Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Book Review: "Island Hope" by Kimberly Rose Johnson

"Island Hope" by Kimberly Rose Johnson is the fourth and final book in the Wildflower B&B Romance series.  You could read the books as stand alones, but I think you would get more out of them if you read them in order as the characters from previous books play pretty important roles in this book.

Hope Michaels pours all her energy in her electrical contracting business, having lost her inspiration for her metal sculptures after being betrayed by someone close to her. It also makes it hard for her to trust other people.

Derrick Trainor is doing the best he can to raise his daughter alone after his wife died four years ago. When he needs to spend more hours at work, things at home get rocky. He turns to Hope for advice. Will they be able to find hope for tomorrow?

It was fun to have Derrick's story (after meeting him and his daughter Alyssa in the previous book) and to see all the other characters I'd gotten to know in the previous books. I liked seeing Derrick and Alyssa's relationship and how they were traveling the road to adulthood. Alyssa made me smile. The characters grew through the book and discovered the peace that they needed to move forward in their relationships.

The book didn't have any indication during the first half of the story that they were Christians, but once it was brought to light, there were quite a few references to seeking God and praying. It went along with the characters growth through their difficulties.

"Island Hope" is available for Kindle:
  • File Size: 4025 KB
  • Print Length: 138 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink (March 1, 2016)
  • Publication Date: March 1, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B019JLJCO0

and in paperback:
  • Series: Wildflower B&B Romance
  • Paperback: 204 pages
  • Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink (February 15, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1943959005
  • ISBN-13: 978-1943959006
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.5 x 8 inches

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to give a positive review, just an honest one. All thoughts and opinions are my own and I did not receive any other compensation.

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