Wednesday, May 10, 2017

What Hope Remembers by Johnnie Alexander

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So in my last book review, I said I was on the lookout for some new to me authors that write books with depth. Well, Johnnie is on my list to read more of. This was the third book in a series and I'd like to read the first two sometime. For the most part, this was an easy-to-understand-on-its-own-kind-of-book, but there are some unanswered questions at the end about some of the other highly visible characters that make you want to know their stories.

Hope. Redemption. Second Chances. Forgiveness. I think those themes run solidly through this book. While there's not a lot of God in this word in terms of lots of Scripture or church attendance, to me He is there. He is what made it possible for Gabe to survive his years of an unfair prison sentence. God is who changed the lives of several key characters in the book.

I don't want to make this post be a spoiler for the story and so I will try to be purposefully vague. And yes, the hero got the heroine in the end and lived happily ever after, things did not go just perfect. There was some sad tough things that happened in this book. There was some carnality and meanness, but there was redemption. Amy, the main female character, was learning to look beyond her past, beyond her mistakes, beyond her eating problems to see what she could be, to see the person she could become if she was willing to make the efforts.

Anyway, I did enjoy this book and I will be on the lookout for any books by Johnnie Alexander because I felt like she can write a book with some depth and body to it. Now I would like to know what other people think of this book and this author.

This book was given to me by Revell Books. I was not required to write a positive review.

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