Season of Hope
When seven-year-old Amanda Jarvis asks God to send her a best friend to live in the vacant house near her isolated mountain home, she's sure it will be a girl. But when Tyler Armstrong moves in, Amanda quickly accepts that God sent a boy instead. The two become fast friends, lost in the innocence of childhood as they share life in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina.
Through the years, memories of his abusive father fuel Tyler's desire to make the world a safer place, so he'll do whatever it takes to become a Navy SEAL. However, falling in love with Amanda wasn't part of his plans. Maybe his failed attempts to confess his love turned out for the best. Even if their shared faith helps them navigate the demands of SEAL life, Tyler fears asking Amanda to live with the uncertainties of his career. She deserves better.
When Amanda's plans for college fall through and her summer job in New York catapults her into a modeling career, she welcomes the distraction. Not only is she falling for Tyler, but his impending deployment turns her world upside down. The more she learns of Navy SEALs, the more her dreams of finding out Tyler's in love with her fade behind the fear she's not strong enough to spend her life with him.
Will they let go of their fears and give love a chance before it's too late?
Note: Season of Hope has been revised and updated since its first release in 2017. If you own a copy of the original release, please contact me for a free copy of the updated version.
Readers' Favorite Review
An absorbing tale of star-crossed lovers, Season of Hope is set to entertain readers who enjoy stories about everlasting love. Author Sara Jane Jacobs puts forward a stellar start to The Seasons Series, telling a captivating story about two best friends who discover soulmates in each other. The narrative is well-paced and follows Tyler and Amanda as kids to the cusp of adulthood, where their lives start to take them toward two very different worlds. You can't help but root for Tyler and Amanda to end up together. Their likable personalities and intoxicating dynamic make each scene featuring the two together a joy to read. If you love romance and coming-of-age stories, Season of Hope is the book for you.