My Thoughts - A Journey for Hope Author: Stacy T. Simmons
About the Book
Book: A Journey for Hope
Author: Stacy T. Simmons
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release date: January 17, 2023
With one “yes” everything Hope Fuller has sought could be hers.
Hope Fuller has life all planned out. Following a short trip to Briar Creek, North Carolina to help her sister, Hope will return home to Florida and begin her teaching career. Alas, keeping her trip short proves challenging after she sees someone from her past—a handsome lawyer who makes her heart want to plant itself within the community.
Dylan Gaines is just starting out his small-town legal practice and has his own plans for life. However, his reunion with Hope just might change some of them. Then again, their last attempt at romance ended up straining their friendship.
What will it take for Dylan and Hope to strike out on a different journey this time, one where love takes the wheel and leaves solitary plans in the dust?
Stacy T. Simmons writes uplifting fiction that delights the reader’s romantic sensibilities. Thirty-four years of marital bliss is a great contributor. She is a mom of two grown children, and she and her family have a menagerie of pets she likes to call “Noah’s Ark.” You can find her working on her next manuscript with a piece of dark chocolate and a cup of coffee nearby. She loves to connect with her readers via her web site at www.stacytsimmonsauthor.com
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This is a hard one for me to write and share. I’m writing this article, not as an author, but as an editor. This past year we lost an amazing sister in Christ, and her loss has been felt even in the small things. This month, Stacy T. Simmons’ book, A Journey for Hope releases. We were still in the editing process when she passed away, so I’ve taken over the editing of the book and have been working hard to ensure it stays as true to the way she wrote it as it can be. Stacy worked hard on this book, and we wanted to make sure her words were shared with her readers.
Stacy was such an encouragement to so many people. She would respond to emails letting you know how grateful she was or sending a little bit of encouragement for that particular day. She’s touched so many people’s lives, and it was so heartwarming to see all the authors posting how much she’d touched their lives in the last several years. We wanted to honor her memory and hard work with this book.
I’ve never had to take on another author’s role in applying edits. I’ve only ever tackled my own as a whole. I know I’m bound to make a few mistakes since I don’t know all the thoughts she put into some of what she wrote, but I’m doing my best to keep her ideas and message intact. I’m so grateful for the privilege of knowing her for the short time I did. She was an incredible person whose love for the Lord shone through. I know I’ll get to see her again in heaven one day. Until then, I will work to bring her story to the world all shiny and polished. I hope you find her words inspiring and heartwarming.
A Journey for Hope is written by Stacy T. Simmons. Since I am an avid reader, I was very saddened to see that she had passed away. I have read the first book in the series. However, you can read this as a stand alone book. The author will draw you in within the first few pages.
Hope and Dylan have a past. They did not work out in the past, but now there has been a lot that has changed for both of them. Hope, visits her sister in Briar Creek, North Carolina. She is getting ready to start her teaching career in Florida and all that may change when she runs into Dylan. Dylan has recently started his own legal practice. I liked the history and familiarity of these characters.
Both of our characters thought they had their lives planned out - and boom suddenly everything changes. It was fun to see their friendship and then developing into something more.
This is a sweet romance that is a quick read at 214 pages. The author has created some memorable characters and a setting of a small town you will not forget. Thank you to the author, publisher and Celebrate Lit for allowing me to read a copy of this book - all thoughts are my own.