Kate's aunt, Elinor McCune, has distanced herself from an abusive childhood. Married to a wonderful man and pregnant, she is haunted by the specter of her past. When Kate's life derails, Elinor jumps in to help, and the two women begin a journey to make peace with the past and present.
With dark forces threatening inside and out, they must find the road that leads to freedom and the promise of a future.
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This story deals with some hard topics and the author covers them well. With compassion and hard truths that take us into the lives of those with disabilities, this book covers how cerebral palsy, bullying, discrimination, schizophrenia and life experiences can affect those with disabilities as they face each day. It made this a heartfelt story that will show you that even those most affected can have a Promise of a Future!! I was gifted a copy for review.
Wow! This book was full of challenging issues! For the main character, Kate McCune, setting off to college should have been a fresh new start and an exciting time in her life, but Kate finds herself questioning her purpose in life as she struggles with her cerebral palsy, self esteem, and bullying. The adults in her life, while wanting the best for her are in conflict, which affects Kate also. Her Aunt Elinor tries to help Kate deal with her issues, but is struggling with her own fears and secrets. I found myself cheering for both Kate and Elinor, but wanted to knock some sense into those that were causing them such pain, both physically and emotionally. This book would appeal to those who have dealt with physical disabilities, mental illness, bullying, child abuse and other challenging life issues. One outstanding feature of Hope Springs Books is the excellent resource section at the end of the book which provides a wide variety of sources to contact for further information. This is the first book I have read by Stephanie McCall and I look forward to reading more by her. I was given a free copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.
I loved, loved, loved this newest book by Stephanie McCall. I thought her first book was good but this new offering far surpasses the first. Mrs. McCall writes from the heart in this new work and it shows. The story is compelling, the characters are very believable, and the message is one that needs to be heard by everyone who has ever wondered if God really cares about them. It has been said that an author should write about what they know and with a Promise of a Future it is obvious that Mrs. McCall knows of what she writes. The story features a heroine that has cerebral palsy and her struggles with who she is and who she wants to become. Her struggles mirror those that every young person faces when I growing up. Kate however has to answer this question through the eyes of her disability and the limitations it imposes on her life as well as the expectations of those who love her and want to protect her from being hurt. I couldn’t put this book down once I started to read it. It offers those of us who are not disabled a glimpse into the heart and desires of the disabled that turns out to be not much different than ours. I would highly recommend this book to everyone.
This was a fantastic book! I was totally hooked after the 1st chapter. Ms. McCall does a wonderful job of fleshing out the characters and making you almost feel their emotions. You are certainly empathetic. There are several significant issues but they all revolve around how we let worry and fear control us instead of allowing God to take the center stage in our lives. And the point is made many times that it's good to have dreams and desires. To stand up for ourselves. To be present in the process of building a life. But also how important it is to pray for guidance, to pray for peace, to pray for healing of our souls and spirits. I'm very excited to see what the future holds for this author. I look forward to her next book.