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Leaves of Hope

3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  126 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
Beth's search for the birth father she never knew takes her to an enchanting tea estate in the Himalayan foothills, where she is accompanied by a handsome British businessman.
Paperback, 281 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Steeple Hill
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Katrina
Mar 11, 2017 Katrina rated it really liked it
A lot of coincidences with Mr. Man, but overall very enjoyable.
Evelyn
Apr 19, 2008 Evelyn rated it really liked it
An adventurous spirit has always set Beth Lowell apart in her family, creating tension with her mother. Beth, who travels all over the world for her job, wonders how her widowed mother Jan can endure her staid, predictable life. Then a note hidden inside an antique tea

A satisfying, gentle read. Likeable characters who solve real-life problems. Highly recommend.
Cheryl-Lynn
Jul 11, 2008 Cheryl-Lynn rated it really liked it
I have started reading one other of Catherine Palmer's books. I didn't enjoy it so stopped. I really liked this book. It was a fast read, uplifting, and a fun little romance. There is a lot of christian beliefs intermixed which I don't mind- it's nice to know there are other religious people out there.
Hannah
Jul 20, 2009 Hannah rated it it was amazing
OK, well I love Cathrine Palmer! Her stories are always inspiring. While reading, I thought I had the whole thing figured out, but I didn't. I really liked it. It's a nice light-hearted read that you can put down and begin again without loosing what you're reading. I finished it quickly...probably about three days.
Jill Twigg
Aug 15, 2015 Jill Twigg rated it really liked it
Beth Lowell,coming from a stable home, learns that she has a different father from her brothers. She sets out to find him and by happenstance, meets the president of the company her birth father works for in Africa. This story reflects on the relationship of Beth's mother Jan, who kept the knowledge of her pregnancy from Beth's father, and the decisions one makes through life.
Dani Moore
Jul 24, 2010 Dani Moore rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed following Beth on her journey to find "her roots" so to speak. I was my mothers bio child but was just as foreign to her. I loved the message that faith is not always comfortable or easy. Easy reading. Finioshed in 2 days.
Christal
Aug 06, 2013 Christal rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
easy read, but I really liked it. It made me think so much about our different personalities and how God uses each person's gifts. It also dealt with out fears and to not let them stop you from living.
Alexa
Nov 12, 2014 Alexa rated it liked it
In my personal opinion, the ending was not satisfactory. Thus, it was a bit of disappointment for me. I skimmed a lot, especially in Jan's parts. I didn't really like her character. If only the ending were complete, I would be a one happy gal.
Hannah
Jan 04, 2011 Hannah rated it liked it
It was a good book, but I didn't like the ending. What happened was good, I just feel like she should have expounded or told us a little more of what happened after the ending--like a summarizing epilogue.
Carolyn
Aug 18, 2014 Carolyn rated it liked it
Very interesting plot. A teapot sends a woman searching for her birth father while at odds with her mother who believes he is dead and wants her daughter to forget about him.
Stephi Cham
Jan 01, 2012 Stephi Cham rated it it was amazing
Shelves: worth-a-reread
Predictable, but touched my heart and really captured the inner struggles of the characters that many of us can relate to.
Jill
Feb 28, 2009 Jill rated it liked it
This book was completely predictable, but enjoyed the light read and the happy story.
Shelly Ann
This wasn't what I thought it would be. To much going on as
far as going from story line to story line. I didn't like
the closure. Just seemed to rushed.
Melissa
Sep 11, 2014 Melissa rated it it was ok
Beth finds a box and discovers she has a different birth father, goes looking for him. Very stilted character interaction.
Kimberly Wolfe
Sep 08, 2012 Kimberly Wolfe rated it liked it
Quick read
Linda Simons
May 02, 2013 Linda Simons rated it liked it
I am really liking Catheriine Palmer's writing. Book number two for me. Read it in 2 evenings. Interesting characters with Christian background in the story lines.
Jean
Jan 03, 2015 Jean added it
The book was ruined by "no longer would Jan be mired in the musty old language of the old King James Version" page 165
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Catherine Palmer lives in Atlanta with her husband, Tim, where they serve as missionaries in a refugee community. They have two grown sons. Cathy is a graduate of Southwest Baptist University and holds a master's degree in English from Baylor University. Her first book was published in 1988. Since then she has
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