I’m pleased to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for gorgeous feel good read The Extraordinary Hope of Dawn Brightside by Jessica Ryn. Thanks to HQ for giving me the opportunity to read and review this lovely book.
About the book:
Dawn Elisabeth Brightside has been running from her past for twenty-two years and two months, precisely.
So when she is offered a bed in St Jude’s Hostel for the Homeless, it means so much more than just a roof over her head.
But with St Jude’s threatened with closure, Dawn worries that everything is about to crumble around her all over again.
Perhaps, with a little help from her new friends, she can find a way to save this light in the darkness?
And maybe, just maybe, Dawn will finally have a place to call home….
The utterly charming feel-good debut novel of 2020 to curl up with.
About the author:
Jessica Ryn is a former midwife and homeless resettlement worker. She has recently completed her MA in Creative Writing at CCCU, and her stories have been shortlisted for the Kimberly Chambers’ Kickstarter Award, Wordsmag and the Val Wood Prize for Creative Writing.
When she’s not scribbling away, Jessica can be found meandering through the woods, reading stories that pull on the feel-strings and eating yoghurt-covered skittles.
Jessica lives in Dover with her husband, two children and their high-spirited springer spaniel. The Extraordinary Hope of Dawn Brightside is her debut novel.
The Extraordinary Hope of Dawn Brightside by Jessica Ryn is a beautifully written story of love, hope and friendship that will leave you with a warm glow as we move into the festive season. The perfect read to curl up with this winter, I loved everything about this book. The characters are charming and the story heartfelt and moving, taking you on a heartwarming journey that will bring a much needed smile to your face in these difficult times we find ourselves living through.
Dawn Elisabeth Brightside has been running from her past for many years, so when she’s offered a bed in St Jude’s Hostel for the Homeless it means more to her than anyone could ever know. But now St Jude’s has been threatened with closure and Dawn feels her newfound happiness is about to be taken away from her all over again. But with a little help from her new friends, is it possible for Dawn to cling on to her new life? And will she finally have a place to call home once more? Or is everything about to fall down around her ears once again?
Jessica Ryn’s writing is gorgeous, drawing you into the story from the outset. I couldn’t help but fall in love with these characters, not wanting this lovely, hopeful tale to end. I adored it and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for an easy, uplifting read this winter. Just wonderful!
The Extraordinary Hope of Dawn Brightside by Jessica Ryn is available to purchase from 26th November: Amazon UK
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