A NovelBook - 2003
Welcome back to Hope Springs, the small southern town introduced in the bestselling Friendship Cake, in which the women of Hope Springs Community Church first came together to whip up a cookbook like no other -- a project that turned out to be an ideal recipe for friendship. Bea's gardening tips offered advice for tilling friendships as well as soil in Hope Springs. Now, Lynne Hinton returns with her engaging storytelling and brings the friendship of these delightful women to life once more in the third install-ment of the beloved Hope Springs series.
A year after Margaret's initial diagnosis, the friends rally around as she learns whether she is cancer free, and Charlotte, who is helping a young prison inmate to come to terms with his past, makes some startling decisions about her own life. Jessie travels to Africa to fulfill a lifelong dream of discovering her ancestors, and while there, questions her strongest friendships in the face of slavery's harrowing history. Back in Hope Springs, Beatrice unearths some surprising secrets along with a newfound respect for truth and trust in any relationship. Through joys and sorrows the friends have leaned on and supported one another. But what will happen to the circle when the friends discover that one of their own is leaving Hope Springs for good? Join Margaret, Charlotte, Louise, Beatrice, and Jessie for an homage to friendship you'll never forget.