What Hope Remembers

series: Misty Willow

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When you need a new beginning, sometimes the best place to start is home

When Amy Somers leaves her job as a lobbyist, she moves to Misty Willow, well aware that she's crossing bridges she'd burned years before. With all the mistakes she's made and the things she's done, she can hardly believe that happiness will find her--especially when Gabe Kendall, her first crush and her first kiss, rides back into her life atop a buckskin mare.

A former Marine, Gabe is at loose ends after serving a prison sentence for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. He sees beyond Amy's hard exterior to the girl he once knew and loved, and he longs to see her open her heart. Yet with his vision clouded by shame for his past and fears about the future, it's difficult to see the path ahead.

But the memory of that long-ago kiss just may have the power to reignite a romance that brings out the best in both of them.

Praise for the Misty Willow series

"The town and its people feel like long-lost friends."--RT Book Reviews on Where She Belongs

"Impossible to put down."--Library Journal on Where She Belongs

"Fresh, flirty, and fast-paced."--Fresh Fiction on When Love Arrives

Johnnie Alexander
is the award-winning author of Where Treasure Hides and Where She Belongs, as well as an accomplished essayist and poet. Her Misty Willow series was inspired by a 19th century house she lived in as a teen. Join her at www.johnnie-alexander.com to experience the love of random travel and the joy of treasured moments.

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    Johnnie Alexander

    Johnnie Alexander is the award-winning author of Where Treasure Hides and Where She Belongs. Johnnie is an accomplished essayist and poet whose work has appeared in the Guideposts anthology A Cup of Christmas Cheer. In addition to...

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Praise for Where She Belongs

"This absorbing novel does more than just weave a story of romance; it creates an atmosphere of coming home. The town and its people feel like long-lost friends, and readers cannot help but invest emotionally in the plot's outcome."--RT Book Reviews

"Alexander deftly spins an emotionally charged contemporary romance with intriguing twists and turns. Masterful storytelling."--CBA Retailers + Resources

"Friendship, romance, and a bit of family intrigue make this book impossible to put down."--Library Journal

"With writing that evokes a strong sense of place and personal history, Johnnie Alexander deftly explores the ties that bind us to home--and the irresistible forces that draw us to each other."--Family Fiction

Praise for When Love Arrives

"Alexander builds a romance fraught with all-too-common struggles readers will relate to."--Booklist

"Fresh, flirty, and fast-paced, When Love Arrives is an engaging story that will have readers falling in love with the characters as they navigate the tricky waters between romance and revenge."--Fresh Fiction

"Along with a layered plot and warm supporting characters, the author's mastery of setting helps the reader feel like part of the story."--RT Book Reviews