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“Beautifully written…a story you won’t forget. --Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author
When tragedy destroys everything you've built, how do you find the strength to go on? In Jamie Pope’s powerful novel, one woman must come to terms with grief—and a passionate but uncertain chance at remaking her future.
In one shattering instant, schoolteacher Cassandra Miller lost everything that mattered to her. Stricken with guilt and sorrow, she has no reason to care about tomorrow. The last person she wants help from is the man she wants to forget. In childhood, Wylie Everett was her cherished best friend. In adulthood, he was the secret lover who left her without explanation. Now he’s the person who won’t let her go down without a fight. And as he renews her joy in small things, and challenges her to take a fresh perspective, the desire they once shared burns more fiercely than ever—and proves anything but safe.
An ex-Marine, Wylie has always loved Cass, though their backgrounds were as different as could be. Years ago, he walked away believing he could never be good enough for her. But he’s never stopped regretting his decision. Now, helping her heal is the only way he can make amends, and hopefully make up for lost time. But their rekindled passion will be tested by pain he's never resolved—and mistakes for which forgiveness may not be enough. Can he and Cass find one last way to move forward, and risk rebuilding their lives…together?
“Hope Blooms weaves a story of devastating loss, first love and the meaning of home….Deeply emotional, uplifting and ultimately joyful. --Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author
About the Author
Jamie Pope first fell in love with romance at thirteen when her mother placed a novel in her hands. She became addicted to love stories and has been writing them ever since. When she's not writing her next book, you can find her shopping for shoes or binge-watching shows. Visit her website at authorjamiepope.com/, find her on Facebook at facebook.com/sugarjamisonbooks, and follow her on Twitter @authorjamiepope.
“An intensely emotional read with flawed characters who share a complicated history but desperately need each other to survive. Ultimately hopeful and romantic.”– Kirkus Reviews
“This tender, exquisitely written romance runs the emotional gamut and touches the heart; a poignant, uplifting story.”– Library Journal STARRED REVIEW
“Pope has written a powerful, sensitive novel about family, friendship, loss, and the power of love. This book is well-written, emotionally gripping, with realistic settings and inspiring characters readers will empathize with and cheer for.”- RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars