The first book I read this weekend was by M.A. Malcolm. "His Last Hope" hooked me from the moment I read the blurb (first seen when I wrote my Friday sales blog featuring Ms. Malcolm.)
"His Last Hope" begins when Hope wakes up in the hospital with amnesia. She has no recollection of who she is or where she comes from. In fact, her hospital roommate, Aunt Ruby, is the one to suggest the name, Hope. If that wasn't bad enough, the doctor tells her she's pregnant. Yep! Pregnant.
Now I don't know about you, but that would bring me to my knees. It's bad enough if you can't recall anything from your life, but to add a pregnancy on top of it....well, it would have anyone running to a psychiatrist.
This story line was intriguing enough for me to pick up the book and it propelled me forward to the end. When Hope agrees to take care of Aunt Ruby, she ends up butting heads with her nephew, Daniel Donahue. Daniel has a tragic past; thus, he's intent on trusting no one, especially a woman claiming amnesia.
Ms. Malcolm expertly handles a myriad of issues in this novel. And through every issue, she handles it with the wisdom of God. The characters are stretched and their faith tested. It's hard to explain how much this book begs you to be transformed by the Word without giving away any spoilers. Suffice it to say, in the end, Hope and Daniel finally realize God's unfailing goodness.
It's an excellent read and I recommend it to everyone. To find out more about Ms. Malcolm, please head over to her website.
*I gave this a 5/5 on Goodreads.