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Finding Hope

(Love's Compass #2)

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For years, Lance avoided telling Lexi how he felt. He's not about to waste another minute…

As a nurse, Lexi Chandler has dedicated her life to helping others, until ovarian cancer rocks her to the core. Accepting assistance herself is much easier said than done. Especially when it means letting Lance, her childhood friend, see her at her worst.

Lance Davenport has loved Lexi
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Rebekah Morris
Jan 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Having read and enjoyed books 1, 3 and 4, I was excited to finally get book 2 in this series. I wasn't disappointed. Lexi is so sweet and helpful even if I did want to tell her a thing or two now and then. But she came around without my help, so that was good. Lance . . . yep, I liked him. And it was fun to get to read more about some of the other characters I had liked in the other books.
Though I wouldn't consider this story focused on the romance, there is some in it. Nothing that really made
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Madison
Sep 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was pleased to find this book had the same tone as many of my favourite Christian contemporary novels. Think Melissa Tagg, Irene Hannon, Kimberly Rae Jordan. Romance, strong family connections, trials, faith - great stories that leave you feeling uplifted. This is the first book I've read written by Melanie D. Snitker but it certainly won't be the last.

Finding Hope is the second book in the Love's Compass series. It gave away a few major plot points from the first book and set in place events
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Crystal Walton
Jun 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: clean-fiction
If you enjoy Contemporary Christian Romance, you'll be right at home with Melanie's sweet stories. Her books flow with the same classic style as other Christian Romance authors you love.

To be honest, after having just (finally) read The Fault In Our Stars, I was a little apprehensive about taking on another book involving cancer. But true to her style, Melanie weaves humor, gentleness, and redemption into a story line that could easily be overshadowed by pain.

The family dynamics in this series r
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Sarah
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Samantha
This book was good. I really liked the protagonist. Her trials were real to me. Well-done!!!








Stephenee
Aug 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
* I received an ebook in exchange for an honest review. *

This is the second book that I have read by author Melanie D. Snitker and I am already looking forward to the next one! She writes with such love, respect and compassion that the reader feels like they are sitting with friends going through the experience with them. It is breathtakingly real and the reader is unable to stop the emotions as they read the story.

While this is book 2 in the series, you can read it as a standalone as it is base
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Emma Filbrun
This book is well-written. I could feel Lexi's frustration and her hurt and confusion as she worked through her cancer diagnosis and treatment, and came to grips with the immense change in direction her life was taking. Lance was very caring and patient through it all. This is a very sweet story! ...more
Sandra
Nov 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this story. It has 'spirit', life, intrigue and hope. It is full of real life situations and characters who live life from day to day doing the best they can under situations which are not always the best. This particular section resonated with me: "Without warning, a verse popped into her head. “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things.” Matthew 6: 34 — she remembered the pastor talking about it several months ago. At the time, it hadn’t meant ...more
DKM
Oct 31, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Really poor grammar. It frustrates me to no end when professional writers and their apparently clueless editors do not have so much as a basic understanding of grammar. It's like a mathematician not knowing the rules for addition and subtraction--or a carpenter not knowing how to use a chisel.

This book is filled with misplaced modifiers, improper objects of prepositions ("Between Tuck and I..."), improper modification of linking verbs, and a host of other annoying issues. DEAR WORLD: ONE CANNOT
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Julie Jobe
May 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LOVED this second book in Melanie Snitker's Love's Compass series. Lexi faces some tough news and a battle with cancer in this book. As she tries to stand strong, Lance can't help but want to be there for her. While Lexi doesn't get just how much Lance cares for her to begin with, Lance doesn't waver in standing by to help however he can. He proves himself and his love for her through his actions and Lexi finally sees just how serious Lance really is about her. Wonderful, sweet read. I laughed a ...more
Franky
Jun 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this was moving, inspiring, and entertaining. I got to know the Chandler family in the first book in the series, Finding Peace. They are very realistic and loving characters and it was great to see them return in this story. My heart broke for poor Lexi. She is faced with such a frightening, humbling illness. It's hard to keep up strength and hope in a situation like hers, but she is a strong woman. There just isn't a more perfect guy for her than Lance! I love the sweet romance between these tw ...more
Deborah Andreasen
Mar 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beautifully written

This was a touching love story that really pulled my heart strings. Lexi is a tough, independent woman. She lives close to her tight knit family, and they mean the world to her. When she's faced with a serious health challenge, she pushes everyone away so they won't be hurt. The one person she can't push away is Lance. He's been on love with Lexi since they were kids. They perfect together, but lance has a tough job convincing Lexi she is enough. Great story. Lots of love, hea
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Laura Bowman
Mar 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book of thei series and I am loving them. The Chandler family are the main characters along with extended family.

In Finding Hope Lexie is the oldest Chandler, an ER nurse and gets ovarian cancer. Lance is her younger brother Tuck’s best friend and has been in love with Lexie since he was 16.

Lance is there all the way through her battle, encouraging her. Feeling less than whole she resists his love.

God shows her how he takes the bad and can use it for the good. Melanie writes
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Katy
Oct 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a lovely, life-affirming story about a dedicated young nurse named Lexi whose life is turned upside-down by a cancer diagnosis and the young man who has loved her since he was sixteen years old. The powerful feelings evoked by undergoing cancer surgery and chemo are realistic, but even more poignant was Lexi's fear of letting Lance get too close. This is a real page-turner, and best of all, the loveable characters from the first book, FINDING PEACE are a big part of this story, too. ...more
Krista Noorman
Another sweet romance. I think I liked this one even more than the first book in the series. Loved following along with Lexi and Lance's story, both characters I already really liked, how their relationship developed during her cancer treatments, and getting to know the Chandler family even more. Love Grandma so much. That lady is wonderful. Looking forward to the next book. ...more
Sandy Walden
Nov 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A quick read that was difficult to put down. As someone who has had a hysterectomy before being able to birth any children, I could understand & empathize with Lexi. I enjoyed these first two installments of this series & look forward to starting book number 3 before midnight when I'll turn into a pumpkin!! ...more
Gail
Jan 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've read several books in this series and have enjoyed them all (though I've read them out of order, it's probably best if they are read in order just to avoid spoiler alerts). I enjoy the continued love and support of "family", even when there are disagreements and challenges. A beautifully written clean romance, and now on to the next book in this wonderful series! ...more
Carmel
Oct 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Powerful story of love through challenges

This is a story of love, enduring challenges, and strong family bonds. I appreciated the clean romance, and the dedication of the main characters.
Lillie
Nov 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cancer doesn't seem very romantic, but it took a diagnosis of cancer for Lance to start showing his long-buried feelings for Lexi. He took it upon himself to be her supporter in her difficult time, and she finally opened her eyes to see him as someone other than her brother's friend. ...more
Dorothy Beer
Jan 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finding Hope

Enjoyed reading this book. Loved the variety of characters. Lexi's battle with cancer was admirable. Lance was a great support throughout her. Journey. The interaction in both family was,heart warming. Gave it 5 stars
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Grace Batchelder
Alexis has a strength that is astonishing. Lance's patience and love for are endless for her. Through the hard trials life sent their way they stayed strong and eventually didnt even think about life without each other. what a encouraging book that I hope to have time to read again someday. ...more
Lydia
Jan 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars for a truly realistic potrayal of life, struggles, love and compassion. Although not a unique storyline, Melanie's characters are relateable and her stories follow a realist timeline, deal with real issues and have flawed characters. ...more
Sue Ferryman
Sep 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed very much!

A wonderful story about close knit families. There was forgiveness between sisters. A grandmother shaved her head to support hear granddaughter' s bout with cancer, chemo & losing her hair. This readhad many twists & turns. Really good.


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Jan Mcleod
Jan 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another excellent, clean Christian romance. Book two picks up where book one lift off. It is about Lance and Lexie---a beautiful story of struggle, faith, perseverance, love and family.
Don't miss this one!
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Barbara
May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent

I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Reading about someone's struggle with cancer is not easy but the character handled it with such strength and grace. I would recommend this book.
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Beth
Mar 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this second in a Christian romance series better than the first. I felt that the writing quality was better, and I thought the story was touching. Cancer has touched my family, so I could relate to the main character and her feelings about it and how she related to others.
Natalya
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Second book…Lexi and Lance came to life and I felt as if I was part of their story, fascinated with their personal and individual challenges. “With dignity, prayer, and by never giving up.”
I am ecstatic to see what would come next from Melanie.
Erin Sevin
Nov 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good book. I enjoyed this one- much different feel than the first book but not bad, just different due to being much more somber. I got the book from bookbub.
Bobbie Cato
Nov 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very sweet love story

This was not only a very touching story of love between a man and woman, but also of the heart-warming love between their family members.
Katy Cater
Dec 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, christian
A light enjoyable read.
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Melanie D. Snitker is a USA Today bestselling author who writes clean and inspirational romance novels.

She has enjoyed writing fiction for as long as she can remember. She started out writing episodes of cartoon shows that she wanted to see as a child and her love of writing grew from there.

She and her husband live in the beautiful Texas Hill Country with their two children, who keep their lives
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Other books in the series

Love's Compass (6 books)
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