On Tour with Prism Book Tours.
The Truth About Hope
By Kate James
Can Hope help her hometown that holds long grudges and possibly find love with her old high school sweetheart along the way? Come along on the tour to get to know a little more about
If you’re anything like me, your teenage years were filled with self-doubt and silly mistakes. So in reading Kate’s story, The Truth About Hope, I could totally relate to 17 year old Hope. No, I didn’t have a rich, elusive dad…and I never found true love as a teenager, but I can sympathize with her actions right after the death of her mother.
She lies. And unfortunately, her friends, including her boyfriend, Luke Carter, believe her.
Years later, Hope is back in Canyon Creek to fulfill a promise. But just because her heart is in the right place, doesn’t mean all is forgiven.
What I enjoyed most about The Truth About Hope, was the refreshing honesty of the characters. Hope and Luke still carry a flame for each other after all those years, and the reader gets the pleasure of following them on their journey toward forgiveness and a rekindled love.
Sometimes, past mistakes are too big of an obstacle to overcome. People hold on to grudges and hard feelings long after it’s time to let them go.
So what is the truth about Hope? I encourage you to pick up the book and find out for yourself.
April 24th – Launch
April 26th – Word Wranglers & Write & Rewrite
April 27th – Underneath the Covers
April 28th – Letters from Annie (Douglass) Lima
April 29th – Zerina Blossom’s Books
April 30th – I Am A Reader
May 1st – Katie’s Clean Book Collection & Copyright1985
May 3rd – My Love for Reading Keeps Growing
May 4th – i blog 4 books & Rockin’ Book Reviews
May 5th – The Written Adventure & Write from the Heart
May 6th – Deal Sharing Aunt & Bookworm Lisa
May 7th – Getting Your Read On
May 8th – Grand Finale
More About The Truth About Hope and Author Kate James
What is your motivation behind this book? Why did you want to write it?
My motivation behind all my books is to entertain readers with stories that they hopefully find engaging, unpredictable, and morally and emotionally satisfying.
The idea for this book arose partially from my respect for Hope’s real-life counterparts—people who care for, rehabilitate and locate forever homes for the animals that find their way into shelters.
What do you hope readers take with them when they read your book?
I would like readers to feel good about the story’s conclusion, and believe that no matter what hardships we may face, we can overcome them with faith, perseverance and—of course—love!
Do you have a favorite scene?
One of my favorite scenes is when Hope and Luke meet unexpectedly outside a pet food store after her return to her hometown of Canyon Creek.
Share something about you that is unique.
I wanted to write from a relatively young age, but a family tragedy, school and career intervened. A few years ago, my ever-intuitive husband realized that writing was—or could be—something important to me, and he gifted me a personal laptop for my birthday. While outwardly appreciative, in my mind I was wondering why I needed another laptop, when I had a perfectly good one from work that was constantly with me. Clearly my husband knew better than me, because having a separate computer that I didn’t associate with my essentially 24/7 day job was pivotal. That gift ultimately resulted in my first publishing contract and, two years later, my decision to step down from a full-time CEO role (that I enjoyed and found rewarding) to pursue writing as a career. I owe a debt of gratitude to all my readers for enabling me to fulfil my dream of writing!
Who is Hope Wilson?
Is she the girl her former hometown thinks she is? Or the girl Luke Carter once loved—and maybe still does?
When Hope returns to Canyon Creek, Texas, to honor her
father’s last wishes, there’s only one person on her mind: her high school sweetheart, Luke. The boy she lied to when she had to leave Canyon Creek as a teen, finding it easier to hide what she really felt than deal with the grief of loss. Her father’s fortune could make a big difference to Canyon Creek—but Hope finds that the townspeople have a long memory about his misdeeds. With a plan to make amends on his behalf, Hope learns the truth about herself. And the truth about love.
Kate James spent eight years of her childhood living in foreign countries as her professional parents travelled on business. She lived in four countries and spoke five languages before settling down in Canada again to attend university. After graduating with a degree in civil engineering, she held a variety of positions in the field of real estate development and operations, and ran three substantial organizations. While her writing during this period was mostly business related, including presentations and speeches she delivered both nationally and internationally, her passion is and always has been fiction.
Kate’s business and personal experiences enable her to write fiction with a deep, often first-hand knowledge of what she is writing about. This approach makes Kate’s stories richer and more vivid.
Kate’s goal is to entertain you with well-written, engaging stories, set in intriguing places and with strong, likeable characters. “I hope my stories bring you pleasure and entertain you. Nothing pleases me more than receiving feedback from people who have chosen to spend their valuable leisure time with one of my books,” notes Kate.
Kate married her husband, Ken, in an elegant, ocean-front wedding on a tropical island. When they are not traveling, they split their time between their properties in southern and central Ontario in Canada.