Delivering Hope Blog Tour
Tomorrow is a BIG day for Jennifer Holt!
It is the release date of her brand new LDS novel, Delivering Hope.
As part of celebration, I am participating in her Blog Tour and want to share a few little somethings about this book because it just might be of interest to you.
A description of the book… Olivia Spencer wants to be a mom more than anything else in the whole world, but years of infertility have wounded her soul and placed a strain on her marriage to Michael. Now, Olivia finds herself wondering if the life she has built will even survive.
Allison Campbell is a recent high school graduate who discovers that a moment of excitement has led to an unplanned pregnancy and an overwhelming heartache.
As the lives of these two women touch, we see that deep love can pave the way for sacrifice, and we all learn the true source of hope and healing.
My Two Cents…
Because I am sure that you wonder what I think about the book, let’s start with the fact that I am not a fan of LDS Fiction. I think that it is often cheesy and predictable. Be prepared for a little of each, but also be prepared for a different perspective and more insight into what to do and where to turn when life doesn’t go as planned.
Since I am up to my eyeballs in infertility, when I started reading this book, I was sure that my favorite element of this book would be the story of the infertile couple. But, nay! It was not. In fact, I felt that the “infertile part” really needed about 25 more pages to be developed. It was a bit cliché and filled with the cheesy and predictable LDS Fiction stuff that I mentioned earlier.
But, have no fear!! My favorite part of this book ended up being the story of the birthmother, Allison. Perhaps I liked it so much because it opened my eyes to a birthmother’s side of an adoption story. Or, maybe it was because it was fascinating to see the birthmother come to terms with the choices she made and the possibility of repentance and making things right. Or, maybe it was because I loved, loved, loved her intense strength as she went through a most difficult part of life. What a beautiful depiction…it is truly believable and incredible!
Just so you know…
You don’t have to be infertile to read this book.
You don’t have to be a birthmother to read this book.
You don’t have to be interested in adoption to read this book.
Read it. Learn from it. Share it.
Giveaway… Jennifer Holt (the author) is giving away copies of her book…do you want one or some other goodies? Enter the contest and you could win, win, win! Here’s what to do…
- Become a follower of the author’s blog: www.jenshopefulwriting.blogspot.com and leave a comment letting Jennifer know!
- “Like” the Delivering Hope Facebook fan page.
- Watch the book trailer and post a comment on the facebook page telling what you liked about it.
Winners will be announced this Saturday by 10:00AM, so go and enter right now!!
And, because it is always helpful to know where to get the book…
- Available on Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com
- Available at Barnes and Noble, CostCo, Deseret Book, Seagull Book, independent bookstores