Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Holding on to Hope by Janet W. Ferguson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
About the Book
Title: Holding on to Hope
Series: Coastal Hearts
Author: Janet W. Ferguson
Publisher: Southern Sun Press LLC
Release Date: April 1, 2023
Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance
A fun road trip romance to the Grand Tetons!
Always the wedding planner, never the bride.
Hope Rodriguez loves planning weddings. There’s nothing more special than helping a bride become a princess for a day, but she’s not sure that’s her calling in life anymore. If only she had her own special someone. Her only current prospect leaves her with more questions than answers about where she falls in his list of priorities. Yet, when a lifelong friend asks her to plan a destination wedding across the country in only two weeks, she’ll have to figure out how to pull off the impossible…alone.
After being burned as a child and deserted by his family, Caleb Donnelly has an intimate relationship with pain. Despite all he’s endured, one ache refuses to leave him—the throbbing in his heart where Hope is concerned. So when Hope needs help with their friend’s wedding, he can’t stop himself from volunteering to travel two thousand miles to Jackson, Wyoming. As long as he keeps his feelings in check, he might not ruin their friendship. Because a beautiful woman like Hope could never love a scarred man like him.
When Hope and Caleb’s plans go up in flames, it’s their hearts that might never recover.
Grab your copy of Holding on to Hope…a Southern Contemporary Christian Romance novel from the Coastal Hearts Series.
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In My Opinion
You don’t have to read too far into my reviews to discover how much I love a good friends-to-more romance. Well, let me tell you, Janet W. Ferguson has raised the bar on this trope with Holding on to Hope.
First there’s Caleb. Sweet, endearing, heartsick Caleb who isn’t blind to Hope’s faults and desires the best for her even if that best causes his heart pains worse than his scars. And Hope adds a brightness to Caleb’s melancholy.
Ferguson expertly balances the heavy parts in this story with some wild, laugh-out-loud moments throughout the book. But at the heart is the truth of how God loves us—perfectly despite our sins and our scars. He sees past our skin and masks to the heart.
Holding on to Hope is a story I will be coming back to again and again because I am a superfan of this couple.
Disclosure statement: I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
About the Author
Janet W. Ferguson is a Christy Award finalist and the FHL Readers Choice Award winning author of realistic inspirational fiction. An avid reader, she loved books so much she found a job as a librarian so she could be around them all day. Then she turned that love of story into writing faith-filled novels with characters who feel like best friends. You’ll laugh and cry as the quirky heroes and heroines chase their happily ever after.
Janet and her husband live in Mississippi where they say y’all a lot, and she forces him to visit the beach as often as possible. They have two grown children, one really smart dog, and a cat that allows them to share the space.
Connect with Janet by visiting janetfergusonauthor.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.
(1) winner will receive a print copy of Holding on to Hope, a throw, a Hope rock & a Hope cross knickknack.
Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight April 17, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on April 24, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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Rita Wray says
Great review, thank you.
Roxanne C. says
Suzie’s review reminded me of 1 Samuel 16:7—that “the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” Caleb and Hope will reflect that kind of love.
Janet Ferguson says
Shelly Peterson says
I would love to read this.
Suzie Waltner says
It is worth moving to the top of your tbr!!
Janet Ferguson says
Carrie @ JustRead Tours says
oooo your review has me wanting to read this one even more than I already did! 😀
Caryl Kane says
Suzie, Thank you for sharing your excellent review. I need to catch up on this series.
Audrey Stewart says
One of my favorite book series is “Coastal Hearts” by Janet Ferguson. I love her books!