Raising Hope : Ruth Teller was a tough-talking smart aleck who figured she was going nowhere fast. Sara Lynn Hoffman was a prim overachiever who knew she was destined to do great things. Then life happened to them - and all their expectations were turned upside down. Together, they are raising a girl named Hope, who came into their lives as an infant and changed everything. Set in the summer of Hope's twelfth year and moving back and forth in time, this heartwarming novel is the story of an unlikely family. Told from the perspectives of unique female voices from different generations, Raising Hope exquisitely depicts the bravery of ordinary people risking everything to find out just how full their lives - and hearts - can be.