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The Hope Chest

(2017)
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"Saugatuck, MI, springs to life in this nostalgic, gentle story of lifelong love along with the emotional support and care that families and friends can provide. " - Library Journal

The discovery of one woman's heirloom hope chest unveils precious memories and helps three people who have each lost a part of themselves find joy once again.

Ever since she was diagnosed with ALS, fiercely independent Mattie doesn't feel like herself. She can't navigate her beloved home, she can't go for a boat ride, and she can barely even feed herself. Her devoted husband, Don, doesn't want to imagine life without his wife of nearly fifty years, but Mattie isn't likely to make it past their anniversary.

But when Rose, Mattie's new caretaker, and her young daughter, Jeri, enter the couple's life, happiness and the possibility for new memories return. Together they form a family, and Mattie is finally able to pass on her memories from the hope chest she received from her mother.

With each item - including a favorite doll, family dishes, an embroidered apron, and an antique Christmas ornament - the hope chest connects Mattie, Don and Rose to each other and helps them find hope again in the face of overwhelming life challenges.

A beautiful story about the unconditional love and support of family, The Hope Chest by Viola Shipman will remind you that hope can be found where and when you least expect it.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Used availability for Viola Shipman's The Hope Chest

Hardback Editions

May 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Hope Chest (Thorndike Press Large Print Women's Fiction)
Author(s): Viola Shipman
ISBN: 1-4104-9937-5 / 978-1-4104-9937-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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March 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Hope Chest: A Novel (The Heirloom Novels)
Author(s): Viola Shipman
ISBN: 1-250-10507-2 / 978-1-250-10507-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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Paperback Editions

February 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Hope Chest: A Novel (The Heirloom Novels)
Author(s): Viola Shipman
ISBN: 1-250-11111-0 / 978-1-250-11111-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin
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March 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Hope Chest: A Novel
Author(s): Viola Shipman
ISBN: 1-250-13763-2 / 978-1-250-13763-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Audio Editions

March 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Hope Chest: A Novel (The Heirloom Novels)
Author(s): Viola Shipman
ISBN: 1-4272-8240-4 / 978-1-4272-8240-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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March 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Hope Chest: A Novel
Author(s): Viola Shipman
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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March 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Hope Chest: A Novel
Author(s): Viola Shipman
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Kindle Editions

March 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Hope Chest: A Novel (The Heirloom Novels)
Author(s): Viola Shipman
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU