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Spring Hope (Seasons of the Heart #4)

4.14  ·  Rating Details  ·  72 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
Can runaway Libby Cantrell finally get a new start?Libby Cantrell’s life has gone from bad to worse since her mother’s death. After working in a brothel to support her abusive father, she sees no hope for her future until one cold winter night when she finds the courage to escape.When she collapses in Portersfield, Texas, exhausted, ill, and hungry, Sheriff Cory Muldoon fi ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published May 15th 2012 by Realms
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Nov 04, 2012 June rated it really liked it

I have really enjoyed this whole series. Martha Rogers is a very talented author and tells a great story. The Reed, Monroe and Muldoon families have been fun to follow in this series.
Maureen Timerman
Jul 17, 2012 Maureen Timerman rated it it was amazing
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Another great book by Martha Rogers and her Seasons of The Heart Series. Once started I didn't want to leave Portersfield, TX. This is a return visit for me, and was great to be reaquainted with old friends. Although this is a stand alone book, I recommend reading the other three, as they are equally good.
We begin our journey as Libby Cantrell has literally dropped into this caring town. Sheriff Cory Muldoon stumbles by the alley, and see an unattended horse, and a bundle, which turns out to be
Richard Hayes
Jun 24, 2012 Richard Hayes rated it it was amazing
NOTE: I received a free copy of this book for review. The only thing asked was my honest review.

On that cold February, 1891 (the coldest winter night so far) as Deputy Sheriff Cory Muldoon patrolled the streets and alley's of Poterfield Texas, the last thing he expected to see was a bundle behind one of the stores. Knowing that the store owner was not in the habit of leaving anything behind his store he went to investigate and was surprised to find under a blanket, a young woman poorly dressed f
Jun 12, 2012 Linda rated it really liked it
I have enjoyed reading and reviewing this entire series (including prior books Summer Dream, Autumn Song, and Winter Promise), and Spring Hope may be my favorite of the four books. (While characters recur and events are connected within the books, they can be read as stand-alones, although I recommend reading them all!) Libby's plight tugged at my heart, and I longed for her to successfully escape her past and begin anew in Portersfield. The burden Libby feels to keep her past a secret is unders ...more
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
Being a huge fan of western romances, I am always thrilled when I receive a request to review a book in that genre. Today was no exception. I received Spring Hope by Martha Rogers compliments of Christian Fiction Blog Alliance for my honest review and think this one was exceptional. This is book 4, in the Seasons of The Heart series and what's perfect is being able to read this one as a stand alone. I hadn't had the delight to read the previous three but now, I know I will be going back to pick ...more
Aug 25, 2012 Brenda rated it really liked it
Libby Cantrell is on the run,and never wants to go back to her home in Louisiana. Since the death of her mother, her pa had made her work as a prostitute in the local saloon, and when she rebelled he would beat her into submission. She decides her only hope is to run so far away that he wont be able to find her. She makes it to Portersfield, Texas where she is found in an alleyway by Sheriff Cory Muldoon. When he asks for her name she hesitates, not wanting to lie and start out on the wrong foot ...more
Patricia Kemp Blackmon
Jul 30, 2012 Patricia Kemp Blackmon rated it it was amazing
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Libby Cantrell has had a hard life ever since her mother's death four years ago. This left her with a grieving father that turned to alcohol and gambling. Then when he lost his job he put Libby to work in a saloon. She refused him and he beat her after that the beatings kept coming. One night he brought a man home and made her service the stranger. This was her life now selling her body and being abused. She tries to build up her courage to escape her father and the abuse. She can't bear for ano ...more
Jun 04, 2012 Ladette rated it really liked it
Hope Springs is a good historical fiction. I think I would have enjoyed it better if I had read the first three books in the series (Summer Dream, Autumn Song, and Winter Promise) because there are many times Rogers mentions things that must have happened in the previous books. That aside, the story is solid. The issues are (were) real and the personal struggles that Cory and Elizabeth face are struggles that we all might face at one point or another in our own Christianity and lives. Cory strug ...more
Holly (2 Kids and Tired)
Jun 01, 2012 Holly (2 Kids and Tired) rated it really liked it
The Seasons of the Heart series introduced us to the wonderful Muldoon family and in Spring Hope, we finally learn Cory's story. As a sheriff in Portersfield, Texas, Cory has a satisfying job and a terrific family. All he needs is a wife. When he discovers Libby Cantrell huddled in a doorway, sick and exhausted, Cory is drawn to her. He knows she has secrets and he's as determined to discover them as Libby is to hide them.

I thought Cory was a little uber self-righteous and judgmental when it cam
May 22, 2013 Dorrice rated it really liked it
A fitting end to an excellent series. Martha Rogers has crafted a believable tale that stretches over a period of two years or more. The characters are developed carefully but completely, giving the reader the desire to know them better. I hated to see this book end, knowing that in real life these wonderful people would continue to help others and show the real love of Christ to their friends and neighbors.

I one beef is that I unknowingly started with the second book,Autumn Song. When I realize
Jul 31, 2015 Paula-O rated it really liked it
Spring Hope is book#4 in series "Seasons of the Heart" by Martha Rogers

Martha tells a good story about another era and captures your interest from page one till you turn the last to "The End"...

This book tells the story of Libby Cantrell after her mother dies and her father changes so much that he no longer seems to know right from wrong and his little girl is used and abused.
The beginning of our story finds her as a run away and found by the sheriff of Porterfield Texas. All in the town befrien
Aug 22, 2012 JoyAnne rated it it was amazing
People can learn a lot from the townspeople of Porterfield, I admired their faith in God and their love of people. The main characters, Libby and Cory,
quickly work their way into your heart though Cory can be quite stubborn and has a problem with judging others.

Libby is running from her past, scared to death others will find out what she has been forced to do at the hand of her father. Cory is sure he knows what kind of woman she is... no better than a saloon girl. As they get to know each othe
Sep 01, 2015 Deanna rated it it was amazing
this was the best of the 4 books in the series. I couldn't hardly put it down. I wanted to finish it. I will miss the characters in this series. I really wanted to know what they were doing - just like they were family for a while.
April Suter
Jul 11, 2012 April Suter rated it really liked it
The final book in the Seasons of the Heart series. Sheriff Cory Muldoon watches the town grow and deals with any unsavory characters that appear. When he finds a girl, passed out, ill in the alley he takes her to the doctor. She says her name is Elizabeth but his lawman's hunch tells him that she is not necessarily honest about her name and past. Why did she show up in Portersfield, Texas?

Will she fit in the large Muldoon family and in his heart?
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Sep 09, 2013 Jennah rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this story, it is a little similar to what I have read in the past, but I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. My favorite part about this story was the part when Elizabeth's father, Kurt, asked his daughter for forgiveness for the sinful things he did to her and made her do. I also loved all the women characters in this book, Aunt Mae and Ada reminded me of my own mother. A great story about God's forgiveness and the power of His unfailing love.
Heather Hart
Jan 01, 2014 Heather Hart rated it liked it
The first books in this series was really good... but I kind of wish Ms. Rogers would have quit while she was a head. I couldn't get into this last book and it seemed a little forced.
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Dec 17, 2014 09:22AM  
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Martha Rogers is a former schoolteacher and English instructor. She served as a newsletter editor for the writer's organization, Inspirational Writers Alive! for six years and is the state president. She is also the director for the annual Texas Christian Writer's Conference and is a member of American Christia
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Other Books in the Series

Seasons of the Heart (4 books)
  • Summer Dream (Seasons of the Heart #1)
  • Autumn Song (Seasons of the Heart #2)
  • Winter Promise (Seasons of the Heart #3)

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