Revell Reads Review: What Hope Remembers by Johnnie Alexander

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Revell Reads Review: What Hope Remembers by Johnnie Alexander
What Hope Remembers
Johnnie Alexander
Series: Misty Willow #3
Published by Fleming H. Revell Company
Date Published:May 2nd 2017
Genres: Christian Fiction, Romance
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback
Source: Revell Reads
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When Amy Somers loses her job as a lobbyist, she moves to Misty Willow, well aware that she's crossing bridges she'd burned years before. With all the mistakes she's made and the uncaring things she's done--even to her own family--she can hardly believe that happiness will find her, especially when Gabe Kendall, her first crush and her first kiss, rides back into her life atop a buckskin mare.

A former Marine, Gabe is at loose ends after serving a prison sentence for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. He sees beyond Amy's hard exterior to the girl he once knew and loved, and he longs to see her open her heart. Yet with his vision clouded by shame for his past and fears about the future, he finds it difficult to see the path ahead.

But the memory of that long-ago kiss just may have the power to reignite a romance that brings out the best in both of them.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Reads and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.

My Thoughts: 
A story of redemption, second chances and characters that weasel their way into your heart to stay, Ms. Alexander’s What Hope Remembers is fantastically done. I instantly transported to Misty Willow(which, in my mind, wasn’t hard to do since I live in Willow Spring!) and settle right in for the long haul of Amy and Gabe’s story. I loved watching the story unfold and felt like I was among family. 

Amy, Gabe and Aunt Tess are my favorites! I loved Gabe and Aunt Tess’ characters the most! They really fit well in the story. Amy’s character was also a great fit. I loved the way Ms. Alexander chiseled her and her flaws. Watching them come to terms with their past, present and their future really took my breath away, in a good way, of course! Gabe’s not so perfect past really opened my heart to him. I can’t imagine going through what he went through, and the mama bear in me wanted to wrap him up in a big old hug! 

From start to finish, you’ll be completely wrapped up and taken on a whirl wind ride of hope! It is the third book in the series, yet the first one I read. It’s easily a stand alone novel and I highly recommend it, with 4 stars to all! It’s a story of long ago loves, soul searching, learning to forgive yourself and trust in God. Great job, Ms. Alexander! Can’t wait to read more of your books. 

10 May, 2017
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14 Comments

  • Reply The Mary Book Reader

    I really like this series. I loved your review!

    10 May, 2017 at 7:17 am
  • Reply Will Jackson

    After reading your review I must read this book. Thank you.

    10 May, 2017 at 7:35 am
  • Reply Lynn Watson

    The series is awesome. Haven’t gotten to this one yet, but I sure will!!! Wonderful review.

    10 May, 2017 at 11:57 am
  • Reply Sam

    Thanks for your thoughts. I don’t think this one is for me though.

    10 May, 2017 at 2:54 pm
  • Reply JonahGrant04

    This sounds like a book my mom would read! I enjoyed your review and I’ll be sharing it with her.

    10 May, 2017 at 2:55 pm
    • Reply Cafinated Reads

      Your mom has good taste! Hope she gets the chance to read it.

      10 May, 2017 at 2:57 pm
  • Reply Jenny

    Great! Thank you!

    10 May, 2017 at 5:35 pm
  • Reply Vicki

    Sounds good. I’d want to read them in order.

    10 May, 2017 at 7:52 pm
  • Reply Jayne Noble

    Great review. I look forward to reading this book!

    10 May, 2017 at 8:13 pm
  • Reply Jean

    I love reading about new authors. Thank you for introducing this author.

    12 May, 2017 at 1:57 pm
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