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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Review & Giveaway: Hope Rising by Stacie Henrie

About the book:
In France at the height of World War I, American nurse Evelyn Gray is no stranger to suffering. She's helped save the life of many a soldier, but when she learns her betrothed has been killed, her own heart may be broken beyond repair. Summoning all her strength, Evelyn is determined to carry on-not just for herself and her country, but for her unborn child.  
Corporal Joel Campbell dreams of the day the war is over and he can return home and start a family. When a brutal battle injury puts that hope in jeopardy, Joel is lost to despair . . . until he meets Evelyn. Beautiful, compassionate, and in need of help, she makes an unconventional proposal that could save their lives-or ruin them irrevocably. Now, amidst the terror and turmoil of the Western Front, these two lost souls will have to put their faith in love to find the miracle they've been looking for.

My rating:
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My thoughts:

Another great addition to the "Of Love And War" series! All of the books take place around WWI, but unlike book one, this story was set in Europe. I really enjoyed being able to see things from that perspective.

The characters were nice. I think I liked Joel the best, but both of the main characters were good and had to go through a lot of suffering and growth. The secondary romance story (between Alice and Sergeant Dennis) was one of my favorite things about this book. I don't know what it was about their story, but I just loved it. ;)

Overall, Hope Rising was a really good historical romance. I recommend it if you like this genre.

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  1. I do enjoy a really good historical romance... enjoyed the review...
    dkstevensne AT outlook DoT COm

  2. Love this time period. Would love to read this book! sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

  3. I have book one and would love book two. Not very many books I know of set during this time period. I enjoy reading about it. My grandparents were dating and growing up during this time. It is nice to learn more about it. Thanks for sharing and offering a chance to win a copy.

  4. 2 lost souls... sounds like an interesting story...
    dkstevensne AT outlook dOTcOM

  5. I love this series and hope to get my hands on this book as well. What a great post. Thank you!

  6. Thanks for reviewing it, Melanie! I have a soft spot for Alice and Sergeant Dennis, too. :)

  7. I've not read much WWI or WWII fiction. Sounds like a good read.


  8. I do love finding new authors and books!

  9. I love to find new books by authors I haven't read before.


  10. The cover is just gorgeous. This is one of my favorite time periods so I am always happy to find a book set during this time period. I would love to read Joel and Evelyn's story in this historical book, my favorite type ! Cnnamongirl(at)aol(dot)com Deanne Patterson

  11. I love historical fiction but I haven't read many stories set around the Western Front and WWI. I appreciate this giveaway,!

  12. If I win, I would give the book to my church library after I read it first.
    Janet E.

  13. I enjoyed the first book in the series and the excerpt for this story grabbed me too! I've been wanting to read this story! Thanks for the chance to win!

  14. Looks very interesting! I'm excited to read it!

  15. Since I love historical Christian romances this sounds like something I would really like to read.

  16. I love historical fiction and would love to read this one. The time perid is one of my favorites to read about.

  17. After visiting the author's facebook page I believe I know her brother and sister-in-law! Her books look amazing and I can't wait to read them!

  18. I wonder if they will find the miracle they've been looking for... sounds like a great book...


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