Twenty-one-year-old Neka is a bit of an introvert, she also happens to be stunningly beautiful.
When she discovers her friend James is about to be dumped, she sees the perfect opportunity to escape from her quiet life. Can she summon the courage to leave it all behind?
James Copley comes from a ruthless family. It’s rubbed off. Years ago, he disengaged from his brother’s smear campaign, but now his father has offered him an ultimatum, “Get married or lose your seat at the table.” Plotting to stamp his design on the family business, he proposes to a woman, even though he doesn’t love her. But his carefully laid plans start to unravel when she leaves him on the day she’s due to meet his family. Could years of planning his comeback vanish with her departure?
A possible solution comes in an unexpected form: Neka. She’s not only a friend, but the daughter of his benefactor. And she’s right there, offering to support him. But will her support stretch to marriage? He attempts to win her over to his plan but collides with her powerful father who wants to leverage the situation for his own gain.
In their fight for survival and love, they are forced to face some uncomfortable truths.
Can they overcome thwarted dreams and missed chances to find true love, or does forcing destiny’s hand only lead to misery?
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E. C. Jackson began her writing career with the full-length play Pajama Party. For three and a half years, she published the Confidence in Life newsletter for Alpha Production Ministries, in addition to writing tracts and devotionals. Teaching a women’s Bible study at her church for eleven years led naturally to her current endeavour, writing inspirational romance novels. Her mission: spiritual maturity in the body of Christ through fiction.
A Gateway to Hope is E.C. Jackson’s first novel. It includes themes of past mistakes, trusting in God, a hope for the future, and lasting love. Although the ending of the story is somewhat predictable, E.C. has created characters that readers will easily relate to as read about the relationship struggles of Neka and James and relate it to their own struggles. This novel is both fun and series. Readers who enjoy contemporary romance fiction with a strong theme of dealing with relationships of loved ones will enjoy this novel.
Genre: contemporary romance
Publisher: E.C. Jackson
Publication date: May 2015
Number of pages: 294
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