When Hope Ends

When Hope Ends

by Freya Barker

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It's the best day of his life—the worst of hers.

She left her soul behind in the dead silence of a hospital room.

He is bright with hope after being so close to losing faith. 

One moment in time leaves their paths unavoidably entwined.

An invisible connection held by one heart beating between them.

***Previously part of the anthology; Then There Was You.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940163734979
Publisher: Freya Barker
Publication date: 01/21/2020
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 477 KB

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When Hope Ends 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Avid_Reader_X0 26 days ago
I have thoroughly enjoyed every one of Freya Barker's books that I have read but this is my favourite. The story is so well written. On the one hand Mika is dealing with devastating loss and persecution from the one person who should be supporting her. Then you have Jude who has just had all his prayers answered for his daughter Kelty. The title is spot on. The emotions of all parties are so well written and feel real but without drowning you in them. There was a great cast of supporting characters. The epilogue was absolutely perfect. Read it you won't regret investing the time it takes. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
karencass 26 days ago
Her son is taken off life support, making his heart available for transplant. His daughter is next on the list. Mika knows who Jude is from that day in the hospital, and from a fund-raiser a few months later. But she doesn't know his association with the cottage she rents. She meets Kelty first, and is taken with her, meeting Jude later. As they become closer, she tries to explain about their situation, but he waves her off. And the longer she waits, the harder it is to try to have the conversation. Until it's forced on them. There were lots of ugly tears as I read this book - some of sadness, many of joy. I absolutely love how the author portrayed the adults as adults - no games, no drama, just mature people dealing with tough situations in mature ways. Jude's relationship with Cassie, and later with Mark, is a prime example of this. Mika's journey to move beyond Jamie's death is just heartbreaking, and yet she endured with the help of good friends and her desire to get better. This book is exactly why Freya Barker is one of my must read authors. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
MBurton 26 days ago
What an incredible read. This had me so emotional that I cried like a baby. I always say my favorite reads are romantic comedies but then a story like this comes along. The author just draws you in and makes you feel their pain and the love that they feel. Well done.
Barj60 26 days ago
As far as I am concerned this is a must read story I found myself crying as I read this well written beautiful story. Mika is in the hospital at the same time as Jude is, her's for a very sad reason and his for a reason of hope, and joy. They bump into each other in the hallway but do not really meet. Mika moves from Boston to Orleans to start over, and she meets a little girl Kelty. When she meets Kelty's Dad she realizes their lifes are linked. I recommend this book. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
LizBurke 26 days ago
They meet on the worst day of her life and the most important one of his, From then on their lifes are connected for the rest of their life by one heart. Joined together forever. This is a great story that I recommend to everyone. I look forward to more from this author. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Deb_from_Oz 26 days ago
I have read a lot of Freya Barkers books and they in no way led me to believe that this book would be so heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time Be prepared when you read this one have the tissues handy because you are going to need them. Mika and Jamie's story will break your heart While Jude and Kelty's story will uplift you and you will wonder if fate played a part in bringing Mika and Jude continually into one another orbit. This is a story that once read you won't forget in a hurry
Honolulubelle 26 days ago
Favorite Quotes: … he pays attention, and let’s be honest, that’s not always a quality evident in the opposite gender. I’m so grateful having had this amazing opportunity to learn that when hope ends for one, life begins for another “I don’t know who this woman is. I’ve never heard so much cursing in my life.” I have to bite my lip to keep from laughing. I remember this part too. Cassie had made me feel about an inch tall with her sharp tongue while she was delivering Kelty. She’d even smacked me because I was breathing too loudly. My Review: Freya Barker writes stories with all the feels, but this one was pure heart – some parts were heart-warming, others were heart-wrenching, and still more were heart-skipping and heart-stirring, but they were all only the good kinds of heart-related reading that shouldn’t lead a fear of heart-stoppage, possible angina, the need for CPR, or a cardiology referral. The heartfelt storylines were engaging and relevant with writing that was easy to fall into and alternated between steaming up my glasses, raising my heart rate, putting a smile on my face, and squeezing my coronary muscle like a two sizes too small pair of Spanx. It was divine. I’ll gladly ride on Freya Barker’s bus until the wheels fall off.
carvanz 26 days ago
Oh my gosh! This book has left me a blubbering mess! It took me from the deepest of despair before pulling me into a place of bittersweet joy laced with the perfect transposition of a happy ever after. I feel as though I’ve been wrung through the wringer and I couldn’t be happier about the trip. I could totally relate to Mika on so many levels as well as Jude. My heart was broken repeatedly for her experiences followed by even tougher decisions. While I was pretty sure where this book was going to take me, it pleased me that I was still surprised by many of the actions and reactions these characters had. But the biggest impact of this book was the heart of the story. It had so many highs and lows, but when I reached the last part, I was sobbing happy tears. This author did an amazing job of bringing every character to life. I’m not sure how long it’s been since I felt so connected to not only a hero or heroine, but to the whole cast. I could claim that my own past experiences shed some insight, and maybe that’s true, but there’s no denying Ms. Barker mapped out a story filled with grief, love, joy and heart felt peace.