Monday, March 7, 2016

Review 'A Heart Stuck on Hope' by Jennie Jones
Move to the country for $1 a week.

Dulili is suffering a people drought. Over the years more people have moved away than have arrived to stay in this old New South Wales farming town, and now only a handful of young families and elderly residents are left. The locals put a plan into action to entice newcomers: offering the town’s empty houses to newcomers from anywhere in Australia.  Who could resist renting a beautiful homestead for a dollar a week?

There’s nothing left for Adele Devereux in Sydney: no job, no relationship, no hope, and no diagnosis for her shy, uncommunicative daughter Ali. So she packs her bags, takes her meagre savings, and moves her small family to the country. She never expects to meet Tom Wade, a man facing his own hopeless situation, but whose kindness reaches her daughter in an unexpected friendship. As the small town of Dulili attempts to regenerate itself, Adele finds herself drawn further in to the community – and into her attraction to Tom.

Tom is not back in Dulili to build a relationship. He’s there to heal wounds, help his grandmother, and make new plans. Plans that don’t come with his grandmother’s new tenant, part of the Dulili dollar scheme. But as Adele and Ali effortlessly work their way into his thoughts and his heart, he realises that there are two crucial elements that he left out of his long-term plans – the chance to find love and renewed hope for the future.

The Facts:

Publication Date:
February 25th 2016
A Dollar For A Dream #1
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My Review:

When I first saw the cover of ‘A Heart Stuck on Hope’ I immediately knew this was a book I wanted to read. I love romantic reads and life in a little town in the country always sounded romantic to me. (I really don’t know why!) So after I read the book description, I send a review request as fast as I could. And when it was finally time to start reading this one, I was super excited.

‘A Heart Stuck on Hope’ definitely is a great feel good book. The writing is easy to follow, and the characters are easy to love. Especially the two main characters Adele Devereux and her daughter Ali. Adele has been taking care of herself forever. And when she found out she was pregnant with Ali, she changed her life just to make sure her daughter had a good life. Now her daughter isn’t speaking anymore, and Adele is determined to find a way to help her young daughter. Adele moves to the country and soon finds a new life in the small town. What Adele didn’t expect was to meet Tom, a handsome man with a lot of trouble of his own.  But soon Adele and Tom find help in each other.

The setting of the little town of Dulili was really good. This is definitely a town I would like to live in. The people are kind and welcoming, and they all work hard to make their town more attractive for new families. I loved the idea of a home for $1 a week, in exchange for some help with making an even better and more attractive town.

I read ‘A Heart Stuck on Hope’ on a cold and sunny Sunday afternoon and it just had a really cozy feel about it. This is definitely the perfect book to read on a beautiful sunny day. This book was not too difficult and it just makes you feel relaxed while reading. The romance between Adele and Tom was super sweet and I loved reading their story. There were times I wondered why Tom spoke the way he did, for example when he told Adele he wanted ‘to take her to bed’ (I mean.. what guy talks like that?)..but overall I loved reading their interactions.

This book was sweet, endearing and definitely a feel good book. ‘A Heart Stuck on Hope’ is the perfect beginning of an awesome three book series written by three different authors. This was my first Jennie Jones novel, and I can’t wait to read more books by her. 

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About the Author:

Born in Wales and now living in Australia, Jennie Jones loved everything with a romantic element from an early age. That’s why she became an actor before she started writing, touring the UK’s grand old theatres, becoming someone else for two hours, eight performances a week, and loving every second.

Now Jennie loves writing rich, warm-hearted and refreshing stories of adventures of the heart. She’s a self-confessed would-be country girl and longs for the day when she and her family can set up home in a cute country cottage in the middle of a huge field. Until then, Jennie is enjoying life a five-minute walk from the beach. She can hear the ocean as she types her stories.

For more information about Jennie Jones and her books please visit her website, or visit her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

I received this book from Escape Publishing in exchange for my honest review.

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