Hope Lives Here
Summer’s Out At Hope Hall by Pam Rhodes is the most delightful Christian contemporary novel about community and care. It is the second book in the Hope Hall series.
Hope Hall always produces a warm, wrap-around welcome for the reader. It is just like a hug in a book and will leave you smiling.
Pam Rhodes has created a marvellous eclectic mix of characters such as you would find in any town. At the heart of the village stands Hope Hall – both literally and at the centre of village life. From babes to seniors, life happens for all in Hope Hall.
Summer’s Out At Hope Hall is a charming, breath of fresh air. As lives open up we share in the laughter and we share in the tears.
People care at Hope Hall. They see needs and those needs are met. Hope truly does live there.
The novel celebrates the old and looks forward to the new. People recognise the sacrifices of others.
As Hope Hall commemorates the fallen from World War I remembering the death of the brave young men, this is contrasted with the atmosphere of light and life and love at Hope Hall. The past, the present and the future stand side by side.
I am absolutely loving this Hope Hall series. I cannot wait until autumn 2022 for the next book.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.
‘Summer’s Out at Hope Hall is one of those novels that helps you hear laughter in the
darkness, reminding you that the sun really will rise tomorrow.’
Sheridan Voysey, BBC 2 radio presenter and author of Reflect with Sheridan
‘Gentle and humorous, Summer’s Out at Hope Hall powerfully demonstrates the strength
of community and the importance of faith.’ Debbie Duncan, author of Brave
HOPE HALL thrums with activity under the summer sun. Sea Cadets march in the yard
and happy chatter issues from English as a Foreign Language classes while the weekly
Food Bank reaches out to those in need.
Kath is determined to honour the origins of Hope Hall, which was founded in memory of
those lost during the two world wars. It’s all hands on deck as the centenary celebrations
continue, but Kath’s efforts set her on a collision course with Celia Ainsworth, a
descendant of the family that donated the land.
Added to this, a mysterious homeless man proves tricky for Sheelagh to identify, and a
handsome stranger looks set to lead Kath a merry dance…
SUMMER’S OUT AT HOPE HALL is a fun and deeply moving story that celebrates the
power of hope.
About the author
Pam Rhodes is known around the world as the presenter of BBC Television’s Songs
of Praise and her popular Hearts and Hymns programme on Premier Christian Radio.
A natural storyteller with 25 varied books under her belt, Pam is well known for her
novels packed with down-to-earth characters and situations that inspire and entertain
‘I can almost feel myself unwinding as the story unfolds’ LoveReading
‘Brilliant, witty, and full of down-to-earth humour’ JB Gill, TV presenter
‘A relatistic and heartfelt read’ NetGalley Reviewer
‘One of my favorite reads for the year’ NetGalley Reviewer
‘Definitely 5/5!’ NetGalley Reviewer
‘Would love to have a Hope Hall near me!’ NetGalley Reviewer