The Beloved Hope Chest by Amy Clipston

The Beloved Hope Chest: Mattie Fisher’s three daughters know that she’s been keeping a secret from them. With each item pulled from the beloved family hope chest, they’ve discovered a new clue about their mother’s past.

But there’s a reason Mattie has been keeping her history hidden, and she’s not sure she’s ready to reopen old wounds. Will dredging up the past change the way her children view her? Or her marriage to their father? And can she handle the pain of revisiting the memories that preceded the last few happy decades?

Mattie’s story is one of grief and learning to love again. But like the best things preserved in a hope chest, it’s a story of love and redemption born out of heartache—and it’s past time to share it.


I really enjoyed The Beloved Hope Chest by Amy Clipston. The characters were well-rounded and thrown into a difficult situation. You could feel Mattie’s grief at the passing of her newborn. And as time went on, you could see her starting to love again like the petals of a flower opening to bloom. And, Leroy was so patient and loving and kept his eyes focused on the prize and not the short-term.

I’m interviewing Amy on my group blog Saturday, so stop on by!


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