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Decree of Hope

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  25 ratings  ·  19 reviews
The last thing eighteen-year-old Kailee Hill expects to get when she tags Abrahem Yohanna’s garage is a chemistry tutor and new friend. With her life falling to pieces, though, she’ll take it, and soon she finds herself falling for the sexy Iraq war refugee.
But a new relationship isn’t enough to turn Kailee’s life around. When she is thrown in jail for a crime she didn’t
Paperback, 2nd, 264 pages
Published September 1st 2014 by Beth Fred (first published August 29th 2014)
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Kelly Hashway
Jul 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kailee and Abrahem aren't your typical pair, but boy do they go together well in this book. In A Missing Peace, I wasn't a Kailee fan, but then again, I didn't have the in-depth look at her that this book gives. Kailee is a complicated girl. She doesn't always make the best decisions, but once I understood why, I really felt for her and rooted for her. Abe is also very complicated. His family wouldn't approve of his relationship with Kailee, but he can't help wanting to protect her. So when Kail ...more
I don’t really know how I feel about the story. It's certainly interesting, but there are many things that frustrated me throughout. I found the characters to be ignorant at times, and then there were moments where I just shook my head at the craziness. There are also realistic issues--PTSD and racial discrimination--that will make you cringe, and I think the author delivered in bringing those gritty scenes to life.

Again, an interesting story with some things I had trouble with here and there,
Aug 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebook, requested
Four and a half stars.

Wow. This little book is jam-packed full of feelings and drama. I'm having to compose my thoughts so that this review isn't just a rambling mess.

When I came across this title up for review, I was intrigued. I haven't read many books that feature Iraqi characters, let alone when you mix in a soldier with PTSD. And romance on top of that? I couldn't say no. And I have to say, I'm very glad I didn't.

First, we have the characters. Kailee is a high school aged girl who is tryin
Medeia Sharif
Mar 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When Kailee tags Abrahem’s garage with a racist slur, an unlikely romance occurs between the two. Kailee is desperate and drunk, seeking vengeance against Abrahem’s sister, who is in a relationship with her ex. Abrahem sees a girl who is troubled, yet deep down has a good heart.

There’s a lot of conflict with Kailee’s racist brother, Abrahem’s rebellious sister, and other forces that keep Kailee and Abrahem apart. A fire at a mosque has the police running around arresting people, but it’s a surpr
Ren nerdychampagne
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

DNF at p.98

The writing was so bad I can't even.

I'm sorry. I did my best. I'm curious but I really just can't stand the writing anymore. I'm sorry.

Ara Prado
Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Title: Decree of Hope
Author: Beth Fred
Genre: Romance
Release Date: September 1, 2014
Published by: Self-Published (Beth Fred)
Source: Copy Given by Author and Tour Organizer

Going into this story, I didn't really know what to expect. If I were to be completely honest, (not that I'm lying most of the time) I got very confused with the blurb, and that caused me to read and review Decree of Hope. Doesn't make any sense? I feel the same way. But that's exactly what happened! I don't even kno
Sep 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Review Originally Posted at: Book Freak


I didn’t realize I will fall in love with Kailee Hill – yep the one who spray painted Mirriam’s house and was caught by her brother, Abrahem. The story takes place the same time A Missing Peace did. And if you loved the first book just like I did, you better get ready for this one.

You are in for a fast rollercoaster ride of your life with Abe and Kailee. Before you knew it, you fell in love, got your heart broken, wondering if Abe is d
Aug 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: blog-tours

Finding Hope by Beth Fred.

I'd never heard of Beth Fred until I saw this book come up for a review. I liked the sound of it, so took a chance on reading it.

After reading and reviewing now for over 2 years I have learnt a lot, and my selection on this book was spot on, so I am a happy girl.

We have Kailee. I found her a very lonely girl, her Mother having left her and her brother at an early age. Her Father a well known Lawyer and never home or there for her.
Celeb her 'then' boyfriend who she has k
Sep 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I vaguely remember reading the missing piece and while I remembered I liked it I really didnt remember much of the story so I was really happen when I saw this book didnt require the reading of the first to be able to enjoy. Let me just say right away I feel like a shit for not remembering but in my defense I read a lot of books. Like A LOT. You have to give me some kinda points for remembering it was good enough to read the second book because that just doesnt happen often.

Some parts of Finding
Itsy Bitsy Book Bits
Sep 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
*ARC provided for an honest review

When I first started reading this book I didn't think I would enjoy a YA but I was mistaken. The further I got into Decree of Hope by Beth Fred the more I realized this book has a strong story. Kailee is a high school girl with everything a teenage girl could possibly want, money, beautiful home, boyfriend, and two best friends....or so she thought. Her family is a mess, her Mom is gone, her Dad is absent and her older brother fights and drinks way too much and
S.A. Larsen
Jul 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
I found the story line of two opposing cultures colliding within the arena of young love and attraction daring and courageous.

Kailee and Abrahem come from completely opposite sides of the relationship/family spectrum. For the most part, she’s brimming with the average teenage angst, but also some family baggage – a dad who pays her little attention, absent mom, and an older brother with PTSD issues. Ab, on the other hand, is calmer, responsible, and more accepting of others. He’s also very forg
Sep 03, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya-books, 2014
This review and more on So Bookalicious

A year ago I read A Missing Piece I liked that book well enough. So when they asked me to review Finding Hope I gladly accepted. Finding Hope tells the story of Abrahem and Kailee. I was a little surprised that it took place in the same time period as A Missing Piece but it was nice, this way we got to see how the two stories intertwined.

Kailee might seem very confident and it looks like she has everything a girl could ever want but that’s not the case. Her
Moon Love
Sep 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Finding Hope is almost everything I wanted it to be. I never thought I'd like Kailee, but I did. I thought I'd find Abrahem overbearing and closed-minded, but he wasn't. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked the characters. There were some I didn't like, but for the most part, the main characters were an interesting mix.

I wasn't really a big fan of Merriam's story line. I feel like it was necessary to the development of the story but too much of it was left out. Essentially I think she
FMR Book Grind
Jul 06, 2015 rated it liked it
3.75 STARS

"Abe, you've always taken care of me." Two people from two different worlds brought together to produce the greater good. This book was as sweet as it was challenging for me to read.

Abrahem and Kailee were so different and yet were able to find a connection that would test everyone's faith. They fought family and the power of the "norm" to break the barriers set for them and try to conquer all. They were powerful in their convictions and soft in their relationship they
Jul 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Drama packed page turning hard to put down book! The emotions run high! The adrenaline even higher! If you haven't read this book yet you really are missing out on a great book! This has been one of the hardest books yet to put down once I started! Really looking forward to reading more from this author!!

*Received for an honest review*
Jul 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really fell in love with this story and its characters! It is a wonderful love story touched on real struggles of high school girls and their reputations, prejudice and blending of cultures that can be resistant to modern ways. A few of the characters are recovering from the war on terror and also PTSD. Of course, it has a very happy ending!!
I highly recommend this book!!!!
Sep 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Such a great book! Really enjoyed it, great contemporary that deals with some tough issues, but is still light! Love it!
Ivey Byrd
Aug 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Sep 06, 2014 rated it liked it
Mhmm...full review to come.
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“I’d never kissed a girl before. Ever. And I never thought the first girl I kissed would be drunk, vomiting, and crying over her ex-boyfriend. Not to mention, she went to school with my little sister.” 0 likes
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