Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Hope in Patience by Beth Fehlbaum

Fehlbaum, Beth  Hope in Patience, pgs 309. West Side Books, 2010. $16.95 Language- R  (77  swears, 16 "f"), Mature Content- R (drinking, violence, sexual abuse) ; Violence-R. Ashley has had a very tough life.  Her father not only left her mom when she was a baby, but the worst came many years later.  Her mom later remarried Charlie, who was not only a horrible person but also emotionally and sexually abused her throughout her life.  Ashley is finally sent to live with her dad in Patience where she is trying to get back the life she never had.  This book is for those who can take consecutive swearing and sexual content.  HS- OPTIONAL. Student Reviewer: BJS


Beth Fehlbaum, Author said...

Hey, thanks for reviewing HOPE IN PATIENCE! I hope, in addition to the language used in context, you noticed a meaningful story of survival and the power of love to pull people out of the darkness. I invite your readers to read a chapter preview on my site! Thanks again.

Beth Fehlbaum, author
Hope in Patience

Cindy Mitchell said...

Hi Beth - thanks for seeing our review. And thank you for adding the link to your website.

It can sometimes be a struggle to get the teen reviewers to articulate everything they should about a book, but if she had absolutely hated it, she would have rated it differently. Please let me know if you have any questions about our review process.