Thursday, May 7, 2015

The Truth About Hope by Kate James + $30 and Book 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.

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I've been reading a lot of books from the Harlequin Heartwarming line lately and I must say that it's been just lovely.  :)  The Heartwarming line is in my safe zone and I know when I pick one of these books up there will be nothing surprising in the way of content.

Here is the classic second chance at first love story.  Hope and Luke had a young love but then Hope's mother died and she was forced to leave the state to live with a father she has never known.  Her father left when she was just two years old and he not only left a wife and daughter behind but a town full of angry people.  Hope is so full of grief over leaving behind everyone and everything that she loves that she deals with things very poorly.  She leaves Luke with no idea what's going on and she doesn't speak to him again even when he calls, emails and writes her letters.

That's a lot of unresolved baggage to work through when Hope and Luke finally do reconnect a decade later.  Hope has the bumpiest of roads ahead of her and smoothing things over with her friends, the town and especially Luke is a huge challenge.

I enjoyed following Hope through her life events.  I really got a good sense of who Hope was and why she did what she did.  The romance is more a blip at the beginning and a blip at the end with Hope's journey in between.  Hope is a strong girl.  She's been through a lot and has gained a lot of valuable experience.  I admired her courage to repeatedly face hard things and not give up.  Hope has determination and grit.

This was a good book, so easy to settle in with.  The characters were all so likable.  Yay for another sweet, clean romance!

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 blog, Aimee. I am glad you enjoyed THE TRUTH ABOUT HOPE.

    Happy reading!


  2. I liked reading about the book and the author. This has made me want to read this book. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Looks like a great read love the cover cool.

  4. the book sounds good.i enjoyed the little blurb about the book and i like the cover,theres a dog on it.


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