Where Hope Prevails

Where Hope Prevails

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Inspiring Conclusion to a Popular Series with a TV tie-in

When Beth Thatcher returns to Coal Valley, she has much to be excited about. She anticipates Jarrick's proposal of marriage and perhaps a spring wedding. The mine is expanding, and there are more schoolchildren than ever.

But the town's rapid growth brings many challenges. A second teacher is assigned, and Beth finds herself going head-to-head with a very different philosophy of education--one that dismisses religion and rejects God. Fearful for the children who sit under the influence of Robert Harris Hughes, Beth struggles to know how to respond.

At the same time, Beth wonders if Jarrick is considering a position at her father's company simply for her sake. Should she admit her feelings on the matter? Or keep silent and allow Jarrick to make up his own mind?

Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Bethany House, c2016
ISBN: 9780764217838
Branch Call Number: OKE
Characteristics: 317 p. ;,23 cm
Additional Contributors: Logan, Laurel Oke

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bibliosara May 08, 2019

Reading this book was a little bittersweet for me. While I greatly enjoyed Oke's writing and the culmination of Beth's adventures, I also felt sad for leaving behind the community of Coal Valley. In this third – and final – book of the "Return to the Canadian West" series, Beth returns to Coal Valley with hopes to wed Jarrick and enjoy a life of adventure and purpose. However, the arrival of a new teacher – whose religious views are quite the opposite of her own – along with the growth of the community and doubts about her relationship, prove that coming home is more challenging than one might expect. The plot is enjoyable, especially since we see Beth grow as a person through the challenges (and that she is far from perfect!). The ending is lovely, and the notes of faith, romance, and drama were perfectly intertwined. A delightful, moderately paced read for anyone who enjoys historical Christian fiction!

happyreader64 Apr 17, 2019

Where Hope Prevails centers around Beth’s excitement of finding her new life as a frontier woman in the Canadian West. Beth returns to Coal Valley and discovers some challenges with teaching at the school. Beth also continues developing her relationship with Jarrick, as well as the rest of the people in Coal Valley.
Beth grows emotionally and spiritually. The story is filled with loyalty, faith, and prayer. Each character is described with detail and uniqueness. This was a charming Canadian West romance. The author describes how it was in the late 1940’s in the Canadian Rockies quite vividly.
I will be reading more of these historical fiction novels by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan.

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