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Title: Reclaiming Hope (Home for Hope #3)
Author: Shell Taylor
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase
Genre: Gay Romance
Release Date: 10/14/2016
Sequel to Resurrecting Hope
Home for Hope: Book Three
Four years ago, Kollin Haverty’s best friend, Riley Meadows, dropped off the face of the earth. When he shows up out of the blue, armed with a flimsy excuse for disappearing and having nearly completed his transition from female to male, Kollin wants to pick up where they left off. But Riley’s unwillingness to be honest with Kollin prevents him from fully trusting Riley again. Despite Riley’s insecurities and Kollin’s abandonment issues, they quickly discover there’s something more than friendship between them.
When a ghost from Riley’s past unexpectedly appears with haunting memories in tow, Kollin’s anger about being lied to outweighs his desire to be the understanding boyfriend Riley needs. As Riley’s web of strategically withheld secrets begins to unravel, he must find the courage to pursue his own peace before he can move forward with Kollin, and Kollin must decide what’s more important—supporting his best friend or protecting himself.
Hi, everyone! First I want to thank Prism Book Alliance for allowing me to post about Reclaiming Hope today! This is the last stop in my blog tour, and I saved my very favorite topic for last. So, if you’ve made it this far with me, THANK YOU! If you’re just now joining the tour, STILL THANK YOU! I hope you enjoy J
When I first moved to North Carolina a few years ago, I looked up the “must see” places to visit. Kindred Spirit Mailbox popped up somewhere around fourth on one of the lists, and I knew it would eventually make it into one of my books. I thought about adding it to Adam’s and Elijah’s second book since it wraps up on the beach, but I really thought it fit Riley and Kollin more.
So, what is Kindred Spirit Mailbox? Well, if you’ve finished the book already, then you know. For those of you who haven’t, it’s a mailbox on Bird Island in NC. That doesn’t sound very exciting or emotional, but it’s more than just a mailbox.
This particular mailbox has been there for over 30 years. To get to it, you have to drive to the middle of nowhere and then walk a mile and a half down the beach. It’s easily recognized because there is literally nothing around it for as far as the eye can see but sand and water and sky and a lone flag pole. But inside the mailbox, inside is where the Kindred Spirit lives.
Inside are notebooks and pens. There’s usually a bench or chair of some sort next to the mailbox. Visitors grab a notebook, have a seat, and either soak in complete strangers’ hopes and dreams and fears and accomplishments and failures or write down their own.
Most do both.
I couldn’t think of a better place to wrap up this series. It’s my favorite scene in the entire series, and I gotta tell ya, I loved the wedding in Resurrecting Hope.
I think one of my favorite parts about this mailbox, is the story of how it started. The man who put it up is now well into his 80s and has no shame admitting he did it to impress a girl. There’s something really cool about that to me… At the prospect of new love, he created something that has helped hundreds of thousands of people and will live on long after his passing. Wow.
I encourage everyone to visit thekindredspirit.net and take the little video tour (it’s super short) and read the article in Our State North Carolina. It captures the beauty and honesty of the Kindred Spirit mailbox better than I ever could in a short blog post. And certainly if you’re ever vacationing near there, go and let me know how you like it!
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Don’t forget to enter to win the giveaway for a chance to win an Amazon gift card or a book from my backlist. Or… if you’d rather, I also have an audio copy of Redeeming Hope (Home for Hope book 1) to give away!
About the Author
Shell Taylor is a full-time mother of three exuberant and loving kiddos and one fur baby, a tiny but fierce Yorkie-poo named Rocco. As a Christian who practices love, grace, and humility, she tries her best to instill these same virtues in her rowdy kids. She is a huge fan of Marvel comics and will never stop loving Harry Potter (Hufflepuff pride, baby!) When Shell isn’t writing, she can be found binge watching Netflix or volunteering at her church and childrens’ school. Shell considers herself blessed to have married a strong, supportive man who works hard to allow her to continue to follow her dreams.
You can also email Shell at – firstname.lastname@example.org
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