After becoming a victim of the Whitman Mission Massacre, Hope Flanagan is faced with the grueling choice of whether or not to testify against the men that attacked the mission. Once her decision is made and the trial ends, she hopes that she can put the past behind her but finds reliving the events of that horrendous day may have set her back. She finds solace from her family and tending to her flock of sheep until an unexpected friendship develops between her and Army Lieutenant, Lance Kenner- one of the guards at the trial. Lance and Hope begin spending more time together when Lance's stint in the military ends after the trial and he accepts a job at her uncle and brother-in-law's saw mill. As their friendship begins to transform into something more, both Lance and Hope must deal with scars from their past in order to seek a possible future together.
I wasn't sure how Peterson would be able to take the tragic events that occurred to Hope in Treasured Grace and transform them into a beautiful story, but she has done just that! Forgiveness, healing, and tender love are woven throughout Beloved Hope as God's grace paves the way for a beautiful future for Hope demonstrating how only He can make something worthwhile from our ashes.
This review contains my own thoughts and opinions. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher.
Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than one hundred books. Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. She and her family live in Montana. Visit her website at http://traciepetersonbooks.com/.