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My Unexpected Hope

By: Tammy L. Gray
Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin,Amy Landon
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After a year of grieving her divorce and living a life permanently stuck on pause, Laila Richardson is finally ready to have her own happy ending. Then a listing for a quaint cottage in another town answers her prayers for a fresh beginning - one that will bring her closer to her new boyfriend, Ben. Unfortunately, in her small town of Fairfield, Georgia, letting go of the past is virtually impossible. No one wants to see her move on, including the man who destroyed her heart to begin with.

Chad Richardson has spent years in misery but finally has his life on somewhat stable ground. When he learns his ex-wife is dating, he knows it's time to go back and fight for the life he abandoned. Bolstered by his newfound sobriety, Chad has every intention of winning back the woman he loves, even if that means facing old demons that are waiting for him to fail.

Passions run deep as two souls searching for a second chance find the courage to let go of old patterns. Can they recognize that their dreams are still possible, even when forged from a broken past?

©2017 Tammy L. Gray (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Devastatingly Beautiful & Real

I'm just blown away. I have been anxiously awaiting Chad and Laila's story ever since reading My Hope Next Door. My Unexpected Hope certainly did not disappoint. The reality of it shook me and carried me through such a range of emotions. At church this morning I heard of a 28 year old girl who had come to last Wednesday night's service and gone forward, then was found dead the next day from an overdose. This resonated with me. One of my own granddaughters lived through much of the same reality. Her life is now filled with light and she and her husband have two beautiful children and a living relationship with the Lord. Reading this book was so realistic and even painful -- seeing the terrible pain and torment that addiction causes, not only for the individual but for all those who dare to love them. And, ultimately, the freedom that is only found in HIM. This was an excruciating and beautiful love story.

Also as much as Cooper was a thorn in my side in Katie's story, I'm hoping that we may yet be reading his own story of love and redemption.

I also really enjoyed the dual narration. Great job!

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5 stars!!!!!

This is a beautiful story and continuation from My Hope Next Door. The performance was amazing and I'm a forever fan of Tammy L. Gray from now on.

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i loved this book. it was very good.

i loved this story. while it was cleaner than book 1. i still enjoyed the story of book 1 better. if it had been cleaner i would have given it a 5 star but couldn't.
the characters were wonderfully done. the character arcs were great. i would listen to it again.

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Heavy story not a light read

If you or someone you know have ever been affected by addiction this book will stir up feelings.. you will wonder if you were supportive enough or committed enough to ending your own addictions .. caffeine, netflix, overeating, gossiping whatever! Read this and take breaks often to reflect on the feelings that come up after reading...go ask for forgiveness if need be and recommit yourself to the work of
Strengthening your foundation.. ps read book 1 first!!!! Also so much about realizing our parents couldnt do it all and we have to accept that!!!!!

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Ypsilanti, MI

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Nice story

Narrators did a great job. I enjoyed this story and really loved the happy ending.

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Excellent book

This book has characters that were thoroughly believable. There is a most unusual romance and lots of suspense. I am so grateful to have found it and sorry to have it end.

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Another winner!

I wasn’t sure I’d like this book because of Chad being an addict but I loved it!!! The emotions of the characters felt so real and I found myself rooting for Chad. I definitely would recommend!

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Loved it!

This story follows Layla and Chad from the book My Hope Next Door. After going through 3 rehabs and not able to stay sober Layla kicks Chad out and he runs to Atlantic City. This book picks up as Layla is finally done waiting for Chad and has a new boyfriend in a different town where she is planning to move; Chad comes back when he hears that Layla has a new boyfriend. When Chad returns home it is non-stop action! If you want to read a really good true to life book than I recommend this book or any book by Tammy L. Gray. Love the use of both a male and female narrator.