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Season of Hope is the first book in The Seasons Series by Sara Jane Jacobs. Jessica Armstrong and her seven-year-old son flee their home in New York City, escaping her abusive and alcoholic husband to seek sanctuary in the small town of Nathan's Mountain. Upon arrival, Jessica and Tyler find a welcoming reception from the Jarvis family. While Tyler grows particularly close to Jarvis's young daughter, Amanda, Jessica builds a sisterly relationship with Amanda's mother, Catherine Jarvis. As Amanda and Tyler continue their friendship to adulthood, both develop strong romantic feelings for each other. But Tyler's lifelong dream of joining the US Navy SEALs and Amanda's unexpected foray into the world of modeling in New York City threaten to take their lives along separate paths. Will their love and devotion to each other bring them together?
An absorbing tale of star-crossed lovers, Season of Hope is set to entertain readers who enjoy stories about everlasting love. Author Sara Jane Jacobs puts forward a stellar start to The Seasons Series, telling a captivating story about two best friends who discover soulmates in each other. The narrative is well-paced and follows Tyler and Amanda as kids to the cusp of adulthood, where their lives start to take them toward two very different worlds. You can't help but root for Tyler and Amanda to end up together. Their likable personalities and intoxicating dynamic make each scene featuring the two together a joy to read. If you love romance and coming-of-age stories, Season of Hope is the book for you.