The Hope Chest

The Hope Chest

A Novel

Book - 2017
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"The Hope Chest is a deeply emotional novel about three people who have seemingly lost all hope until one woman's heirloom hope chest is rediscovered in the attic, along with its contents and secrets. Mattie is a fiercely independent woman battling ALS; Don, her deeply devoted husband is facing a future without his one true love; and Rose, their struggling caregiver, is a young, single mother who feels trapped in her life. With each item that is discovered--including a beloved doll, family dishes, an embroidered apron, and an antique Christmas ornament--the hope chest connects Mattie, Don and Rose to each other and not only helps them find hope again in the face of overwhelming life challenges but also brings new meaning to family"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2017.
ISBN: 9781250105073
Characteristics: 306 pages ; 25 cm

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Jun 18, 2017

This is a pleasant book about a couple facing the death of the wife from ALS and the caregiver and her daughter that enter their life. It concentrates on the items found in the Hope Chest that the wife had over the years. They go on to tell the stories of the items and thus the life of Mattie and Don over the years, while including Rose and her daughter Jeri into their life now. It has sadness but more important hope for all involved in this story. Well worth the time as you travel through the history and present time with these four people that start out as strangers and end up as family through this journey.

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