When Hope Rises is a light, easy read. It's a Pure Amore Christian romance story. From the Pure Amore site: "Pure Amore romances are sweet, hope-filled tales of youthful Christians who are striving to live their faith in a way that honours God's plan for lovemaking. Be whisked away to a world of romance and hope and help us to spread the message of chastity and purity." The story seems to really focus on that message with constant, overt mentions. It makes the story somewhat awkwardly written, and it really doesn't flow well.
There isn't very much character development. We do learn a little about the main characters throughout the story, but it is mostly through their actions, not through commentary on their thoughts and feelings. The story is pretty straightforward, focusing on the relationship between the main characters- often mentioning their desire for purity.
All in all, it's a light read. There isn't much depth here, but it can make for an easy summer read. I give it 3 stars and a G rating.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dora and her real life hero make their home in North Carolina. When she takes a break from cranking out stories, she enjoys reading, family gatherings, and mountain cabin getaways. She despises traffic, bad coffee, technological meltdowns, and a sad ending to a book. Her books always end with a happily-ever-after!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Abandoned as a teenager, guidance counselor Tate Malone has become surrogate and over-protective father to his sister. Life is great until Shelby Coltman wheedles his impressionable sister into sharing an apartment. Raised in wealth, the beautiful Shelby could never understand poverty or rejection, and Tate doesn't appreciate her uprooting his sister. When Shelby hands over her savings to a homeless student, will God obliterate Tate's fears and deliver all of Shelby’s dreams...when hope rises?
If you would like to read the first chapter of When Hope Rises, go HERE.
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