Thursday, April 12, 2012

Hope's Journey Spring Blog Tour + Giveaway


Sydney is a straight-A student heading to college on a scholarship, and Alex is a quiet jock preparing to serve an LDS mission. But their dreams are shattered on the eve of their high school graduation when they find out that Sydney is pregnant. Separated, they must both trust in God as they search for the worth they once found in each other.


First, I'm the mother of two teenagers and I've always told my kids to worry about their education and when the time is right, the rest will come.  But what if one of them came home pregnant or got someone pregnant? I think at first I would be shocked, then mad, then disappointed, but I think I would eventually come around to be joyful, but at the very most, supportive of their decision.

That said, Hope's Journey is an emotional rollercoaster told from both perspectives, which was refreshing and gave more light to the situation and the thoughts going through both of their heads. Not only the changes in their life journey, but the changes in those closest to them as well is depicted without any sugar-coating.  A very clean read, with the power of God, hope and forgiveness leading the path, I would highly recommend Hope's Journey not only to teens, but to parents and those who are in close proximity with teens (ie, pastors, youth leaders, teachers etc).  


Author of Hope's Journey. Stephanie was born with a pen in her hand and a pencil behind her ear. Whether it's writing a novel, painting a mural, designing furniture, or building sometimes just for the sake of building, Stephanie's always got a project in the works. She lives in a quiet Utah suburb with one patient husband, two adorable dogs, three hours of sleep, and four amazing (and equally crazy) children.


You can enter to win a signed copy of Hope's Journey on Stephanie's blog.  CLICK HERE

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