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New Hope Falls #1

A Love So Real

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Arianna Carrington-Harder is on the run from the disastrous outcome of a bad decision. Driving aimlessly along the west coast, she’s drawn to the small town of New Hope Falls in Washington State and soon finds herself in a place unlike anywhere she’s been before.

Welcome to the fictional town of New Hope Falls!

A sanctuary for those needing refuge.

A beacon for those who are lost.

A place for the hurting to call home.

Come for a visit and fall in love with New Hope Falls and its residents, both old and new.

As a social media influencer, Arianna is used to the internet world. She has millions of followers on YouTube and Instagram, and her career depends on her good reputation. Unfortunately, one bad decision has repercussions that could negatively affect everything she’s worked hard to build. Needing time to think and consider her next move, away from the pressures of her world, she flees LA in search of clarity and peace.

Fall may be a beautiful time in New Hope Falls, but for Elijah McNamara, it brings back a lot of bad memories. In the midst of dealing with those, a breath of fresh air appears at the small resort his family owns, distracting him from the memories and making him feel things he hasn’t felt in a very long time…if ever.

They come from completely different worlds and are each deeply entrenched in those lives, but it doesn’t stop the feelings they have for each from growing. However, Eli’s past is resurfacing, causing him to consider what his presence in Arianna’s life might mean to her career. Could he withstand the spotlight if someone chose to shine it on him because of Arianna’s career? Because of how she lives her life in front of a camera for all the world to see?

As the past reaches into the present, it becomes clear that someone wants Arianna gone from New Hope Falls. Can Arianna and Eli find a way to bring their worlds together in spite of it all? Or is Arianna destined to leave the sanctuary of hope and peace she’s found to return to the life she left behind in LA.

This Christian romance novel of 105,000 words is the first book in the New Hope Falls series from USA Today bestselling author Kimberly Rae Jordan. This is a sweet romance of faith and love that you can share with both your grandmother and your daughter!

If you enjoy heartwarming Christian romance with a focus on love, faith, and family, be sure to check out these other series and books by Kimberly Rae Jordan:

The Callaghans & McFaddens
Fostered by Love
BlackThorpe Security
The McKinleys
Home to Collingsworth
Those Karlsson Boys

Other Christian romance books by Kimberly Rae Jordan:

Faith, Hope & Love
Marrying Kate

357 pages, Kindle Edition

First published August 31, 2019

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3 reviews
November 30, 2019

I love this author and have read a great majority of her books. This book is the first time I've felt disappointed in her writing. She spends literally fifty percent of the book laying out a setting and plot. Very little time is given to the dynamics of a relationship between the two main characters. That character development is so lacking that the relationship comes across as sterile, unreal, and, almost, selfish. There were times when Jordan could have really taken the time to develop those main characters but she just didn't. It's so uncharacteristic of her writing that it left me wondering if she was actually the author. By the end of the book I was angry that I had wasted my time with it. I will not be reading the rest in the series and will think twice before picking a new book of hers.
144 reviews1 follower
May 26, 2020
Sadly, I was not impressed with this book or author. I wanted to like the story but the plodding writing style overshadowed everything. I could not believe how much effort was spent on scene setting. As another review stated, the whole story could have fit in two chapters. I kept reading because I wanted the answer to the mystery but that wasn’t even resolved. I really don’t like writing negative reviews, however, I’m sorry that I wasted time on this book.
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202 reviews26 followers
January 5, 2023
3.5 Stars!

A good start to a new series by Kimberly Rae Jordan.

I enjoyed both of the main characters personal journeys through their individual challenges. I found the media influencer lifestyle intriguing.

The secondary character Leah was definitely my favourite character and I can not wait to read her story. Book 7 seriously that’s a long wait!

My only frustration was there was a lot of descriptive paragraphs and my personal preference is more interaction. However the bonus with lots of detail is that the settings and scenes are brought to life in your mind. I know it’s fictional but who wouldn’t want to visit New Hope falls?

I’m looking forward to reading the rest of series in the near future and finding out what has happened to poor Shelia!
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267 reviews4 followers
January 27, 2020
Mixed feelings

When I first started reading this story I was intrigued. Anna is a mystery. Coming from a highly visible world in L A, she is presented totally opposite of what I expected. There is scandal in her life and she falls for a man with scandal in his. Good set up for a really good story. But- that’s pretty much we’re the story stays. It was repetitive, went no where; had no peaks and no conclusion. All of the characters were interesting and had potential to be involved in the scandals, but they weren’t. They were like decorations with no purpose. While I am a sucker for happily ever after, this story left way too many unfinished factor s The entire story would have fit in 2 chapters. Very disappointing
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948 reviews27 followers
January 29, 2020
I would rate this book at 4.5. It started a bit to slow and took me a while to really get into the story, but once it got started, it moved along nicely.

The little town and its residents were interesting and I look forward to learning more about them. Arianna had a very interesting and modern career and certainly introduced us to a whole new concept of earning money in this modern social media world. It would be rather amusing to say my job is a vlogger - at first I thought it was a typo. I loved the character, Eli and his family were great too.

Overall, an interesting and well done story involving a very modern career choice.
63 reviews
October 18, 2021
Take me to New Hope please!

This was my first book by the author. I had no clue what to expect. I was very much pleasantly surprised. The characters so much depth. I could see myself in the town with each page I read. I adored all the characters. The book was filled with so much love, faith, hope, forgiveness and compassion. This was a gem. I’m looking forward to finishing the series.
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110 reviews1 follower
May 22, 2022
How Can Love Survive?

I found Anna and Eli's story very engaging. Their families and upbringing were as different as night and day. The scandalous circumstances bringing Anna to New Hope Falls was curious to say the least. As Eli gets to know Anna better, his old secrets are revealed. Can their growing attraction to one another make it through all the problems attached to their lives.
522 reviews3 followers
January 16, 2020
This was a wonderful story.

I did not truly understand some parts of the story at the beginning since I do not know much about social media. But I love the people I met. The personal struggles they found themselves in and how they handle them were inspiring. Thanks a great storyline.
1,598 reviews5 followers
February 10, 2020
A Love So Real

I liked this story. It talked about social media and how it affected Anna’s life. Anna made money from her videos but as in all things there were problems.. she decided to leave LA and travel for a quieter place. New Hope Falls was drawing her to stop there. She met Eli and his family. Really great adventure. You will enjoy this one.
2 reviews
April 19, 2020
This is my first book from this author and I found it boring, poorly written and filled with unnecessary repetitions. I kept waiting for the plot to thicken but to no avail. The characters were quite unrealistic and lacked chemistry. I can’t recommend this book to anyone and I don’t think I will be reading anymore books from this author.
387 reviews
July 2, 2020
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this

Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. The first in the New Hope Falls series, you will be meeting quite a few residents while delving into Anna's story. She is running away from a scandal and feels led to come here to get away from LA. A great read
1 review
November 25, 2020
Loved it!

I really did enjoy reading "A Love So Real" by Kimberly Rae Jordan.
It was a very interesting book. I was also a teen before cell phones and internet. So I found that part of the story interesting.
This book will hold your attention until the end ....you should read it!
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1,195 reviews2 followers
November 17, 2022
Eli and anna

A interesting storyline in a small town.I expected to see shelia show up after it was over the internet about him possibly killing her.you would think she would want to stick up for her childhood friend.shelia hated the town it's not shocking she left.(maybe shelias story is in another book witness protection or something)
314 reviews2 followers
January 31, 2020
A Love So Real

This is my first book by this author, and I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed it. How a you tube star winds up leaving LA and landing in a small Washington town is the beginning of a lovely love story with Christian principals.
118 reviews3 followers
April 23, 2020
Great story

What a great beginning to a series. New Hope Falls reminds me of a typical small town in that everyone knows everyone and more importantly their business. The real question is... What happened to Sheila?
29 reviews
April 24, 2020
Good read, Love these CHRISTIAN NOVELS.

I enjoyed this book, being somewhat familiar with the tube video's group made it even more interesting. I liked the idea of a broken family pulling together after the father left to make their life's work.
August 2, 2020
It’s a Good Story and It Allows for Hope

There’s a lot of narration in this text as opposed to dialogue. It leaves you full of hope, however. It shows that despite their differences, two people can come together, and it shows how GOD works in their lives.
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1,718 reviews5 followers
November 27, 2020
Emotional Romance

This is an outstanding and emotional love story with endearing and loveable characters that will just steal your heart and touch your soul as they journey towards their unforgettable and unconditional happily ever after moment.
63 reviews
January 2, 2021
Another great story from Kimberly Rae!

This story was filled with love and suspense. I can hardly wait to read the next book...Because of Him! Kimberly has endeared the folks of New Hope to my heart.

1,246 reviews9 followers
January 21, 2021

Marianna aka Anna is running from her former life choices and ends up in New Hope. Where she meets Eli and his family. Eli has trouble from his past that is coming around again. Can she clear up her life to start new, can his future be clear?
252 reviews
December 22, 2021
Excellent read

This is a great read. I would recommend it to those age 14 and up. This is a story about a woman dealing with consequences of her mistakes and being strong enough to own up to the person she was meant to be.
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105 reviews5 followers
November 13, 2022

Another good read from KRJ
Although this one felt kind of unnecessarily long or drawn out for me. But still I enjoyed it and will go on to read the next one.
Peace and love ❤️
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7 reviews
January 21, 2020
Such a compelling read

Was truly a captivating read! It’s amazing how God takes what is broken and makes it whole again. Definitely recommend this book.
12 reviews
January 25, 2020
Love this one

So different to read a book with a modern update involving YouTube and social media influencers. Loved this love story completely.
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1 review
February 3, 2020
Heart warming read

Heart warming and fun to read. I enjoyed the unconditional love and support the family had for each other. Now on to book #2....
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130 reviews
February 19, 2020
Another great book

Kimberley Rae Jordan has managed to create another great faith based series, I look forward to getting to know more about those who live in New Hope Falls.
145 reviews
April 8, 2020
This book was good.The two main character's both have things to deal with. It's worth reading.Hope you enjoy it has much as I have.
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1 review1 follower
July 7, 2020
Great read

Really enjoyed this book - would highly recommend. As a Christian it’s nice to find a good Christian book! Looking forward to reading the next in the series
542 reviews3 followers
July 27, 2020
A Love So Real

What doesn't seem like it should be a big deal is totally blown out of proportion. However, had this not happened the end wouldn't be what it is.
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198 reviews2 followers
August 19, 2020
A love so real

What a refreshing story. Characters are so real.I've learned a lot about social media things. New Hope Falls is someplace I would like to visit
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