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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

About the Book

Book: Overflow With Hope

Author: E. C. Jackson

Genre: Inspirational Romance

Release Date: November 9, 2023

Two men. One wrong choice.

Tempia Wade’s life had jumped the rails.

One fateful night, she believed a stranger’s lie rather than the assurance of a trusted friend. For her lapse in judgment, she paid an agonizing price.

Her now-bankrupt life featured shattered dreams, ruined friendships, and the loss of a promising relationship. Now, two years later, the twenty-three-year-old prayed for a second chance with the man she had fallen for at first sight.

Would Cory Sanders finally overlook her egregious mistake in accepting a next-day date and liaison with another man? Or would she have to truly accept life without him?


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About the Author

E.C. Jackson began her writing career with the full-length play Pajama Party. Thirty-one years later, she adapted the play into Pajama Party: The Story, a companion book to the second book in the five-book stand-alone Hope series.

Jackson’s favorite pastime is reading fiction. She enjoys taking the journey along with the characters in the books. That also led to her unorthodox approach to story writing. Her vision for each book she writes is to immerse readers into the storyline so they become connected with each character.

“The Write Way: A Real Slice of Life” is the slogan on her Facebook author page. She feels that if every person reading her books feels connected to the characters, her job is done.

More from E.C.

Fulfill the Dream to Write Today

Although I have always been an avid reader, the writing bug hit me in ninth grade after I received an A on a short story that I had enjoyed writing. The original payoff had been the comment the teacher wrote under the grade: “I doubt the originality of this story;” and then I received the ultimate compliment: My best friend received an A on her story and the teacher had added the same comment on her paper. My friend had copied the story from a book she liked. But my story began and ended with me.

I was ecstatic that my writing could be taken as a professional’s and envisioned a full-time writing career until life took me on an alternative pathway. During my teen and young adult years, the vision of writing dimmed, but my dream remained intact. The desire to create stories ran throughout my bloodstream. Yet, it took me fourteen years to venture into the writing life. In my late twenties, I wrote a four-act play after two months of self-discipline and pounding the keys on my typewriter. In high gear from that success, I held auditions, rented a full-stage theater, and debuted Pajama Party in front of family and friends.

All systems were go for a full-time writing career until life happened to me once again, and then my newfound discipline and resolve disappeared. Some thirty years later, after five years of my nephew encouraging me to write on a regular basis, I bit the bullet and wrote daily. A Gateway to Hope became a reality one year later.

So, for everyone who longs to create stories for young and old, my best advice is to just do it. For most people, the only way to have enough time is to take it where you can—even if you’re recording scenes on your phone while shopping at the grocery store. Every little bit helps to build your characters and storyline.

Never feel that you don’t have anything significant to write about. Your first book may be one conversation or observation away.


Sometimes we make decisions quickly that we regret later. Tempia thinks she has found the one to spend the rest of her life with. After a whirlwind of several months they  marry. It doesn’t take long for Tempia to see what a big mistake she has made. With the help of family and friends, she ends the marriage. That one moment when she chose the wrong person will cause her much pain.

Cory is a nice guy who wants to help Tempia out. He knows that she is in a bad relationship and offers to  help her out. It must have been hard for him to see how much his friend Tempia is hurting from her failed marriage. I like how he stepped up  to help Tempia emotionally but  there were times she didn’t really take his advice. I figured out that communication plays a big part in this  story . The “he said, she said,” only added doubt to both of them. Manipulation was another key area that was a factor in this book. 

Quince is a very unlikeable character. He uses people then tosses them aside when he is finished with them. His jealousy towards Cory is horrible and I think he married Tempia just so  Cory  couldn’t have her. What a miserable person he must be always trying to make people believe he is better than others. I really hoped he would change in the  story but I won’t say if he does because readers will miss out on some very important lessons the author illustrates. 

I enjoyed the story but I did feel at times that too much emphasis was placed on a relationship. Tempia and Cory both need to concentrate on what God needs to show them. Self doubt and insecurity will bring us to have thoughts of unworthiness. Don’t give up is another theme I liked in the story. But more  importantly is believing in yourself, changing the thoughts that are not of God and learning to trust again.

“Even when people are making positive changes in their lives, people can hold onto bad memories.” 

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

Blog Stops

Batya’s Bits, April 6

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, April 7

Locks, Hooks and Books, April 8

Texas Book-aholic, April 9

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, April 10 (Author Interview)

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, April 11

An Author’s Take, April 12

Artistic Nobody, April 13 (Autor Interview)

Karen Baney Reviews, April 13

Simple Harvest Reads, April 14 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

Exploring The Written Word, April 15

The Lofty Pages, April 16

Guild Master, April 17 (Author Interview)

Wisdom from a Wordsmith, April 17

Holly’s Book Corner, April 18

Back Porch Reads, April 19


To celebrate her tour, E.C. is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and 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. Deana, thank you for spotlighting the last book in the Hope series Overflow With Hope.

  2. This looks very very interesting. Thanks for hosting and sharing this tour with us.