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Where There's Hope

(A Well Paired Novel #2)

4.55  ·  Rating details ·  58 ratings  ·  41 reviews
Hope Windwards life in Crystal Cove, Maine is comfortable, if not predictable. The small town has always been her safe haven, until Cameron Smithfieldthe man who killed her daughters fathershows up. Now the stranger shes hated from afar is working to become the towns favorite citizen.

Cameron Smithfields life went horribly wrong the night he killed his brother in a car
Kindle Edition, 272 pages
Published May 29th 2018 by Star Hill Press
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Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars

Where Theres Hope is the second book in the Well Paired Series by Marianne Rice. This is a contemporary romance- about second chances, forgiveness, redemption, responsibility, and finding love. This is my first book by Ms. Rice, but it certainly wont be my last. This book can be read as a standalone, which is what I did, but I will definitely be going back to read the first book now, too.
Hope Windward has managed to make a comfortable life for herself and her daughter. She is a strong,
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Where Theres Hope ( A Well Paired Novel #2)
By Marianne Rice
Rated 5 stars

Holy holy buckets! I loved this story! The relationships between these characters just floored me! I laughed, cried and was shocked over a few things. I thought I had this book figured out...BUT I didnt!
Cameron! I love you! You are amazing! Life might have gave you lemons but eventually you made delicious tasting lemonade! You are strong and determined but sweet. The way this author writes about Camerons
Laura Furuta
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Where There's Hope (A Well Paired Novel)
By: Marianne Rice
5 out of 5 stars

The story Where There's Hope (A Well Paired Novel) by Marianne Rice is a contemporary romance book. It is a wonderful love story that I didnt want to put down until I had read the last page. The story is about learning to trust again and second chances. It is the story of Hope Windward and Cameron Smithfield. Hope is a respected businesswoman in the town of Crystal Cove. She is smart and is doing a wonderful job in raising
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All the feels and then some!!!

Oh how this book made my heart happy. Sure there were some things that could be upsetting but at the end of the day my heart was so happy. My poor Hope and everything she had to endure from such a young age. Then you have Cameron who carried so much guilt on his shoulders that really should never have been there in the first place - in my opinion at least. Just sigh.

Not only did I get to learn more about Hope and her story but I saw some of my favorite girls too -
Tracy Wilkin
Jun 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Where Theres Hope is book two in the Well Paired series by Marianne Rice. This is my first story by this author and it was fantastic. In the literary world, there is always new and exciting authors to discover, and Marianne Rice is one such exciting author.

Hope and Cameron meet years after a devastating accident changed the course of their lives, and to say Hope was not happy to see him was an understatement. She blamed him and could not forgive or forget the circumstances that led her to the
Katie Kearney
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Where There's Hope (A Well Paired Novel) by Marianne Rice is a fantastic love story about second chances and redemption. This is the story of Hope and Cameron and how the love they find together helps to heal the wounds of the past. Hope is a woman that thrives on her independence. She had to learn how to be on her own after her daughters father was killed leaving her to raise her alone. When the man responsible, Cameron, returns after he spends years in prison her anger is unquestionably ...more
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Well where do i begin this novel has such an amazing unique capitivating storyline one i couldn't take my eyes from i was glued to my kindle. It takes you on an incredible emotional journey it made me smile, laugh and feel great sadness also along the way there was unexpected twist and turns which will keep you on the edge of you seat and hooked until the end. The novel is about second chances forgiveness and trust it really is a beautiful read one i highly recommend!
Jenni Bishop
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Where There's Hope (A Well Paired Novel) by Marianne Rice is a wonderful  contemporary romance story. It is a love story where redemption and forgiveness can  soothe the soul. Its a love story that means trust and the truth could mean second  chances may be possible and heal old wounds. It is a sad and beautiful story that I  found hard to put down and when I did I was thinking about how soon I could get back  to it. I loved this story. The characters are so well written that I could feel their ...more
Bobbi Haden
Jun 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my goodness. The hurt, the love, the pain and the forgiveness kept me so riveted to this next book in Marianne Rices Well Paired series. My heart went out to Cameron so many times. His story drew me in and had me on his side from the start. From being a born again rebel who took the blame for his brothers death, reluctant to let the truth be known, to coming of age in prison, holding on to a dream he isnt sure is even real, to becoming the well adjusted, hard working man he is now. Be still ...more
Where There's Hope (A Well Paired Novel #2) by Marianne Rice was just the good feel book I needed to start off the summer.

What a emotional ride. This book has heavy, punch gut feels that makes you feel like you're the one going through this epic story of, learning how to forgive, and discovering that there is always tow sides to grief and events. I loved how the story focused on both their journeys and not just tunneling on one POV. It rounded out the story. And just when you thought you
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
WHERE THERE'S HOPE is right up my alley. It's a small town romance full of quirky characters, charming backdrops, tight knit families, and of course the ever present book club. This is also the story of trying to work out all sides to a story to find the truth (there is usually more than just two sides).

This is one of those stories that was so obvious from the very beginning that I just laughed at the MC that she couldn't figure out what was going on. Well this wonderfully crafted tale had me
Jun 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Heres a story about forgiveness and second chances, about people who make mistakes and people who hide the truth to protect the ones they love. Rice has written a love story about two people that deserve forgiveness and second chances. Hope and Cameron have secrets, but they still deserve the truth, they actually need the truth in order to forgive. This story tells about how they try for happiness.

I liked all of the characters in this story. Not only the main characters of Hope and Cameron but
May 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
They're story isn't clear cut. It has jagged edges and isn't pretty. When he shows up and spills his secrets they aren't accepted easily but once they are. . . well that's what you need to read and find out for yourself. Between a dysfunctional family and his bad choices life hasn't been easy, it doesn't help that his family has no love what so ever for him. I love this author and love the way she does business, that being her stories. This one has some suspense, and some dirty deeds, and ...more
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Where There's Hope by Marianne Rice was such a refreshing and beautifully written book. It's always a comfort to find an author that I feel like I can get lost while reading their words.

We get to learn about Hope Windward and the whirlwind that her life becomes after Cameron Smithfield comes to her town Crystal Cove, Maine. Unfortunately for her, there is history between them history that she considers to be devastating, seeing as Cameron killed his brother, the father of Hope's daughter in a
Kristan Anderson
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Where theres Hope by Marianne Rice was everything you never knew youd need. It wasnt until after I read the book that I saw that it was book two in the Well Paired series of Mariannes. The good thing is that it is a standalone and was easy to read without reading the first. Let me say I loved Camerons character. Not every persons story is easy but second chances exist and some people deserve them. While he was in the wrong, he was also falsely accused about a lot as well. Hope lost everything ...more
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Where Theres Hope (A Well Paired Novel) by Marianne Rice is a five star novel. This is a story about hope, love, forgiveness in the face of tragedy, and moving on. This novel will take you on a trip where you feel the emotions the characters feel and will not let you put the book down. Hope has been doing a great job raising her daughter as a single mom. Even though it was not her choice, she has put her best effort into it. When she finds Cameron has found her in her hometown, she doesnt want ...more
Cali Gals
Sep 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
What a sweet read! Cam and Hope have an wonderful story with several surprises along the way. This author excels at creating big OMG moments in her books. You thing you know everything then BAM you get a WTH reveal. Both these characters have paid for choices from their past. Cam spend years in prison and Hope had a baby young that changed her life. The journey of finding love and ones self worth is beautifully explored (ugh). Yes it is emotional which only kept my interest high. Definitely an ...more
Brenda M.
May 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Hope may not have the most conventional, laid back life of a single woman, but she wouldn't trade it for anything. I mean, she has her own business, fantastic friends that believe in book clubs and wine, the most amazing parents a girl could ask for, oh yeah, and a beautiful, talented and sweet pre-teen daughter who is the light of her life.
What more could a girl ask for?
Seeing a ghost, or rather the twin of a ghost from her past was definitely not on her list of desires. The pain and dread
Erica Fish
Jun 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Where Theres hope by Marianne Rice is about love, anger, hopeless, lost, and forgiveness. Marianne Rice has an amazing storyteller. She has a great attention to detail. Her characters are well developed and you can relate to them easily. As you get into the story there are twists and turns. I found that I read the whole story and wanting more. There is a family who needs healing. One brother Cameron spent 10 years in prison for killing his brother who has a wife and daughter. Hope Windward who ...more
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Where Theres Hope by Marianne Rice
Five Stars

Where Theres Hope (A Well Paired Novel is is a contemporary romance by Mariann Rice. This is the first book I have read by Ms. Rice, but is just the first of many. I really enjoyed this book, I couldnt put it down until I read the last page. The characters are lovable and relatable. The twists and turns left me emotionally drained. Its a story of second chances and building trust. Cameron and Hope have just the right amount of chemistry and they are
Susan Lister
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
WOW! I don't think I can put into words how much I LOVED this book! I've never read anything like it and it was beautifully written!

Hope and Cameron meet years after a tragic accident that changed their lives. She's not happy, which is understandable. Cameron did the time and now he wants to make it up to her and be able to move on with his life. She is bound and determined to not let him but feelings start to get into the way of things. His feelings are pretty obvious but she tries her hardest
Krystal gaston
Jun 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Where Theres Hope is a Well Paired Novel written by Marianne Rice. I found myself loving this story in a way I didnt think I would. The storyline is one that you dont come across very often, its unique and full of varying emotions. Cameron I like a lot, he made mistakes and instead of fighting the past he just accepts it, even though you wonder why he didnt fight it. Hope I felt for, she made the best out of a tough situation. I loved reading about Cameron and Hopes past, present and hoping ...more
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Where There's Hope (A Well Paired Novel #2) by Marianne Rice.This book has heavy flow to it. It definitely makes you feel like youre right there going through everything with our characters as they go through it. This story is about learning how to forgive, and discovering that there is always more than one side to every story and when it comes to grieving there are steps and layers to the process. I really liked how the story looked at both characters sides and both of their separate and ...more
Dawn Daughenbaugh
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Star
Where There's Hope ( A Well Paired Novel) by Marianne Rice. I loved this book,its my first book by this author and wont be my last.This author tskes us on a emotional rollercoaster ride with a few twists and turns that had me on the edge of my seat trying to figure out what happens next. This is a story of forgiveness and second chances. Sometimes things are what they seem. This story is about Hope and Cameron and the fact thst things and people aren't always what they seem. I highly
Jun 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Marianne Rice's Where There's Hope is the second novel in the A Well Paired series. This contemporary romance is an emotionally raw story from beginning to end. The story and characters made this an enriching tale; sweet, touching, hard at times and beyond words. The author did an excellent job telling this story with characters leading a story that was not easy to partake. The way the sequences were laid out were done remarkably well making this story feel complete by the time you've crested ...more
Dori cousley
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Where There's Hope is the second book in the A Well Paired Series by Marianne Rice is about love, forgiveness and second chances. Be prepared to be taken on an emotional roller coaster ride with lots of twists and turns. This is the story of Hope and Cameron, who both have secrets. They need to find out the truth. They both need the truth to find the happiness that is deserved.

Marianne Rice has a way with her words. Her writing flows and is very engaging. You are hooked from the first page. her
Lyndsey Fairley
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Where There's Hope by Marianne Rice
5 stars

I absolutely loved this story. Cameron has finally found Hope, and is only there to try to help from afar as he knows because of his past, she won't ever forgive him.
Hope is raising a daughter, as a single mother, along with the amazing support of her parents.
When Cameron comes to town, she wants nothing to do with him and doesnt want to hear a word he has to say, but what if what he says would change what you know as the truth?

I enjoyed these
Bobbi Wagner
May 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is my first book by this author and I enjoyed it until the end. This book is about second chances and forgiveness. The characters in this book took me on a roller coaster ride along with twists and turns that I didn't see coming. The characters are connectable and lovable. I enjoyed the secondary characters and hope to see them with their own books. This story is engaging and pulled me in right from the beginning. I highly suggest this book, sometimes things are not how they appear.
Rebecca Barber
Aug 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book, like most Marianne Rice offerings, are beautifully written and in some places tug at your heart strings.

This one is no different.

Although Hope is the heroine, the single Mum working to give her kid the best life she can, in truth my heart hurt (and he was the character I related too) the most was Cameron.

What his family did to him, how they cut him out was deplorable and just plain sad.

I loved this book and cant wait to get my grabby hands on the next instalment!
Marisol Garcia
Jun 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wow... what a truly heartfelt story. This is my first book by Marianne Rice and it wont be the last. The story is rich in layers, emotions and provoking words. Hope Windward and Cameron Smithfields story is the second in a series, but it is a standalone. Hope and Cameron make you cheer for their HEA from the very beginning to the end. But dont forget to have some tissues handy, and dont read while waiting at the doctors office. Great story. ...more
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Marianne Rice writes small town contemporary romance and women's fiction. Her heroes are big and strong, yet value family and humor, while her heroines are smart, sexy, sometimes a little bit sassy, and are often battling a strong internal conflict. Together, they deal with real life issues and always find everlasting love.

When shes not writing, Marianne spends her time drooling over shoes,

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