HOPE IS LOVE
About the Author......
EMPOWERMENT COACH, CONSULTANT & MORE!
Sylvia Hubbard knew she wanted to be a writer of romance long before she knew there were African-American writers in the world. Weaving stories magically as a summer past time to writing stories to get through the humdrum of school, she was able to create something from nothing.
Today, she has independently published over 28 books, is the founder of Motown Writers Network and The AA Electronic Literary Network, CEO of HubBooks Literary Services, runs over five blogs on a variety of subjects, host The Michigan Literary Network Radio Show and is a happily divorced mother of three children in Detroit, Michigan.
“I’m no superwoman,” she states with a smile that seems infinite on her lips. “I’m just being an asset in the world instead of a liability.”
Considered an addicted blogger by HoneyTechblog.com, nominated and recognized for her literary work in the Metro Detroit area, referred to as “A Literary Diva” by Detroit City Council and donned “Cliffhanger Queen” by her readers, she finds solace in speaking and educating on a variety of topics.
Her subjects range from Social Media, Internet Marketing, Creative Intimacy, Single Parenting, Blogging, E-Books, Publishing (all aspects i.e.: writing, publishing, marketing & promoting online & offline), and personal triumphs with inspiration mixed in.
Never a disappointment, Sylvia Hubbard, has spoken in front of thousands all over the United States and Canada.
“ There is so many things I could say abouy Jona/Hope, but I want you just have to read her story lol. ” LadyQuay | 1 reviewer made a similar statement
“ Get this one, its a KEEPER!! ” diamond | 2 reviewers made a similar statement
“ Overall this was a great read, good storyline that will keep you turning the pages until the end, hot sex scenes, and lots of maturing and growing by these characters. ” krichie | 2 reviewers made a similar statement
Hope is hopeless and homeless. She lives on the street and refuses to use her actual name, Hope. She goes by her father's name, Jona. Although we discover later that she possesses a GED, she reads on an elementary school level and has not been able to secure employment. She relies strictly on street smarts, which usually gets her through life. When she finds James in a dumpster with a bullet wound to the scalp, her better nature gets the best of her and she tries to help him. When his family finds him, their two very different worlds collide.
When I began reading this, I was hooked. Hope/Jona being homeless and relying on her street smarts really appealed to me. The beginning romance between Hope/Jona was sweet and although I knew they couldn't possibly just live happily ever after in that situation, I wanted to believe. And then his family found them and everything went to hell in a handbasket. At first, it didn't affect my enjoyment of the book. I was actually enjoying disliking his family. But after awhile, it began to be silly. And with the introduction of "The Heart Family", I mean, really? This sounded like a bad soap opera or something. I'm sorry, but at this point, I had to force myself to keep reading only for the sake of Hope/Jona. The plot became too contrived and complicated and this disappointed me because I had so enjoyed the novel at the beginning. On a 1 to 5 star rating, I have to deduct 2 stars from the original 5 that I intended to give, leaving a sad 3. Sorry.
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