We Hope for Better Things


Erin Bartels
SKU: 9780800734916 Category: Product ID: 7480


“In this powerful first novel . . . Bartels successfully weaves American history into a deeply moving story of heartbreak, long-held secrets, and the bonds of family.”– Publishers Weekly, Starred Review”A forbidden interracial marriage, an escaped slave, an expectant mother waiting for her Union soldier to return–all of these stories are deftly told by Bartels, as she explores the hard realities of racism and its many faces during various eras of American history. . . .Compelling characters make this winning debut also appealing for fans of general historical fiction.”– Library Journal“Bartels’ debut tells the story of three Balsam women, each of a different era, told against the backdrop of racism and violence in America. . . .will appeal to fans of faith-based women’s fiction authors like Colleen Coble.”–Booklist