Review: Finding Hope by Stacy Finz

One solitary day at a time is the only way cookbook writer Emily Mathews can restart her life—and cope with consuming loss. Still, the former city girl is finding all kinds of odd inspiration and advice from Nugget's proudly eccentric residents on everything from new recipes to opening her heart again. Especially when it comes to her rugged rancher landlord …

His no-drama new tenant is the first break Clay McCreedy has had in a long time. He's got his hands full enough dealing with his wife's scandalous death and his sons' unresolved grief. Clay can't help but be drawn to Emily's quiet understanding and strength. When their fragile trust turns into passionate healing, he longs for much more. And when both their pasts come calling, he’s determined not to walk away…

Finding Hope is the second book in the Nugget series but I have to say it's one of the most emotional ones. It's also the reason I read this series back to back. Once I read Finding Hope I just couldn't stop. 

My heart broke for Emily. To lose a child like that would have been terrible. Then have so many people think you had something to do with it must have been rough. The author did a wonderful job of making you like you're alongside Emily feeling her pain.  

At times this one was hard to read through the tears. 

I totally loved Clay. He's doing all he can to take care of his sons. He feels bad for not always being there for them (military) and now that their mother has passed he's their only parent. His eldest son does not make it easy on him with I liked because after losing your mom you might act out like he does. 

I so enjoyed watching how Emily started to live again. She's been so dead inside that you'll really notice how she blossoms again with Clay and his sons. It wasn't easy, neither one of these two wanted anything for each other. But time dulls most pain enough to move on even if you never forget. 

What a wonderful story this one turned out to be. I'm so glad that I read it and I'm also glad that I kept going with the series. So much happens. It's both funny and touching to read.  This series should be read in order to really enjoy it. 

So, have any of you read her before? 


  1. I haven't read this series but this sounds like an emotional read.

    1. OMG, it was. The whole series is good. Some parts are sad, some funny and others just made me made. I loved it.


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