Tuesday, April 30, 2019

"A Gateway to Hope" byE. C. Jackson

Twenty-one-year-old Neka is a bit of an introvert, she also happens to be stunningly beautiful. When she discovers her friend James is about to be dumped, she sees the perfect opportunity to escape from her quiet life. Can she summon the courage to leave it all behind? James Copley comes from a ruthless family. It's rubbed off. Years ago, he disengaged from his brother's smear campaign, but now his father has offered him an ultimatum, "Get married or lose your seat at the table." Plotting to stamp his design on the family business, he proposes to a woman, even though he doesn't love her. But his carefully laid plans start to unravel when she leaves him on the day she's due to meet his family. Could years of planning his comeback vanish with her departure? A possible solution comes in an unexpected form: Neka. She's not only a friend, but the daughter of his benefactor. And she's right there, offering to support him. But will her support stretch to marriage? He attempts to win her over to his plan but collides with her powerful father who wants to leverage the situation for his own gain. In their fight for survival and love, they are forced to face some uncomfortable truths. Can they overcome thwarted dreams and missed chances to find true love, or does forcing destiny's hand only lead to misery?
"A Gateway to Hope" by E. C. Jackson is a great book about what a friend will do for another friend. This is a clean love story with a twist. James must get marry to be part of his family business but his fiancee dumps his the night before he is supposed to introduce her to his family so a friend agrees to take her place.

I think I enjoyed this story mostly because it takes place in St.Louis, a city that I have been to many times and it mentions the St.Louis Ark, a landmark that I have seen and it mentions the St Louis Cardinals, I have been to a game that they played.  It is always fun to read about places and things that a reader knows as it makes the story more real to us.

Through Neka doesn't tell anyone of her plan to help James and leaves a note for her parents to find, she does remain true to her Christian belief and lifestyle.

I was given a complementary copy by the author and Celebrate Lit. These opinions are my own.

E. C. Jackson began her writing career with the full-length play Pajama Party. For three and a half years she published the Confidence in Life newsletter for Alpha Production Ministries, in addition to writing tracts and devotionals. Teaching a women’s Bible study at her church for eleven years naturally led to her current endeavor of writing inspirational romance novels and teen and young adult fiction. Her mission: spiritual maturity in the body of Christ through fiction.

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1 comment:

E. C. Jackson said...

Debbie, thank you for reviewing my first book.