Title: Hope Blooms
Author: Jamie Pope
Rating: 4 Stars=Great Page Turner
As Hope Blooms begins, we meet Cassandra Miller, a woman who has given up on life and happiness after losing her husband, Terrance. An old friend comes to see her and lets her know that he will not let her give up.
Wylie Everett returns to Harmony Falls, a marine and a friend. He has loved Cassandra from a far and now wants to help her through this hard time. As Wylie helps Cassandra heal, past feelings resurface and he will have to face the pain he has not dealt with before moving forward. While Cassandra will have to decide if she can let her husband go to live again.
Hope Blooms is a compelling story that takes you on a journey of pain and loss but overpowers it with love and compassion. The author does a wonderful job including the reader in every aspect of the character’s lives. I felt so close to Cassandra and Wylie but could also relate to the feelings Terrance’s mother, Patricia displayed. The setting of the book was perfect and the conflicts that arise are realistic, which makes you keep turning the pages. Having never read Jamie Pope’s writing, I can say this first experience has me hooked. I definitely recommend Hope Blooms to others and I look forward to the next book in this series.
Reviewed by Teresa Beasley