Review – Finding Hope Tomorrow

cover.pngEvery person’s life tells a story.

Some are uncomplicated, straightforward, and easy. Things fall into place with a simplicity that boggles the mind.

Others twist and turn, and every day is centered on fighting and scraping, yet never finding victory.

And then there are those who gain an inch only to be knocked back a foot. They love. They fight. They stumble. They fall. But through it all, they stagger to their feet, step back on life’s path, and push through until they win. For these people, happiness is not an illusion. It’s a truth, a promise, worth any effort, any scars, but just out of arm’s reach. It stands at the end of the path, taunting and teasing, tempting them to take one more blow.

And in the end, the battles make victory sweeter. More valued. More precious than ever imagined. More than any one person could hope.

This is Liam’s story.
Loyal, protective, shoulders stronger than Atlas’.
Broken, worn, battered.
Win or lose, he’s ready to fight for what tomorrow brings.

Life. Love. Healing. Hope.

The other day I found myself in the mood for some pure romantic goodness in my reading so I picked up a NetGalley ARC of Finding Hope Tomorrow by Kathryn McNeill Crane, and I’m so glad I did. There was something about the description of Liam and his story that seemed heartfelt and genuine which is exactly what this story ended up being, though there were some unexpected tense moments as well which made for a great story that flew above my expectations.

I connected with Liam right away, he’s very much the type of guy that many girls day dream about and is well suited to be the hero of this story, both romantically and otherwise. He works extremely hard and is there for the people he loves, traits that would be hard to fault anyone for, so don’t be surprised when you find yourself rooting for this guy HARD throughout the story.

Looking to swoon, pick this one up today!


Review – Rebecca Tree

rebeccaThe world is running out of time as the American political system is trapped in an accelerating death-spiral into irrationality. The country becomes increasingly more polarized as rapidly rising seawater separates ‘wet’ states from ‘dry’ states. Parts of South Florida surrender to the sea as carcasses of once-chic beachfront hotels poke out from the ocean floor. ‘Guest’ agricultural workers from Mexico hand-pollinate fruit trees and vegetable crops in a desperate effort to maintain the country’s food supply. California’s once plentiful fruits are now as rare as caviar in post-Tsarist Russia.

Out of this chaos emerges Rebecca Tree, the rebellious granddaughter of America’s most powerful politician, Merewether Tree. A successful inventor and businesswoman, Rebecca’s life is marked by a string of tragedies, having lost both parents at the age of two and her twin sister Allison at the age of four.

When Rebecca’s brother (the current president of the United States) dies, her grandfather blackmails her into entering the race for the White House. Rebecca begins uncovering family secrets while trying to restore rationality to an embittered country . . . if only she can avoid the team hell-bent on assassinating her.

Review: If you’re in the mood for a political thriller, I can’t recommend Rebecca Tree enough. In an intense potential future for both America and the world, global warming has already started to take its toll, bringing devestation to every corner of the globe. And of course the American political system is having issues of its own as pressures (and water levels) rise.

Rebecca Tree is a character who I initially struggled to understand but was soon rooting for as her complicated past and family connections put her in the middle of a pretty intense conspiracy. The writing itself was well done throughout, pulling in a quick pace with interesting details that brought this harsh reality to light.

Honestly, my only complaint at all about this story was that I almost passed up on it because the cover didn’t grab me in the slightest. While the look of the black white and red is striking, the overall look doesn’t do nearly enough justice to the quality of the story within. But if you feel the same way, please don’t let that that stop you from picking up Rebecca Tree. It also looks like Michael Abramson has a few other books already out in the world so I’ll absolutely be checking those out.