Monday, February 8, 2021

Hey everyone! Today I have a review for Fanny's Hope Chest by Sarah Holman, an upcoming novella geared toward singles -- and it releases February 14th! You'll want to stay tuned later this week for some fun festivities she's got planned as well -- so keep that in mind! Today's just a short review, but I also wanted to mention that you can preorder a copy of the book for $0.99 so if this book piques your interest, make sure to grab a copy!


How old is too old for a hope chest?

Ellie Decker is pretty sure thirty is the right time to start asking that question. All she’s ever wanted to be is a wife and mother, but no guy has even asked her out.

When she starts her new job as a home health aide, she meets Fanny. When Fanny asks her to help her find her hope chest in her hopelessly messy house, Ellie isn’t sure what to think. What could an eighty-plus-year-old want with a hope chest? The answer just might help her solve her own question.



Sarah Holman lives in central Texas with her amazing family. When not working on her next novel, she can usually be found hanging out with her siblings, reading, or taking long walks. If there is anything adventuresome about her life, it’s because she serves a God with a destiny bigger than anything she could have imagined. WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK


4.5/5 stars. I signed up to review this a bit on a whim, and especially because the main character's job is my own day job -- so I was excited to see some representation haha. What I wasn't expecting was how hard I would be impacted by this story...not only about the single-ness aspect, but of letting go of hopes and dreams and ways you expected life to go. I've been going through that kind of thing in waves, and I didn't expect to see those themes gently and biblically presented in this sweet little story. Not to mention, the storytelling was clever. I easily read it in one sitting and definitely recommend it for folks who enjoy a nice, heartfelt, clean story.

Do you plan on picking up a copy of the book?  What are some of your favorite books to read around Valentine's Day?