SEASON OF HOPE BY SARA JANE JACOBS
I enjoyed following Tyler and Amanda as they grew up together. When circumstances find Tyler and his mother in a small mountain town, their neighbors become a god send for them. As Tyler spends most of his childhood around Amanda, they become best friends. One day feelings start to change for both of them and this behinds an adventure full of surprises, dreams and heartache.
This is a nice story of following your dreams and experiencing your first love. It is a sweet and clean read where jealousy rears it’s ugly head. Tyler has big dreams of being a Navy Seal, but Amanda’s dream of college doesn’t go as planned. When she finds herself staying with her aunt for the summer, her life seems to be filled with fancy dresses, parties and perhaps a new direction in her life.
I’m not sure that staying with her aunt is such a great idea for Amanda because suddenly she is changing her dream and going in a different direction. Will Tyler be able to ground her and draw her away from the lifestyle of New York? Temptation lurks near as Amanda is exposed to modeling and all its perks. She needs to remind herself to stay true to her beliefs and not let the limelight take her away from her roots.
Get ready for a fun and emotional adventure as Tyler and Amanda go their different ways. Will they be able to stay connected? Don’t miss the antics of Amanda’s aunt as she tries to keep Amanda and Tyler apart. I am very excited that there is another book in this series.
I received a copy of this book from The Librarything Early Reader Program.