Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Hope's Journey by Stephanie Worlton


Sydney is a straight-A student heading to college on a scholarship, and Alex is a quiet jock preparing to serve an LDS mission. But their dreams are shattered on the eve of their high school graduation when they find out that Sydney is pregnant. Separated, they must both trust in God as they search for the worth they once found in each other.

My Review:
I have to admit that as I read the first few chapters of Hope's Journey I found myself thinking that I wasn't this book's target reader. I thought all of the teenage banter and drama were cute and interesting respectively but didn't think the story really applied to me. But as I kept reading I realized that I and every other parent were exactly who should be reading this book. I wondered where in the world the parents in the novel were and how they could be so uninvolved in their children's lives. In the author's notes she talks directly to the parents and tells them how important it is that each child feel unconditional love from their parents. I completely agree that the most important thing we can give our children is love and as President Dieter F. Uchtdorf said, "Love is really spelled T-I-M-E." Being there for our children is crucial. As my thirteen-year old is embarking on this teenage journey and needing us almost as much as he did as an infant (though he'd never admit it!) this book was a fabulous wake-up call for me to remember to focus on what matters most - my wonderful husband and adorable boys.
I would urge all parents to read this book. It's amazingly sad the heartache this girl goes through because she doesn't feel love at home. I really appreciate the author sharing her story and hope it will touch many people's lives.


As part of our Spring Tour we will be giving away a signed copy of Hope's Journey as well as two pdf copies. To enter to win, simply visit the author's blog at www.stephanieworlton.blogspot.com, click on the "Enter to Win" Tab and follow the instructions. It's just that easy!

6 comments:

  1. Thank you Cami. I appreciate your lovely post!

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  2. This is a really great post! Good job, and I will read this book soon.

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Gina. I hope you get a chance to read it.

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  3. Thanks for the review, Cami! I really enjoyed your thoughts on Hope's Journery and agree with all you said. Will check out Stephanie's blog!
    -Lo

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