Chasing Hope – a debut novel by Elaina M. Avalos
“I absolutely loved this book, so sorry to end it. Written so beautifully and the story is so engaging.”
“I laughed and I cried tears both of joy and sadness reading this book. I haven’t experienced this many emotions with any other book. This book now holds a special place in my heart.”
“Page turning with depth and substance!”
Dr. Ava Cooper has it all. Scratch that – she had it all. The day she buried her daughter was the beginning of the end. With one fell swoop her ex-husband took what was left of the life they created together. All that is left is a demanding boxer, her worldly possessions, and the SUV she bought as a first year resident. With nothing left of the old life, Ava heads south to help out an old friend.
In the small and quirky coastal town of Beaufort, North Carolina – a tiny hamlet situated on the Southern Outer Banks – Ava quickly learns that her plan to quietly fade into the background to find some semblance of normalcy, is not on her new neighbor’s and staff’s agenda for her. As she settles into southern small-town living, she meets a family and a baby in the foster care system that threaten to break through her grief-stricken heart. Will Ava be able to let hope in long enough to get back the life she desperately longs for?