Where Hope Prevails is the third book in the Return to the Canadian West series by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan. After spending the summer with her family, Beth Thatcher is anticipating a proposal of marriage from Jarrick and is excited to return to Coal Valley where she is a teacher. However, she is disappointed to see how things have changed when she arrives in Coal Valley. The town has been growing, so a second teacher has been hired, trees have been cut leaving stumps everywhere and she is not able to stay in the boarding house that she lived in previously. She begins to become concerned about what her future holds--both in Coal Valley and as Jarrick's wife.
This was so good! I didn't read the first two books, so I didn't have all of the background information on the characters. However, this book had just enough information to help me along. The characters were well developed, and the story line was really good. I highly recommend it especially if you have read the first two books in the series and if you enjoy historical fiction.
*I received this book from the publisher. The opinions are my own. *