The Certain Hope excerpt

Hi, reader friends! Join me in welcoming author friend E. C. Jackson in celebration of her newest release, The Certain Hope, with an excerpt and a Prism Book Tours giveaway!

about the book

The Certain Hope
(Hope Series #3)
By E. C. Jackson
Christian Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 318 Pages
December 5th 2018

Love at first sight. It’s every girl’s dream. But Tara Simpkins is finding out it’s not as easy as it seems. Is this truly the man God sent to be her husband, or is she just desperate to escape her loneliness?

The recent loss of both parents has left her reeling, and close friends don’t think she’s in any position to make major life decisions. She and her new-found love are convinced they can live happily ever after in the home of their dreams.

His family thinks he’s moving way too fast and might disappoint the kind-hearted woman he’s fallen head over heels for. And then there’s Leah. Leah is supposed to be part of his past, but what if she decides she’s his future?

Tara’s match made in Heaven may be over before it truly begins.

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The doorbell chimed what she termed his signature ring: one long peal, followed by two shorter ones. Saying goodbye might ruin her. Hair patted into place, she opened the door with an unsteady hand.

Andy leaned on the rail, watching the door fling open. The six men who worked with him stood at his side. Silence reigned. They stood there, grinning at her.

Tara couldn’t resist returning the smiles. Their noisy camaraderie while they worked would be missed.

“We’re finished.” Andy watched her closely, as if hoping she’d take the fiftieth chance to make it personal.

A lump formed inside Tara’s throat. “Ahem. Ahem.” No reply croaked out.

The workers’ gazes switched from her to Andy.

Their eyes showed laughter. Their lips were silent.

Tara wanted to sink through the porch.


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about the author

E. C. Jackson began her writing career with the full-length play Pajama Party. For three and a half years she published the Confidence in Life newsletter for Alpha Production Ministries, in addition to writing tracts and devotionals. Teaching a women’s Bible study at her church for eleven years naturally led to her current endeavor of writing inspirational romance novels and teen and young adult fiction. Her mission: spiritual maturity in the body of Christ through fiction.

A note from E. C. Jackson: “The Write Way: A Real Slice of Life” is the slogan on my website and Facebook author page. If every person reading my book feels connected to the characters, my job is done.



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12 thoughts on “The Certain Hope excerpt”

  1. Excerpt is great, thank you and yes, I believe in love at first sight. That happened with my and my now ex wife.


  2. I believe in love at first site. Sometimes there is just that spark and that chemistry between two people. But a relationship takes hard work and commitment to work. It is a choice to love someone day in and day out.


  3. Love at first sight may happen but I believe it is much better to get to know a person first and pray for God’s will in your relationship and commit it all to him.


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