Friday, May 1, 2015

Review: The Truth About Hope by Kate James with Giveaway

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

The Truth About Hope
by Kate James
Adult Contemporary Romance
May 1st 2015 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Who is Hope Wilson?

Is she the girl her former hometown thinks she is? Or the girl Luke Carter once loved,and maybe still does?

When Hope returns to Canyon Creek, Texas, to honor her
father's last wishes, there's only one person on her mind: her high school sweetheart, Luke. The boy she lied to when she had to leave Canyon Creek as a teen, finding it easier to hide what she really felt than deal with the grief of loss. Her father's fortune could make a big difference to Canyon Creek,but Hope finds that the townspeople have a long memory about his misdeeds. With a plan to make amends on his behalf, Hope learns the truth about herself. And the truth about love.

My Review:
I've been reading a lot of stories about second chances, but the thing that makes this one stand apart is the fact that it follows a timeline. Some stories give the reader flashbacks to the past to fill in the missing pieces, but this one starts back when Hope was a teenager and follows her through present day. I found that very enjoyable.

Hope hasn't ever known her father and when he mother passes away when she's 17, her father decides that he wants her to live with him. The problem is, he's not very likable and she cuts ties with everyone, including her boyfriend, Luke. When she honors her father's last wishes and returns back to her hometown, she finds out just how everyone feels about her--and it's not favorable.

It was hard to understand why Hope would lie to everyone and turn her back on them, but she was young and scared. She's a very strong and caring woman--one who isn't afraid to learn and grow. I really liked Luke as well. He's someone who is loyal to the end.

This Heartwarming line is producing some fabulous books and this one fits in perfectly. I loved the way the characters value each other and aren't afraid to admit their mistakes. The story flows well and leaves a reader feeling satisfied. With a blend of mild suspense, hard work and values, and a sweet romance, this one is a hit!

Content: very mild romance (kissing); very mild language (just a word or two); no violence or religious elements. Clean!

Kate James spent much of her childhood abroad before attending university in Canada. She built a successful business career, but her passion has always been literature. As a result Kate turned her energy to her love of the written word. Her writing has been recognized with a number of awards, including first place honors for Silver Linings in both the First Coast Romance Writers' Published Beacon Contest and ACRA's Heart of Excellence Readers? Choice Award. Her November Harlequin Heartwarming release, A Child's Christmas, received first-place honors from Southern Magic, the Birmingham Chapter of the Romance Writers of America, for the 2015 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence!

Kate married her husband, Ken, in an elegant, ocean-front wedding on a tropical island. When they are not traveling, they split their time between their properties in southern and central Ontario in Canada, with their beloved black Labs, Harley and Logan.

Kate?s next novel is the first book in her K-9 Squad Trilogy, and is scheduled for release on October 1, 2015.

Follow the Tour:

April 24th - Launch
April 26th - Word Wranglers & Write & Rewrite
April 27th - Underneath the Covers
April 29th - Zerina Blossom's Books
April 30th - I Am A Reader
May 8th - Grand Finale

Tour Giveaway

$30 Amazon Gift Card (INT)
5 Print Copies of The Truth About Hope (US/CAN Only)
1 ebook of The Truth About Hope (INT)
Ends May 15th

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  1. Thank you for hosting me on your website today, Katie, and for the wonderful review.

    Happy reading!


  2. I enjoy the book tours.. this looks like another good read!

    1. Thank you, Steve. It's release day for THE TRUTH ABOUT HOPE today!

      Happy reading.

  3. I like the review, sounds like a great read.

    1. Thank you, Rita. If you get a chance to read it, I would love to get your feedback.

      Good luck with the giveaway!

  4. What an amazing contest! The book sounds great! xx

  5. I ended up marrying my childhood sweet heart 20 yrs now :)

  6. I haven't really kept in touch with my high school sweetheart.