Unburying Hopeby Mary Wallace
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Detroit has been in a economic death spiral for decades, overlooked and abandoned. Celeste loves her home city and is fiercely faithful to it. But with her job in jeopardy, neighborhoods abandoned around her and the rise of drug related crimes, she finally contemplates moving. She falls in love with a wounded Iraq War veteran fighting his hidden addictions. When she finds the courage to follow her dreams to Hawaii, the possibility of healing comes with the arrival of the vet’s recently discovered daughter.
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Meet the Author
Mary Wallace lives in Northern California. She is an early adopter and has blogged and written on tech innovation, social justice and contemporary issues for an international audience. An alum of Squaw Valley Community of Writers, she has written three novels and is working on a romantic series through time. She loves raising her three kids and has put the bumper sticker 'One People, One Planet, One Future' on each of her cars through the years. She believes that there is more that unites us than that divides us and hopes for a future energized by love instead of fear. Science is discovering that the heart sends more messages to the brain than vice versa. Here's hoping for a kinder, gentler human race...
Readers can contact Mary via her website, www.marywallace.com and can connect with her thru her website at Facebook at "Mary Wallace Author", Twitter at @marywallace, Pinterest and other social media sites.
She is available for Skype or Google Hangout Book Club meetings.
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This story has a certain sparkle which makes it stand out from all the other romance stories I have read through this year. The author has done a marvelous job of creating this enchanting environment with almost lifelike characters. When I read a book and start falling in love with characters in the story, that's when I know that its well written. The main characters blended into their environment seamlessly creating an awesome and easy story to read. Hats off to the author.
A modern love story many of us can relate to in a number of ways. This captivating novel has clearly reached the standard of a potential classic, I enjoyed it all the way through to the end. Certainly not just a romance novel, this story brings everything to the table with brilliant spats of humor along with a beautiful and totally fascinating story line. I recommend this book to every romance novel enthusiast who yearns for a good book to dive into.
Sweet, Very Moving & Beautiful A friend recommended this book to me and said she absolutely loved it, so of course I had to see what the fuss was... and I am glad I did. Unburying Hope is a beautifully poignant romance novel that captures the heart and sends you on a charming journey of two people who have their own hurts and problems, but somehow find the hope of love in a world were hope has lost a bit of its meaning. Celeste and Eddie's romance is sweet, beautiful, heart rending and moving, pulling the heart strings as you watch them try to find a connection and keep it through life trials. The book runs the gamut of emotions, making you laugh out loud one moment and having you tear up the next, but it leaves you feeling as if you've walked right alongside Celeste and Eddie as they took the road to true love. The writing is lush with detail and emotion, authentic in sea of less than real romance novels, and wondrously enchanting. Ms. Wallace is a talented writer who makes you feel the love between the two main characters and makes you root for them to find that fabled happily ever after. Overall, this was a wonderful and entertaining read that was well worth my time.
Mary Wallace’s “Unburying Hope” goes beyond the romance genre to blend tragedy, family, and the devastating effects of war into its love story. Its main character, Celeste, grows up in the decaying city of Detroit; her days are repetitive and her emotions seem muted. Then she meets Frank at work, and he teaches her how to dress; she also begins leaving graffiti with her own personal message across the abandoned homes and buildings of the city. The slow flowering of her emotional life leaves her heart open to Eddie, who has returned from Afghanistan and dreams of opening a dive shop in Hawaii. They connect, and after some tragedy and surprises she follows him to Hawaii to help him live his dream. However, Eddie has more than a few secrets, and Celeste’s love and trust is tested by their relationship and by the turns their life journey takes. Celeste is a well-rounded and likeable character, and while Eddie is not always likeable, you understand why he’s not and forgive him for it. One of the best and most touching parts of the story, to me, was Celeste’s gradual bond with Rosalinda and the fragile family they form. The supporting characters—Frank, Malia—also give the story interest and occasional comic relief. I’d recommend this novel to readers who enjoy multi-faceted romance that offers real emotion along with its escapism.