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Bestselling author Karen Kingsbury offers the final installment in her Red Gloves seriesthe heartwarming tale of a girl whose only wish is to be held by the father she never knew. 15-year-old Hannah Roberts remembers when her father was her closest friend. The image is hazy, though, pulled from her distant childhood memories, and her father is now very cold and distant. FeBestselling author Karen Kingsbury offers the final installment in her Red Gloves seriesthe heartwarming tale of a girl whose only wish is to be held by the father she never knew. 15-year-old Hannah Roberts remembers when her father was her closest friend. The image is hazy, though, pulled from her distant childhood memories, and her father is now very cold and distant. Feeling orphaned, Hannah lives a lonely life with her wealthy, ailing grandmother. As Christmas nears, Hannah learns a shocking truth: the man she believed was her father is not her parent after all. In an effort to find answers, she begins a desperate search for her real father, Air Force pilot Mike Conner. Local politicians and the citys newspaper catch wind of her quest, and the entire state joins in Hannahs hopethat shell find her father before the holidays....

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Hannah's Hope Reviews

  • Rachel
    2019-06-21 00:40

    Loved this hopeful, heart grabbing novella by Karen Kingsbury. I don't think she can write a bad book!15-year-old Hannah Roberts remembers when her father was her closest friend. The image is hazy, though, pulled from her distant childhood memories, and her father is now very cold and distant. Feeling orphaned, Hannah lives a lonely life with her wealthy, ailing grandmother. As Christmas nears, Hannah learns a shocking truth: the man she believed was her father is not her parent after all. In an effort to find answers, she begins a desperate search for her real father, Air Force pilot Mike Conner. Local politicians and the city's newspaper catch wind of her quest, and the entire state joins in Hannah's hope that she'll find her father before the holidays.I couldn't believe the cold, thoughtless, almost heartless actions of Hannah's mother! I gasped when I read where she decides to send Hannah the letter about her biological father to try to keep Hannah occupied because they wouldn't be there for Christmas. Come on! There had to have been a better time and place to share news like that. After the initial shock, Hannah takes it like the trooper she is and sets out to find her biological father. This story of how they reconnect is full of heart rending but also beautiful, touching, and hopeful moments.*Thanks to FaithWords and NetGalley for providing me with a free e-book copy in exchange for my honest opinion & review.*

  • Pam
    2019-06-25 03:57

    Nice enough story of a lonely yet driven young girl who finds out a 15 yr. old that the man she called "dad" was not her biological father. It seems everyone has a life changing experience except the mom...business as usual for her!

  • Lou
    2019-07-17 03:36

    Reseña en español completaHannah is 15 and has everything she wants. His father and mother work in politics, but the whole year they're away from home and only visit Hannah twice a year: Christmas and summer. During this time, Hannah has lived with her grandmother, who seems to not sympathize much with her. For this Christmas, Hannah's mother announces that she will not go to see her and also gives a shocking news: she says that her real father is not the man with whom she grew up.And Hannah begins to search for her real father, a pilot for the Air Force, who has been an gone in a suicidal mission in Iraq.I like books that are at special occasions, and of course, Christmas is my favorite time of year; so when I find a novel that is set in this special date, I do not hesitate to take a look.I know Karen Kingsbury is a renowned author and her books have been best-sellers, but I had never read her books before and honestly I'm glad that this is my first book by her because I really liked it.This novel is very sweet and dramatic. It tells a story full of deep love and hope; and shows us that miracles happen around us and perhaps we do not realize, also focuses on the importance of believing in what we pray because our prayers are nothing if we do not believe in what we are saying .Something I really loved about this story, was to realize that sometimes our actions mean something to us, but others may take it differently. Sometimes the characters are driven by their own prejudices and fail to discover the truth for miscommunication.For me, reading this story was like being on a journey full of surprises, drama and a great ending. I'm quite sure that I'll look for more Karen Kingsbury's books in the future.I recieved a free eBook from NetGalley but this fact didn't influence the review

  • Loraine
    2019-06-20 08:02

    This last in the Red Gloves series is as poignantly beautiful as the earlier ones. A short Christmas novella that tells the story of Hannah's search for her biological father delivers a powerful message of hope and belief.

  • Kate
    2019-06-18 04:45

    This was a sweet story that really get's you cheering for the girl.

  • Carol
    2019-06-21 05:41

    This is a Christmas story. A fast read that is a nice mushy feel good story. Kingsbury is a Christian writer so there is a faith/prayer aspect.

  • Crissy
    2019-07-16 04:54

    While looking for my next audio book, I ran across this. I had read some of the other red glove stories but had missed this one. I loved it and carried the player with my no matter what I was doing because I needed to find out if Hannah's Hope was enough to get her wish.

  • Melanie
    2019-07-05 00:35

    I really enjoyed this series.

  • Angela
    2019-06-24 02:57

    Tears shed while reading this one for sure! I’m so sad that I’m done with this series 😢😢😢. These books were ALL AMAZING!!! ❤️❤️❤️

  • Susan
    2019-07-13 03:02

    An interesting blend as a modern Christian mystery - this is a 9/11 fall-out story. My first Karen Kingsbury story, I quite liked it, but it was pretty dated.

  • Tonya
    2019-07-07 01:48

    And so the final book has come to an end in the The Red Glove series! It was such a sweet sweet story just as the others were! A story that will leave a profound impact on my life.

  • Fayo Iginla
    2019-06-20 05:01

    A definite must read because it ignites the hope in everyone

  • Tina Lewis
    2019-07-17 05:52

    I am now in search of the 1st Red Gloves book, Gideon's Gift.

  • Kathleen (Kat) Smith
    2019-07-14 00:54

    I can't imagine a more challenging Christmas than the one 15-year-old Hannah Robertson is finding herself facing. Managing a full schedule as a freshman in high school would be difficult enough, but her parents are beyond busy serving as the ambassadors in Sweden. The one thing Hannah has been able to count on is that her parents have always managed to be home for Christmas. Even though most of the time, they are busy with political meetings and dinner plans, it was still nice to be able to spend time with them. But this is not what is going to happen this year. The email response from her mother was simply that they could not find the time to make it home this year. They hope she understands. Hannah's response? "Fine, Mother. How completely understandable that my parents would choose parties in Sweden over Christmas with me. Love you, too."When her mother received Hannah's email response she found herself feeling a bit guilty believing that Hannah had come to accept the busyness of how involved they were in Sweden and had hoped she might be relived not to have to attend all those parties and gathering if her parents had come home. Guess not after all. The one thing her mother believed might just help was if she finally came clean with the truth about Hannah's real father. That her biological father was not the man she married, but the man she left when Hannah was four. She had hoped to tell her when she turned eighteen, but now might be the perfect time to tell her. So she packaged up a few photos of Mike Connor, Hannah's real father, a pair of pilot wings and shipped off a letter she had hoped would explain her decision to walk away from him 11 years ago. To Hannah, realizing that Jack was not her real father explained how he acted around her and filled in all the missing holes in Hannah's heart. She dreamed of the man who had read to her, played with her and one she fondly loved and now she had to find a way to find him against all odds based on what little information she had. The man she was looking for was serving in Iraq and had been searching for her all his life. Now all they needed was the perfect Christmas miracle. I received Hannah's Hope by Karen Kingsbury as a free copy for my honest review compliments of Faith Words, a division of Hachette Book Groups. I did not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable review and the opinions contained here are strictly my own. I've been a huge fan of Karen Kingsbury's novels since my very first one. She gets right to the heart of the reader's emotions and inspires such a feeling of hope and love, you find yourself smiling as you finish each book. It makes you want to be a better person and inside changes your heart. Included in this book at the conclusion are a list of projects you can involve yourself with to help our service men and women serving our country this Christmas which evokes the meaning behind this series of books. This is the fourth book in the Red Glove Series and can be read in any order or as a stand alone. What a perfect gift to give someone this year for Christmas and one I rate a perfect 5 out of 5 stars.

  • DelAnne Frazee
    2019-07-05 02:58

    Title: Hannah's HopeAuthor: Karen KingsburyPublished: 10-18-05Publisher: FaithWords/Center StreetPages: 162Genre: Christian FictionSub Genre: Contemporary Fiction; InspirationalISBN: 9780446537365ASIN: B00XU7R8GReviewer: DelAnneReviewed For: NetGalley. It's the Christmas season and Hannah is counting the days until her parents come home for the holidays. A fifteen year old girl who appears to have it all family connections, wealth and friends. That is until you look closer and you see a girl who feels there is something so wrong with her no can love her. With her cold and distant Grandmother, and parents who have followed their ambitions at the cost of their relationship with their daughter. When her parents let her know they are both too busy to come home for Christmas. Then her other tells her something that shakes the foundation of her very life. She finds out the man the man who she has always believed to be her father was not her biological father.Hannah begins searching her father Air Force Pilot Mike Conner, whom she thought was only part of her early childhood imagination. When word gets out soon the entire state is helping her search for him in hopes that she gets her wish to find him in time for Christmas. Mike hears Hannah's televised plea and must decide to open himself to more pain if Hannah rejects him or ignore her plea. Will Hannah finally find someone to love her? Will she get her Christmas wish?Every story in the Red Gloves Series is beautifully written and inspirational as it covers some very painful situations and emotions. Mrs. Kingsbury uses her talents to give us a book that is well thought out and sure to touch the hearts of its readers. The characters are well developed and their actions are very believable. You want them to receive their Christmas wishes. Always there is the sub-story of God's love for us all and His strength to carry us when life becomes too much for us to walk without Him. As Always I have enjoyed the memories of earlier readings and hope that the others who read Hannah's Hope are left with the feelings of peace and enjoyment that I receive each time I read the Red Glove series.Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...Barnes and Noble link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hanna...GoodReads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...The Reading Room link: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.ph...

  • Kathy
    2019-06-30 05:57

    Hannah is a 15-year old daughter of two diplomats. Her parents are currently in Sweden, with her father as Ambassador and her mother as his political wife and allay. Thus, Hannah lives with her grandmother in Washington, the popular student of a prestigious school who excels at just about everything she attempts and is involved in. Based on all of her activities as described and mentioned, it is obvious Hannah is very involved, almost too involved, in my opinion. However, Hannah does not have one thing she really wants, a loving solid family who are and stay with her through thick and thin. Her mother sends her a letter describing her earlier life and the man who really is Hannah’s father, a man Hannah never knew or even heard about before the letter. When Hannah finds out her own parents will not be coming home for Christmas, she sets out to find the man who is her father, though she has never met or seen him that she can clearly remember, he has had no contact with her as far as she recalls, and her mother has never mentioned him before. Hannah’s search goes through a myriad of twists and turns, as she seeks the one happiness that has eluded her, a good, solid family. I found this a fantastic, heartwarming story of love and discovery. I empathized from the get-go with Hannah’s but understood also where her mother was coming from. I found the current wartime situation draw –in interesting and well done, as well as the many ways Hannah went about her search. The ending was perfect for a wonderful holiday read. The story was not a long one, and moved along quite nicely and naturally. I can easily become a holiday classic, as it provides just the right kind of holiday warmth and good feelings holiday classics do. I received this from NetGalley to read and provide and honest review.

  • Faye
    2019-06-19 01:00

    Hannah Roberts is a busy young woman, with a schedule jam packed with activities and everything that a girl could wish for, except what she really wants. Her mother and step father are always gone, living in other countries, working to further their political careers. When Hannah finds out that they won't be home for Christmas, her mother tells her about her biological father who joined the army so many years ago.Hannah becomes determined to find the man who is her father and soon enlists the help of local politicians and townspeople to help her in her quest.Will Hannah find the miracle she's looking for?The final installment in the Red Gloves Series, follows the quest of one girl to find the father she was never allowed to get to know. Hannah is a girl who is treated like an adult, with a grueling schedule and high expectations on her shoulders. My heart really went out to her, because of the distance between her and even her mother, was just so sad. Overall, a sweet story of love, loss, and miracles just in time for Christmas. One of my favorite characters was that of the car driver, Buddy, who was one of her best friends, and who prayed for her constantly. If you are a fan of this series, then you will definitely appreciate this heartwarming novella.Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and testimonials in Advertising."

  • Mj
    2019-06-17 04:37

    Hannah’s Hope is the fourth book in The Red Glove Series. Each book however, is a standalone Christmas story that doesn’t need to be read in order.It is the story of a lonely fifteen year old girl named Hannah with absentee parents. The most regular, loving adult interaction she has is with her driver, Buddy Bingo. Buddy is very kind and concerned about Hannah and teaches her about prayer and believing in Christmas miracles. Bingo explains to Hannah that praying is easy - you just speak to God like you would talk with anyone else. He cautions her however that there are no guarantees that God will answer anyone’s prayers and wishes in the ways they might be asking for. Hannah has a seemingly simple but special wish this year - she wants to spend Christmas with her parents. Hannah prays for her very first time and asks for her special Christmas wish to come true. She never gives up hope and continues to believe despite the mounting adversities that make the miracle seem almost impossible. It is a wonderful story about family and having hope and dreams. It is a heart wrenching story that brought joyful tears to my eyes – a wonderful reading choice for any time but especially for the holiday season.

  • Fairy Alonto
    2019-07-12 03:52

    Not perfect score just because it's not my type of book (I prefer the deep ones)! But other than that, seriously the novel is very good.A letter reads: "Dear Hannah, You might not understand what I'm about to tell you, but I think it's time. I wanted to wait until you were eighteen, old enough to check into this information and make some decisions for yourself. Having Christmas alone, you'll have time to think this through. This is it: Jack isn't your biological father."It is about Hannah, a fifteen year old girl, who longs for a father she never knew (at least now that she's growing up). It's a fast read. The language is simple. The main character is driven. The story is great. The message is clear: miracles happen and dreams come true. I would like to comment on Mike Conner's character: I love it. He is an ideal man. And he's just rare these days.Hannah's Hope is the last installment of the Red Gloves Series and it's a must-read. Give it an hour or two in one calm afternoon and you're better. Other novels from the Red Gloves Series are: Sarah's Song, Maggie's Miracle, and Gideon's Gift - equally recommended.

  • Sarah
    2019-07-04 04:35

    This is a the last book in the red glove series and I have to say you really don't have to read all the books to get the going on of the story, they are not tied together from what I can tell. This is the second book of the red glove series I read and I always thought these book were more geared to tweens and teens so I had no interest in ever reading them I finally broken down and read two and I think I will be getting the others so that I can read them. The story lines are amazing.In this one at some points it was very suspenseful on the edge of your seat. I loved the book but I was left wanting more at the end I felt almost like there was still a little more to the story that was left unsaid. Over all though the book is worth the read in quick simple and any one even teens would be blessed by the christmas miracle in this story. I love how in the book it talks about believing many times over. You will have to read the story to understand what I mean by that but this book is work the buy and the read. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

  • Jill Bratcher
    2019-06-19 00:41

    Very quick read. Sentimental but keeps-you-interested story of privileged 15-year-old girl with absent parents (Ambassador to Sweden, she lives with grandmother in DC area mansion). To keep her distracted from their absence at Christmas, mother admits that the Ambassador isn't Hannah's biological father, prompting an unexpected (from the mother's perspective) public Christmastime search for him.What I learned - the privileged get to use the resources of the US government to find their long, lost father. I already knew being rich wasn't all it was cracked up to be, but I also learned that if I thought my mother was emotionally absent, I should try on Hannah's parents and grandmother!I don't really like head-hopping, but Kingsbury handles the story from Hannah and her lost father Mike's perspectives well. KPart of a series of "Red Gloves" stories, which Kingsbury writes at Christmas to encourage the faithful to help others - homeless, military families, etc. - which is a good concept.

  • Nancy
    2019-07-13 05:59

    I believe this is the third time I have read this book. I love Karen Kingsbury and her red gloves book. Hannah's parents are in Sweden, where her father is the ambassador. Her mom sends her an email telling her they won't be home for Christmas. They usually come home at Christmas for two weeks, and in the summer for two weeks. Hannah lives with her unemotional grandmother, whom she rarely sees. She fills her days with all sorts of activities to cover up something, as pointed out by her friends, who ask her what she is running away from. Her mother sends her a big envelope with a letter telling her that her husband is not Hannah's real father. She also sent pictures of Hannah with her real father, and a wings pin. Hannah sets out to find her real daddy, and learns to pray that she will find him, and then that he will have survived being a prisoner of war. It's a nice sentimental book, and a quick read. December 11, 2013I just finished reading Hannah's Hope on my Kindle. I enjoy a good sentimental Christmas story, so I read this book again this year.

  • Ellen
    2019-06-22 00:53

    I stumbled on to this series without realizing this was the last book in a set. Even without reading the others though, I truly enjoyed this story, feeling Hannah's emptiness in her life and the intense void she felt desiring to know that "mystery" man of her memories and dreams. I quickly felt tied to all the characters in the story, even being brought to tears once or twice. If the rest of the Red Gloves series is like Hannah's Hope, I am interested in reading more. What a great Christmas read! Intrestingly, the book also includes an idea list of thoughtful actions you can carry out in your neighborhood that fits the theme of the book. Readers looking for inspiration prior to a service activity may find this appendix an added gem. I stll think Karen Kingsbury's 9/11 series is her best, but in my opinion, this one's also a keeper.

  • Kristine
    2019-07-09 00:53

    Inspirational story about Hannah who's parents meet at a California Beach in the 70's, but never get married because her mom wants more than her dad can offer. Hannah's mom was from a wealthy family who would never approve of her marrying a surfer, so Mike Connor enlists in the army to become a chopper pilot. That still isn't enough for Carol, so she moves back to Washington, DC taking Hannah with her. Hannah is age 4 the last time she sees her daddy. Carol married a wealthy politician who moves her to Sweden when he becomes Ambassador there. Hannah only sees her mom twice a year and lives with her emotionally distand grandparents. She is very lonely. When Hannah is 15, her mother tells her that her real father is Mike. The most exciting part of the story is the hunt for Mike and the beautiful ending.

  • Lori Henrich
    2019-07-16 23:44

    This is such a great series and it is nice that you can read them in any order without hurting the story. Hannah tries to keep herself so busy that she doesn't have anytime to think. Someone asked her what she was running from. Hannah has vague memories that don't seem like they belong to her. She lives with her cold and distant grandmother, while her parents are in Sweden. Her father is an ambassador there and her mother thrives on the activities. Hannah just found out that her parents won't be home for Christmas and she isn't shy about letting her mother know how she feels. When her mother sees her message she makes a decision that she hoped not to make for a few more years. She needed to tell her the truth in the hopes that it will help Hannah through the holidays. Another great installment in the series. I have read this a few times and like it more every time.

  • ReadAlong With Sue
    2019-06-16 01:35

    The last book in the series of RED GLOVESAll the series are based around Christmas and each one with a short story to tale.I read this a long time ago, but thought I would review it from Net Galley when it went out in ebook. I never used to write reviews, but now I know the importance of them, I do.We have Hannah, her parents are too tied up living away from home to even bother with her. Hannah lives with her grandmother, and Hannah is lonely.Hannah has everything materially that she could ever want. Except one thing.This, like all the other books in this series has morals to them, tales of sorrow, tales of hope and tales of inspiration.Another great read from Karen Kingsbury.I would like to thank FaithWords / Center Street via Net Galley

  • Brittany
    2019-07-16 06:50

    15 year old Hannah learns that the man that she has called her father is not her real Dad. Now she is desperately searching for a man she barely remembers. She is praying for a Christmas miracle, and she must hold on to the courage to keep believing in spite of all obstacles. This was an amazing story. Absolutely stunning. Although I read this book in just a couple of hours, I don't think I'll forget the story anytime soon. You have to read this book this Christmas, I think you'll be glad you did!

  • Ashley N.
    2019-07-03 04:58

    I just started reading this book on Monday I think it was and so far, I have really liked it. It's about a 15 yr. old girl who has grown up all her life thinking that her step-dad is her biological dad, and he's not. Her mom writes her a letter explaining who her father is and what he used to look like. He is in the Army now nd Hannah is doing everythin she can to find him. But, she wants him for Christmas and she knows that it will take a Christmas miracle to find him. I am almost halfway done. I like it a lot so far.

  • Jen
    2019-06-19 07:34

    I just read all of the Red Gloves series this week. This was my least favorite out of the four, but it still had some sweet moments. I just wish that Miss Kingsbury did not feel the need to tell her "miracle" stories in such a corny fashion. God's miracles and His power really speak for themselves without needing to be told in a sappy, slightly unrealistic way. But that's just me. I still enjoyed reading this series, as it's nice to take a break from the heavy reading and read a few of these shorter books on occasion.

  • Angie
    2019-07-16 07:35

    I really liked the Red Glove series. The first three books had fairly developed characters and a great storyline. However this book just didn't do it for me. I think the story is nice, however, it could have been a bit longer so that the main characters become more developed. We know that Hannah is lonely and has friends at school, however, none of that is really developed throughout the story. And the war scene with Mike is too short and unreal, though I know that is the point of the miracle. And the driver, is there more to him? Anyway, just my thoughts.