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Hidden blessings / Kim Cash Tate.

By: Tate, Kimberly Cash.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Nashville : Thomas Nelson, [2014]Description: 344 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781595549990 (paperback); 1595549994 (paperback).Subject(s): African American women -- Fiction | Cancer -- Patients -- FictionGenre/Form: Christian fiction.DDC classification: 813/.6 Summary: "A terminal breast cancer diagnosis shatters Kendra Woods' life and dreams. But through the hurt and the pain, she learns to view her life - however many days that includes - in a new way. Kendra Woods has always known success. Raised in a prominent black family in well-to-do Clayton, Missouri, she had high aspirations for herself and, thus far, has met them. After graduating from law school she went to work at a prestigious law firm. Now she's just made partner and in one month will marry the man of her dreams. And it's only the beginning. Kendra envisions herself becoming a judge one day and she can't wait to have kids. But a terminal diagnosis of inflammatory breast cancer shatters her world - weeks before her wedding. Kendra is devastated as the reality sets in that she could have no more than two years to live. Her fiance leaves, and as word travels around the firm, she's no longer given big cases. Kendra is angry with God and feels her life has already ended. Her path keeps crossing Lance's, a troublemaker who briefly attended her high school. Kendra has trouble letting go of the person he was a decade ago and can't believe an encounter in jail turned his life around and he's now leading a church plant in Clayton. He's becoming the unlikely source of hope she needs. Kendra is in the midst of a storm - one that's apparently here to stay. But, the hidden blessings may be just the shelter she needs"-- Provided by publisher.
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Diagnosis: breast cancer

Prognosis: terminal

Life: just beginning

Her diamond caught the sun's rays and refracted light across the room. She'd asked herself again and again: How could she be so blessed? Partner at a prestigious law firm and engaged to the man of her dreams . . . there was no doubt. God had smiled on Kendra Woods.

But the moment Kendra is diagnosed with terminal breast cancer, her world collapses. Within days, her fiancé backs out of the wedding and the firm suggests a leave of absence during her treatment. Of all the roles Kendra has played over the years--daughter, sister, friend, student, attorney, bride-to-be--cancer patient seems the most unwelcome in the world.

When her path crosses with that of youth pastor Lance Alexander, Kendra only sees the troublemaker she knew in high school. But Lance could prove an unexpected spark in the darkness that covers her. Will Kendra be able to embrace a glimmer of hope?

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"Hidden Blessings is a beautifully written, deeply moving story about a woman going through breast cancer. It reaffirms God's lifting us up through our darkest times. I highly recommend this book and this author." --Carrie Stuart Parks, breast cancer survivor and author of A Cry from the Dust

"With trademark understated elegance, . . . this emotionally charged addition to Tate's body of work is neither sappy nor trite." --Publishers Weekly

"A terminal breast cancer diagnosis shatters Kendra Woods' life and dreams. But through the hurt and the pain, she learns to view her life - however many days that includes - in a new way. Kendra Woods has always known success. Raised in a prominent black family in well-to-do Clayton, Missouri, she had high aspirations for herself and, thus far, has met them. After graduating from law school she went to work at a prestigious law firm. Now she's just made partner and in one month will marry the man of her dreams. And it's only the beginning. Kendra envisions herself becoming a judge one day and she can't wait to have kids. But a terminal diagnosis of inflammatory breast cancer shatters her world - weeks before her wedding. Kendra is devastated as the reality sets in that she could have no more than two years to live. Her fiance leaves, and as word travels around the firm, she's no longer given big cases. Kendra is angry with God and feels her life has already ended. Her path keeps crossing Lance's, a troublemaker who briefly attended her high school. Kendra has trouble letting go of the person he was a decade ago and can't believe an encounter in jail turned his life around and he's now leading a church plant in Clayton. He's becoming the unlikely source of hope she needs. Kendra is in the midst of a storm - one that's apparently here to stay. But, the hidden blessings may be just the shelter she needs"-- Provided by publisher.

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Publishers Weekly Review

With trademark understated elegance, Tate (The Color of Hope) refreshes a familiar story line. Extraordinary love develops between Lance Alexander and Kendra Woods after the latter receives a terminal breast cancer diagnosis and is dumped by her fiancee. Before she learns she is dying, Kendra has everything a woman might want. Her diagnosis draws her closer to an ardent faith and to Lance, an ex-convict who has turned his life around and dreams of becoming a pastor. This is a sweet love story written with uncommon grace, weaving in subplots about infidelity and other complications that haunt each character. But they come to learn that a combination of faith and love are necessary to enjoy life, no matter how much time that life is given. This emotionally charged addition to Tate's body of work is neither sappy nor trite. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.