Friday, April 7, 2017

The Hope Chest - Giveaway

The discovery of one woman’s heirloom hope chest unveils precious memories and helps three people who have each lost a part of themselves find joy once again.
Ever since she was diagnosed with ALS, fiercely independent Mattie doesn’t feel like herself. She can’t navigate her beloved home, she can’t go for a boat ride, and she can barely even feed herself. Her devoted husband, Don, doesn’t want to imagine life without his wife of nearly fifty years, but Mattie isn’t likely to make it past their anniversary.
But when Rose, Mattie’s new caretaker, and her young daughter, Jeri, enter the couple’s life, happiness and the possibility for new memories return. Together they form a family, and Mattie is finally able to pass on her memories from the hope chest she received from her mother.
With each item―including a favorite doll, family dishes, an embroidered apron, and an antique Christmas ornament―the hope chest connects Mattie, Don and Rose to each other and helps them find hope again in the face of overwhelming life challenges.
A beautiful story about the unconditional love and support of family, The Hope Chest by Viola Shipman will remind you that hope can be found where and when you least expect it.

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About the author:
VIOLA SHIPMAN is a penname for Wade Rouse, a popular, award-winning memoirist. Rouse chose his grandmother’s name, Viola Shipman, to honor the woman whose heirlooms and family stories inspire his writing. Rouse lives in Michigan and writes regularly for People and Coastal Living, among other places, and is a contributor to All Things Considered. To date, The Charm Bracelet has been translated into nine languages.

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A print copy of The Hope Chest by Viola Shipman

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  1. I am reading The Charm Bracelet and I have so been wanting to read this book. I simply have fallen in love with the Charm Bracelet and have enjoyed the book. Hard to believe that it is a gentleman writing the book.

  2. I am starting The Charm Bracelet and then will follow up with The Hope Chest. Love excerpts for both these books. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  3. How great is a hope chest to past down family traditions.

  4. This sounds like a wonderful story.