Jim Baton wrote a wonderful series about a town named Hope after a girl who went missing many years ago. As a result, the town suffers until revival takes place in town, led by several high school students. As with most books of this type, you know the ending from practically the beginning, but remain fascinated by the twists and turns of the story in Hope Breaks Through.
Kelsey and Harmonie–two best friends (of opposite colors, by the way—who says we can’t have racial harmony?) still continue to investigate the nefarious events going on in Hope. Murder stalks their adult friends. Jon and Raul, outside of the school, and no one except the kids and their advisor seem to care.
In the meantime, the prayer meeting continues to grow by leaps and bounds even over the objections of one of the pastors. But what happens? Will Miguel’s mother be safe? What about his sister? What is Ms. Ortez going to do? And Arthur Deats—a changed man or not? What about Kelsey’s dad—and Harmonie’s? So many ends to tie up, and Baton does it brilliantly—five stars for the book AND for the series.
About the Author
Jim Baton spends most of his time on the mission field in Indonesia. When I talked with him, he was headed back pending receipt of a visa. We put our prayer chain to work, and he was pleasantly surprised when the visa went through the process swiftly—as were the people in that office. I only hope he continues to write books of the quality of these three.
Jim gave me a copy of all three books in the Hope series, but with no obligation to write a review of Hope Breaks Through. As an Amazon Associate, should you buy any books through this site, I receive a small commission.