Friday, January 21, 2022

"Reclaiming Hope" by Carolyn Miller Book Tour and GiveAway

Reclaiming Hope

About the Book

Book: Reclaiming Hope

Author: Carolyn Miller

Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

Release date: December 7, 2021

MILLER_Reclaiming_Hope-663x1024Callie Steele might be a bit… focused on work, but despite what her employers say, she enjoys her well-ordered, productive life.

When she’s sent to meet the owners of an estate requiring post-hurricane landscaping, Callie meets their son, Kai Brody, a super-chilled pro surfer, who is as opposite from her as they come. Though initially smitten, Callie knows a relationship with Kai is a bad idea—a very bad idea.

Kai, however, can’t help but be intrigued by someone who challenges him to make something of his life again. He’s determined to pursue her, if she’ll give him half a chance.

The more time they spend together, negotiating the challenges of work, illness, and family, the more their opposing outlooks clash and connect. What do these unlikely friends really want from life?  Is it best to focus on work or recreation?

As Kai and Callie answers from the Lord, they also must consider if such complete opposites have enough in common to make a relationship last.

Reclaiming Hope concludes the Hooper Island stories of the Independence Islands Series featuring five islands, six authors, and a boatload of happily-ever-afters.

The Independence Islands Series: beach reads aren’t just for summer anymore.


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"Reclaiming Hope"by Carolyn Miller was a fun and fast read! It brings back the characters from there books "Restoring Fairhaven and Regaining Mercy," which are also in the Hooper Island (Independence Islands) series. This is a fun story of how opposites attract. I like how the characters in this book are "real". 

I really recommend this entire series. I was given a complimentary copy from the author and these opinions are my own. 

About the Author

carolyn-miller-HR-4-200x300Carolyn Milleris an Australian author of inspirational romance, particularly that of the Regency era, and loves drawing readers into fictional worlds where flawed people can grow in faith, hope and love through stories that show the truth of God’s grace in our lives.


More from Carolyn

For Reclaiming Hope, my next book in the Independence Islands series, I was thrilled to finally turn the spotlight onto Callie Steele, whose sassy attitude and words of wisdom in earlier books have made a mark on the other employees at Greener Gardens – and has already endeared her to readers who have been begging to read Callie’s story.

Callie needed a special someone who could help this hyper-organized checklist-loving woman see that there is more to life than meeting a deadline. Enter Kai Brody, a super-chilled and laidback surfer whose enviable travels around the world broaden Callie’s horizons, and watch sparks fly. I consider Reclaiming Hopeto be one of my most humorous books yet, as these two trade banter as opposites who attract – but can they last?

And yet Reclaiming Hopeisn’t merely froth and sea-foam, bigger questions concerning family, identity and whether God’s plans can be considered good when people are forced to live with the consequences of poor choices. I really enjoy writing fiction like this, fiction that is grounded in truth, with realistic, flawed characters who are on God journeys to find faith, freedom, and hope.

I’m so glad people are really enjoying my new contemporary books, where I can bring my love of gardens (& my horticulturalist hubby’s expertise!) to a new audience. Check out my website www.carolynmillerauthor.comto see what’s growing in my garden here in my corner of Australia.

If you enjoy stories of hope, heart and humor, then you’ll be sure to enjoy this novel about a workaholic and the broken surfer as together they find renewed hope for their hearts.

Happy reading!


Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, January 21

Blossoms and Blessings, January 21

lakesidelivingsite, January 22

Texas Book-aholic, January 22

Inklings and notions, January 23

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, January 23 (Author Interview)

For Him and My Family, January 24

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, January 24

Daysong Reflections, January 25

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, January 25

Aryn the Libraryan, January 26

Lots of Helpers, January 26

deb’s Book Review, January 27

Blogging With Carol, January 27

Locks, Hooks and Books, January 28

Simple Harvest Reads, January 28 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, January 29

Older & Smarter?, January 29

Mypreciousbitsandmusings, January 30

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, January 30

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, January 31 (Spotlight)

Lis Loves Reading, January 31

SusanLovesBooks, January 31

She Lives To Read, February 1

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, February 1

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, February 2

Kayem Reads, February 2

Splashes of Joy, February 3

Connect in Fiction, February 3


To celebrate her tour, Carolyn is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a book I will enjoy reading.

Stormy Vixen said...

Congratulations your release of Reclaiming Hope, Carolyn, your book sounds like a great book for me to read! Good luck with your book and the tour! Thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks, Debbie for sharing your review! Have a fantastic weekend!

traciem said...

What inspires your book plots?

Anonymous said...

Thank You for the review.

Carolyn Miller said...

Thanks so much for sharing your kind words! So glad you enjoyed!

Carolyn Miller said...

Hi Tracie! All kinds of things inspire my plots, but in this one I wanted to do an opposites attract type story, so I needed a ‘relaxed’ dude to balance my hyper organized list-loving Callie. For her I thought a guy like Aussie surfer Mick Fanning could be fun, and I used some of his real life experience with a shark as part of the backstory for my hero Kai. So anything can be fair game for story inspiration!

megana said...

I always enjoy these stories! Thanks for sharing!

Roxanne C. said...
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Roxanne C. said...

This sounds like a great opposites attract romance. I think I may learn something constructive from both characters.

Dianna said...

I love to work in the garden, I bet I'd enjoy this one! Did you feel like it would be a good standalone, or would I have to read the other books in the series first?

Anonymous said...

The book seems like a good read.