A Promise for Faith
Sweet and Tender
I will admit, I found this story so bitter sweet (read more to find out wide), but to the review.
A Journey for Hope is a steady read that leaves a reader leisurely turning the page as they witness the fires of love rekindle.
I found it to be just right for a quiet night at home by the fire, sipping a hot beverage and curled up with a blanket. Sprinkled with tender moments, Hope finds healing and restoration of the heart while being surrounded by friends and family. Hope’s constant hesitence to open up to people ran throughout the story but her longing for deeper connection was as tangable as the book I was reading. I found myself cheering her on as Dylan gently encouraged her to share her life with him. To be willing to try something new yet old and familiar.
About the Book
Book: A Journey for Hope
Author: Stacy T. Simmons
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release date: January 17, 2023
With one “yes” everything Hope Fuller has sought could be hers.
Hope Fuller has life all planned out. Following a short trip to Briar Creek, North Carolina to help her sister, Hope will return home to Florida and begin her teaching career. Alas, keeping her trip short proves challenging after she sees someone from her past—a handsome lawyer who makes her heart want to plant itself within the community.
Dylan Gaines is just starting out his small-town legal practice and has his own plans for life. However, his reunion with Hope just might change some of them. Then again, their last attempt at romance ended up straining their friendship.
What will it take for Dylan and Hope to strike out on a different journey this time, one where love takes the wheel and leaves solitary plans in the dust?
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About the Author
Stacy T. Simmons writes uplifting fiction that delights the reader’s romantic sensibilities. Thirty-four years of marital bliss is a great contributor. She is a mom of two grown children, and she and her family have a menagerie of pets she likes to call “Noah’s Ark.” You can find her working on her next manuscript with a piece of dark chocolate and a cup of coffee nearby. She loves to connect with her readers via her web site at www.stacytsimmonsauthor.com
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This is a hard one for me to write and share. I’m writing this article, not as an author, but as an editor. This past year we lost an amazing sister in Christ, and her loss has been felt even in the small things. This month, Stacy T. Simmons’ book, A Journey for Hope releases. We were still in the editing process when she passed away, so I’ve taken over the editing of the book and have been working hard to ensure it stays as true to the way she wrote it as it can be. Stacy worked hard on this book, and we wanted to make sure her words were shared with her readers.
Stacy was such an encouragement to so many people. She would respond to emails letting you know how grateful she was or sending a little bit of encouragement for that particular day. She’s touched so many people’s lives, and it was so heartwarming to see all the authors posting how much she’d touched their lives in the last several years. We wanted to honor her memory and hard work with this book.
I’ve never had to take on another author’s role in applying edits. I’ve only ever tackled my own as a whole. I know I’m bound to make a few mistakes since I don’t know all the thoughts she put into some of what she wrote, but I’m doing my best to keep her ideas and message intact. I’m so grateful for the privilege of knowing her for the short time I did. She was an incredible person whose love for the Lord shone through. I know I’ll get to see her again in heaven one day. Until then, I will work to bring her story to the world all shiny and polished. I hope you find her words inspiring and heartwarming.
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To celebrate Stacy’s tour, Celebrate Lit is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!
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This sweet romance by a sweet author will be a bittersweet read knowing it’s her final book.
This is Stacy’s sister, Beth. Thanks so much, Melissa, for helping share Stacy’s sweet stories with the world! We miss her so much but have been heartened by the outpouring of support we’ve received from her friends and fellow writers.
Beth, Stacy was a beautiful person that I hate that I wasn’t able to know her longer. I am in constant prayer for your family.
Thank you so much for sharing. God bless you.
It would be hard to finish someone’s work after she died. That would make reading this book even more meaningful, knowing the circumstances.
this sounds so sweet. so sorry to hear about the circumstances
I haven’t had the pleasure of reading Stacy’s books. May He bring supernatural peace and comfort to family and friends.