Hope Is Love: Sequel to Love Like This

Overview

Meet Hope, but most people call her Jona. She was a person living in the world, but not living on the inside.

Bad things happen to good people and Hope was the person we lose in the systems and grow up just going from day-to-day trying to make a dollar out of the pennies she find.

But she's smart on the street. She keeps to herself, but she's just there. A body without a soul...

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Overview

Meet Hope, but most people call her Jona. She was a person living in the world, but not living on the inside.

Bad things happen to good people and Hope was the person we lose in the systems and grow up just going from day-to-day trying to make a dollar out of the pennies she find.

But she's smart on the street. She keeps to herself, but she's just there. A body without a soul and she s going nowhere.

Then meet James from Love Like This*.

He's one of the bad characters that once the story is over you really don't give a fig about. Now he's lost again and you'll find him here in Hope is Love.

Discover murder, suspense and deceit but in the end all realize Hope Is Love.

*Love Like this is available at www.sylviahubbard.com/books

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466467385
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/28/2012
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Sylvia Hubbard knew she wanted to be a writer of romance long before she knew there were black writers in the world. Weaving stories magically as a summer past time to writing stories to get through the humdrum of school, she was able to create something from nothing.

Today, she has independently published over 28 books, is the founder of Motown Writers Network and The AA Electronic Literary Network, CEO of HubBooks Literary Services, runs over five blogs on a variety of subjects, host The Michigan Literary Network Radio Show and is a happily divorced mother of three children in Detroit, Michigan.

"I'm no superwoman," she states with a smile that seems infinite on her lips. "I'm just being an asset in the world instead of a liability."

Considered an addicted blogger by HoneyTechblog.com, nominated and recognized for her literary work in the Metro Detroit area, referred to as "A Literary Diva" by Detroit City Council and donned "Cliffhanger Queen" by her readers, she finds solace in speaking and educating on a variety of topics.

Her subjects range from Social Media, Internet Marketing, Creative Intimacy, Single Parenting, Blogging, E-Books, Publishing (all aspects i.e.: writing, publishing, marketing & promoting online & offline), and personal triumphs with inspiration mixed in.

Never a disappointment, Sylvia Hubbard, has spoken in front of thousands all over the United States and Canada.

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  • Posted June 16, 2012

    WANTED TO GIVE A BETTER REVIEW

    Hope is hopeless and homeless. She lives on the street and refuses to use her actual name, Hope. She goes by her father's name, Jona. Although we discover later that she possesses a GED, she reads on an elementary school level and has not been able to secure employment. She relies strictly on street smarts, which usually gets her through life. When she finds James in a dumpster with a bullet wound to the scalp, her better nature gets the best of her and she tries to help him. When his family finds him, their two very different worlds collide.

    When I began reading this, I was hooked. Hope/Jona being homeless and relying on her street smarts really appealed to me. The beginning romance between Hope/Jona was sweet and although I knew they couldn't possibly just live happily ever after in that situation, I wanted to believe. And then his family found them and everything went to hell in a handbasket. At first, it didn't affect my enjoyment of the book. I was actually enjoying disliking his family. But after awhile, it began to be silly. And with the introduction of "The Heart Family", I mean, really? This sounded like a bad soap opera or something. I'm sorry, but at this point, I had to force myself to keep reading only for the sake of Hope/Jona. The plot became too contrived and complicated and this disappointed me because I had so enjoyed the novel at the beginning. On a 1 to 5 star rating, I have to deduct 2 stars from the original 5 that I intended to give, leaving a sad 3. Sorry.

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  • Posted June 15, 2012

    A Cinderella story or a variation on the Frog Prince, except it

    A Cinderella story or a variation on the Frog Prince, except it’s the princess. Jona, or Hope, ends up rescuing a man after he gets shot. He can’t remember anything, including who he is initially. When he starts to remember, he still doesn’t remember the day he was shot and he doesn’t tell anyone he’s remembering things.
    Jona is a street person and she isn’t very happy to have ended up with this guy on her hands. Turns out she may not be what she seems however. Of course, the course of love doesn’t run smoothly. There are the inevitable problems, but without the problems the happily ever after wouldn’t be as sweet.
    This is a well written story with a strong storyline, intriguing plot twists, and characters that show up in other books by this author. The fact that Jona is homeless by choice, at her mother’s bequest, adds an intriguing twist.
    I give this story 4 out of 5 clouds.

    This product or book may have been distributed for review; this in no way affects my opinions or reviews

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  • Posted June 11, 2012

    Hope is Love Review This review was written and Presented by Und

    Hope is Love Review
    This review was written and Presented by Understanding Shae's story, I am posting it at her request.

    Overall Thoughts:
    The concept of this plot was very original and novel which was why I was easily interested in it in the first place!

    Hope is Love is about a woman named Hope who people call "Jona". Life is a day-to-day struggle for her, seeing as she lives on the hard streets of Detroit as a homeless person. One day, she's the sole witness to an attempted murder gone wrong...

    A man named James ends up being dumped into a dumpster after someone tried to do away with him, and Jona/Hope has no choice but to take care of him, if for no other choice than to collect the reward money when he wakes up. The only
    This review is written and presented by Understanding Shae's story, I am simply posting it for her at her request.

    problem is that when he does, he has no recollection of who he is. The only thing he's sure of is that he's attracted to his savior.

    What I liked about this book:
    Jona/Hope is someone who is easily likable and admirable. Although she grew up on the tough and rugged streets of Detroit, she's still been able to maintain a clear head and a good sense of who she is.

    Also, James wasn't a bad match either. Granted, he was a very terrible person before he met Jona/Hope, but I love the fact that she indirectly changed him for the better.

    What I disliked about this book:
    There were some grammatical errors in this story, which some people find very annoying. I'm not really that person, I can usually overlook that but just so you know.

    Verdict:
    Great concept, fair delivery.

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  • Posted June 11, 2012

    Great concept, fair delivery.

    Overall Thoughts:
    The concept of this plot was very original and novel which was why I was easily interested in it in the first place!

    Hope is Love is about a woman named Hope who people call "Jona". Life is a day-to-day struggle for her, seeing as she lives on the hard streets of Detroit as a homeless person. One day, she's the sole witness to an attempted murder gone wrong...

    A man named James ends up being dumped into a dumpster after someone tried to do away with him, and Jona/Hope has no choice but to take care of him, if for no other choice than to collect the reward money when he wakes up. The only problem is that when he does, he has no recollection of who he is. The only thing he's sure of is that he's attracted to his savior.

    What I liked about this book:
    Jona/Hope is someone who is easily likable and admirable. Although she grew up on the tough and rugged streets of Detroit, she's still been able to maintain a clear head and a good sense of who she is.

    Also, James wasn't a bad match either. Granted, he was a very terrible person before he met Jona/Hope, but I love the fact that she indirectly changed him for the better.

    What I disliked about this book:
    There were some grammatical errors in this story, which some people find very annoying. I'm not really that person, I can usually overlook that but just so you know.

    Verdict:
    Great concept, fair delivery.

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