Title: A Living Hope
Author: E C Jackson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publishing Date: July 31, 2016
Length: 297 pages
About the Book:
It was a match made in heaven. Or so everyone thought. Sadie Mae Cummings is all set to marry her childhood sweetheart, Kyle, when she is assigned to tutor Lincoln, the new college football running back. This sophomore phenomenon has all the girls on campus knocking on his door. But Sadie isn’t interested in his advances.
Lincoln’s overblown ego doesn’t take well to being shunned, and he resolves to make Sadie his own. He pursues her relentlessly, until finally Kyle finds himself shut out of Sadie’s life, with their shared future crumbling around him.
After two years, Sadie’s relationship with Lincoln ends, and she is left having to put the pieces of her life back together. She desires nothing more than to recapture her relationship with Kyle. He has stayed true to the dreams they had planned together, living the vision even without Sadie by his side.
When she moves back to her hometown, she labors to rekindle their love. But things have changed, and Kyle has moved on. Sadie quickly discovers how hard it is to rebuild burned bridges.
Follow Sadie’s story as she fights for a chance to restore broken dreams. Will love endure?
This inspirational romance by E. C. Jackson is book two of the Hope series and is a standalone book.
About the Author:
E. C. Jackson began her writing career with the full-length play Pajama Party. For three and a half years she published the Confidence in Life newsletter for Alpha Production Ministries, in addition to writing tracts and devotionals. Teaching a women’s Bible study at her church for eleven years naturally led to her current endeavor of writing inspirational romance novels and teen and young adult fiction. Her mission: spiritual maturity in the body of Christ through fiction.
Relationships are messy. Life is messy. In A Living Hope, author E C Jackson takes the reader on a journey through healing and restoration of a relationship believed to be damaged beyond repair. The story is shared through the perspective of both sides to get a fuller picture of the situation. When I first started reading I felt like I was missing a prior book in a series but since it’s a standalone there isn’t one. The further I got into the story though, the more backstory was revealed and I was able to feel more like I was getting the full picture. It’s a relationship struggle unfortunately many young adults deal with in today’s world. This was an easy story to sit down and read straight through. I’d easily recommend to contemporary romance fans.
*I received a copy of this book through CelebrateLit. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.