From the very beginning, Laila and Chad’s story was one that intrigued me. When I finally got the chance to read Tammy L. Gray’s My Unexpected Hope, I knew I would not be able to put the book down!
It has been a year since Chad and Laila’s divorce was finalized. Wanting her happily ever after, Laila tries to move on. She has found a new place to live in a nearby town and a man who treats her right. However, letting go of the past and moving forward are hard things to do in the small town of Fairfield, Georgia.
When Chad learns that his ex-wife has started dating, he knows it is time to go back home. He finally has a stable job and almost a year of sobriety under his belt. Hoping to win back the love of his life, he heads to Fairfield. But will Laila forgive him? Will Chad be able to be the man Laila needs?
This story, much like My Hope Next Door, tackled the very real subject of addiction. But that is one thing I love about Miss Tammy’s books: her characters and storylines involve material that is real and applicable to anyone. While it is nice to read a story about a prince falling in love with a commoner, it is not likely to happen to everyone. However, having a friend or family member fall into the trap of addiction is more common. I also love the way that Miss Tammy weaves Truth into these fictional tales, too. It is nice to connect with the problems of a story, but it feels even better to find the solution. Knowing exactly what the characters need the most and waiting for them to grasp the concept is one of my favorite parts of reading Christian fiction.
Overall, I think this is a must read if one desires a novel full of romance, drama, forgiveness, and truth. If I had to give My Unexpected Hope a rating, I would give it five out of five stars!
Link to Tammy’s Website: http://www.tammylgray.com/books-2/g435m3jrut0w3tsa7ficjixxo5qrdv
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