Higher Hope (Tides of Truth Series #2)

Higher Hope (Tides of Truth Series #2)

by Robert Whitlow

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Overview

The Tides of Truth series follows one lawyer's passionate pursuit of truth--in matters of life and the law.

Competition is tough at the Savannah law firm where Tami Taylor serves as a law clerk. But Tami's work sets her apart--and the firm's partners see something special in her. So they assign her to a libel case against an abrasive, outspoken preacher who is either a prophet or a lunatic.

On the surface it appears to be an open and shut case; the preacher seems fully outside the bounds of law. And Tami's strict religious upbringing could be the firm's ace-in-the-hole. But as the investigation continues, Tami is troubled by the preacher's uncanny prophetic abilities. And their client seems to be hiding something.

Tami returns to her hometown, struggling with several critical choices--as two very different men from the firm vie for her heart. Just when the challenges seem insurmountable, hope for Tami arrives from a surprising place. And it's a higher hope than she's ever imagined.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595544490
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 04/14/2009
Series: Tides of Truth Series , #2
Edition description: Original
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 491,789
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Robert Whitlow is the bestselling author of legal novels set in the South and winner of the Christy Award for Contemporary Fiction. He received his JD with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law where he served on the staff of the Georgia Law Review. Website: robertwhitlow.com; Twitter: @whitlowwriter; Facebook: robertwhitlowbooks.

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Higher Hope (Tides of Truth Series #2) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
Aroche1204 More than 1 year ago
Overall, I enjoyed this book. The author's way of referencing what happened in the 1st book was a little awkward at times, but the story was congruous and enjoyable. I just purchased the third!
LoveMyBoysJA More than 1 year ago
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.
bigorangemichael on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It's always interesting to skim the list of people who add or add review a book on their feed. Sometimes you find a new perspective on an old favorite or a reason to pick up something you couldn't or didn't finish anew. Other times, you take a moment to reconsider a book or consider a new take on a book.And then there are times when you wonder if you're not exactly the target demographic for a certain title.As I skimmed the reviews and readers for Robert Whitlow's "...more It's always interesting to skim the list of people who add or add review a book on their feed. Sometimes you find a new perspective on an old favorite or a reason to pick up something you couldn't or didn't finish anew. Other times, you take a moment to reconsider a book or consider a new take on a book.And then there are times when you wonder if you're not exactly the target demographic for a certain title.As I skimmed the reviews and readers for Robert Whitlow's "Higher Hope," I felt this might be the case. And I can see how a novel about a young woman's personal journey both professionally and romantically might not be the first book of choice to a lot of male readers. But since the series is by Robert Whitlow, one of my favorite authors, it wouldn't matter to me--I'd still pick up and read the book."Higher Hope" is the second installment in the Tides of Truth series, following our hero Tami Taylor as she continues her summer clerkship at a prestigious Savannah law firm and continues her journey of choosing between two single male suitors. Interestingly my biggest criticism of the first installment in this series--too much interpersonal drama--is the biggest strength of this story. Part of it could be that since part one dispensed with introducing us to Tami, her family and her worldview, this novel has more room to get down to the business of telling its story. And the moments in which Tami is torn between her two suitors are some of the strongest in the novel. Whitlow makes an interesting choice of making you both root for and against both suitors at various points in the story and not telegraphing who Tami's eventual choice could or should be.Meanwhile, the legal aspect of the novel is where the novel let me down. Tami is brought in on a case of a local preacher whose church is on a site desired by a local developer. The preacher has made some comments that could be meet the legal definition of slander and the plan is to use the system to get the land from her that way. Tami is brought in because of her religious convictions as a ringer on the case and the more she discovers, the more torn she becomes about whether or not she's doing the right thing and how this case could impact her pursuit of the law in later years. At times, the story is a fascinating, insightful one--mostly when we're looking into Tami's motivations and internal conflict. Where things fall down a bit are when Whitlow shifts the point of view to the preacher or during some of the legal maneuvering being done to try and win the case. And since the legal system and its nuances have been a strength of many of Whitlow's previous novels, it makes that shortcoming in this story even more apparent.In the end, Tami is left with some decisions for her life and while the novel does wrap up one story, it leaves a lot of things open for the next installment. The first novel had one pretty dramatic unresolved situation and this one has at least two.
lauranav on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Tides of Truth series follows law student Tammy Lynn Taylor, known as Tami at the law firm where she is a clerk for the summer. She has a strong Christian faith and very conservative background. We are watching Tami come of age, and learn how to walk by faith in a world that doesn¿t support or always accept her beliefs. This time around, the case she is working on involves an abrasive, outspoken preacher who tells people what God shows her, and they don¿t always like what she says.The story was interesting and plausible. The best part may have been seeing how the preacher self-censors herself, knowing that sometimes what she knows isn¿t complete enough or the other person isn¿t ready for it. Plus seeing how the people she does talk to react to what she says. Some repent, some work to reconcile with family and friends, and some deny that it¿s the truth. Her deposition by the lawyer is a great scene. The books are thoughtful and well done.
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9am More than 1 year ago
Anything written by Whitlow is great!
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MTURNERMD More than 1 year ago
This entire Tids of Truth series was wonderful! I found myself lost in Tami's world and praying I could be someone of such high convictions. She was a "light" in her dark world and an inspiration for all workers in the secular market. The relationships that are interwoven in the series are heart warming and the case studies are intriquing. I was only saddened to find out that I had gotten to the end of her story. These books will not disappoint!
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