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A thoughtfully readable, compassionate, and welcoming tale set in the heart of a community.
Inclusive and welcoming this is such a charming, gentle, and compassionate tale. Kath wants to ensure a successful centenary celebrations for Hope Hall which stands at the heart of their community. This is the second in a trilogy, so I recommend starting with the lovely Springtime at Hope Hall, if you’ve already met the people who use and staff Hope Hall then you’ll catch up with some old friends along the way. There are a number of characters here, diverse personalities are on display, and approachable and generous Kath the centre manager, sits at the centre of them all. Pam Rhodes writes with generosity and kindness, ensuring hope weaves through her tales. Her books soothe, even as she visits all that life has to offer, including difficult times. Summer’s Out at Hope Hall is a good-hearted and thoughtfully readable tale that offers hope and community spirit.
HOPE HALL thrums with activity under the summer sun. Sea Cadets march in the yard and happy chatter issues from English as a Foreign Language classes while the weekly Food Bank reaches out to those in need.
Kath is determined to honour the origins of Hope Hall, which was founded in memory of those lost during the two world wars. It s all hands on deck as the centenary celebrations continue, but Kath s efforts set her on a collision course with Celia Ainsworth, a descendant of the family that donated the land.
Added to this, a mysterious homeless man proves tricky for Sheelagh to identify, and a handsome stranger looks set to lead Kath a merry dance
SUMMER S OUT AT HOPE HALL is a fun and deeply moving story that celebrates the power of hope.
|Publication date:||23rd April 2021|
|Publisher:||Lion Fiction an imprint of Lion Hudson Ltd|
|Primary Genre||Family Drama|
Closing date: 15/05/2021
“Written in Pam’s characteristic gentle and humorous manner, Summer’s Out at Hope Hall appears to be just a light-hearted book, but it powerfully demonstrates the strength of community and the importance of faith.” Debbie Duncan, author of Brave: Showing Courage in All Seasons of Life
“In this delightful tale of Kath Sutton and the motley bunch ofcharacters revolving around the community hall she runs, Pam lives shared and burdens carried. Summer’s Out at Hope Hall is one of those novels that helps you hear laughter in the darkness, reminding you that the sun really will rise tomorrow.” Sheridan Voysey, BBC Radio 2 presenter and author of Reflect with Sheridan
Pam Rhodes is best known as the familiar face of BBC Television's SONGS OF PRAISE, interviewing people as varied as The Pope and Dolly Parton. She’s also popular as a radio presenter, from PAUSE FOR THOUGHT on Radio 2, to her own Premier Radio programme HEARTS AND HYMNS. Pam is already a successful novelist, author of With Hearts and Hymns and Voices and four other novels, as well as many other books, short stories and feature articles. A Mum and a Grandmum, Pam lives with her husband in Bedfordshire where she runs a cat sanctuary.More About Pam Rhodes