Where Hope Starts

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Karen Marino’s life is a nightmare. The New York City restaurant manager is a professional success, but her marriage is in shambles. When her husband, Barry shows up drunk at her restaurant, she loses both. She flees The Big Apple and returns to her Midwestern home to sort through her options. But instead of answers, she finds an old boyfriend ready to rekindle romance, a family full of secrets and an angry brother bent on revenge. Karen wants to do the right thing, but how do you forgive the unforgivable? As she searches for the answer, she uncovers a family secret that threatens to tear them all apart. Can she find her way back to the place Where Hope Starts?

Angela is having issues with her Word program and unfortunately the file with her interview she sent won’t open. I thought instead of asking her to re-write her interview we could ask her questions. She has graciously agreed to give a book away to one lucky commenter. If you would like to be entered to win her book ask her a question, and you’ll be entered.

The drawing is open to USA mailing addresses only. Drawing ends June 29th. The winner will be notified by email June 30th and have until July 5th to respond or forfeit the book. Void where prohibited by law.
publicity pic for bioAngela D. Meyer lives in Omaha, NE with her husband of more than 22 years. She homeschools their daughter and recently graduated their son who is now a Marine. She taught Bible class for over 35 years and served for over 2 years on the leadership team of her local Christian writers group. Her debut novel, Where Hope Starts, is a finalist in the Grace Awards. She loves God and her family and enjoys good stories, connecting with friends, taking pictures, and a good laugh.


5 thoughts on “Where Hope Starts

  1. Angela D. Meyer (@AngelaDMeyer)

    Kimberly – thank you for having me on your blog today.

    Since my interview got messed up, I thought I would share a few tidbits about the book and my writing through the comments as well as answer questions.

    Tidbit #1: Karen and Barry actually had a wonderful marriage in their early years together. Barry was (still is, just has to rediscover it) a romantic. One of their favorite dates was a picnic on a NYC rooftop!

    To Kimberly’s readers: Is there something you would like to know? Ask away!

  2. Angela D. Meyer (@AngelaDMeyer)

    It all began with sister talks. Those kind that happen late at night as we wondered together about why we chose to do certain things the way we did. What was it about growing up that influenced who we had become. I learned that forgiveness was necessary in order to become all that God had intended for me to be.

    As I first crafted the story, I had in mind one book, with the siblings gathered at home during a reunion. Secrets being revealed. But as I wrote, it became more than I expected. The truth is, marriage is hard. Good marriages get derailed and it takes a lot of work and forgiveness to find the love that sparked in the first place.

    In writing about Karen and Barry, I wanted to encourage women in the middle of a hard place that God does want to restore and heal – first our individual hearts and then to make the way for the possibility of the relationship to be made whole.

  3. Kimbelry Rose

    Isn’t interesting how our stories take on a life of their own?
    I’m intrigued by the family secret’s teaser. It really makes me want to read the book. 🙂

  4. Angela D. Meyer (@AngelaDMeyer)

    Secrets…the unknown…discovering the truth of the past can truly be a part of the healing process! Without understanding it can be hard to move on. I hope you enjoy the discovery, Kimberly.

    And just to let your readers know, this is the first in a series of 3 books. Book 2, Where Healing Starts, is currently undergoing edits and you can expect to see it out by the end of 2015. This book continues the story of Karen’s siblings as God redeems their lives from the dark places.

    Here’s tidbit #2 – an author fun fact. When I was a kid, two of my favorite kid shows were The Long Ranger (I always liked the wild west era) and Popeye (who doesn’t like it when the military man wins?). I used to tell people I was Popeye!

    You’re turn: Ask a question to enter the drawing, then tell me something fun about yourself just because it would be fun!


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