Item description for Hannah's Hope (The Red Gloves Collection #4) by Karen Kingsbury...
Bestselling author Karen Kingsbury offers the final installment in her Red Gloves series-the heartwarming tale of a girl whose only wish is to be held by the father she never knew.15-year-old Hannah Roberts remembers when her father was her closest friend. The image is hazy, though, pulled from her distant childhood memories, and her father is now very cold and distant. Feeling orphaned, Hannah lives a lonely life with her wealthy, ailing grandmother. As Christmas nears, Hannah learns a shocking truth: the man she believed was her father is not her parent after all. In an effort to find answers, she begins a desperate search for her real father, Air Force pilot Mike Conner. Local politicians and the city+s newspaper catch wind of her quest, and the entire state joins in Hannah+s hope-that she+ll find her father before the holidays.
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Studio: Center Point Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.74" Width: 6.46" Height: 0.63" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Dec 31, 2005
Publisher Center Point Books
ISBN 1585476900 ISBN13 9781585476909
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More About Karen Kingsbury
KAREN KINGSBURY is aUSA TodayandNew York Timesbest-selling author, with nearly twenty million books in print. Dubbed the "Queen of Christian Fiction" byTimemagazine, Karen has written more than forty Life-Changing Drama, which encompasses the Redemption, Firstborn, and Sunrise series, as well as stand-alone novels such asLike Dandelion Dust, When Joy Came toStay, andThis Side of Heaven. Karen and her husband, Don, live in the Pacific Northwest and are parents to six children, including three adopted from Haiti. Visit her Web site at www.KarenKingsbury.com
From the Trade Paperback edition."
Karen Kingsbury currently resides in Fairfax, in the state of Virginia. Karen Kingsbury was born in 1963.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Hannah's Hope (The Red Gloves Collection #4)?
Red GLoves #4 Dec 29, 2007
This was the final book in series I bought for my wife's Christmas. She loves Karen's writing!
Deeper Appreciation For Servicemen & Their Families Nov 21, 2007
This is a nice, quick easy read that held my attention and got me thinking about families who have loved ones serving overseas in the armed forces. It gave me a greater appreciation for what families go through as well as what the soldiers deal with. Although the story was fiction and pretty predictable, it did make me wonder just how the miracle Hannah prayed for was going to happen. The theme throughout the book is to keep praying and believing that God will come through for you. It was very simplistic and enjoyable. I have to say I thought the best part was the author's note at the end with all kinds of projects we can do to encourage our troops. I definitely plan to do some of what was suggested and maybe I can pray a little more specifically for the troops now too since I have a deeper understanding of their needs.
Karen Arlettaz Zemek, Author of "My Funny Dad, Harry"
Hannah's Hope Jul 9, 2007
Hannah lived with her wealthy maternal grandmother in a stately mansion that lacked the warmth and feeling of family that the maturing15-year old girl craved. A private school and extracurricular activities took up most of her days, but couldn't take the place of the mother and father with whom she rarely spent time.
Her mother hadn't exactly been "mother-of-the-year" material, choosing a life of travel and social prestige over raising her only daughter. She demonstrated her love for Hannah in ways that she felt were proper; the best education, private instruction in dance, voice, and piano.
When she decided not to abandon her busy schedule to spend this Christmas with her daughter, she decided to give Hannah something to console her during the holidays. She told her the truth about her father. Hannah was shocked to find that her biological father was not the man who helped to raise her, but the mysterious man she had seen in her dreams for as long as she could remember.
Hannah's search for her father leads the reader to the battlefields of Iraq before the emotional conclusion in "Hannah's Hope", Karen Kingsbury's last novel in The Red Gloves Series.
A Lovely Read Jan 5, 2007
What a lovely read - especially at Christmas time. It warmed the heart.
Believing in and Creating Christmas Miracles Dec 14, 2005
During our annual Christmas break from school, the boys and I typically take a lazy afternoon in pajamas and share a special Christmas book. As they've grown older, we've evolved from picture books to lovely inspirational novels. Our selection for this year will be Hannah's Hope by the inspiringly prolific Karen Kingsbury.
Hannah's Hope (Warner Faith, October 2005, hardcover, 176 pages) is the fourth installment in Kingsbury's popular "Red Gloves Series". The series combines compelling stories of love, faith and belief with real world opportunities for service to others.
Hannah's Hope is both an encouragement and a page-turner. From multiple perspectives, the book tells the story of a trio of family members separated and isolated both emotionally and physically. Teenage Hannah appears at first glance to "have it all". She is a busy, intelligent, wealthy girl attending the best school and keeping up with an active extracurricular life. As we come to know Hannah's heart, however, we recognize her acute loneliness, brought on by the fact that her parents live halfway across the world due to their careers.
Hannah's mother, Carol, hasn't let being a mom slow down her drive and ambition. She's made the tough choices, even though this has meant leaving her daughter to be raised by an unfeeling grandmother. Carol daydreams about her eventual run for political office and hiring her daughter as an intern - perhaps then they can have a close relationship. Upon informing Hannah of an impending separation during Christmas, Carol reveals a major surprise that will change the course of Hannah's life.
Carol's secret introduces us to a third character in the book, Mike, and to his life as an officer and helicopter pilot in Iraq. Separated from the only family he knows, Mike longs to be reunited with someone special, and finds a true faith in God and the power of prayer along the way.
Hannah's Hope offers an exciting plot line and a few twists that will keep readers glued to the story. But the true value of this lovely book is in its message of faith, family and belief. If we believe that God ultimately loves and provides for us, we can turn to Him in faith regardless of how insurmountable life's problems and difficulties may seem. He hears us, and in His own way responds to our prayers. Our Christmas miracles may not be as dramatic as Hannah's, but His love for us makes great things possible for each and every one of us.
I am looking forward to sharing Hannah's Hope with my family this season. The "Red Gloves Projects" listed at the end of the book offer wonderful ideas for reaching out to and supporting the men and women of our military, who may be serving far away from loved ones this holiday season. Along with praying for our own Christmas miracles, perhaps our family will have the opportunity to create a few miracles for others in need or lonely this Christmas. It is thanks to our belief in the greatest holiday miracle, the birth of our savior Jesus Christ, that we celebrate this season. In Jesus' name and with his example, sharing love and belief with others should be at the top of our Christmas list this year.