Years ago, an accident robbed Jessie Smith’s mobility. It also stole her mother and alienated her from her father. When Jessie’s high school sweetheart Matt Jansen proposes, her parents’ absence intensifies her worry that she cannot hold on to those she loves.
With a wedding fast approaching, Jessie’s grandfather Homer has a goal to find the perfect dress for “his Jessie,” one that would allow her to forget, even if for a moment, the boundaries of her wheelchair. But financial setbacks and unexpected sabotage hinder his plans.
Determined to heal from her past, Jessie initiates a search for her father. Can a sliver of hope lead to everlasting love when additional obstacles—including a spurned woman and unpredictable weather—highjack Jessie’s dream wedding?
Jessie's Hope by Jennifer Hallmark
Jessie's Hope by Jennifer Hallmark is the author's debut novel and a heartwarming slice of life in the south. All the way from sweet tea to characters who still answer yes, ma'am and no, sir. The story takes readers on Jessie's journey after her high school boyfriend proposes and together, they plan their wedding. But this is no ordinary love story. Jessie lost the use of her legs when she suffered a horrendous car accident that took the life of her mother. One obstacle after another keeps the reader wondering if the characters will be able to overcome each problem. All the way from a missing wedding gown to a life-threatening tornado.
Throughout the story I rooted for Jessie, her fiancé Matt, and her wonderful grandparents who raised her. Jennifer excels in writing memorable characters, placing them in situations that seem impossible to overcome.
Posted by Patty Standridge on Oct 17th 2019
I did not want to put this book down when I started reading it. I highly recommend this book if you like Christian romance! I can't wait until the sequel comes out! I plan to buy extra's for gifts!
Posted by Linda Jackson on Oct 17th 2019
This is beautiful, well written story. It’s a story of love, forgiveness, and redemption.