Springtime at Hope Hall


ISBN: 9781782642862 Categories: ,

ISBN: 9781782642862

Publication date: February 21, 2020

Format: Ebook

Extent: 256 pages

Imprint: Lion Fiction


Songs of Praise presenter is back with another thrilling read and an unputdownable series centered on a Victorian church hall and Kath, its brash and inexperienced administrator.

There’s never a dull moment at Hope Hall. Its rooms are filled throughout the day with gossipy grandmas, body-popping teenagers, and a nursery group where it’s the grown-ups who are near to tears!

But it’s all in a day’s work for administrator, Kath, whose job it is to make sure Hope Hall offers something for everyone! As the team works to pull off their ambitious Hope Hall Centenary Easter Monday Fayre, Kath realizes reinforcements are needed. Brash, loud and inexperienced though she may be, Kath has a feeling that Shirley might be just the ticket! The Fayre is a triumph but when Kath’s old flame comes back on the scene, she’s faced with some tough choices. Will Kath make the right decision?

Meet the author: Ms Pam Rhodes

Pam Rhodes is known around the world as the presenter of BBC Television’s Songs of Praise and her popular Hearts and Hymns programme on Premier Christian Radio. She describes herself as an ‘anorak’ in her fascination for hymns old and new, and her books on hymn-writers, like Love So Amazing, Then Sings My Soul and Hear My Song are essentials in many a church vestry! A natural storyteller with 25 varied books under her belt, Pam is perhaps best known for her novels packed with down-to-earth characters and situations that inspire and entertain.

Reviews for Springtime at Hope Hall

"Oh, the hours I've spent over the years in halls just like this one! All of life is there, the laughter and tears, the upsets and triumphs - Pam's storytelling captures it in a BRILLIANT way!"

Aled Jones, singer and broadcaster

"A heart-warming story of small town life, beautifully written."

Jack Sheffield, author of the Teacher series

"Brilliant, witty, and full of down-to-earth humour. Springtime at Hope Hall is the perfect 'Church Hall' anecdotal read. It brings back fond personal memories of my time in such halls, and it's a funny reminder of how similar we all are as people... similar, yet quirkily different. Enjoy!"

JB Gill, TV presenter

"Once again Pam Rhodes has created a community that you want to know more about, all centred around the activities of those who use the town hub, Hope Hall. All human life is there and is vividly brought to life as we follow the stories of people who hire it - from dance groups to drop-ins, from food banks to faith groups. We meet Kath, Maggie, Ray and the many others whose lives are connected through the hall, and see the importance it plays in their lives. Having been involved with many halls over the years, this book totally captures the different groups who 'own it' for an hour or two each week... A delightful read."

Revd Cindy Kent MBE, broadcaster

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