REVIEW: Her Hope Discovered by Cynthia Herron
The debut novel by Cynthia Herron was fantastic! Her Hope Discovered is indeed a story of hope. Add to that romance, forgiveness and redemption all rolled into the picturesque town of Ruby. I want to live there. Ms. Herron understands, and paints for us within the pages a beautiful and realistic picture of life in a small town and the all-important sense of community and support that is synonymous with small-town living. Her characters go deep, each with their own imperfections, flaws and baggage from their past that invite us to make them our friends and learn from their choices, wise or otherwise.
Charla moves to the small town to escape her corporate job in the city and her overbearing mother. Sam, single father of two daughters since his wife passed three years ago, is intrigued by Charla, but her can’t get past all the obstacles in his heart. Can Charla make a home for herself, perhaps even find love in Ruby despite the heart-battles she faces with her mother and ex-boyfriend? Can Sam let go of the past long enough to allow hope for the future into his life? Can love really be strong enough to find forgiveness when it matters most?
And at the end, treat yourself to the first chapter of Book 2 in this wonderful series. I can’t wait to read it!