Winter Hopes

Seasons Of Love Book 2

by Jennifer Gracen

Self Published

Literature and Fiction: Women's Fiction, Contemporary Romance

November 13, 2018

Available in: e-Book (reprint)

Winter Hopes
by Jennifer Gracen

Newly divorced mom Lydia is still getting back on her feet, and still reeling from her intense encounter with sexy, sophisticated Sam at a friend’s destination wedding. As they tentatively explore the demands and rewards of long-distance dating, their instant connection evolves against the vibrant backdrops of New York City, Long Island, and Chicago. Lydia begins to trust again — but for her, opening up is difficult, even painful. Sam sees a chance to be happy again in a way he never thought would be possible again. The joy and hope they feel in each other’s arms demands they lay their hearts on the line. Can their new love survive the miles that separate them, and the complexities of nurturing a relationship via email, text, and phone? And when Sam finally meets Lydia’s family, will old resentments and unspoken biases bring them closer together or drive them apart? Full of the passion and tension any newly-joined couple experiences, this story lays the foundation for Lydia’s budding relationship with Sam, sees her through struggles with her speech-delayed son, renews a deep appreciation for the value of loyal friends, and offers hope for several kinds of second chances.

Originally published June 2014 in trade paperback by Booktrope.

Jennifer Gracen's Bio

Jennifer Gracen writes contemporary romance and romantic women’s fiction. She likes to write about tangled mature relationships, with equal doses of humor, warmth, passion, and gravity. Mom to two young boys, she originally hails from Long Island, New York and lives there currently. When not spending time with her family and friends, reading, or writing, she also does freelance copy editing and proofreading, and is a professed social media addict. She gives lively concerts in her car and dance parties in her kitchen.

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