Blog Tour: Review of Hope is Love by Sylvia Hubbard

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Meet Hope, but most people call her Jona. She was a person living in the world, but not living on the inside.

Bad things happen to good people and Hope was the person we lose in the system and she grows up just going from day-to-day trying to make a dollar out of the pennies she find.

But she’s smart on the street. She keeps to herself, but she’s just there. A body without a soul and she’s going nowhere.

Then meet James from LOVE LIKE THIS.

He’s one of the bad characters that once the story is over you really don’t give a fig about. Now he’s lost again and you’ll find him here in HOPE IS LOVE.

Can they find what they are looking for?
Overall Thoughts:
The concept of this plot was very original and novel which was why I was easily interested in it in the first place!

Hope is Love is about a woman named Hope who people call "Jona". Life is a day-to-day struggle for her, seeing as she lives on the hard streets of Detroit as a homeless person. One day, she's the sole witness to an attempted murder gone wrong...

A man named James ends up being dumped into a dumpster after someone tried to do away with him, and Jona/Hope has no choice but to take care of him, if for no other choice than to collect the reward money when he wakes up. The only problem is that when he does, he has no recollection of who he is. The only thing he's sure of is that he's attracted to his savior.

What I liked about this book:

Jona/Hope is someone who is easily likable and admirable. Although she grew up on the tough and rugged streets of Detroit, she's still been able to maintain a clear head and a good sense of who she is.

Also, James wasn't a bad match either. Granted, he was a very terrible person before he met Jona/Hope, but I love the fact that she indirectly changed him for the better.

What I disliked about this book:
There were some grammatical errors in this story, which some people find very annoying. I'm not really that person, I can usually overlook that but just so you know.

Great concept, fair delivery.

Contact the author:

Carmen Shaw


Carmen N. Shaw is currently a biology major at Georgia State University. She is the owner and developer of the book blog, Understanding Carmen's Story.


  1. Thank you for hosting Sylvia today

  2. thank you so much for the review Shae!!

  3. I agree with your verdict on this book. The concept is very original -- rich bad boy falls for kind-hearted homeless girl. However, the book does contain quite a few grammatical errors, as well as poor syntax in places. It's too bad, because I really would have liked it a lot more than I did. Thanks for the review!


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