Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Holding on to Hope by Janet W. Ferguson

Posted April 17, 2023 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, giveaway, Janet Ferguson, romance / 24 Comments

Holding onto Hope JustRead Blog + Review Tour

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Holding on to Hope by Janet W. Ferguson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Keep reading for an excerpt!

Holding on to Hope

HOLDING ON TO HOPE by Janet W. Ferguson
SERIES: Coastal Hearts
PUBLISHER: Southern Sun Press LLC
RELEASE DATE: April 1, 2023
GENRE: Christian Contemporary Romance
PAGES: 286

A fun road trip romance to the Grand Tetons!

Always the wedding planner, never the bride.

Hope Rodriguez loves planning weddings. There’s nothing more special than helping a bride become a princess for a day, but she’s not sure that’s her calling in life anymore. If only she had her own special someone. Her only current prospect leaves her with more questions than answers about where she falls in his list of priorities. Yet, when a lifelong friend asks her to plan a destination wedding across the country in only two weeks, she’ll have to figure out how to pull off the impossible…alone.

After being burned as a child and deserted by his family, Caleb Donnelly has an intimate relationship with pain. Despite all he’s endured, one ache refuses to leave him—the throbbing in his heart where Hope is concerned. So when Hope needs help with their friend’s wedding, he can’t stop himself from volunteering to travel two thousand miles to Jackson, Wyoming. As long as he keeps his feelings in check, he might not ruin their friendship. Because a beautiful woman like Hope could never love a scarred man like him.

When Hope and Caleb’s plans go up in flames, it’s their hearts that might never recover.

Grab your copy of Holding on to Hope…a Southern Contemporary Christian Romance novel from the Coastal Hearts Series.

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Could loving someone physically hurt? It must be possible. Because anguish seared Caleb Donnelly’s chest, scorching his heart like a white-hot flame. And Caleb knew pain—had an intimate relationship with it after years of surgeries, skin grafts, and laser treatments.

Sitting at the oak table in the rented Florida beach house, he struggled to rip his gaze away from this woman. Hope Rodriguez. He should quit staring before she noticed. Except, he couldn’t seem to stop. Ever since that summer before ninth grade, when she’d directed her sweet smile his way, he’d been smitten.

The feelings had been reckless, really. A disfigured guy falling for a homecoming queen echoed the story of Beauty and the Beast. But in the real world, happy endings rarely materialized. His early years in and out of hospitals and foster homes had taught him that few fairytales came true.

If anyone deserved a happily-ever-after, though, it was Hope.

Janet Ferguson

Janet W. Ferguson is a Christy Award finalist and the FHL Readers Choice Award winning author of realistic inspirational fiction. An avid reader, she loved books so much she found a job as a librarian so she could be around them all day. Then she turned that love of story into writing faith-filled novels with characters who feel like best friends. You’ll laugh and cry as the quirky heroes and heroines chase their happily ever after.

Janet and her husband live in Mississippi where they say y’all a lot, and she forces him to visit the beach as often as possible. They have two grown children, one really smart dog, and a cat that allows them to share the space.

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Holding on to Hope JustRead Giveaway

(1) winner will receive a print copy of Holding on to Hope, a throw, a Hope rock & a Hope cross knickknack.

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight April 17, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on April 24, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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24 responses to “Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Holding on to Hope by Janet W. Ferguson

  1. Suzanne Sellner

    This will be a vicarious trip to the Grand Tetons for me, and it sounds like a compelling one! I’m eager to read this book!

  2. Sunnymay

    The story with Hope and Caleb sounds like a heart-melter. I love the title with the word Hope in it. It seems like will hopefully work out.

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