Monday, March 30, 2009

Joshua's Hope

ISBN: 9781601543219
Available in both print and ebook format

When I began writing my novel, JOSHUA'S HOPE, my goal was to write a story about hope, trust, and faith. I wanted to show a person who loses everything can find hope by letting God into their life. But I wanted to make sure that the story didn't turn anyone off by being too preachy. When I received my latest "4.5 book" review from Long and Short Reviews. The reviewer, Lilac, said: "There is also [a] great message woven in throughout this story about trusting in oneself, others, and in God to help you through difficult times. The author did a wonderful job of portraying this through the actions and experiences of the characters without sounding preachy." Click here to read the full review.

Blurb: Hope Courtland escaped her marriage to save her life. Her only regret is leaving her four-year-old stepson, Joshua, behind. Though she wants custody, no attorney is willing to tackle her ex-husband in a custody battle. Hope’s faith begins to falter. She learns that Joshua is paying the consequences for her freedom, and in an act of desperation, she kidnaps him. Suddenly, she becomes a suspect in her ex-husband’s murder.

Zack Stone is content to be sheriff of Pine Cove, Tennessee, where the worst conflict he deals with is handing out speeding tickets. Though his faith is strong, he struggles with issues of forgiveness surrounding his wife’s death. When he rescues Hope in a rainstorm, the last thing he expects is to find a woman who stirs his heart. Being a small town sheriff shouldn’t involve kidnapping and murder, but Zack can’t turn his back on Hope and the little boy she loves.


Time and time again, in my life, I've found hope in God's grace. He has proved over and over to me that His love is never ending. Hope, the heroine in my book, found the peace that comes with letting God into your life and giving Him your burdens.

Carol Ann Erhardt


Sharon Donovan said...

Hi Carol Ann! This is a wonderful example of God's intercession in our lives. What a fabulous review. Keep writing more of these heart-touching inspirationals. All the best,

Laurean Brooks said...

Carol Ann,

This book sounds like it may be too close to my heart to read. I went through a nasty divorce 20 years ago, and my son was coerced (mostly through threats) into living with his father.

Thoughts of kidnapping went through my mind. His dad was more verbally abusive than physically. Though he could get pretty rough that way, too.

I apologize for taking your day. Something went wrong with my post. As you can see, it's dated April 6th. And that is how I typed it in. I don't know what happened, but hope someone will fill in for me next Monday, because I am toooo busy to post another one.

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Sounds like the White Roses have a true callig and burden on our hearts to tell stories that will give true HOPE to readers and Joshua's Hope is no exception.

Good luck & mucho blessing!