Monday, January 24, 2022

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: Reclaiming Hope by Carolyn Miller


Book: Reclaiming Hope

Author: Carolyn Miller

Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

Release date: December 7, 2021

Callie Steele might be a bit… focused on work, but despite what her employers say, she enjoys her well-ordered, productive life.

When she’s sent to meet the owners of an estate requiring post-hurricane landscaping, Callie meets their son, Kai Brody, a super-chilled pro surfer, who is as opposite from her as they come. Though initially smitten, Callie knows a relationship with Kai is a bad idea—a very bad idea.

Kai, however, can’t help but be intrigued by someone who challenges him to make something of his life again. He’s determined to pursue her, if she’ll give him half a chance.

The more time they spend together, negotiating the challenges of work, illness, and family, the more their opposing outlooks clash and connect. What do these unlikely friends really want from life?  Is it best to focus on work or recreation?

As Kai and Callie answers from the Lord, they also must consider if such complete opposites have enough in common to make a relationship last.

Reclaiming Hope concludes the Hooper Island stories of the Independence Islands Series featuring five islands, six authors, and a boatload of happily-ever-afters.

The Independence Islands Series: beach reads aren’t just for summer anymore.


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Reclaiming Hope by Carolyn Miller is the 18th book in the Independence Island series. It is also the  6th book based on Hooper Island. It is part of a  series that is being written by six different authors and spans over five different islands. 

Callie Steele LOVES her job in the Landscaping Business and is a Super Organized. Kai Brody is a Relaxed and Chilled Pro Surfer. The 2 are COMPLETE opposites Callie and Kai encounter one another when Callie is sent to a home of a potential Landscaping Client and the client's son, Kai, is there. Callie knows having a relationship with Kai is a VERY Bad idea because of them being Opposites. Kai on the other hand will do anything he can to entice Callie into giving him some attention. The pair beginning lots of time together as the Company Callie works for was hired for Landscaping needs at the Estate that Kai and his parents live at. They both begin to notice how their Opposite traits are not so opposite as they once were. They both begin to lean on the Lord for answers as to how to proceed with a relationship or not. Will Callie and Kai become a couple? Do Opposites really attract and make a good couple? 

There truly isn't a book in the Independence Island Series that I don't like. The authors are GREAT Writers and I really enjoy how the characters flow from one book to another. I really enjoyed Callie and Kai's story. The book really shows how Opposites will fight their own will when it comes to relationships. The fact that they both turned to God to help them with their feelings and if perusing a relationship was feasible. I feel that this book is a GREAT Standalone book from the others in the series. I LOVE the entire series and would recommend reading them all, but if you can't find the others, this one reads great on its own! FANTASTIC BOOK! 

Carolyn Miller is an Australian author of inspirational romance, particularly that of the Regency era, and loves drawing readers into fictional worlds where flawed people can grow in faith, hope and love through stories that show the truth of God’s grace in our lives.


More from Carolyn

For Reclaiming Hope, my next book in the Independence Islands series, I was thrilled to finally turn the spotlight onto Callie Steele, whose sassy attitude and words of wisdom in earlier books have made a mark on the other employees at Greener Gardens – and has already endeared her to readers who have been begging to read Callie’s story.

Callie needed a special someone who could help this hyper-organized checklist-loving woman see that there is more to life than meeting a deadline. Enter Kai Brody, a super-chilled and laidback surfer whose enviable travels around the world broaden Callie’s horizons, and watch sparks fly. I consider Reclaiming Hope to be one of my most humorous books yet, as these two trade banter as opposites who attract – but can they last?

And yet Reclaiming Hope isn’t merely froth and sea-foam, bigger questions concerning family, identity and whether God’s plans can be considered good when people are forced to live with the consequences of poor choices. I really enjoy writing fiction like this, fiction that is grounded in truth, with realistic, flawed characters who are on God journeys to find faith, freedom, and hope.

I’m so glad people are really enjoying my new contemporary books, where I can bring my love of gardens (& my horticulturalist hubby’s expertise!) to a new audience. Check out my website to see what’s growing in my garden here in my corner of Australia.

If you enjoy stories of hope, heart and humor, then you’ll be sure to enjoy this novel about a workaholic and the broken surfer as together they find renewed hope for their hearts.

Happy reading!


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Happily Managing a Household of Boys, January 24

Daysong Reflections, January 25

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Aryn the Libraryan, January 26

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deb’s Book Review, January 27

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A Modern Day Fairy Tale, January 31 (Spotlight)

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She Lives To Read, February 1

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, February 1

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, February 2

Kayem Reads, February 2

Splashes of Joy, February 3

Connect in Fiction, February 3

To celebrate her tour, Carolyn is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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Dianna said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, I don't think I've ever read a series with that many books!

Carolyn Miller said... Best Blogger Tips

So glad you enjoyed Kendra! I hope you’ll check out this book and the series Dianna :)

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