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Wednesday, February 22, 2023

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?


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About the Author

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

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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.


This has been such a sweet story to read and I’m sad it is over now. I loved followed Hope as she figures out the plan for her future. She is very graceful, full of life and has a compassionate heart. She travels from Florida to North Carolina to help her sister out. I could tell as soon as she arrived  that her life was going to change. Being  around her sister is helping  her get more of a perspective on her future. I loved reading about the town and how friendly everyone is. The author does a great job of bringing her characters to life. 

Dylan is someone you can depend on with his patience and hard work. He is starting out with his  own law practice and is surprised when he runs into Hope. They dated once but maybe there is still a spark between them. As Hope is in need of a space to work at for  now, Dylan offers her an office at his new place. Oh how I loved that this sets up the story for a time of rekindling a romance. 

I liked how Hope suddenly has several job offers and needs to decide which direction she would follow. She has always wanted to do something with her photography but she has a heart to be a teacher as well. She loves to see how excited the children get as she works patiently with each student in art class. I felt like I was right there with her as she prays about her future. 

I loved how the story illustrates second chances and trusting God with guiding you in your decisions. The relationship between Hope and Dylan was not  rushed and we get to see how they honor their faith by not moving too quickly. I loved the ending and found myself cheering for a story that brought a smile to my face. 

I want to acknowledge an author that was taken to soon from us. Her stories have always been a delight to read with encouragement, faith and good characters that  are relatable. I’m honored that I was able to read her last book and pray that her family finds comfort during this time. She will be missed but her stories will live on forever. 

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

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To celebrate Stacy’s tour, Celebrate Lit is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

1 comment:

  1. Such a great review, and I appreciate the acknowledgement of the author. May her message of love and hope spread via this book.