Finding Hope for Tomorrow
Kathryn McNeill Crane
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
Can be read as a standalone.
Every person's life tells a story.
Some are uncomplicated, straightforward, and easy. Things fall into place with a simplicity that boggles the mind.
Others twist and turn, and every day is centered on fighting and scraping, yet never finding victory.
And then there are those who gain an inch only to be knocked back a foot. They love. They fight. They stumble. They fall. But through it all, they stagger to their feet, step back on life's path, and push through until they win. For these people, happiness is not an illusion. It's a truth, a promise, worth any effort, any scars, but just out of arm's reach. It stands at the end of the path, taunting and teasing, tempting them to take one more blow.
And in the end, the battles make victory sweeter. More valued. More precious than ever imagined. More than any one person could hope.
This is Liam's story.
Loyal, protective, shoulders stronger than Atlas'.
Broken, worn, battered.
Win or lose, he's ready to fight for what tomorrow brings.
Life. Love. Healing. Hope.
Liam is a sweetheart!
Finding Hope for Tomorrow is yet another amazing and beautiful story by Kathryn McNeill Crane. The emotions and feelings brought out in this book will captivate and draw you into the story and make you feel right at home with the characters. From beginning to end, this is one book that will not disappoint you in any way. From friendship that blooms into a beautiful romance to some heartache added into the mix, you can feel each character’s emotions. Then you will laugh and cry right along with them.
This book is considered a standalone but we meet Liam in book one Searching for Tomorrow. He is Wrynn’s brother and is so supportive of her and her girls after she lost Tripp. If you loved book one, you will fall in love with this book.
Liam is a small country boy raised in Highlands, a small mountain town in NC. He’s nothing fancy, a no frills kind of guy. But his tenderness is what makes him a man of any woman’s dreams. Liam has such a big heart and has continued to take care of Wrynn and her girls, yet he’s so unhappy. His best friend Zack, who I just loved in this book, and his wife have just had a baby, and Liam realizes he wants his ‘happily ever after.’ Little did he know that meeting Elizabeth would change his life entirely.
Elizabeth works at a local inn, helping her grandparents who own the property. She is one of the cutest female characters I have ever seen. She is so country, quite a talker, and a whole lot clumsy. But that is a few of the things that I really loved about her. Plus, she always seems to speak her thoughts instead of keeping them to herself. So many times, I was dying laughing because she said some things that weren’t meant to be said aloud. But Liam loved her for that and so did I. I felt I was hearing her voice the more I read. It seemed like I was watching all of this play out instead of just reading about it.
As Elizabeth and Liam continue to run into each other in town, it seems they can never meet at the right time. Circumstances and family always seem to get in their way. But boy, when they do get together, their chemistry is one that you won’t soon forget. I loved seeing Liam being quite the gentleman. You definitely don’t have that in many books these days. He actually cares about Elizabeth’s feelings and knows she is someone he wants to get to know. He knows he wants her to be a big part of his life. He has finally found ‘the one.’
The more time they spend together, the more I wanted to see them together. They are beautiful together in every way. Elizabeth is not perfect, though, because when Wrynn and his family continue to call on him, she does lose her patience, but who can stay mad at Liam? I know I couldn’t. He’s such a sweetheart that you will continue to fall in love with.
As time passes and old feelings resurface, you begin to wonder if Liam and Elizabeth will get their perfect ending. No matter what Liam goes through, though, Elizabeth stands by his side, in every way. I must say this made me fall in love with her character even more. She is the rock that Liam needs and continues to stay by his side, no matter what he is going through.
As I said, this book is beautifully written, and Kathryn has done an excellent job in making you fall in love with each character, except for old Ms. Tidwell, who is causing trouble for Liam. Yes, the old bat is a thorn in everyone’s side, and I just wanted to slap some sense into her several times in this book. But I must admit, she makes it quite interesting. I really enjoyed Elizabeth’s grandparents who run the inn because they love her like a daughter. They are good old country folk that remind me so much of my own grandparents. A grandparent’s love is something everyone should have, and she certainly does. And what can I say about Zack, Liam’s best friend? He is as country as they come and quite a joker. But you do see he has a sweet side and you will love him, too.
Finding Hope for Tomorrow is a sweet and tender book with amazing characters. I think if there had been sex scenes, it would have taken away from such a heartwarming story. Their love is unlike any other, and one of those that all women dream about having one day. I know I am swooning over Liam and the touching ways he takes care of Elizabeth. Don’t get me wrong, they get tempted like everyone does at some point. But I love how Liam sets boundaries for them. If you’re looking for a dream man who you will adore and who treats a woman like a thing of beauty, you must read this 5 star book. You will not be disappointed!
Beautiful story of love, hope and healing
This is one of those books where you just have to sit back and digest it all when you are finished reading. After I have taken some time to digest all I can say is Holy-wow!!! This was an amazing story. I could tell from the beginning I was going to love Liam. But who wouldn’t? He is the ultimate book boyfriend. He is gorgeous, sensitive, loyal and is not afraid to show a woman how he feels. He loves his family and has stepped into a role most men his age would run from. Elizabeth is sweet and sensitive and caring. She is willing to help anyone with anything. They both have seen more than their fair share of heartache. Can these two lost souls find comfort and enough strength in each other to survive the many twists that life throws at them?
This was an extremely refreshing book. It showed the beauty of true love, and how faith and old fashioned values can be powerful. Faith is a theme in the book, but is not shoved down your throat. I loved the plot twists. Just when I thought I knew the direction of the story, Ms. Crane threw in a new twist that had me turning pages to find out what will happen next. I laughed out loud, cried, and wanted to yell at Elizabeth a few times while reading.
This is the second book in the series, and can be read as a standalone. However, after reading Finding Hope for Tomorrow, I will most definitely be going back and reading Searching for Tomorrow, (Tomorrows book 1), and eagerly awaiting more books in this series. Ms. Crane is a new to me author, but one that I will be following from now on.
I give Finding Hope for Tomorrow 5 beautiful stars.