Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Beaded Hope by Cathy Liggett


Four American women, all with their own challenges, embark on a mission trip to South Africa. Their lives are changed as they encounter a group of South African women who suffer from AIDS yet demonstrate great joy and faith in the face of overwhelming adversity. When the Americans discover the amazing beadwork that has been taught to generations of women in the community, they uncover a way to help these proud people support their families by selling their craft.

My take:~

Emotional turmoil, infertility, self interest and escape are only some of the reasons four American women travel to South Africa on a missions trip that will transform their world view, their faith and their relationships. The physical, spiritual and emotional journey Gabby, Cassandra, Heidi and Katie walk, will intrigue you and evoke sympathy, understanding and compassion. Cathy Liggett has drawn her cast of characters with such a deft hand you will find yourself identifying with their motives, tension and joy over and over again. This is a beautifully written story of friendship and faith and the challenging example of those who have so little yet their lives are rich with hope and love. I have selected Beaded Hope for my book club ~ they are in for a real treat!

With thanks to Tyndale House for my review copy

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Tales of Whimsy said...

Sounds powerful. Great review.

Kim said...

I LOVED this story! Such an interesting combination for the trip they all went on! Amazing!

Tracy said...

Sounds like I might be inclined to a few tears over this one. Glad I get to read it sometime in the future!

Jen said...

Sounds like an amazing book. Can I please borrow? Ta. Just finished "A Distant Melody" by Sarah Sundin and loved it. Tell her to write more please and quickly!

Anonymous said...

I have to get this book - grew up in South Africa and reading about the ladies beadwork brought back memories.

nolene said...

This one certainly raises my interest and am looking forward to it! it must be really good if it's for bookclub.

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