Where Hope Prevails  (Return to the Canadian West, 3)

Reviewed by: Ceil Carey, Co-president of ECLA and long time book discussion leader



Title: Where hope prevails  (Return to the Canadian West, 3)

Author: Janette Oke

Publisher: BethanyHouse

Publication Date: August 2, 2016

Format: Print book

Length: 320 pages


This series is delightful and Where Hope Prevails, the third book, is no exception. The characters are easy to connect with and very likable. Even Mr. Robert Harris Hughes, a type of villain in this story, will have your sympathy. Basically, a stand-alone read but being the third in a series, there are a few things not totally understood if you have not read the first two books.


When Beth Thatcher returns to her fall teaching job in her well-loved village of Coal Valley, she finds her life changed drastically. Not only does she have a new place to live and many topical changes in the town have occurred due to prosperity but she finds there is now a second teacher who will share her responsibilities. And when she discovers that Mr. Robert Harris Hughes (yes, he always goes by all three names!)  is not a believer, her hackles are raised and she is on the defensive.


Dealing with these changes and her upcoming wedding to Jarrick, Beth is struggling to keep her faith resting in the Lord and his all-knowing control. Her dear friend Molly encourages her and when faced with a difficult decision, she is strong and decisive. Readers will be so proud of Beth!



Rating (1 to 5)


Suggested Audience

Highly recommended for fiction readers, particularly historical fiction.

Christian Impact

Some of the subjects this book touches on are forgiveness, acceptance and trust in God’s power and control.

Used by gracious consent of the Christian Library Journal.

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Where Hope Prevails

About Ceil Carey

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.

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