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Sudden Hope (Hope Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Mira Garland , Ambrosia Arts
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

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Book Description

When your nightmares become reality and you can’t wake up, what do you do? Celeste is a normal teenage girl. After the loss of her father, her life seems to be in constant turmoil. She realizes her worst nightmares are occurring while she's still awake. Just as it looks like her life is on the right path, things go terribly wrong and leave her in a spiraling whirlwind of emotion. Trying to find her father’s killer and dealing with an ex that will do anything to get revenge, she feels like she is falling. The only thing that is holding her together is her support system, her friends and Danny. Celeste loves Danny more than life itself, although now just feels as if it's not the time to be with him. He is the answer to her dreams. He is her one true love and most importantly her sudden hope. Only life isn't fair and doesn't play by the rules.


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About the Author

I was born in Jackson, MI but now live on Long Island in NY. I have four beautiful daughters whom I live and breathe for. I began writing as a hobby, but realized very quickly that it was an outlet to explore my deepest dreams. I love to read and have a problem with honesty when I write reviews, although I do not have a problem if you tell me I'm wrong about it. My debut novel is "Sudden Hope" and will be released in April of 2013. Welcome to my reality and I hope all your dreams come true.

Product Details

  • File Size: 544 KB
  • Print Length: 212 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Ambrosia Arts; 2 edition (July 26, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00E6XPG9C
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,132,705 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
4.5 Stars!

The main focus in Sudden Hope is how one girl lives her some-what normal life, attending school, hanging with her friends and doing what normal teenagers do. Celeste (or CC as she is known to her friends) is how I imagine a 17 year old girl to be; she has all the drama of boys, parties and school. She is a popular girl and is as focused as she can be on her final year of school. She has a tight group of friends and they have been like that for as long as she can remember. I really liked her character, trying to always be the good girl and to keep out of trouble. She is very compassionate and cares deeply for those who are close to her, including the bubbly Ms Gina!

CC has crushed on her friend Danny since they were little kids but has never acted on those feelings as he seems to be happy to just be her rock, the one person she can turn to when she needs that steady person in her life. He has supported her through everything, the death of her father, her mother and creepy husband moving in and also her break up with her ex. Danny is a good guy, but I thought he was a bit impatient which seemed a little out of character for him. It felt like he has sat on the sidelines for so long and now that he is focused on what he wants, he doesn't have the patience to ride it out and seems willing to throw it all away. He is very supportive of CC, and does his best to be there for her, but there is only so much he can handle.

The underlying storyline is what ties the whole book together and that is the death of CC's father. It starts in the Prologue and pops up throughout the story and I was hoping that we would find out the details by the end. The death of her father has shaped Celeste to be the girl that she is and she needs that closure.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You can't live without hope..... August 10, 2013
Format:Paperback
Sudden Hope by Mira Garland is a wonderful story about Celeste (CC to all her friends). It seems the odds are stacked against CC no matter how hard she tries, it seems nothing but bad things happen to her. Her father was murdered and the police can't find the person who did this. CC's mother and her low life boyfriend have to move into the house that was left to CC by her father, but she is only 17 and she can't wait till she's 18 to kick them out of the house!

CC has a wonderful group of friends who are always there for her no matter what time and no matter what has happened. She is pulled between two of her guy friends. She loves one more than a friend and the other one only as a friend and CC has some trouble trying to please both of these guys. But CC learns you need to follow your heart and honesty wins out above all else.

This story has friendship,love,suspense, and Karma makes an appearance throughout the book. I recommend reading this book but be prepared to not wanting to put this one down. I cried, laughed and realized with the right friends around you, you can survive anything.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Suddenly Hopeful April 22, 2013
By Jill
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
What a great first book from author Mira Garland. Sudden Hope flows from the first page and it takes you on a ride into CC's world. Her father was killed in a senseless robbery which leaves 17 year old CC to have to deal with the alcoholic mother she hasn't seen in years. CC is just waiting out the time when she can legally kick her mother and step-father out of her house.

CC has a tight group of friends to support her. Chris has been in love with her for years but Danny is the guy of her dreams. Jenny her best friend is a firecracker with red hair and a black belt. Anthony and Lea are the couple in the group who have been dating for years. The six are tight and with all CC has to go through it is a good thing.

Ms. Garland has a way of writing the characters so we feel ingrained into their lives and care about what happens to each of them. I found myself laughing and crying along with them. I highly recommend this book. 4 1/2 Stars
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully Captivating Story July 6, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
First time author Mira Garland has produced a wonderful debut novel filled with real life experiences. The beautiful cover of "Sudden Hope" drew me into it and her writing kept me in it ... so much so that I completed the book in less than one day. The story is well written, it flows easily from the very beginning and I was unable to put it down once I began reading it.
The story revolves around a 17 year old high school senior, Celeste - CC to her friends - and begins with the sudden and mysterious murder of her father. She tries to pick up the pieces of her now shattered life and continue with some form of normality. However, normality and regularity are not words that usually fit into the life of any teenager. Fortunately, CC still has her friends and their families who quickly become her family. They fully illustrate the meaning of true friendship and love for each other through the good, the bad, and the ugly.
The issues that CC has to deal with are common to most high school kids ... discovering themselves ... love ... heartbreak ... and trying to successfully transition into adulthood. Still, CC tries to face each of these emotional rollercoasters while still maintaining a semi normal teenage life. There is a large amount of typical teenage and high school angst in this story, but all in all it pulls together to keep the story interesting from beginning to end as CC works her way through each situation. The story was captivating and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
All of the characters are fleshed out and developed in a compelling manner, drawing the reader into the life of each one. In the end, Ms. Garland has left the tale wide open for either a sequel or a continuation of CC's narrative and I look forward to reading that next story.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great teenage read
"Sudden Hope (Hope Series)" by Mira Garland is a beautiful and dramatic teenage story about a young girl forced to live with her uncaring mother and the dangerous boyfriend... Read more
Published 10 months ago by ChristophFischerBooks
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome just Awesome
This book is one of the best books I have ever read. I cried and cheered and cussed and fought right along with the characters in this book. Read more
Published 11 months ago by April Alvey
5.0 out of 5 stars sudden hope recieved my full undivided attetion!!!! :)
Sudden hope is an amazing read. It gets your attention from the firsts sentence to the last word. I can't for more reads from mira garland!!! Read more
Published 11 months ago by Jennifer palermo
4.0 out of 5 stars Good YA Novel
I never know what I'll get when reading the younger genre novels. In this case, it was very well written and had lots of drama centered around the horrible things that happened in... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Love a great book!
1.0 out of 5 stars Cringeworthy at best [SPOILERS!!!!!]
There are very few books that I find I wish I had never read, but this one is surely one of them. Rather than waste my time complaining about the headache, I'll just sum it up to a... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Emilie E. Faye
5.0 out of 5 stars My review of Sudden Hope
This is a wonderful, beautiful, heart wrenching read. I love the relationship Celeste and Jenny have. Poor Celeste has been going through hell since her dad died. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A well written and intense book.
An extremely intense and well written book. Celeste is a normal and happy teenage girl until the death of her father and then her world begins a downward spiral. C.C. Read more
Published 16 months ago by N.Bright
5.0 out of 5 stars More than "Sudden Hope"
So much more than Sudden Hope.

This story is so much more than one of a senior in high school. Read more
Published 16 months ago by lildynamite4u
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE IT!
I love how in the book that her best friends are alway there for her no matter what. She is pulled between two of her guy friends. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Charles Ray Rachel ,Jr
4.0 out of 5 stars Contemporary YA romance with suspenseful twists and turns
Sudden Hope is the debut novel by Mira Garland and it is a wonderful YA contemporary novel. It focuses on Celeste (or C.C. Read more
Published 16 months ago by K. Eccleston
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I was born in Jackson, MI but now live on Long Island in NY. I have four beautiful daughters whom I live and breathe for. I began writing as a hobby, but realized very quickly that it was an outlet to explore my deepest dreams. I love to read and have a problem with honesty when I write reviews, although I do not have a problem if you tell me I'm wrong about it. My debut novel is "Sudden Hope" and will be released in April of 2013. 
Welcome to my reality and I hope all your dreams come true

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