It is time to return to Hope Springs. The Cookbook Committee continues to meet, even after the cookbook has been finished, but the group keeps meeting, and each woman keeps an eye and her heart out on the others. The pastor, Charlotte Stewart is troubled by the undercurrents she senses, and the questions she struggles with. Nadine struggles with her daughter's death by trying to follow her, as the other women try to tempt her to stay. Margaret faces a health crisis as Jessie renews the marriage long given up as dead, and looks to new horizions . Framed by the Hope Springs Community Garden Club Newsletter the book unfolds as each of these women try to meet her challanges. It is the friendships that these women have forged that enable each to rise to her individual challange, but realize that the friendships that bind them are irreplaceable. Lynne Hinton has been able to continue the story that began in Friendship Cake and has continued to develop the characters that have grown so dear to our hearts. A wonderful book that does not disappoint, and leaves me wishing the next would be out sooner.