A Season for Hope

A Christmas Novella

Fiction - Holiday
125 Pages
Reviewed on 12/26/2018
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Author Biography

This Christmas story was inspired by an encounter the author had with a woman whose car broke down in her hometown over the holidays.

Tammy L. Grace is an award-winning fiction author who brings readers entertaining stories that take them on an emotional journey, filled with complex relationships of friendship and family in her Hometown Harbor Series. Set in the picturesque San Juan Islands in Washington, escape with a close-knit group of friends and their interwoven lives filled with both challenges and joys that resonate with women. Each book in the series focuses on a different woman and her journey of self-discovery.

Tammy creates compelling characters who readers love or love to hate. In her Cooper Harrington Detective Novels, readers will delight in the fast-paced whodunits, featuring Coop and his loyal golden retriever, Gus. Set in Nashville, Coop, a snarky t-shirt wearing lawyer turned private detective, with the help of his dog and faithful friend and assistant, Annabelle, work to solve murder mysteries with plenty of twists.

Born and raised in Nevada, Tammy loved reading at a young age. With the help of her middle school teacher, she discovered the joy of writing.

When Tammy isn't working on ideas for a novel, she's spending time with family and friends or supporting her addiction to books and chocolate. She and her husband have one grown son and a spoiled golden retriever.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

Hope and her young son, Jake, are on a journey around the country, taking in the sights and learning as they go. Hope is homeschooling Jake as they travel. In reality, they’re running away. At least Hope is. When the car breaks down and requires extensive and very expensive repairs, the two are welcomed into Dottie’s bed and breakfast where Hope takes on extra chores to help Dottie and to pay for her expensive car repairs. She doesn’t expect to fall in love, not just with the community that welcomes her and Jake with open arms, but also with one of Dottie’s sons. But that’s what happens in a comfort romance in a quaint little town in the days leading up to Christmas.

Tammy L. Grace’s short novel, A Season for Hope: A Christmas Novella, is a comfortable romance set in the small Nevada town of Silver Falls. The time, set from Thanksgiving until Christmas, charms the reader as the plot develops around a caring community that would not only welcome a stranger with open arms, but also help them without asking any questions. Hope and her son are overwhelmed by the trusting nature of this small community and the care that is extended to them during their stay, which stretches out longer than Hope anticipated. And, when her secret leaks, the reason why she and Jake are mysteriously driving all over the country, she fears for not only her safety, but also that of her son. A simple, sweet romance set in a caring community of strangers.