Hidden Blessings

Hidden Blessings

September 18, 2014
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Diagnosis: breast cancer.
Prognosis: terminal.
Life: only beginning.

Her diamond caught the sun’s rays and refracted glittered light about the room. She’d asked herself again and again: How could she be so blessed? Partner at a prestigious law firm, engaged to the man of her dreams . . . there was no doubt. God had smiled on Kendra Woods.

But the moment Kendra is diagnosed with terminal breast cancer, her world collapses. Within days, Derek backs out of the wedding and the firm suggests a leave of absence during her treatment. Of all the roles Kendra has played over the years—daughter, sister, friend, student, attorney, bride-to-be—cancer patient seems the most unwelcome in the world.

When her path crosses with youth pastor Lance Alexander, Kendra sees only the troublemaker she knew in high school. But Lance could prove an unexpected spark. In the darkness that covers her, will Kendra be able to embrace a glimmer of hope?


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“With trademark understated elegance, Tate (The Color of Hope) refreshes a familiar story line. Extraordinary love develops between Lance Alexander and Kendra Woods after the latter receives a terminal breast cancer diagnosis and is dumped by her fiancée. Before she learns she is dying, Kendra has everything a woman might want. Her diagnosis draws her closer to an ardent faith and to Lance, an ex-convict who has turned his life around and dreams of becoming a pastor. This is a sweet love story written with uncommon grace, weaving in subplots about infidelity and other complications that haunt each character. But they come to learn that a combination of faith and love are necessary to enjoy life, no matter how much time that life is given. This emotionally charged addition to Tate’s body of work is neither sappy nor trite.”
Publisher’s Weekly

“Hidden Blessings is a beautifully written, deeply moving story about a woman going through breast cancer. It reaffirms God’s lifting us up through our darkest times. I highly recommend this book and this author.”
Carrie Stuart Parks, breast cancer survivor and author of A Cry from the Dust

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