Blog Tour Reveiw: A Hope Remembered by Stacy Henrie

Welcome to my tour stop for Stacy Henrie's A Hope Remembered, which I loved!
Check out the book and author info as well as my review below...


A Hope Remembered (Of Love and War, #3)A Hope Remembered
(Of Love and War #3)
by Stacy Henrie
Christian Historical Romance
Paperback, 384 Pages
March 31st 2015 by Forever

Summary

AS THE WAR ENDS, LOVE BEGINS

Nora Lewis just wants an escape after losing her fiance in the Great War. When she inherits property in England, she boldly packs up and leaves America for a fresh start. But, if not for her dashing new neighbor, Colin Ashby, she'd be lost. Even as their friendship deepens, Nora knows a British aristocrat would never be free to love an American orphan, no matter how much the war has changed the world ...

After his brother's death in the war and his own experiences as a pilot at the front, Colin returns home broken, only to discover his family's estate is also in ruin. The pressure is now on him to save his home and the Ashbys' place in society with a well-bred match to a wealthy heiress. Too bad he finds more of a kindred spirit in Nora, the beautiful American next door. She, too, has faced the rigors of war and survived. Now the ex-soldier will have one more battle to fight--this time for love.
      

My Review

Sometimes I wonder how I miss some books or series or authors... This is one I can't believe I haven't come across until just recently and I'm so glad that I've finally found this author. I love historical romance, both inspirational and traditional, and A Hope Remembered definitely worked for me. I loved it!!

Let's just start off with the setting. I loved that this was set in England after WWI, but was between a regular, hardworking farm girl from America and an Englishman who was an heir to an estate with all the expectations that requires. I loved the quaint English village and the sheep farm Nora finds herself in possession of. The people and events were intimate and perfect for the story.

The story immediately drove the reader to see contrasts (mostly) and similarities (a few) between the countries, people, and the main characters. America versus England. An American versus an English gentleman, as well as those of the working class. Language, as there were some English terms Nora was introduced to. I loved her side comments about these that obviously it wasn't enough to go there and farm and befriend the townspeople, but she also had to learn the terms for things.

I loved Nora, especially as she was pulled out of her shell by Colin. There definitely was an almost immediate understanding between them because they both lost someone to the war and they equally placed proper gravity on it versus others who would rather forget it even occurred. They lightened the other's heart, brought humor and some romance, and strengthened each other's faith (Colin more so here, but he also does make Nora think a little and actually helped her work through some things). I loved their banter and teasing, and also loved how their friendship grew even though there definitely was attraction there as well. Then there were plenty of sweet, intense moments of almost kisses and more as they move to something beyond friendship.

If you enjoy traditional or inspirational historical romance, I'd definitely recommend A Hope Remembered as well as the other two books in the series. I'm looking forward to seeing what Henrie will be writing next!

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Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not affect my review in any way.

The Other Books in the Series

Hope at Dawn (Of Love and War, #1)Hope at Dawn
(Of Love and War #3)
by Stacy Henrie
Christian Historical Romance
Paperback, 384 Pages
June 24th 2014 by Forever

Summary

With her brothers away fighting the Great War overseas, Livy Campbell desperately wants to help her family. Her chance comes when she meets a handsome stranger who lands her a job as a teacher in a place far from her parents' farm. But the war casts a long shadow over the German-American town that Livy now calls home—and the darkness will test everything she thought she knew about family and love . . .

More than anything, Friedrick Wagner wants to be part of his adopted country's struggle for peace. But when the bitter animosity between Germans and Americans soon turns citizens against newcomers, friend against friend, he will do whatever it takes to protect Livy from the hysteria that grips their town. As tragedy—and dark secrets from the past—threaten their future, Friedrick and Livy have one chance to stand up for what's right . . . and one chance to fight for their love.
      

Hope Rising (Of Love and War, #2)Hope Rising
(Of Love and War #2)
by Stacy Henrie
Christian Historical Romance
Paperback, 384 Pages
December 16th 2014 by Forever

Summary

FROM A GREAT WAR, SPRINGS A GREAT LOVE 

In France at the height of World War I, American nurse Evelyn Gray is no stranger to suffering. She's helped save the life of many a soldier, but when she learns her betrothed has been killed, her own heart may be broken beyond repair. Summoning all her strength, Evelyn is determined to carry on-not just for herself and her country, but for her unborn child. Corporal Joel Campbell dreams of the day the war is over and he can return home and start a family. When a brutal battle injury puts that hope in jeopardy, Joel is lost to despair . . . until he meets Evelyn. Beautiful, compassionate, and in need of help, she makes an unconventional proposal that could save their lives-or ruin them irrevocably. Now, amidst the terror and turmoil of the Western Front, these two lost souls will have to put their faith in love to find the miracle they've been looking for.
       

About the Author
Stacy Henrie
Stacy Henrie has always had an avid appetite for history, fiction and chocolate. She earned her B.A. in public relations from Brigham Young University and worked in communications before turning her attentions to raising a family and writing inspirational historical romances.

Wife of an entrepreneur husband and a stay-at-home mom to three, Stacy loves the chance to live out history through her fictional characters, while enjoying the modern conveniences of life in the 21st century. In addition to author, she is a reader, a road trip enthusiast and a novice interior decorator. She and her family currently reside in Utah.


10 comments

  1. Stacy Henrie3/24/15, 7:28 AM

    Thanks for reading and reviewing it, Tressa!

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  2. I'm starting this book today! Glad to hear you loved it!

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  3. Cali Willette3/24/15, 3:00 PM

    Great review! This book sounds so cute. ;)

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  4. You're killing my TBR pile Tressa ;). This series sounds so fantastic. I love historical romance! Great review

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  5. I love historical romance! Thanks for bringing this one to my attention, I will definitely have to check it out. Great review :)

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  6. It was great, Stacy! I'm excited to post my reviews of the other two. :)

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  7. I did. Plenty of humor and depth and lots of sweet moments... Hope you like it!

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  8. It was great! I liked that it wasn't necessarily your usual story. It was a perfect setting and had fabulous characters.

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  9. Definitely recommend this one! I would say I'm sorry, but... ;)

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  10. It was really good, Natalie. I hope you like it if you pick it up!

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