The Road to Hope (Hope Series Book 1)
Let me tell you how profoundly moving this book is: I hardly cry in a book. But this book warms my heart and it truly did make me tear up. The struggle both characters in the story face is such a tragedy. I can't imagine how I would feel if I was in their place. But, eventually the characters looked in the light of hope and survived past through their hardships.
Probably one of my favorite parts in this book is when M...more
"where there is despair, let there be hope... in darkness, light."
By Crissi Langwell
Fiction 284 pages
Reviewed on May 20th 2019
A beautiful heartfelt emotional story about two women Mattie & Jill. Get your tissues ready cause you are going need them !
A story that touches on themes of homelessness, poverty, teen pregnancy and child loss....and finding the light in times of darkness.
When a tragic accident kills her toddler son, Jill spirals into the clutches of depression, affecting her marriage and causing her to question h ...more
I read the rough first draft over two years ago in a day and a half. It moved me then.
I just read the final published work. It still moved me. Her ability to paint a picture and draw you in to her characters is uncanny.
This is a story that has undoubtedly been lived out in various forms by thousands of pregnant teenage mothers.
Read it. Share it. You'll be glad you did. PS don't forget the tissues.
Touching story, but at times predictable. I would recommend this book to people who like a good cry. Story shows just how small the world can be.
I gave it a four because it was a good read, fast paced and realistically set. I cried buckets and I am glad Maddie got a fresh start. I read it in one sitting , will definitely be buying more fromnthismwriter.
I have to admit I was aggravated with Jill when she didn't take Toby to the doctor. And while I understand her emotional state in the aftermath of that, I never quite connected with her or any of the characters. For such deep topics, I never got more than a surface feeling for any of it.
The closest I felt to Jill or any character was her reaction after her encounter with Albert and Rusty.
And what's the story with the little boy in the vi ...more