Sometimes we’re allowed to glimpse the beauty within the brokenness . . .
Savannah Barrington has always found solace at her parents’ lake house in the Berkshires, and it’s the place that she runs to when her husband of over twenty years leaves her. Though her world is shaken, and the future uncertain, she finds hope through an old woman’s wisdom, a little girl’s laughter, and a man who’s willing to risk his own heart to prove to Savannah that she is worthy of love.
But soon Savannah is given a challenge she can’t run away from: Forgiving the unforgivable. Amidst the ancient gardens and musty bookstores of the small town she’s sought refuge in, she must reconcile with the grief that haunts her, the God pursuing her, and the wounds of the past that might be healed after all.
Where Hope Begins is the story of grace in the midst of brokenness, pointing us to the miracles that await when we look beyond our own expectations.
West (The Memory of You) tells the heartbreaking story of a crumbling marriage. Savannah is shocked that Kevin, her husband of 25 years, has decided to leave her for a woman he is having an affair with. Their marriage has been marked by heartache and miscommunication in the 20 years since their oldest daughter died; the pain of losing a child proved to be more than either could bear. To collect herself and reconnect to her Christian faith, Savannah takes a vacation to her parents' lake house in the Berkshires. In her absence, her 16-year-old daughter, Zoe, who remains at home, struggles to reconcile her father's affair with her image of him. To help Zoe, Savannah feels pressured to forgive and reunite with Kevin, who wants to still see her frequently. When Kevin decides that he wants Savannah back, he upends her healing process, making for a messy finale that is fraught but realistic. West's skillful tale of betrayal, silence, and guilt finishes on a resilient (if never cheery) note.