Wonderful Buzz for The Hope Chest

Thrilled with the wonderful early reviews and buzz for The Hope Chest!

New York Times bestselling author Garth Stein called The Hope Chest “a graceful, touching novel, and a moving, emotionally impactful read.” Booklist stated that “the artifacts of women’s lives serve as the framework for Shipman’s latest … which demonstrates the enduring power of love and kindness. Readers of Christian fiction may also appreciate its messages of hope and faith in the face of adversity.” Library Journal wrote in its review, “The noted art colony and beachside tourist town of Saugatuck, Michigan, beautifully springs to life in this gentle story of lifelong love along with the emotional support and care that families and friends can provide. Life with ALS is also respectfully but vividly portrayed. It is refreshing and soothing to read about truly good people emerging from major life hardships with strength and dignity.”