Revell Reads Review: What Hope Remembers by Johnnie Alexander

Posted 10 May, 2017 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 14 Comments

Revell Reads Review: What Hope Remembers by Johnnie Alexander
Title: What Hope Remembers
Author: Johnnie Alexander
Published by Fleming H. Revell Company
Series: Misty Willow #3
Date Published: May 2nd 2017
Pages: 352
Genres: Christian Fiction, Romance
Format: Paperback
Source: Revell Reads
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When Amy Somers loses her job as a lobbyist, she moves to Misty Willow, well aware that she's crossing bridges she'd burned years before. With all the mistakes she's made and the uncaring things she's done--even to her own family--she can hardly believe that happiness will find her, especially when Gabe Kendall, her first crush and her first kiss, rides back into her life atop a buckskin mare.

A former Marine, Gabe is at loose ends after serving a prison sentence for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. He sees beyond Amy's hard exterior to the girl he once knew and loved, and he longs to see her open her heart. Yet with his vision clouded by shame for his past and fears about the future, he finds it difficult to see the path ahead.

But the memory of that long-ago kiss just may have the power to reignite a romance that brings out the best in both of them.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Author/Revell Reads and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.

My Thoughts: 
A story of redemption, second chances and characters that weasel their way into your heart to stay, Ms. Alexander’s What Hope Remembers is fantastically done. I instantly transported to Misty Willow(which, in my mind, wasn’t hard to do since I live in Willow Spring!) and settle right in for the long haul of Amy and Gabe’s story. I loved watching the story unfold and felt like I was among family. 

Amy, Gabe and Aunt Tess are my favorites! I loved Gabe and Aunt Tess’ characters the most! They really fit well in the story. Amy’s character was also a great fit. I loved the way Ms. Alexander chiseled her and her flaws. Watching them come to terms with their past, present and their future really took my breath away, in a good way, of course! Gabe’s not so perfect past really opened my heart to him. I can’t imagine going through what he went through, and the mama bear in me wanted to wrap him up in a big old hug! 

From start to finish, you’ll be completely wrapped up and taken on a whirl wind ride of hope! It is the third book in the series, yet the first one I read. It’s easily a stand alone novel and I highly recommend it, with 4 stars to all! It’s a story of long ago loves, soul searching, learning to forgive yourself and trust in God. Great job, Ms. Alexander! Can’t wait to read more of your books. 

About Johnnie Alexander

Johnnie Alexander is a wannabe vagabond with a heart for making memories. While relaxing on her Sunshine State patio with her dogs Rugby and Griff, she writes stories that tug at your heartstrings.

In addition to winning the prestigious American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) Genesis Contest (Historical), Johnnie was named a Bronze Medalist in the My Book Therapy Frasier Contest and has received several conference awards. Her popular debut novel, Where Treasure Hides, is a CBA bestseller and has been translated into Dutch and Norwegian.

She is marketing director for the Mid-South Christian Writers Conference and past president of both the ACFW Memphis and ACFW Central Florida chapters.

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14 responses to “Revell Reads Review: What Hope Remembers by Johnnie Alexander

  1. JonahGrant04

    This sounds like a book my mom would read! I enjoyed your review and I’ll be sharing it with her.

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