AUTHOR: Laura Hodges Poole
PUBLISHER: Firefly Southern Fiction
After escaping her husband’s deadly abuse, Misty Stephen struggles to put her life back together. With the help of counselling, the local women’s shelter and her own determination, Misty goes back to nursing at the hospital. Helping others is her passion, no matter how winsome or difficult the patient.
One patient, a young battered woman who reminds Misty of herself, quickly becomes special. Jenny’s brother, however, sparks a different kind of interest. But can she ever trust another man?
As a way to work through his grief, Jenny’s brother Adam decides to step out in faith to make a difference and asks Misty to help him. Their journey toward healing carried me with them each step of the way.
Author Laura Hodges Poole’s compassion and courage shines through her writing, and Hope’s Gentle Touch, brings to life and light the dark secrets of abusive relationships. Her portrayal of the long-term results broke my heart and made want to act on behalf of these hurting women and children.
I loved this story and highly recommend it. Hope’s Gentle Touch earns five stars. I received an ARC of this book from the author.