A Passionate Hope: Hannah's Story (Daughters of the Promised Land #4)

A Passionate Hope: Hannah's Story (Daughters of the Promised Land #4)

Hannah and her husband, Elkanah, share a deep and abiding love, for each other, for their God, and for his tabernacle at Shiloh. Greatly disturbed by the corruption of the priests, they long for restoration and pray for a deliverer. But nothing changes as the years pass. Years that also reveal Hannah to be barren. Pressured by his family to take another wife, Elkanah marrie Hannah and her husband, Elkanah, share a deep and abiding love, for each other, for their God, and for his tabernacle...

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Title:A Passionate Hope: Hannah's Story (Daughters of the Promised Land #4)
Author:Jill Eileen Smith
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Genres:Biblical Fiction
ISBN:0800720377
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

A Passionate Hope: Hannah's Story (Daughters of the Promised Land #4) Reviews

  • Loraine
    Mar 09, 2018
    Jill Eileen Smith is a gifted writer when it comes to Biblical fiction. She brings to life the characters from the Bible as well as the time period in which they lived. She also gives a new perspective to the life and times of of approximately 1100 BC and gives her readers an insightfu...
  • Laura
    Feb 19, 2018
    A PASSIONATE HOPE is the latest book by acclained, award-winning author Jill Eileen Smith and fans of biblical fiction will devour this latest offering which the story of Hannah, the mother of Samuel. I am not a huge fan of biblical fiction, as it is just that, fiction, and as...
  • Laura
    Jan 29, 2018
    Sometimes the smallest stories in the Bible turn out to be the biggest, life-changing ones. Author Jill Eileen Smith has taken the story of Hannah (the mother of Samuel) and breathed so much life into it that I feel as if I've gone back in time and mourned and rejoiced along with Hanna...
  • Beckie Burnham
    Feb 05, 2018
    Although I have read the story of Hannah from 1 Samuel numerous times, I have never read a fictionalized account of her life. Hers is a story worth telling, and I am so glad that Jill Eileen Smith has included it in her Daughters of The Promised Land series. A Passionate Hope is an out...
  • Sally
    Jan 31, 2018
    When reviewing a Biblically-based novel, I find it useful to review what I know about the main character(s). I knew that Hannah was the mother of Samuel, who anointed both Saul and David. I knew she?d been barren for many years, and I knew that she made a vow to God that, if He gave ...
  • Jill
    Feb 16, 2018
    I believe this book is my favorite of Jill Eileen's novels, and that is saying something. Hannah's story is intensely emotional, drawing the reader into the corrupt world of ancient Israel in a time between judges. I could experience the world of that day through the author's vivid des...
  • C.E. Hart
    Feb 03, 2018
    I love biblical fiction stories. A Passionate Hope, by Jill Eileen Smith, tells the story of the biblical woman, Hannah. It is the fourth Daughter?s of the Promised Land book series, and is a great stand-alone book. Though little is mentioned about her in the Bible, this story is cre...
  • Amy
    Mar 05, 2018
    What a heart wrenching story this one was. I know the story of Hannah and of Samuel from the Bible and have read it many times. I actually went back to read it again while this fictional account was fresh in my mind and it really gave me a new perspective on how Hannah was truly suffer...
  • Anne Rightler
    Jan 29, 2018
    Wow! A Passionate Hope, fourth in the Daughters of the Promised Land series, is another wonderfully written historical novel by Jill Eileen Smith. Having read others in this series, I knew what to expect and was not disappointed. Hannah, probably a fairly well-known woman of the Script...
  • Kara
    Feb 09, 2018
    Historical fiction is not the genre I normally read, but there was just something about this book that got my attention and it truly is a special journey of faith, heartbreak, and healing! I'm always fascinated by Biblical fiction and this was my first time reading Smith's work, I was ...
  • Christian Fiction Addiction
    Apr 08, 2018
    With a deft hand, Jill Eileen Smith brings the story of Hannah to life in a new way in her latest novel, "A Passionate Hope". I was utterly moved as I became reacquainted with this Biblical character as Smith effortlessly draws readers into Hannah's world. Hannah's story will evoke dee...
  • Amy
    Jan 17, 2018
    A Passionate Hope: Hannah?s Story is a beautiful story of hope, faith, and inspiration. I love this fourth installment from the Daughters of the Promised Land series. To be honest, I was not sure about it at first. Then suddenly, I was hooked and loving Hannah more and more. I felt c...
  • Sharon
    Feb 01, 2018
    What an amazing story depicting Hannah and Elkanah's passion for each other and the long struggle for a child and heir. I read about consequences of decisions, unforgiveness, jealousy, family attacks and divided affections. At the same time, the priests, sons of Eli, at the temple in S...
  • Donna
    Jan 28, 2018
    The biblical Hannah, the woman who so longed for a child that she appeared drunk to the prophet Eli, had to be an amazing woman. She lived in a time where the priests were wicked and without discipline. Yet, for such longing to be a mother, she promised Yahweh that if He would bless he...
  • Linda
    Feb 03, 2018
    In-depth research and a gift for story-telling are characteristics of Author Jill Eileen Smith. She enables the reader to better understand the traditions and difficult daily life of people during Biblical times. A Passionate Hope is the story of Hannah who displays incredible faith an...
  • Alicia Lowery
    Jan 29, 2018
    Excellent book!!! I love Jill?s writing! What a great story of trusting our God to do what only He can do. A story of believing in God during the most difficult losses and persecution. Here are some of my favorite quotes: ?We must ask the Lord to give us a deliverer, one who...
  • Lovely Loveday
    Feb 05, 2018
    A Passionate Hope is a lovely Biblical fiction novel. I enjoyed reading this story about Hannah?s life and found this book to be well written with developed characters. Smith writes so that the story flows at a steady pace so that you are drawn in from the beginning and holds your at...
  • Elly
    Jan 27, 2018
    This book was SO good! I related to Hannah on so many levels and couldn't help but feel myself in her shoes. The story COMPLETELY immersed me and I couldn't put it down once I'd begun! With attention to detail and biblical accuracy, this is one of the very BEST fictionalizations of ...
  • Victoria
    Jan 29, 2018
    Do you like Biblical Fiction? If so, you will not be disappointed in this story. We all know that Hannah gave Samuel back to God, but this book shows us what Hannah's life might have been like. The story is very well written. The characters are very well developed. You feel like you co...
  • Beth King
    Feb 05, 2018
    A Passionate Hope was the perfect ending to Jill Eileen Smith?s Daughters of the Promised Land series. A story of hope, faith, love, and trust in God. Jill Eileen Smith did an excellent job in bringing this story to life as she does in every book. I highly recommend A Passionate Hope...
  • Trixi
    Jan 30, 2018
    Biblical fiction at it's finest! Jill never fails to transport me back into the pages of scripture with her writing, as if I'm right in the midst of the people & culture of the times. Surrounded by the sights, sounds, and feel of Shiloh & the annual feasts this time around in h...
  • Alysha (For The Love of Christian Fiction)
    Mar 01, 2018
    I have always wanted to read a story about Hannah. Her story has always intrigued me, and I wish the Bible went into more detail about her. But since it doesn't, I'm thankful for other's imagination! This story was chock full of hope & trust! (The title is perfect) Hannah and E...
  • Nichole
    Feb 05, 2018
    An anxious heart would be an accurate description of my feelings if I chose to dedicate my son to God and leave him with Eli whose sons were wicked. Jill Eileen Smith took the details of the Bible and gave them life in A Passionate Hope. The realization that eventually Hannah would be ...
  • Kellyn Roth
    Feb 14, 2018
    Originally posted on Reveries Reviews. Title: A Passionate Hope: Hannah?s Story Author: Jill Eileen Smith Series: Daughters of the Promised Land, #4 Genre: Biblical Fiction Era: Biblical (Hannah, mother of Samuel) Publisher: Revell Books Source: from Netgalley (i...
  • Chloe (aka Crystal)
    Feb 12, 2018
    Previously published on Purely by Faith Reviews. Recommended Age: 16+, because of hints at sexual interaction between Elkanah and Hannah (or Peninnah) and moments of feeling suicidal. My Review: I've only read a handful of biblical fiction, and when I first saw this book's cov...
  • Valerie Jackson
    Jan 11, 2018
    I am reviewing this book from an Advanced Reading Copy from the publisher. I am not being compensated in anyway for the review of this book other than receiving a copy of the book. I don?t normally read historical novels, particularly Christian ones, as I can rarely relate to the ...
  • Cathy Morgan
    Feb 05, 2018
    Elkanah has waited for some years for the girl he fell in love with to grow up, and finally they marry, against the wishes of some members of his family, especially his mother. Each is deeply in love with the other, and they learn to deal with the difficulties cast in their way by his ...
  • Sandy Griffin
    Jan 31, 2018
    Without a doubt, this is THE best book I've read in quite a long time. The story of Hannah and her desperation to bear a child, has long been a favorite of mine. I've often thought of the deep pain and despair she must have felt while having to endure the taunts and degredation by Peni...
  • Sherril Stinnett
    Jan 30, 2018
    Jill Eileen Smith is one of my favorite authors. God has graced her with the gift of being able to take a character from the Bible and bring her to life in such a way that her story is still relevant today. A Passionate Hope is no different. The main character in A Passionate Hope is...
  • Paige
    Jan 22, 2018
    Jill Eileen Smith gives such a vivid picture of Hannah and her struggles. She brings to life women of the Old Testament with her extensive research and imaginative writing skills! I highly recommend this book to everyone who wants a clearer picture of the life that Hannah lived! ...