Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Book Review: Hopeless by Golden Keyes Parsons

Hopeless:  The Woman with the Issue of Blood by Golden Keyes Parsons

About the Book

Author: Golden Keyes Parsons
Series: Hidden Faces, Book 4
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publication Year: April 7, 2014
Length: Novella

Zahava has a husband who loves her... but after twelve years of bleeding that has left her unclean and cut off from him, can a forbidden touch give her the hope so long denied her?

You can purchase your copy here.

My Review

Being a novella, this book is small, but in its brevity, it is an enjoyable and meaningful book.  It reads quickly, but really adds depth to the account of the woman with the issue of blood mentioned in Scripture.  The author was great at inserting details to fill our the story and make it true to the setting.

I loved the relationship between Zahava and her husband Gideon.  His devotion to her was heartwarming.  What really stood out to me, though, was the desperation and hopelessness that Zahava felt, and how those feelings built throughout the course of the novella.

I enjoyed this book, and recommended it to readers of biblical fiction.  I also think that it would be great for a women's book club or Bible study; there is much to be discussed in this story.  Discussion questions are included at the end of the book.

I received this book from the publisher, Whitefire, for review purposes.  The thoughts expressed here are my own.

About the Author

Golden and her husband, Blaine, retired from the pastorate and moved to Waco, Texas. She is survived by her husband of almost 55 years, her three daughters and eight grandchildren.

Golden published four full length novels, four novellas, and a woman’s Bible study. Her works of fiction have inspired thousands of readers. Through detailed historical research, gripping story lines, and developed characters, she brought to life themes of hope, redemption, and the great adventure that God offers to everyone.

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