Springtime At Hope Hall by Pam Rhodes is a positively charming Christian contemporary read concerning the life and the groups meeting at Hope Hall.
Hope Hall is aptly named. It is a place of hope where life happens and where support is given. “This was a place where it was okay to cry and prayer felt natural.” Hope Hall is a metaphor for the church functioning as Jesus intended.
The hall is full of life from seniors to tap dancing youngsters. All sorts of groups meet throughout the week.
An army of volunteers ensure the activities run smoothly – from the cleaner to the catering manager to the overseer. There are many people, all with different skill sets, united by huge hearts.
There are an eclectic mix of characters whose lives interact at the hall. Life is not always a bed of roses and relationships are seen at various stages in life. In times of trouble there is the support of good friends. As in all villages, there are births, marriages and deaths to witness.
Springtime At Hope Hall is a wonderful breath of fresh air. It is delightfully amusing at times (who can forget the name of a group entitled the Can’t Sing Singers?) and very easy to read. It is a community where life happens, and love and hope are alive. I cannot wait for the subsequent book in the series.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.