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Wednesday, May 29, 2019


It was a match made in heaven. Or so everyone thought. Sadie Mae Cummings is all set to marry her childhood sweetheart, Kyle, when she is assigned to tutor Lincoln, the new college football running back. This sophomore phenomenon has all the girls on campus knocking on his door. But Sadie isn't interested in his advances.
Lincoln's overblown ego doesn't take well to being shunned, and he resolves to make Sadie his own. He pursues her relentlessly, until finally Kyle finds himself shut out of Sadie's life, with their shared future crumbling around him.
After two years, Sadie's relationship with Lincoln ends, and she is left having to put the pieces of her life back together. She desires nothing more than to recapture her relationship with Kyle. He has stayed true to the dreams they had planned together, living the vision even without Sadie by his side.
When she moves back to her hometown, she labors to rekindle their love. But things have changed, and Kyle has moved on. Sadie quickly discovers how hard it is to rebuild burned bridges.
Follow Sadie's story as she fights for a chance to restore broken dreams. Will love endure?
This inspirational romance by E. C. Jackson is book two of the Hope series and is a standalone book.

E. C. Jackson began her writing career with the full-length play Pajama Party. For three and a half years she published the Confidence in Life newsletter for Alpha Production Ministries, in addition to writing tracts and devotionals. Teaching a women’s Bible study at her church for eleven years naturally led to her current endeavor of writing inspirational romance novels and teen and young adult fiction. Her mission: spiritual maturity in the body of Christ through fiction.

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Ms. Jackson is fast becoming one of my go to authors to read. She writes stories  that are emotional and filled with characters that are easy to relate to. Sadie is a character that touched my heart and I  wanted her to find peace within herself. When she returns to town after being away for a couple of years, she runs into her high school sweetheart. Kyle is a little shook up to see Sadie back. There is a lot of history between them and a bit of uncertainty on Kyle's part. Will he give her a second chance?

Kyle needs to concentrate on his new position of pastor. Taking over his father's church will be a big challenge and he will need God's guidance as he takes over as pastor. It would be so hard to step into your father's shoes after he has been steadfast in the church for years. 

What is good about this author is how she is able to write about difficult subjects in a way that readers can feel compassion for. She makes the characters come to life and you can't help but like them. I loved how she took  two people who shared a past and let them walk through trust and forgiveness. They each  make choices that may be difficult but I loved following their journey.

It is a good story that lets us see how forgiving God is and how He has a plan for our lives. I will be looking for more books coming up from this author. Her writing is filled with faith and she has a gift of allowing readers to see what second chances can be like. 

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

1 comment:

  1. Deana, thank you for reviewing my second book. I'm happy you enjoyed Sadie's and Kyle's story!