Blog Tour: STORMY SURRENDER (New Hope #1) by Nicole Andrews Moore
Sometimes the life you planned isn’t the one you get to live. Sometimes the pain of the past overshadows the future. And sometimes to start over you have to go back to where it all began. That’s how it was for Joe Masters. That’s how he ended up back in New Hope. And that’s why he was in his thirties and had nothing to show for his life. He needed a complete overhaul, just like his father’s old house. Instead of a fast track, he had slowed down and was on a ten year plan. These days that was more his speed. And as much as he tried to fight the inevitable, he was learning to accept and surrender.
Martha had weathered her fair share of storms in Vermont, was accustomed to the cold, both the chill in the air and the cold shoulder in her marriage, but after the miscarriage she felt like she would never get warm again. So she did the research from the laptop while sitting in front of the fireplace. She knew what she needed when she Googled hope, she just never imagined that it would bring her to New Hope, South Carolina. She never imagined that her husband would trick her into leaving and never follow. She never imagined that a southern storm with all its force and fury could be so destructive. But after the storm, the land is washed clean. It’s perfect for a fresh start, a clean slate, and a new love.
Review 3.75 stars
Marti is married to a scum bag. He is everything that makes you disgusted in a two timing pig. From the start of this book you are thinking, I hate you Blaine, you are wrong in every way. Marti has the unthinkable happen, and guess what asshole husband is not there. Surprise surprise. You feel for her that she is alone. She has created this life and left herself empty.
In New Hope South Carolina, she is there searching for hope. She finds herself there and a lot more. This is a sweet story. It’s about a woman who is 35 and starting over. She is figuring herself out and there are times that you start to feel empowered right along with her.
This book is told in Third person which is a little hard for me. It makes it a little harder to connect with, I felt more like I was watching as opposed to feeling like I was feeling things right alongside them. There were some moments when I thought the plot was a little to convenient. None the less this was sweet.
In a way this had a Gilmore Girls feel to it. For some reason in my mind that is how I pictured New Hope. In its small town it reminded me of Sleepy Hollow. Which gives this book a cute charm. There were many moment between Joey and Marti that made you smile at their stubbornness.
Nicki has lived in Charlotte, North Carolina with her children for the past eleven years and her husband for the past three years. Her journey has barely begun and she loves every minute of it. Every day of her life seems to bring new adventures, some bigger, better, shinier and prettier than others. She’s still getting used to that new life smell she’s experiencing, a combination of hope, love, and happiness. (The perfect scents to build a new life on…)
For fun, she spends time with those she cares about, cooks, reads, writes, and especially lives to travel. The current travel goal: visit every Margaritaville. Two down! (Eleven to go?)
In addition to writing on Suddenly Single Journey, Nicki is a contributor for Project Underblog. Her writing can also be found on Shine, where she is a Shine Parenting Guru and an award winning Yahoo! Contributor on YourWisdom as the relationship and dating expert. And she has been published by McClatchy News in their syndicated papers.