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The Hope Chest - A Novel

Viola Shipman

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Description:

"Saugatuck, MI, springs to life in this nostalgic, gentle story of lifelong love along with the emotional support and care that families and friends can provide. " —Library Journal The discovery of one woman’s heirloom hope chest unveils precious memories and helps three people who have each lost a part of themselves find joy once again. Ever since she was diagnosed with ALS, fiercely independent Mattie doesn’t feel like herself. She can’t navigate her beloved home, she can’t go for a boat ride, and she can barely even feed herself. Her devoted husband, Don, doesn’t want to imagine life without his wife of nearly fifty years, but Mattie isn’t likely to make it past their anniversary. But when Rose, Mattie’s new caretaker, and her young daughter, Jeri, enter the couple’s life, happiness and the possibility for new memories return. Together they form a family, and Mattie is finally able to pass on her memories from the hope chest she received from her mother. With each item—including a favorite doll, family dishes, an embroidered apron, and an antique Christmas ornament—the hope chest connects Mattie, Don and Rose to each other and helps them find hope again in the face of overwhelming life challenges. A beautiful story about the unconditional love and support of family, The Hope Chest will remind you that hope can be found where and when you least expect it.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Andi Arndt

Length:

8h 54m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

29:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:38


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:03


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

29:31


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

10:44


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

16:00


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:05


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:43


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:27


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:12


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:19


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:39


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:37


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:34


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

21:04


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

16:35


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

18:11


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

19:35


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:12


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:05


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:48


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:46


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:25


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:55


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:18


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

22:24


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:03


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:31


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

13:30


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:27


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

10:08


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

01:49


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

11:39


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

16:29


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

00:21