Ms. Jackson is fast becoming one of my go to authors to read. She writes stories that are emotional and filled with characters that are easy to relate to. Sadie is a character that touched my heart and I wanted her to find peace within herself. When she returns to town after being away for a couple of years, she runs into her high school sweetheart. Kyle is a little shook up to see Sadie back. There is a lot of history between them and a bit of uncertainty on Kyle's part. Will he give her a second chance?
Kyle needs to concentrate on his new position of pastor. Taking over his father's church will be a big challenge and he will need God's guidance as he takes over as pastor. It would be so hard to step into your father's shoes after he has been steadfast in the church for years.
What is good about this author is how she is able to write about difficult subjects in a way that readers can feel compassion for. She makes the characters come to life and you can't help but like them. I loved how she took two people who shared a past and let them walk through trust and forgiveness. They each make choices that may be difficult but I loved following their journey.
It is a good story that lets us see how forgiving God is and how He has a plan for our lives. I will be looking for more books coming up from this author. Her writing is filled with faith and she has a gift of allowing readers to see what second chances can be like.
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.
A Living Hope (Hope Series Book 2) Kindle Edition
- File size : 4183 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 287 pages
- Publisher : E. C. Jackson (31 July 2016)
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B01GN27RFY
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A Living Hope is a remarkable writing about love, relationshipReviewed in the United States on 9 August 2016
A Living Hope is a remarkable writing about love, relationship, family, friends, and despair. I easily went into the depth of each character in the novel. The story wasn't a fantasy or pie in the sky interaction among the characters. It hit me hard in the gut of my being as I read each paragraph seeking understanding with each conversation between the characters. This writing offers hope in the most dire situations within family, friends, and yes, even with the not-so-friendly. Great job, E.C. Jackson. Communicating is the key here.
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Inspiring and insightful! Read it in two days! A MUST Read!Reviewed in the United States on 13 May 2020
I could not put this book down. I read it in two days because it keep me wondering what would happen next. Some books are predictable but not this one! EC Jackson leads you on a story with just enough information to keep you guessing. I fell in love with Sadie. I thought she was vulnerable at the start but grew stronger each chapter. I found myself championing her cause and praying she would find peace and happiness. I believe we all know someone like Sadie. This is a story that provides every character a life and allows you to see just who they are. Great book! I can't wait to read the next one in the HOPE series! Awesome job EC Jackson!
Living Hope is another wonderful, romantic novelReviewed in the United States on 5 July 2017
Living Hope is another wonderful, romantic novel, the second by this author. This well written story is not as as straightforward as it might initially seem, as ‘life’ happens. An author who is willing to sensitively discuss difficult but sadly all too often true life trauma in her work, is to be respected. This novel shows how bad things can and do happen to good- even Godly people. However, true to the novels namesake, it does not mean that life has to stop there, as there is always and always will be - Living Hope.
I really enjoyed reading this bookReviewed in the United States on 30 September 2016
I really enjoyed reading this book! I liked the way the author took great detail in describing each character thereby drawing the reader into the storyline very quickly. Jackson skillfully sprinkled the right amount of surprising elements throughout the book to keep the reader interested. She hit the ball out of the park with this one.