Discovering Hope

Discovering Hope What do Brigadoon saris epic laser tag games and Jesus have in common Hope She s a Christian with a passion for life and a fascination with Jay s heritage He s an Indian with a fledgling interest i

  • Title: Discovering Hope
  • Author: Chautona Havig
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 146
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • What do Brigadoon, saris, epic laser tag games, and Jesus have in common Hope She s a Christian with a passion for life and a fascination with Jay s heritage He s an Indian with a fledgling interest in learning about the Hope within Hope.

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    1. Discovering Hope is another amazing novel by Chautona Havig. From their friendship to developing love, it reminds me of Nicolas Sparks a novel. Having discovered Mrs. Havig’s writing through her serial novel, Past Forward, it exceeded my expectations. I like how characters from her other novels are peppered throughout. It makes the reader feel like an “observer” of another world. The novels that I have read take you to places like Rockland, Westbury, and Fairbury, aiding you to get lost in [...]

    2. (I wrote this review last year, but failed to post it here)Age Appropriate For: 13 and up for mild romance, some sadness, and reading level Best for Ages: 13 and upAfter reading Noble Pursuits with my friend Jessica, I was more than happy to agree that Discovering Hope be our next book to read together. Neither of us were disappointed with this second installment of the Rockland Chronicles. One of my favorite things about Havig’s books is that they are down to earth. Her stories are about ordi [...]

    3. This is a cute story with likable characters. Hope is fun and spontaneous--the kind of person everyone likes--and is very easy to become attached to. Jay is genuinely nice, and (much to Hope's surprise!) is quite American acting for someone who was born in India.It was fun to watch their meeting and the subsequent growth of their friendship. Eventually their relationship changes to something more, and I found it particularly sweet when they started acting different and letting their feelings sho [...]

    4. I am confused about what I think about this book. On the one hand, it was a sweet story that was very detailed and had a nice outcome. It also dealt with some difficult issues that could legitimately happen to someone. I like a fairly likely story as opposed to something completely far fetched. That said, I have read far too many Christian books that show a non-believer experiencing a short struggle with their spirituality only to finally "get it" and become converted. This, I have never seen ta [...]

    5. Such a sweet relationship between the Hope and Jay. The first half was so quirky and fun that you kinda forgive the latter part for being a bit slow.The one jarring thing that I found was Jay's use of 'Kadhal' as the noun form of the English expression 'My love'. It should've been 'Anbae'. (Tamil speaker's rant) ;)

    6. Jay and Hope are on the road to discovering what true friendship is all about.The thing I love most about Chautona's writing is her ability to blend interesting characters, good clean humour and timely truths. It is so refreshing to have characters who are uncomplicated in their honestly and integrity. So often in stories we read of people second guessing each other, making assumptions and drawing negative conclusions. I love that Chautona's characters talk - they are open, truthful, challenging [...]

    7. My book in the Scavenger Hunt Featuring Chautona Havig's books was "Discovering Hope" and I am going to start this review by saying this book is fantastic and I would give it more than 5 stars if I was able. This story is about Hope, the main female character is named Hope but, I am talking about the feeling not a girl's name. Yes, there is sadness and things happens in the story that made my heart ache for Hope but this story also me rejoice. This story is fiction but I think it is one that cou [...]

    8. I have yet to be dissapointed with this author! A stand alone part of the Rockland Chronicles, we are let into the life of Hope, and are observers of how she lives her life despite loss and seeming aimlessness. Her faith intrigues her new friend Jay, as his intrigues her. Is faith standing on a streetcorner or "bible thumping" your way through life? Both Hope and her parents have been tested, and along with his boss/ friend Mike, he learns how faith can be the base for an awe-filled life.This wo [...]

    9. I quite enjoyed this story. The clear presentation of the Gospel message woven naturally through the growing attraction between Jay and Hope was wonderful, and the humor throughout the story was great! My only complaint about the book is that the last third of it seemed somewhat contrived, or added on after the climax had been reached. It was still good, just not quite as good as the first two-thirds.

    10. I've read some books by Chautona Havig that I love, I've read others that I like pretty well, and there are some I started, but didn't like. This one was on sale and so I got it, hoping it would be one I liked. It was! The characters were sweet, down to earth real and the story was . . . well, I didn't want to put the book down and do other things. I felt like I could drive to Rockland and meet Hope and Jay. And I really want to. :)Yep, I would recommend this book.

    11. I got this as a free download for kindle. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The characters were complex and likable. I did find that there was a lot of dialogue about religion, so if that's not your thing, you may want to avoid it. However, I thought it was well done and realistic for a seeker (a non-believer who is interested in Christianity) to ask a lot of questions.

    12. This was a cute story, and that is always nice to read. Nothing objectionable or particularly deep. Just a story of two people coming together through their growing faith, helping each other through tragedy, and falling in love.

    13. OK, this is a cute Christian romance. Not sure what drew me to it, but I'll admit I enjoyed it. However, if not for some very clever dialog involving Jay's Indian parents, I would have found it a bit too slow. Still, a well-written book with some feel-good moments.

    14. This is a cute story that had me laughing out loud in parts and tearing up in others. The main character had the death of her brother and mother to cope with and meets a new friend who helps her through the process. An enjoyable read.

    15. This book was a sweet and gentle story about how a friendship turned into love. My only problem with it was that there was not much of a climax to the story. I loved the characters. Overall, this book was good, not great.

    16. So this isn't a "must" read or anything, but I felt it deserved 4 stars. I loved that I didn't have to flinch at any words or love scenes. I also loved that I read it around Christmas time to help reel in my focus of the season. So very cute!!

    17. I really loved this book. It was just as good as the first in this series!This was possibly one of the best salvation message/coming to Christ stories I've read. Discovering Hope was Absolutely excellent, comical, endearing, and completely satisfying. *girly sigh*

    18. I loved this book, and look forward to reading more by this author. That said - I feel like Jay's struggles with Christianity were extremely real, but were never fleshed out as well as they could have been. I would have liked to see more of this path with those issues.

    19. Really enjoyed this book. Engaging personalities and refreshing to read a book how a young man is so respectful to the young woman.

    20. parts of it were a bit confusing and rushed but overall a good story with amazing examples that show that christianity isn't a religion, it's a relationship

    21. Sweet ReadThis was such a heart warming romantic novel with a great merging of two cultures & Christian values throughout. It will not disappoint!

    22. I actually liked this book more than I thought I would. I didn't realize the book was about spirituality and it put me off for a bit, but in the end it wasn't too preachy and it was a cute story.

    23. A special relationship. Lots of Bible search for understanding, which was well done. I liked the descriptions of the culture of India.

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