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3 1 2 stars I thought this was a good book about the very heartbreaking topic of rape Not only how rape can effect the victim but also how it effects everyone that loves the victim The only thing that held me back from a higher review was the fact that there was not that much dialogue It was mostly internal, which the author did well, but I just prefer something with a littleinteraction between characters I often times felt myself skimming over details Don t get me wrong it was still 3 1 2 stars I thought this was a good book about the very heartbreaking topic of rape Not only how rape can effect the victim but also how it effects everyone that loves the victim The only thing that held me back from a higher review was the fact that there was not that much dialogue It was mostly internal, which the author did well, but I just prefer something with a littleinteraction between characters I often times felt myself skimming over details Don t get me wrong it was still a good read and I still connected with the characters and enjoyed the plot so don t give up on reading this A beautiful read with rich family characters The story develops well and the ending will make your heart sing. WOW from the first page you are dragged into the story with the main character Lexie trying to kill herself because her best friend husband raped her Lexie then she finds out that she is pregnant and her world is rocked evenI loved that this book is told in four POV s of Lexi,her mum,Sienna her best friend and Elliot her first love who she left ten years before Telling the story from POV s was a great idea for the premise as it showed how every one coped and Lexie s stuggle to come to w WOW from the first page you are dragged into the story with the main character Lexie trying to kill herself because her best friend husband raped her Lexie then she finds out that she is pregnant and her world is rocked evenI loved that this book is told in four POV s of Lexi,her mum,Sienna her best friend and Elliot her first love who she left ten years before Telling the story from POV s was a great idea for the premise as it showed how every one coped and Lexie s stuggle to come to want and love her baby and come to terms with what happened to her Great ending to an amazing read There were many low points throughout this book but there were little miracles taking place along the way, drawing us into the heart and soul of Lexie, a young woman who was violated in the most personal and horrendous of ways The story is a mirror of life, itself, in that these situations do occur I really enjoyed that the characters were so real, the type I d like to keep in touch with on a daily basis I also enjoyed the message that we can, indeed, triumph over circumstances, regardless of There were many low points throughout this book but there were little miracles taking place along the way, drawing us into the heart and soul of Lexie, a young woman who was violated in the most personal and horrendous of ways The story is a mirror of life, itself, in that these situations do occur I really enjoyed that the characters were so real, the type I d like to keep in touch with on a daily basis I also enjoyed the message that we can, indeed, triumph over circumstances, regardless of how hopeless they may appear on the surface ( Kindle ) ☫ Waiting on Hope ♜ Ten years ago, Lexie Dodson fled her home in rural Ohio, leaving behind a heartbroken brother and abandoning a devastated fiance While chasing her desire of a fast paced life in the city, and the obscurity of urban life, she is shaken to her very core by an act of violence that leaves her betrayed, broken, and pregnant and with nowhere to go but home Seeking refuge and facing gut wrenching decisions, she is confronted not only with the past she left behind, but also with a love that never died a love waiting for something to stoke the flames Told from the perspective of four characters, Waiting on Hope will stay with you well after the last page has been turned Touch Not the Cat Lexie Dodson fled her home in rural Ohio The Charmer’s Box leaving behind a heartbroken brother and abandoning a devastated fiance While chasing her desire of a fast paced life in the city The Charmer’s Box: Poetry and the obscurity of urban life Red Roots (Vampire Empire, she is shaken to her very core by an act of violence that leaves her betrayed What to Do Until Love Finds You: The Bestselling Guide to Preparing Yourself for Your Perfect Mate broken Rizal Beyond the Grave: A Reiteration of the Greatness of the Martyr of Bagumbayan and pregnant and with nowhere to go but home Seeking refuge and facing gut wrenching decisions The Velvet Years: Warhol's Factory, 1965-67 she is confronted not only with the past she left behind Last Words of Saints and Sinners: 700 Final Quotes from the Famous, the Infamous, and the Inspiring Figures of History but also with a love that never died a love waiting for something to stoke the flames Told from the perspective of four characters Sineater Waiting on Hope will stay with you well after the last page has been turned Four stars I loved this story It was heart warming about a very hard subject However, I would have likedromance. Loved itThe story is gut wrenching, but lovely Couldn t read it fast enough A well written moving piece about the strength of the human spirit. The characters in Waiting on hope were very realistic Lexie was like any normal girl in her thirties One that had a life that most would love to have But she grew tired with that life and so she moved away from home Not knowing that where she is happiest would soon turn into her worst nightmare when she is viciously attacked.It takes Lexie a lot of time to come to terms with what happened to her I think finding her place back home was the push she needed to survive such a horrific event Th The characters in Waiting on hope were very realistic Lexie was like any normal girl in her thirties One that had a life that most would love to have But she grew tired with that life and so she moved away from home Not knowing that where she is happiest would soon turn into her worst nightmare when she is viciously attacked.It takes Lexie a lot of time to come to terms with what happened to her I think finding her place back home was the push she needed to survive such a horrific event There were moments in the story that were gut wrenching Like the moment she recalls the incident The fear and the sadness this girl goes through is something you can t fathom But it s there and moves you We even see into her mother s dealing with her daughter s attack.I do not want to spoil the book for readers So I will say that I was happy with the ending I think Lexie came full circle and found a way to carry on She grew on me throughout the book I liked her as a person She didn t pity herself, she wasn t out of control or unreasonable I think she actually was a tough person and deserved everything she got in the end of the book I thought the narrative was crisp and fast paced I never grew fed up or tired with the writing There was just enough detail to paint a vivid picture and not so much that it made my eyes glaze over I felt an emotional connection with the characters very easily with this book I think the author did a great job with the story.As a reader I think this story was well told I would for sure recommend it to anyone who enjoys a story about courageous characters that make it out alive It was romantic too, the love was cute and charming and very well put together If you re looking for a steamier, gritty or explicit story this is not the book I think the author did what was needed without shoving parts down our throat that might have been really harsh to some people s taste on such a subject matter As for any negatives My only issue was how quickly the reveal with the cell phone happened And the how the attacker was confronted I feel like I might have expected a littleduring the confrontation, but it still served its purpose.Favorite quotes from Waiting on Hope She knew all too well you couldn t lock the devil out He seldom arrived undisguised Loving Elliot was easy and always had been Not loving him, even after all these years, was the hard part I ll believe enough for the both of us, until you re ready and can believe in yourself Favorite quotes from Waiting on Hope She knew all too well you couldn t lock the devil out He seldom arrived undisguised Loving Elliot was easy and always had been Not loving him, even after all these years, was the hard part I ll believe enough for the both of us, until you re ready and can believe in yourself I really enjoyed this book I had a few trepidations going into it, as it s about rape and I tend to shy away from novels of this topic, but I was very thankful to find that Souder s chose to pick up the story after the fact, instead of forcing the reader to live through it in vivid prose Had Souders chose the latter, I really don t think I could have read it as it s just not something I handle very well Now, Souders does eventually have Lexie face what happened, as she should, but Souders is I really enjoyed this book I had a few trepidations going into it, as it s about rape and I tend to shy away from novels of this topic, but I was very thankful to find that Souder s chose to pick up the story after the fact, instead of forcing the reader to live through it in vivid prose Had Souders chose the latter, I really don t think I could have read it as it s just not something I handle very well Now, Souders does eventually have Lexie face what happened, as she should, but Souders is very tender in her telling of it, and it didn t set me on edge as I had feared it would, which, in my opinion, means Souders really has a way with words and storytelling, and I thoroughly enjoyed this novel I love that this is a healing novel The characters truly are waiting on hope, and while the topic itself is dire, and Lexie, her family, friends, and former boyfriend are all going through a very difficult time, there is light at the end of the tunnel And no, it s not one of the those cheesy everything happens for a reason type stories, but rather a substantial story about healing and coming to terms with our struggles I truly felt for all the characters, and while some made me extremely angry, I think this is a heartwarming novel that can touch many lives and I think every young woman should read it Though intense at times, Souders does an amazing job portraying the characters, their struggles, and their ultimate redemption I love novels that present different points of view, and Souders did a phenomenal job piquing my interest and allowing me to see the many different perspectives throughout the novel This can be a very hard narrative technique to use, but Souders has mastered it and I am looking forward to readingof her work To see my full review Still not tired after a full day of chores and work and with nothing interesting on television I decided to read a few pages of Waiting on Hope by T M Sounders The few pages turned into the entire book as I fought sleep to discover what would happen to Lexie the main character.This is the story of a young lady who was raped by her best friend s husband This is the story about suicide, about abuse, about true loveimportantly this is an excellent story about life and second chances W Still not tired after a full day of chores and work and with nothing interesting on television I decided to read a few pages of Waiting on Hope by T M Sounders The few pages turned into the entire book as I fought sleep to discover what would happen to Lexie the main character.This is the story of a young lady who was raped by her best friend s husband This is the story about suicide, about abuse, about true loveimportantly this is an excellent story about life and second chances Waiting on Hope tells the story of a young womans life after she is raped, revealing how what happened to her affects those around her This is a story yet it could have happened which is what makes this novel so good.Technically, all of the characters were well defined, the chapters had smooth transitions and the book had a beginning, middle and an end All of that makes the book easy to follow As far as story lines go I am sure there are other novels that address some of the same issues What makes this book great is the reader involvement as I read the book my emotions flowed with the story I was angry, worried, sad, happy, frustrated and joyous You will want to read Waiting On Hope by T M Sounders because it is one of those books that will give you hope To my readers I recommend this book.I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Women s Literary Caf in exchange for a fair and honest review