God and his family, he lives a quiet life. He longs to return to the world of art, but can he re-awaken his talent? And though he is convinced God has forgiven his past, what can persuade the woman he nearly ruined to do the same?
When a chance meeting throws the two together, a friendship forms. But their reputations as social pariahs are too delicious for the scandal-mongers to resist. Their pasts return to haunt them and may ruin more than just their growing feelings for one another. Despite the world’s harsh judgment, can they find hope that in Christ there is now no condemnation?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I love a good book. I have shelves overflowing with them in my office, books stacked on the floor next to my bed, and I’m running out of space on my e-readers. I reside in central Ohio with my husband and two children, As well as being a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), I am also a graduate of The Ohio State University. I make room to write in between being a busy wife and mom and despite the fact my cats like to walk on my keyboard.