I’m absolutely delighted to be a part of the blog tour for A Wild Hope. It was a joy to read an I am so happy to be able to share my thoughts on this book with you all.
Banished from her uncaring family home for her growing friendship with older neighbor St. John, Alexandria Thaine is unprepared for the new life she encounters with her distant cousins in England’s West Country. She blossoms under the warmth of the Falconers, and as she throws herself into the thrilling danger of the family’s smuggling trade, Alex forms an unbreakable bond with the eldest son, Rane.
But just as Alex begins to imagine a future in Devon with Rane at her side, the death of her older sister forces her back home to care for her sister’s motherless twins. Still yearning for Rane, Alex grows to love the helpless babies, and as she rekindles her friendship with St. John, she finds herself caught between her heart and her home.
When the opportunity comes to start anew in Maryland’s lush horse country, Alex faces the agonizing choice between the life she dreamed of and the promise of the new world. But starting over in a golden land on the brink of war brings unforeseen dangers to her door, and when Alex’s new family is threatened, can she find the strength to risk her happiness today for the wild hope of a brighter tomorrow?
The sweeping, epic and emotional novel by beloved storyteller Celeste De Blasis, available in eBook for the first time. Perfect for readers who love Poldark, Outlander and Daphne du Maurier.
A Wild Hope was originally published as Wild Swan.
This book truly took my breath away and completely captivated me from the start.
The story begins following the life on Alexandria (Alex), a thirteen year old girl who finds herself being sent to live with distant relatives by her grandmother in a desperate attempt to remove her from her mothers hateful ways..
It is from here that the story truly takes hold of you, as Alex finds herself torn between two men. One whom she has always felt connected to, and one whom came into her life in the most unexpected of ways.
The writing style throughout this book is so delightful, it keeps the reader craving more… I can honestly say I found it near impossible to put this book down!. The author managed to bring the setting and the characters to life perfectly in my mind, and I genuinely felt myself connecting to them throughout.
Poignant, heartwarming and an absolute page turner…everyone needs to read this book!.
About The Author:
Millions of readers have fallen under the spell of the lush, enthralling and bestselling novels by Celeste De Blasis. Tales of adventure and romance set against the sweep of history—all are storytelling at its finest. After graduating from Pomona College, Celeste devoted her life to impeccable research and spellbinding writing. A native Californian, Celeste grew up on the historic Kemper Campbell Ranch in the Mojave Desert, where she lived until her death in 2001.
Finally, I would like to thank Sarah Hardy for asking me to be a part of this blog tour, and of course the Author for allowing me to review a copy of this book in return for my honest review.