Thursday, April 13, 2017

Finding Hope In Savannah by Melissa Wardwell

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About the Book

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Book: Finding Hope in Savannah
Author: Melissa Wardwell
Genre: Christian Suspense/Romance
Release Date: September 15, 2016
Elizabeth “Liz” Thompson liked her quiet, predictable life with her son. When she witnesses something horrifying and dangerous, they are forced into hiding. She seeks refuge in the small community of Isle of Hope, Georgia only to find that her life and her heart are still hanging in the balance.
Officer Jake Andrews, dedicated his life to protect and serve the people of Savannah. In the back of his mind always wondering “what if?”. The arrival of a young woman from his past forces him to face a long-buried secret, that will change how he sees his future.
As danger comes to Georgia, Liz & Jake must learn to trust God and each other, to see their way out of the situation.

My Review:

Liz's parents died, throwing her into a period of anger and running from God. She met a man and their one night together left her with a child. Liz doesn't make wise decisions with men, and the next fellow wasn't what she needed either, nor what was good for her son. Running away from danger with her 13 year old, she winds up where his father is. Ah! This is interesting on many levels. Liz, Jake and Matt are all very realistic and I appreciate that in a book. 

The book theme, wrapped up in everything else happening, is forgiveness and that God never fails us. He has a plan, and He is ever faithful, ever loving. A great message is tucked inside this story of hope that was found again, in Savannah. I also liked that it was a in Ga. as I'm well acquainted with that state. It made the story more in-depth for me. 

I find it so nice when I find an author that writes books that I enjoy. This isn't my first book by this a author, and hopefully isn't my last.

About the Author 

MWardwell-4Melissa resides in a small mid-Michigan farm community with her husband and three children, all of whom they home school. Besides writing, she enjoys reading, taking photos, and motorcycle rides with her husband. Her hope is that each story touches your heart, gives you hope, or just gives you a moment away from the chaos of life

Guest Post from Melissa Wardwell

Finding myself though “Finding Hope in Savannah”
Writing this book opened my eyes to quite a few things about myself. It opened a door to a need to discover new places and try new things. To step outside of my shell and not be afraid to discover what I am capable of as a wife, mother, and a Christian Woman. In one scene, I have “Liz” talking about how she wishes she could be brave enough to face things without being so fearful of the outcome. I was reminded that when we are moving in Christ’s will for our lives, there is nothing to fear. (Insert image of Woman on top of the fountain)
When I came up with the idea for “Finding Hope in Savannah” I wanted a location that was unlike any place I have ever been. All my other books take place in my area. So, I set out to find images of some place warm and southern. I came across images of this little community on the outskirts of Savannah Georgia called Isle of Hope. I loved the looks of this little haven so much, I made it the location of this book.
Vaca 2015 (190)2Writing the descriptions on the location was a bit of a stretch of my imagination. I hadn’t seen it, smelled it, or touched it in any way. The writing of this book just so happened to be the same year as when our family would be driving to Florida for a family vacation. After expressing my frustration in not getting the feel of the place right, my darling husband suggested leaving a bit earlier and spending some time in Savannah on the way down. I am so glad we did and I discovered for myself why it is considered the most beautiful city in the United States.
This book isn’t just a love story or a story about a woman in hiding, but about a single mother of a tween boy who is trying her best to find her way in this world. Having two teen boys of my own I know how fun, as well as gross, boys can be but to get the right mind set for “Liz” I had to do some homework. It took watching and talking to my friends who are single mothers, hear their concerns about life and managing their time. I admire those who have to play both roles every day and still have a smile on their faces. With my husband’s job, I am on my own with the kids part of the time, but it is only part time. I couldn’t imagine raising my three all by myself. My hats off to all the single mommies of the world.

Blog Stops

April 11: A Greater Yes
April 12: Bigreadersite 
April 14: Carpe Diem
April 15: my site/autism mom
April 16: Quiet Quilter


To celebrate her tour, Melissa is giving away one print copy of “Finding Hope in Savannah” as well as a $10 Amazon gift card!! Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries!


Becky said...

Finding Hope is a good book! I never tire of the theme of forgiveness and that God will never fail us. Or of hope! I enjoyed this review.

Unknown said...

Thank you, Carol, for taking the time to read and review Finding Hope in Savannah. I am glad to see you enjoyed it.

Carol E. Keen said...

Hi Becky,

Thank you for stopping by, and thank you for posting. I'm so glad you liked my review. :)
I have read most of Wardwell's books, they have all been good reads.

Blessings, Carol :)

Carol E. Keen said...

Dear Ms. Wardwell,

Thank you for coming by my blog, and leaving a comment.
I enjoyed your work, and hope to continue to do so.

Blessings, Carol :)