Since I am a Fay Lamb fan, I couldn’t wait until Hope was released. Hope is number three in her series The Ties That Bind, all set in one of my favorite states, Florida.
All the characters I loved in the previous two books were delightfully woven into the story: Evan and Libby Carter, Judge Delilah, and Charisse and Gideon Tabor.
Hope Astor has now given her life to the Lord, and it shows. Rather than the irresponsible playgirl from her past, Hope has learned to appreciate friends who’ve come along side her after her parents abandoned her. Love of painting occupies her time, but when she discovers lumps in her breasts, she accepts her need to see a physician.
Dr. Daniel Duvall is a prominent doctor who grew up with wealth and privilege. After he blames his sister’s death on her best friend Hope Astor, he and his family want nothing more to do with Hope. He’s blind to the change others see in the lovely young woman. Though he objects, Hope’s friends persuade him to take her on as a patient.
Hope struck deep emotional chords as a I read the book, my heart cheering for Hope. I found myself reaching for my tissue box several times, both with sadness and joy.
Fay Lamb’s research into breast cancer was impeccable and informative.
A few glimpses into the supernatural world set my imagination soaring.
I’ve heard rumors that there will be a fourth in the series, and I’m anxiously awaiting it’s publication.