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Hope on the Inside

(2019)
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In this compelling, heartwarming novel from New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick, one woman finds new purpose in a new phase of life . . .
 
“Whatever comes your way, find the happiness in it.” Hope Carpenter received that advice from her mother decades ago. Now, with their four children grown, Hope and her husband, Rick, are suddenly facing an uncertain future, after a forced retirement strains both their savings and their marriage. Seeking inspiration and a financial boost, Hope gets a job teaching crafts to inmates at a local women’s prison.
 
At first, Hope feels foolish and irrelevant, struggling to relate to women whose choices seem so different from her own. But with time, and the encouragement of the prison chaplain, she begins to discover common ground with the inmates, in their worries about their children and families, their fear of having failed those who need them. Just like her, they want to make something of themselves, but believe it might be impossible.
 
Embarking on an ambitious quilting project, Hope and her students begin to bond. Together, piece by piece, they learn to defy expectations—their own and others’—and to see that it’s never too late to stitch together a life that, even in its imperfections, is both surprising and beautiful.
 
Praise for Marie Bostwick and Her Novels
 
“Reading Marie Bostwick is like wrapping yourself up in a warm, hand-crafted quilt.”
—Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author
 
 “It takes great skill to write a heartwarming story about grief, and Bostwick proves she is up to the 
task. . . . A great addition to any women’s-fiction collection.” 
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“Beautiful, thought-provoking, tragic and redeeming, The Second Sister is a feel-good goldmine.” 
—USAToday.com

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Reading Marie Bostwick is like wrapping yourself up in a warm hand-crafted quilt." - Debbie Macomber


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Hardback Editions

May 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Hope on the Inside
Author(s): Marie Bostwick
ISBN: 1-64358-178-3 / 978-1-64358-178-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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Paperback Editions

March 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hope on the Inside
Author(s): Marie Bostwick
ISBN: 1-4967-0925-X / 978-1-4967-0925-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
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Audio Editions

March 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Hope on the Inside
Author(s): Marie Bostwick
ISBN: 1-68441-750-3 / 978-1-68441-750-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Highbridge Co
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March 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Hope on the Inside
Author(s): Marie Bostwick
Publisher: HighBridge Company
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March 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Hope on the Inside
Author(s): Marie Bostwick
Publisher: HighBridge Company
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March 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Hope on the Inside
Author(s): Marie Bostwick
Publisher: HighBridge Company
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March 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Hope on the Inside
Author(s): Marie Bostwick
Publisher: HighBridge Company
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Kindle Editions

May 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Hope on the Inside
Author(s): Marie Bostwick
Publisher: LDA
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March 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Hope on the Inside
Author(s): Marie Bostwick
Publisher: Kensington Books
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