WHERE IT ALL BEGAN by Lorana Hoopes

GENRE: Christian Fiction

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Where it All Began is on sale for 99¢ during the tour

About the Book

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?

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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?

About the Author

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.

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A Giveaway

Lorana will be awarding a Medieval Renaissance Handmade Leather Diary Journal Thought Book to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour (US ONLY).

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Follow the Tour

This is a one-day, book blast, tour. Visit as many of the stops as you’d like for even more chances to win!

1: Booklove REVIEW
2: charline’s blog and more…
3: Christian Suspense Author Mary Alford 
4: EskieMama & Dragon Lady Reads
5: Hope. Dreams. Life… Love
6: Independent Authors
7: It’s Raining Books
8: Jazzy Book Reviews
9: Long and Short Reviews
10: MIxed Book Bag
11: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
12: Simpliread REVIEW
13: Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’
14: Straight From the Library
15: This and That Book Blog
16: Unabridged Andra
17: Welcome to My World of Dreams
18: The Book Connection
19: Why I Read REVIEW
20: The Avid Reader
21: Deal Sharing Aunt
22: Fabulous and Brunette
23: The Reading Addict
24: T’s Stuff
25: Crandom
26: Becky Flade, Author
27: Sapphyria’s Book Reviews
28: Angels With Attitude Book Reviews
29: Rainy Day Reviews
30: Yah gotta read this

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It’s been my pleasure welcoming Lorana for today’s visit. Please come back again on Friday for another author, book and giveaway.



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4 Responses to WHERE IT ALL BEGAN by Lorana Hoopes

  1. Thank you for hosting. Evidently it will not be .99 until 8pm EST. Sorry for the confusion.

  2. Woohoo they fixed it. .99 NOW!

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