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Higher Hope (Tides of Truth Series #2)

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  • Posted February 12, 2011

    Great Middle to a Three part Story:)

    The characters are the same from the first book, "Deeper Waters". The story runs through some highly controversal religious issues. It continues to depict the challenges that Tami contends with as a Christian, in a not so understanding society. I enjoyed this book and will be reading the third very shortly.

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  • Posted June 4, 2009

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    Law Story is Full of Surprises

    Law stories are give and take with me. They are either written extremely well and explain everything about the law to a newbie or they are too convoluted in lawyer-ish jargon, cliches and stereotypes. So I was pleasantly surprised when after reading this book. Normally I'm wary of male authors who write as a first person female character. You can tell when a male author has not done his research about how women really act and it shows in the writing. They either have the female be too cold or way too emotional. Whitlow however nails it in this book. Tami is a combination of both, and doesn't seem fake or contrived. Also by portraying Tami as a law student helped to ease the reader into the story, as she's a learning newbie too. Books that tackle legalism issues always interest me. Since I don't agree with many of the issues that is involved with legalism, it's always fascinating to read exactly how the author will portray them. It is possible that readers who agree with those issues might be reading the book, so the author has to handle them in a certain way and be respectful even if they don't agree with them. Tami is a character that has broken away from her strict religious background but is still respectful of her parents and their decisions. Meanwhile her parents may not agree with her decision, but neither have they banned her from the house or are angry with her. The entire situation involving SisterDabney was very interesting as it neither portrayed her as being delusional or being absolutely right at the end.

    My only qualm with the book was that a felt the ending to be rather disappointing. After so much buildup throughout the rest of the book, I was expecting an explosive or at least confrontational ending. As it turned out, it was very underwhelming. It sped by and I felt like I had missed it completely. Other than that, I did enjoy this book very much. The writing is crisp, engaging and was a page turner for me. This was my first book from the author so not only am I going to go back and read the first book in the series, I'm planning on checking out his entire back list. It's always nice to find a new author who surprises you.

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  • Posted April 30, 2009

    Interesting enough.

    I just finished Higher Hope by Robert Whitlow, the second in his Tides of Truth series. Higher Hope is about Tami Taylor, a law student, who gets assigned to a libel/slander case against a local preacher. This local preacher is said to have a miraculous gift of prophecy. While Tami is working on this case that tries her convictions and her faith she becomes romantically involved with one of her coworkers. Tami comes from a very strict christian background which is briefly described in the book, and this background influences all of the decisions that she makes.

    Most of the time I felt very out of the loop with the story, since I haven't read the first one. However, reading this one made me want to read the whole series. It was well written, and seemed to be well researched. It was very interesting to read and I found myself getting involved with Tami's character, and really rooting her on. In some places it reminded me of John Grisham, only with a christian twist to it. I ended up being very curious about the specific denomination or sect that Tami comes from. I'm curious to see what happens next in the series, if her relationship with the co worker grows into something more, and if she will accept the offer she's been made. Overall it was a great "just for fun" book to read.

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