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Garden of Faith

3.52  ·  Rating Details  ·  58 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Welcome back to the charming world of Hope Springs, the small southern town at the center of bestselling author Lynne Hinton's Hope Springs trilogy. In this sequel to Friendship Cake, the same delightful women have finished the cookbook that brought them together, showing each the true meaning of friendship. Now these bonds are challenged by Margaret's sudden illness, Nadi ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published April 2nd 2002 by HarperOne (first published April 2002)
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Georgia Herod
May 07, 2016 Georgia Herod rated it liked it
This is the second in Hinton’s series which began with Friendship Cake. (I may have taken this from the blurb--just acknowledging that.)

The Hope Springs Community Church Women’s Guild cookbook project has come to an end, but the unique friendship forged between five diverse women is put to the test when Margaret Peele discovers a lump in her breast. Jessie and her long-lost husband are moving to CA, but that changes when Margaret shares her news. Charlotte, the pastor, continues with her crisis
Nov 24, 2011 Donna rated it really liked it
Another really good book by Lynne Hinton from the amazing women in the Cookbook Committee. This time it is a Garden Newsletter that brings the ladies together again. I missed this one in the Friendship Cake series. It is the second one and the title through me off. This one has humor and warmth along with some touching insights into grief and recovery.
This is a story set in the south, with interesting characters and a spiritual slant. It is light reading. I would probably try the author again.
Apr 10, 2012 Barbara rated it it was amazing
It is some of the best prose that I have read in recent years. Her observations of womanhood and the sisterhood we enjoy is profound.
If you read it, one of my favorite scenes involves bald heads. You should know what I mean about this move of solidarity upon reading it.
I would not recommend this book to someone who is still dealing with a tragic loss of a child as it may hit too close too home.
Also, if you are really depressed, it may not be the best read for you either.
I told someone that this
Jul 21, 2016 Robin rated it really liked it
A great story of friendship and sticking together through thick and thin.
Mar 16, 2015 Sheridan rated it liked it
Sequel to Friendship Cake. Good to revisit old friends.
Jul 05, 2010 Kelly rated it did not like it
I didn't like this book at all. I read the first one a couple of years ago, but this one is plain awful!
Apr 29, 2013 Dineen rated it it was amazing
Love this series. Be prepared to cry. Happy tears at the end though.
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Lynne Hinton is the pastor of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. The author of numerous novels including Friendship Cake, Hope Springs, Forever Friends, Christmas Cake, and Wedding Cake, she lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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