Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Straight Browsing from the Library: Where It All Began by Lorana Hoopes

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Sandra Baker thought her life was going in the right direction until she ended up pregnant. Not ready for a baby, her boyfriend pushes her to have an abortion. After the procedure, Sandra spirals into depression losing her relationship and turning to alcohol. Then she meets Henry, a strong Christian man, who shows her God's love. Will she accept God's forgiveness and more importantly, will she forgive herself?


I arrived at work just a few minutes before shift; Raquel was already there dressed in her scrubs and putting her purse in her locker.

“Well, you look happy,” she said, closing the door.

“I do?” I tilted my head and smiled. “Well it might have to do with the fact that I received flowers on my doorstep this morning.”

Raquel’s eyes lit up, and she clapped her hands together. “Ooh do tell.”

I laughed at her childlike display. “Not much to tell yet. I was making coffee, and I heard a knock at my door. By the time I got there, no one was there, but a bouquet of pink carnations and white daisies was on my doorstep. There was a card from Henry saying he had a nice time and he hopes we can get together again soon.”

“He likes you,” Raquel teased, “I knew he did. You could tell just from the way he looked at you.”

A blush colored my face. “It’s still early; I think he was just being nice.”

Raquel raised an eyebrow. “Uh huh, sure, nice. I don’t think Philip has even bought me flowers yet.”

“What? That’s terrible.”

“Well, he’s handsome and rich, so flowers aren’t that big of a deal.” Raquel flicked her hand in dismissal. “Oh, we better get going,” she said, glancing at her watch.

I finished shoving my purse inside and closed my locker door. As I followed Raquel out, I couldn’t help wondering if money was really more important to her than simple gestures?


Lorana Hoopes is currently an English teacher in the Pacific Northwest where she lives with her husband and three children. When not writing, she can be seen kickboxing in her local gym, singing at her church, or performing on stage. The Heartbeats series is her first full length novel series. She has also just released the first book in her early reader chapter book, The Wishing Stone.

Website: https://twoheartbeats.org
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/loranahoopes
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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31944027-where-it-all-began

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