Finding Hope

Finding Hope

by Elizabeth Diaz


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781507739488
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/12/2015
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth Diaz, author, blogger and homeschooling mama, grew up in a small Michigan town. Her hope is that through her writing others discover that no one is beyond the boundless reach of God's grace. When she's not writing she enjoys spending time outdoors with her smoking hot husband and three crazy kids.

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Finding Hope 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Picsgurl More than 1 year ago
In the beginning I thought this book started off kind of slow and boring but I can say with a joyful heart that it is worth reading until the end. Finding Hope did something that no other book I have ever read has done and that is make me cry. I have read many emotional books but I have never cried while reading. I'm sure it's because I felt a personal connection to what Olivia was going through.I highly recommend this book to anyone that is either comfortable or curious about Christianity. I also recommend this book to anyone that is having or has had a life changing event and just needs that reminder that you are not alone. I really enjoyed it.
Ecpd188 More than 1 year ago
It is always good to read a Christian book, but I struggled with this one a little. Had a hard time getting into it, but as l did l enjoyed it. Olivia had a very unhappy childhood as l did so l could sympathize with her and understand her more than most people. She wanted to get out of the house and be on her own and had a hard time doing it and when she did she got started on the wrong foot. The guy was like so many and about destroyed her, but she meet someone who got her to a Bible study and didn't forget about her. She kept coming back and got the love and support she could not get from her parents. When the study group found out her secret they did not judge her, they did as Christ did and ask us to do, to love be kind to and not judge. God is our only judge and we need to always remember that. She met a good friend that helped and supported her through the tuff times, both in the beginning and later but gave her space when she needed it. Through all of this she met Brad, who was a good friend to her even though she was scared and cautious. He won her over and became a very important part of her life. He was there through the good times and the bad times and boy were there bad times! I was got this book to read in exchange for an honest review which is what l have given. This is my kind of book. I know you will enjoy it if you will just give it a chance, you will be glad you did. For Elizabeth Diaz's first book is a hit. Looking forward to reading the next book.
ElusiveRedTiger More than 1 year ago
This is definitely a quick read. I actually wish it would have been a little bit longer. Some of the story lines and characters could have been built on a bit more. However, I definitely enjoyed that the book is somewhat atypical of Christian fiction: the main character in the book does not start out as a Christian and we take the journey with her through her mistakes and then see her redemption as the story continues. I know that this is book 1 in a series and I am curious to see if the author continues with these characters or introduces new ones. This is definitely a great story of hope and trusting in God through hard circumstances.
LynchburgMama More than 1 year ago
I don't often find myself saying that I'm the "sentimental" type but within a short time into this book, I was full of tears (happy and sad) as well as an overwhelming set of emotions. It made me think back to when I was a young, 19 year old setting out on my own. Everything from her relationship with her mother to her life struggles as a Christian, I felt each and every pain and victory. I love that Elizabeth doesn't make Olivia out as a 'perfect' Christian - she makes poor choices and has to learn to make the best of the consequences. It is what being a Christian is all about! I recommend that all young women (Christian or not) read this book before they become of age and set out on their own! Very uplifting, inspirational and it makes you think! I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.
wifetoalineman02 More than 1 year ago
There is hope after all Finding Hope will ripped your heart apart. I lost the counts I cried. This book is so emotional. Olivia has been through a lot. I cannot imagine this girl's suffering. She needs to learn how to cope up with her problems from parents who are not supporting especially her Mom. Getting pregnant, dumped and found out his boyfriend is a married guy. There is hope after all for Olivia. I am not a Christian and am not religious either. I do believe in GOD. I LOVED to pray as well. Prayers really works and answered as well. It has been awhile since I read the Bible. Though I found Bible study with friends really helps any burdens you have by sharing and by their advises. I am so glad that Brad comes in Olivia's life. This guy is a gem. I wish there are more guys like him. Losing a child is not easy. Coping up is difficult and how to move on. Olivia is lucky to have friends and families that are there to support and just being there for her. Finding Hope deals with kinda real story am sure that one or another encounter the same problem with Olivia. Ms. Elizabeth Diaz did an amazing job on her first book. I cannot wait to read her second book.
Silvie_MySillyLittleGang More than 1 year ago
I love it when a book has faith, love, forgiveness and hope! This book has all of those. In this story we meet Olivia who has come of age and is making a life for herself. To be honest this is not a fast read, the book actually goes kind of slow. While normally I don’t like books like that, for this book it was perfect! I really enjoyed how realistic the characters are. At times I forgot this book was fiction. This book reiterates that no one is perfect, as humans we all make mistakes and that when we ask for forgiveness our heavenly father forgives us unconditionally. This was an amazing book, one that I would definitely recommend. I did receive this product discounted or free of charge in exchange for a review, however all opinions are 100% honest based on my own experience.
lifeasleels More than 1 year ago
I do not consider myself a religious person. I don’t attend church. I have never read the bible. I don’t know how to pray. I am not one who would normally sign up to read a “Christian” anything and I’m not sure how I did, but – to the shock and awe of even my husband – I truly enjoyed this book. I immediately related to Olivia and her relationship with her mother. Been there. Done that. Still doing it. I want to say the story line was predictable because in someone ways it was and you knew that “that thing” was going to happen, but it all still came as such a shock when it did. I found myself smiling. I found myself crying. I found myself wishing I had a supportive group of friends that Olivia found herself with. I founds myself wishing we could continue to follow their story and that the book didn’t end. I will admit, there is a lot of “pray with me”, “let’s pray”, etc. that isn’t my thing and a lot of “God this” and “God that” but if you could look past the actual religious aspect and see the characters of these people. They were amazing. Non judgmental. Friendly. Caring. Loving. Supportive. They were everything a person needs and should be. If you consider yourself Christian, I truly believe you will enjoy Finding Hope. If you do not align yourself with Christianity, but have an open mind and can over look the praying and the God parts, I am sure you will enjoy it.
AngelaMc1 More than 1 year ago
Finding Hope was a good read. I enjoyed it and was glad to see the inspiration in it. I do think the book had a little bit too much going on at once and did find myself getting a tad bit lost at times. It was a book I enjoyed I just feel like it was too melodramatic. I love how it ended and am looking forward to more Elizabeth Diaz books.
BookwormNM More than 1 year ago
Although this started a little slow for me, the second time I picked it up, I had to stay up late to finish it, I was hooked with the characters and did not want to put it down till I was done! Elizabeth shares a lovely coming of age story about a young woman, starting out on her own, excited, yet apprehensive, she makes a few mistakes along the way and realizes a few hard truths. Elizabeth has a nice writing style that will pull you in with a few surprises. I am excited for the sequel.
MikiHope More than 1 year ago
This is definitely not the genre of book I prefer. However, anyone who loves Christian themed books will absolutely love this one. I have to say that the actual story line was really good and I was able to read it rather quickly. It is essentially about a young girl who leaves her parents home and moves in with a friend. She meets a man at work and falls head over heels--of course this guy wasn't exactly prince charming! He leaves her high and dry and heartbroken. She meets a group of people through a church Bible study group and becomes involved with them. Tragedy has not let up in her life even after she marries the man of her dreams. It is faith and prayer that gets her through.
MyLifeAsMummy More than 1 year ago
This book was a fantastic read and very well written. I also really enjoyed the fact it set in the late 70's where things were a lot different 'back then.' There are a twists & turns in this book, which makes it an automatic 'page turner' Just when you think Olivia can finally settle down something bad happens. It makes you wonder, if Olivia will ever be able to be happy. This book had me in tears at one point, but I won't tell you why, that will spoil the story. This book will truly inspire you to keep going, even when everything seems hopeless. Note // I received this book free of charge for the purpose of the review.
WordsofaSAHM More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was absolutely fantastic. It's an amazing Christian Fiction story about a girl growing up and making a life for herself. It also talks quite a bit about faith, hope, love and forgiveness. I think the pace of this book is slow, which isn't a bad thing. I was able to read thoroughly through the book and didn't have to go back through it to reread parts of it. When we make mistakes in our lives, the Lord will forgive us if we only ask. The author made the characters seem very real, I thought. And just like us, they made mistakes, because there is not one single person out there who is perfect and mistake free! Another HUGE plus for me in this book, never ONCE did it mention Abortion. I am firmly against that, and that fact just made me happy.