Monday, May 25, 2015

CFBA - When Hope Rises by Dora Hiers

This week, the
is introducing
Pelican Book Group (May 2015)

After a successful auditing career, Dora left the corporate world to be a stay-at-home mom to her two sons. When her youngest son no longer wanted her hanging out at school with him anymore, Dora started writing Heart Racing, God-Gracing romance. She is a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA) and her local chapter, Carolina Romance Writers.

Dora and her real life hero make their home in North Carolina. When she takes a break from cranking out stories, she enjoys reading, family gatherings, and mountain cabin getaways. She despises traffic, bad coffee, technological meltdowns, and a sad ending to a book. Her books always end with a happily-ever-after! 

Art teacher Shelby Coltman transforms junk into treasure and longs for a place to showcase her creations. She’s thrilled when her friend volunteers to room with her. Shelby can finally buy a storefront. Unfortunately, Kennedi’s brother can't seem to let go.

Abandoned as a teenager, guidance counselor Tate Malone has become surrogate and over-protective father to his sister. Life is great until Shelby Coltman wheedles his impressionable sister into sharing an apartment. Raised in wealth, the beautiful Shelby could never understand poverty or rejection, and Tate doesn't appreciate her uprooting his sister.

When Shelby hands over her savings to a homeless student, will God obliterate Tate's fears and deliver all of Shelby’s dreams...when hope rises? 

If you would like to read the first chapter of When Hope Rises, go HERE.


This was my first experience in reading anything by Dora Hiers. The one thing I noticed is her characters are faced with believable challenges that can relate to real life.

Shelby Coltman is an art teacher who has a dream to open up her own art studio.Tate Malone is a school guidance counselor who wants to forget the fact he was abandoned when he was a teenager. After many years of being separated,Tate has finally found his sister, Kennedi, and has become over-protective of her. When Kennedi decides to move in with her new friend Shelby, Tate is not happy. 

I enjoyed seeing the relationships Ms. Hiers built between her characters and  the fact that her characters have strong beliefs of celibacy prior to marriage. Most books allude to celibacy but never really broach the subject.

When Hope Rises  is a book of relationships and romance. It was an enjoyable read and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a quick romantic read.

On a 5-Star scale - 4 Stars.

I would like to thank Christian Fiction Blog Alliance for my copy of When Hope Rises. I received my copy for free in order to read it and give my honest review, which I have done. 

Smiles & Blessings,

1 comment:

  1. Mega thanks for spotlighting When Hope Rises, Cindy! Appreciate your sweet words and gracious hospitality! xo