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The Confident Hope
(Hope Series #4)
By E. C. Jackson
Christian Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 338 Pages
September 28, 2020
Is there hope for this love between friends?
Pamela Hayes is a smart, successful business owner with a supportive family and a thriving bakery. She should be the happiest girl in the world. But she can’t shake the melancholy that accompanies every conversation she has with her best friend, Mark. Pamela doesn’t know how much longer she can hide her true feelings.
Why can’t Mark see how perfect they would be together? She would make a much better girlfriend than the one he currently has. Pamela prays he’ll come to his senses soon and realize he’s with the wrong girl. But when her dream comes true, it isn’t the fantasy she had envisioned.
There is trouble in paradise from the start, and all the red flags she’s been ignoring are starting to threaten her confidence…and her relationship with Mark. She’ll have to rely on family and her faith in God to help her secure the hope she so desperately needs.
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In My Opinion
From the beginning of the second chapter of The Confident Hope, I realized that Pamela and Mark have a lot of growing up to do. Their return to reality exposes some ugliness of character in both of them from the passive aggressive way they deal with disagreements to the selfishness Mark exhibits. Even when they seek advice from others, they don’t follow through.
However, since those flaws were exposed so early in the book, I wanted to follow along as this couple grew. And they do. They realize that marriage is a partnership that requires communication and compromise.
E. C. Jackson delves into the difficult challenges couples face in order to create a successful marriage. She does so not only through Mark and Pamela’s marriage but also through those of their family members.
The Confident Hope is a cautionary tale of what happens when you allow feelings to fester or ignore the problems but also gives hope of righting the course for a lifelong future together.
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About the Author
E. C. Jackson began her writing career with the full-length play Pajama Party. Thirty-one years later, she adapted the play into Pajama Party: The Story, a companion book to the second book in the five-book standalone Hope series.
Jackson’s favorite pastime is reading fiction. She enjoys taking the journey along with the characters in the books. That also led to her unorthodox approach to story writing. Her vision for each book she writes is to immerse readers into the storyline so they become connected with each character.
“The Write Way: A Real Slice of Life” is the slogan on her website and Facebook author page. She feels that if every person reading her books feels connected to the characters, her job is done.
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Roxanne C. says
This story sounds very realistic because it is a messy romance, not a smooth relationship that ends up wrapped up with a bow.
I truly enjoy reading books that focus on real life issues. The Confident Hope was well written with authentic characters. Thanks for spotlighting one of my favorite books of 2020.
E C Jackson says
Hi, Suzie. Thank you for reviewing The Confident Hope. I love to write and share my books with others.
Suzie Waltner says
You are welcome. I’m glad to be a par to of spreading the word about your books.
Love the cover! And friends to lovers is one of my fav tropes.
Suzie Waltner says
mine too 🙂