Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A Hope Remembered book Review, Guest Post & Giveaway {Written by Emilee}

I'm happy to introduce another wonderful book called,

A Hope Remembered
by Stacy Henrie


About:

Nora Lewis just wants an escape after losing her fiance in the Great War. When she inherits property in England, she boldly packs up and leaves America for a fresh start. But, if not for her dashing new neighbor, Colin Ashby, she'd be lost. Even as their friendship deepens, Nora knows a British aristocrat would never be free to love an American orphan, no matter how much the war has changed the world ...

After his brother's death in the war and his own experiences as a pilot at the front, Colin returns home broken, only to discover his family's estate is also in ruin. The pressure is now on him to save his home and the Ashbys' place in society with a well-bred match to a wealthy heiress. Too bad he finds more of a kindred spirit in Nora, the beautiful American next door. She, too, has faced the rigors of war and survived. Now the ex-soldier will have one more battle to fight--this time for love.

About the author:


Stacy Henrie has always had an avid appetite for history, fiction and chocolate. While she had a goal to write and publish a book one day, she turned her attentions first to graduating with a bachelor's degree in public relations. Not long after, she switched from writing press releases and newsletters to writing inspirational historical romances as a stay-at-home mom. Stacy loves reading, interior decorating, romantic movies, and most of all, laughing with her husband and three kids. She appreciates the chance to live out history through her characters, while enjoying all the modern conveniences of life in the 21st century.

Now onto the fun...

Stacy has agreed to be my guest today and share some of her thoughts about being an author. Thank you again Stacy for being willing to share how you became an author.

Guest Post

by Stacy Henrie:

I’ve been fascinated by history ever since I was a kid. I loved going to museums, exploring ghost towns, and reading about life in the past. One of the very first stories I began writing as a kid – but unfortunately didn’t finish – was set in the 1930’s.

I’ve also been a die-hard romantic for a long, long time. Give me a little romance in a book or movie and I’m a happy girl. J Naturally, when I started writing novels around the time my oldest son was born, I began with a historical romance idea I had while traveling to England before I was married.

While that story was and will remain more practice than anything, writing it helped me discover how much I enjoyed writing novels, especially historical romance novels. Over the next eight years, I learned a lot about writing historical romances. But it wasn’t until I discovered a Christian fiction contemporary romance at the library that I found my true writing niche.

I happened onto a book by Siri Mitchell and was pleasantly surprised to find non-denominational references to God, prayer, and church attendance throughout the story. I loved this author’s style, and when I learned she’d moved from writing contemporary to writing historical, I realized THAT was what I wanted to write—inspirational (or Christian) historical romance. It was the perfect combination of three things I love: history, romance and faith.

In 2012 I entered a writing contest hosted by Love Inspired Historical (a clean romance line from Harlequin) and that eventually led to the publication of my debut novel LADY OUTLAW, an inspirational western set in my home state of Utah. In the meantime, I had an idea for a WWI series, which my agent pitched to Grand Central Forever. They’d been publishing romance for years but were interested in trying their hand at inspirational romance. That was the beginning of the Of Love and War series.

The first book HOPE AT DAWN released with Grand Central last summer, followed by HOPE RISING in December, and A HOPE REMEMBERED last month. Each book deals with a different aspect and setting of the First World War.

Now I can’t imagine my life without writing! It’s been such a joy to bring clean, faith-based fiction full of history and romance to readers, and that’s what I plan to keep doing. 

In my opinion:

A Hope Remembered was inspiring and uplifting. It was a beautifully well written story about Nora's journey of leaving her Iowa family home to inherit a distant uncle's sheep farm in England. What an adventure! I loved the main character, Nora. She was intelligent and went with her heart and mind to make hard decisions. 

You will want to dive right into A Hope Remembered. You won't want to stop even to play or take care of your children. It is that good! And yes, there is a love story as well as some pressure for Nora to leave her home. However, she remains brave and turns to God for help. I enjoyed reading another book by Stacy Henrie. She is a remarkable author who continues to impress me. This was her last book in the Of Love and War trilogy so you will want to read the other two books, #1 Hope at Dawn and #2 Hope Rising. All three books are impressive and engaging to read. Thanks again Stacy for being my guest today. I hope all of you will connect with Stacy via...

Website
Amazon
Facebook

Also, be sure to check out the other two books in the Of Love and War trilogy:

Book 1: Hope at Dawn


Book 2: Hope Rising


One of my readers will win a signed copy of A HOPE REMEMBERED.

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Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services for free in the hope that I would mention them on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for reading and reviewing the book, Emilee, for letting me be a guest on your blog!

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