Friday, January 27, 2012

Blog Tour ~ Delivering Hope by Jennifer Ann Holt + (give@way opportunity)

Imagine being married for several years and to not be able to have children.  Odds are that if it hasn't happened to you, you know someone who has dealt with this.

You may know a young woman who has a promising future, but makes a mistake and finds herself pregnant.  No hope for marriage and a delay if not termination to her dreams.

"Delivering Hope" is a novel that takes on the two sides of the equation.  It delves into the lives of two families.  A couple who desperately want a child and an 18 year old unexpectedly pregnant.

This book was told with poise and eloquence.  The author did a great job telling the story and I believe portraying thoughts and feelings accurately.  I gave this book five stars.  For me it was hard to read, but definitely worth it.  This book is told with an emphasis on religion and the atonement of the Savior, Jesus Christ, and how he can help to heal all wounds.

I reviewed this book on Goodreads and I will add my word for word review at the end.  You will see a little more about me and my life in the review.  There may be a few spoilers, but nothing that will ruin the story.  Read at your own risk!!!

I received this book to review,  the thoughts are my honest thoughts and impressions.

The publication date for this book is February 8th.

Find out more from the blogs participating in the tour!

Follow Jennifer at her BLOG (one way to enter her giveaway)

Blog Tour Schedule 
Jennifer Ann Holt

Giveaway opportunity:

Jennifer will be giving away two signed copies of the book.  She will also be giving away a bookmark and magnet to five people. Here are the ways to enter.  You may do one or all.

*Become a follower of her blog:  and leave a comment letting her know you’re here!
*“Like” the Delivering Hope facebook fan page:  
*Watch the book trailer:   and post a comment on the facebook page telling what you liked about it.

The winners will be randomly chosen at the conclusion of the blog tour and be posted on both her blog and the facebook fan page by 10:00 am on Saturday, February 11th.

My Review from Goodreads:  This was a tough book for me to read. In the beginning I set it down several times as I remembered thoughts and feelings that I had thought buried and forgotten. 

I struggled with fertility issues for two years before I was able to conceive my first child with the help of fertility hormones. I remembered the anguish that is so eloquently described in the book. I now have four children. When you feel that much despair, you never forget. 

The first section of the book is about the struggles of a couple who find that they are unable to have children. The road that they travel is tough, they have to come to terms with infertility. It describes accurately the stress on the marriage and the couple individually. 

The second section is about a young woman who is 18 and makes the mistake of sleeping with her best friend in an unplanned moment. One mistake and she finds that she is expecting a baby. The father is not ready to be a father and doesn't want to be a part of the process. He in fact wants her to abort the baby and then he wouldn't have to face any consequences. 

Her journey is a hard one, deciding to give the baby up that she loves so much. 

Their paths merge when the young women picks the couple to be the parents of her baby. I am giving you the outline of the story, but there is so much to be gained by reading the book. 

Like I said, it may be tough to read for many people. Those who have struggled with infertility or a young mother who decides to give a child more by giving it two loving parents. The message is of hope. 

I recommend this book highly. I am glad that I didn't put it down when I was overwhelmed with emotion. I have to admit that I cried in many places. This book is one that deals with the atonement of the Savior, Jesus Christ, and how we can become whole with his help and love.


  1. This was a wonderful and heartfelt review...thank you is always hard when feelings hit so close to home... I agree with you about the book.

  2. DELIVERING HOPE looks like an emotional read.

    I follow & FB.



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