Where Hope Begins
Sometimes we’re allowed to glimpse the beauty within the brokenness . . .
Savannah Barrington has always found solace at her parents’ lake house in the Berkshires, and it’s the place that she runs to when her husband of over twenty years leaves her. Though her world is shaken, and the future uncertain, she finds hope through an old woman’s wisdom, a little girl’s laughter, and a man who’s willing to risk his own heart to prove to Savannah that she is worthy of love.
But soon, Savannah is given a challenge that she can’t run away from. Forgiving the unforgiveable. Amidst the ancient gardens and musty bookstores of the small town she’s sought refuge in, she must reconcile with the grief that haunts her, the God pursuing her, and the wounds of the past that might be healed after all.
Where Hope Begins is the story of grace in the midst of brokenness, pointing us to the miracles that await when we look beyond our own expectations.
WINNER OF THE 2019 AMERICAN CHRISTIAN FICTION WRITERS CAROL AWARD FOR CONTEMPORARY FICTION!!
Praise for Where Hope Begins
"Catherine West gracefully braids together grief, humor, and longing in her newest book. Where Hope Begins is a beautiful and heartrending story of a marriage and the two people who must decide if it is worth saving. A story for anyone who's had to start over--and those who wonder where others find the courage and strength to do so."
—Lauren K. Denton, author of The Hideaway
"Catherine West has quickly become my favorite contemporary author, and this novel seals the deal! She is a master of writing vivid, haunting settings that are as much characters in her stories as the hero and heroine. Where Hope Begins had me rushing through the pages even while wishing the story would never end. Another wonderful novel on an already stellar list from this author."
—Deborah Raney, author of The Chicory Inn Novels series and Reason to Breathe
"West courageously wades into the turbulent waters of relationships—the struggles we all face. Rather than settling for easy or clichéd answers, she writes with realism, always choosing hope and grace."
—Beth K. Vogt, Things I Never Told You, Christy and Carol Award-winning author
"Peeling back the curtain that shrouds life’s messy corners, Catherine West has written a story that we all need. Where Hope Begins will take your breath and quite possibly your heart. West reminds us that even in the midst of heartbreak and loss, hope is never out of reach. Where Hope Begins will linger long after you close the last beautiful page."
—Patti Callahan Henry, bestselling author of The Bookshop At Water’s End
"Emotionally gripping and stunningly honest, Where Hope Begins is a moving story that breaks the heart, then masterfully puts it back together, somehow fuller than it was before. Have a box of tissue on hand, Readers, and well done, Catherine West!"
—Katie Ganshert, award-winning author of No One Ever Asked