Monday, July 7, 2014

Hope Deferred

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Hope Deferred
HopeSprings Books (July 1, 2014)
by
Elizabeth Maddrey


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Elizabeth Maddrey is a semi-reformed computer geek and homeschooling mother of two who loves a good happily ever after.

Elizabeth Maddrey began writing stories as soon as she could form the letters properly and has never looked back. Though her practical nature and love of computers, math, and organization steered her into computer science at Wheaton College, she always had one or more stories in progress to occupy her free time. This continued through a Master’s program in Software Engineering, several years in the computer industry, teaching programming at the college level, and a Ph.D. in Computer Technology in Education. When she isn’t writing, Elizabeth is a voracious consumer of books and has mastered the art of reading while undertaking just about any other activity.

She lives in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. with her husband and their two incredibly active little boys.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Christian fiction for women.
Can pursuit of a blessing become a curse?
June and July and their husbands have spent the last year trying to start a family and now they're desperate for answers. As one couple works with specialists to see how medicine can help them conceive, the other must fight to save their marriage. Will their deferred hope leave them heart sick, or start them on the path to the fulfillment of their dreams?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Hope Deferred, go HERE.



Book Review

If this book had a theme song it would definitely be Laura Story's "Blessings".  If you are familiar with the words to that song it says, "'Cause what if your blessings come through rain drops?  What if Your healing comes through tears?  What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You're near?  What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise?"  

Hope Deferred is book two in the Remnants Series.   It continues the story of twin sisters, June and July.    This book lays bare their struggle with infertility.   It is a raw and emotional look at a reality that is all to real for so many couples.  

It is refreshing to see the author include the spouses and their emotions in this storyline.   This emotional, spiritual and marital roller coaster is one that is often portrayed from the point of view from the wife, but often the husband's perspective is left out. 

I must admit that I am not a fan of "cliff hanger" endings.  I do not like being forced to read the next book in a series to find answers.   I find that very manipulative and is not something I admire in a writer.



Please note:  I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Chalfont House and CFBA in exchange for my honest review.

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