Monday, March 27, 2017

Season of Hope by Sara Jane Jacobs (Book Spotlight and Giveaway!)

Today I'm happy to be kicking off the spotlight tour for Sara Jane Jacobs' debut novel, the first book in The Seasons series. It's clean inspirational romance. You can also enter the giveaway. The author is giving away 5X$10 Amazon gift cards!

Book Details:

Book Title: Season of Hope by Sara Jane Jacobs
​Category: Adult fiction, 186 pages
Genre: Inspirational Romance
Publisher: Clean Reads
Release date: March 28, 2017
Tour dates: March 27 to April 14, 2017
Content Rating: PG + M for physical abuse scene (husband and wife) and three kissing scenes (two of those between husband and wife) The rest of the book aligns with the G rating.

Book Description:

When Amanda Jarvis prays that a special friend will move into the vacant house near her isolated mountain home, she isn't upset when God sends a boy instead of a girl. But Amanda's not the only one receiving unexpected answers to her prayers. After fleeing with his mother from an abusive father, Tyler Armstrong finds much-needed love and acceptance with Amanda’s family over the next ten years.

​As high school graduation nears, Tyler is shocked when one carefree afternoon with Amanda churns up an inner turmoil he would have never imagined; he’s crushing on his best friend. And for the first time in his life he’s hiding a secret from Amanda. Convinced the timing is all wrong, Tyler pushes his feelings aside as he and Amanda prepare for the future. He will soon begin training to pursue his dream of becoming a Navy Seal, while Amanda makes plans to spend the summer in Manhattan with her aunt and then return home to the community college.

​When Amanda’s summer job catapults her into a modeling career, she readily accepts the much-needed distraction. Tyler’s impending deployment is turning her world upside down. Along with the fact that she’s falling for her best friend. And, for the first time in her relationship with Tyler, she’s hiding a secret, too.

​Phoebe Garrison, Amanda’s controlling aunt, is thrilled when she is given the power to act on behalf of her underage niece. Bored with her Fortune 500 advertising agency, becoming Amanda’s manager is just what she's been looking for to rekindle her aspirations. But as Tyler becomes aware of Phoebe’s obsession to push Amanda into supermodel status, tensions rise. As the three of them become entangled in a mass of concealed ambition and desire, each will make decisions that will send ripples of turbulence across their futures.

Buy the Book: Amazon ~ Add to Goodreads

Meet the Author:

I began writing as a hobby while raising my two children. In 2015, I dusted off my stories and my dreams to see if I could turn my hobby into a career. My first story, Season of Hope, was inspired by summer vacations which always included a trip to Franklin, North Carolina, to visit family and explore The Smoky Mountains. When I'm not writing, I enjoy spending time with family and most anything that involves being outdoors, especially camping and hiking. I currently live along the Emerald Coast of Florida and never complain about the hot, humid summers, because that's exactly how I like them! ​

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  1. Thanks for this captivating and wonderful feature.

    1. Thank you, traveler, for taking the time to read about the story and leave a comment! :)

  2. Congrats on your new release! Thanks so much for the book description and giveaway as well.

  3. This sounds like a book I'd enjoy! Love that cover :)

  4. Thank you for sharing my book, Laura! And, thanks to everyone for all the wonderful comments! I'm so happy to hear feedback about the cover. To be honest, I was expecting to see my characters on the front. But when the artist, Amanda L. Matthews (, sent me the cover art for my approval and told me why she picked the daffodil, I was sold. It's one of the first flowers of spring and is also a blossom related to hope! I also happen to love the color yellow :) I'm so excited about this tour! Thank you, again!

    1. My pleasure, Jane! And thank you for sharing how the book cover came to be.:-)

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    1. I'm so glad you think so, Sarah! It was a lot of fun to write :)


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