When Hope Rises by Dora Heirs, book review

When Hope Rises by Dora Heirs, book review

Shelby, the high school art teacher, feels strongly that art has a place in the world and in the high school where she teaches. After school hours she scours the towns junk stores to find furniture that she can transform from junk to a treasure. In fact, it is her life long dream to open a store where she can sell her works of art, and it will be called “Junk to Treasures.”

Tate is the guidance counselor and he has a soft spot in his heart for students who live on the edge of poverty, as that his how he spent his childhood. Shelby and Tate unite to help one of their students, Blade, to overcome poverty, abandonment, and realize he can be very successful in the world.

This is a very short easy to read book, perfect for summer afternoon by the pool. The plot is rather predictable, but sweet in its conclusion.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own.

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

When Hope Rises

Pelican Book Group (May 2015)


Dora Heirs


After a successful auditing career, Dora left the corporate world to be a stay-at-home mom to her two sons. When her youngest son no longer wanted her hanging out at school with him anymore, Dora started writing Heart Racing, God-Gracing romance. She is a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA) and her local chapter, Carolina Romance Writers.

Dora and her real life hero make their home in North Carolina. When she takes a break from cranking out stories, she enjoys reading, family gatherings, and mountain cabin getaways. She despises traffic, bad coffee, technological meltdowns, and a sad ending to a book. Her books always end with a happily-ever-after!


Art teacher Shelby Coltman transforms junk into treasure and longs for a place to showcase her creations. She’s thrilled when her friend volunteers to room with her. Shelby can finally buy a storefront. Unfortunately, Kennedi’s brother can’t seem to let go.

Abandoned as a teenager, guidance counselor Tate Malone has become surrogate and over-protective father to his sister. Life is great until Shelby Coltman wheedles his impressionable sister into sharing an apartment. Raised in wealth, the beautiful Shelby could never understand poverty or rejection, and Tate doesn’t appreciate her uprooting his sister.
When Shelby hands over her savings to a homeless student, will God obliterate Tate’s fears and deliver all of Shelby’s dreams…when hope rises?

If you would like to read the first chapter of When Hope Rises, go HERE.


About dwolters

mama to 4 wonderful kids. live on a farm and raise sheep
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