Tuesday, March 5, 2019
THE HIGHEST OF HOPES by SUSAN ANNE MASON
This has been one of the most enjoyable books I’ve read in awhile. The story is beautifully written and I felt myself submerged in the pages. The author writes a story that grips your emotions as you get attached to the characters. The historical setting is breathtaking and transports you back in time with vivid descriptions.
Emmaline is a character that reminds me of fresh flowers as they start to bloom. She is beautiful inside and out. Like a flower becomes more dynamic as they mature, so does Emmaline. Her intelligence is a blessing that she uses to find someone she has longed to know.
My favorite character is Jonathan. His love for Emma is what ever woman desires to have. He is a true gentleman who protects Emna and surrounds her with respect and compassion. The author has written his character so well that I felt his pain and yearning for a woman he is afraid to lose. There is a scripture in the Bible about laying your life down for others. Jonathan is an example of that scripture as he would do anything for Emma to make her happy.
As Emma and Jonathan travel to Canada to find her relative , Jonathan prays her heart will not be broken. He doesn’t want to see her get rejected and has traveled with her to support her which I found admirable. The story takes us on a very emotional journey as Emma cones face to face with the father she thought was dead. Will she find her father happy to be reunited with her, or will he reject her and shatter her hopes and dreams? It is not easy growing up thinking that your parents never loved you. It’s like a missing link that needs to be connected so you can find peace . Emma so wants to belong and be wanted but she must come to realize that her Heavenly Father as never left her.
There is a very emotional scene in the book that had me sobbing. What do you do when all your dreams are gone? How will you go on when you are thought as nothing more than a dirty little secret? Emma will face her biggest challenge as she fears her father will shun her forever. It’s a story that cuts deep into the core of a family and the consequences of decisions could scar someone forever. Will Emma find happiness with her father? Can Jonathan and Emma find their way back to each other? Don’t miss this story that walks readers through the hope of unconditional love.
I received a copy of this book from the author. The review is my own opinion.