Hope Stockton’s life is dead, frozen in a winter of guilt, deceit, and fear. When handsome young pastor, Josh Lewis, comes to serve in her church, she wonders if she can trust him with her past. Will he be able to help her answer the questions that have been buried in her heart for years? Or will his own secrets drive them apart and prevent him from helping Hope find her spring of forgiveness? Set in small town Texas in the years during and following the Vietnam war, Season of Hope is a story of forgiveness and restoration.
"You have a question you want to ask me,” Sam whispered. “Oh, I do? And what would that be?” “You’re wondering why I haven’t tried to kiss you.” Katherine’s face was on fire as she stepped away. There’s no way he could have possibly known her thoughts. “And you think it might be because I’m not attracted to you.” He entwined his fingers with hers and then raised their clasped hands to draw her back to him. “But you’re wrong.” “Why haven’t you tried to kiss me then? Every other man I’ve ever dated would have at least tried by now.” “I’m not every other man.” He was right about that.
The warmth of his whisper kissed her curls. “Faith Holmes, I love you, and one day, when you’re ready, I’ll ask you to marry me. I vow to you that whatever the future brings, I will never, ever forsake you. You’ll never need to doubt me.” If only she could trust him, could believe his words were true. But her life proved otherwise. . . Men were liars.
"Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland." Isaiah 43:18-19