Forevermore (Only In Gooding Book #2)

Forevermore (Only In Gooding Book #2)

by Cathy Marie Hake

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Overview

Another unforgettable heroine!

Like a dandelion in the wind, Hope Ladley blows from one farm to the next, helping cook for the field hands during the harvest. Illiterate and often twisting cliches and Bible verses into mind-boggling observations, Hope leaves widower Jakob Stauffer baffled by her unconventional ways. But her sunny disposition and unstinting love make changes of a different kind around the place. His little daughter and the pregnant sister he's shielding from an abusive husband adore Hope, and things are getting accomplished even if Hope's methods are unique.

Then Jakob's brother-in-law shows up and threatens the newfound peace and happiness of the farm. With Jakob's future uncertain and his heart tangled, can the farmer convince Hope to take root and remain as his wife?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441202253
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/01/2008
Series: Only In Gooding , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 362,526
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Cathy Marie Hake is a registered nurse who worked for many years in an oncology unit before shifting her focus to perinatal care. The author of over twenty novels, she lives with her husband and two children in Anaheim, California.
Cathy Marie Hake is a registered nurse who worked for many years in an oncology unit before shifting her focus to perinatal care. The author of over twenty novels, she lives with her husband and two children in Anaheim, California.

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Forevermore 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
CherishD More than 1 year ago
Loved this sweet read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. What a wonderful character in Hope. It was such a blessing to see the healing that took place for a battered woman, a grieving widow, and the whole family. Great story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this novel. It was interesting but maybe somewhat overdone with colloquialism. All in all I would recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was one of the best books i have read in a long time. I was looking to see how she got words so twisted up!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a true delight to read! Scripture and the characters walk with God added to this book and helped to make it a GREAT read!
Shaking More than 1 year ago
Definitely one of my best reads! Loved this book. The story grabbed me from the first few pages. Couldn't put it down. Hope was a kind and gentle soul...we could all use a little "Hope" in our lives. This one wont disappoint.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a humorous touching story with quirks that made you laugh
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has some wonderful, enjoyable characters. However based on the clothing descriptions, the kitchen appliances, and farming equipment, and the way the characters interact, the setting seems much more in keeping with 1920 than 1890.
judyg54 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a real hoot to read. I just fell in love with Hope Ladley. Jakob Stauffer saw Hope as not tall or short, not skinny or plump, not gorgeous but not ugly; she was just Hope, and "one of the most endearing traits, though, was her spontaneity. No matter what she did, she did it with joy. Her zest for life shone like the brightest star". I had a smile on my face most of the way through this book, especially when Hope would say one of her crazy cliches. Hope is like a dandelion in the wind, she goes from one farm to the next, wherever she feels God directing her, where she helps out until she feels she needs to move on. In the beginning of the book she finds herself pulling into the Stauffer farm right before harvest. She knows this is where she is suppose to be as Jakob is trying to raise his little girl, take care of his pregnant sister and bring in the harvest. Hope jumps right in and becomes the stable force in the lives of everyone. Jakob is still feeling the loss of his wife, Annie is pregnant and fearful her abusive husband will come for her and little Emmy-Lou is a sweetheart that also has an obstacle to overcome. Hope is the answer they all need and you can't help but love her! But Hope doesn't stay in one place long, so can they convince her that she can stay with them "forevermore". I don't usually think about re-reading a story after having just finished it, but I could read this one again, just for the pleasure of it. As a sidelight, as also loved the cover. This is one of Cathy Marie Hake's best stories I have read so far!
Pebblesgmc on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Hero: Jakob Stauffer is a widower with a very young daughter and a sister to protect from an abusive husband.Hope Ladley is our unconventional heroin, she has a unquic veiw of life.She trsvels around helping feed the farm hands during harvest. She instinctively sees the need to protect Anne his sister and Emmy-Lou his daughter. I loved this book!!!!!
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harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1891 Texas, farmer Jakob Stauffer misses his late wife Naomi not only as a companion he cherished but because she brought order and organization to his household of his pregnant sister Annie Erickson and his young daughter Emmy-Lou. Miss Hope Ladley arrives looking for work as a temporary housekeeper. The widower Jakob finds her upbeat and very kind towards his beloved daughter and her mule Hattie with the hat. Her references are the best, and she will not mistake his hiring her as a matrimonial interview so he hires her.---------- Jakob hopes that Hope can bring order like his late wife did until she died sixteen months ago. Instead she brings even more chaos yet things are done well and Stauffer finds he enjoys the insanity that the workaholic Hope brings to the mix as everyone seems happy for the first time since Naomi died. His new fear is what he will do when she decides God calls on her to move on. However, before that occurs a viper enters Eden when Annie¿s odious spouse Konrad arrives destroying the equilibrium and much more.------------ Hope is a unique character as she humorously ¿mangles¿ idioms and colloquialism like ¿you don¿t know me from Eve¿ and ¿you know me from Adam¿ as he is male. Readers will be amused by her commentary as she is Mary Poppins on the farm in late nineteenth century America. The support cast augments life on the farm in a bygone era as readers will wonder like Jakob who believes, thanks to God, he has fallen in love for the second time in his plentiful life if his beloved will leave.--------------- Harriet Klausner