Elizabeth Diaz
Finding Hope
June 15, 2019 Comments.. 726
Finding Hope She wanted independence Then life took an unexpected turn Can Olivia find hope in the midst of her darkest hour When Olivia Martinelli a naive nineteen year old moved out on her own she never could
  • Title: Finding Hope
  • Author: Elizabeth Diaz
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 498
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • She wanted independence.Then life took an unexpected turn.Can Olivia find hope in the midst of her darkest hour When Olivia Martinelli, a naive nineteen year old, moved out on her own, she never could have imagined what direction her life would take A life changing decision, a betrayal of trust, and a painful consequence leave her devastated Will Olivia find the strengthShe wanted independence.Then life took an unexpected turn.Can Olivia find hope in the midst of her darkest hour When Olivia Martinelli, a naive nineteen year old, moved out on her own, she never could have imagined what direction her life would take A life changing decision, a betrayal of trust, and a painful consequence leave her devastated Will Olivia find the strength she needs for the journey ahead
    Finding Hope Psychology Today Apr , Find a clear path Being able to see how the steps you are taking will lead to desired change is critical to having hope. Home Finding Hope A place for adult women who are survivors of child sexual abuse to come together and find safety, community, and education to reclaim hope. How to Find Hope When You are Really Depressed Lifehack Think Big Find What You Love to Do and Do It Learn How to Balance Life Do Not Be Afraid of Failure Have an Unwavering Resolution to Succeed Be a Person of Action Cultivate Positive Relationships Don t Be Afraid of Introducing New Ideas Believe in Your Finding Hope Livestrong Finding Hope KIVI Finding Hope Stories from the Finding Hope Series on opioid addiction and mental health in Idaho from the On Your Side News team are posted below If you, or someone you know needs help, here s a list of resources Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline Ways To Find Hope When Life Hurts Finding Hope Inner He speaks directly to his emotions and reaffirms the authority of God Don t let pain paralyze your praise Instead, through the grace of God remind yourself about God and find your hope in Him.
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    1. Anna says:

      Let s make this as detailed as I can.Olivia Martinelli is fed up with her criticizing, overbearing mother and her passive father She moves out without telling them and enjoys the independent life with her BFF and roommate Nora For the first time she falls in love with Jake, a new co worker Everything works out perfectly in her life until she becomes pregnant She finds out a dark secret about Jake and his sudden departure flips her world upside down 19, unwed, and pregnant everyone isolates her N [...]

    2. Leila says:

      I do not consider myself a religious person I don t attend church I have never read the bible I don t know how to pray I am not one who would normally sign up to read a Christian anything and I m not sure how I did, but to the shock and awe of even my husband I truly enjoyed this book.I immediately related to Olivia and her relationship with her mother Been there Done that Still doing it.I want to say the story line was predictable because in someone ways it was and you knew that that thing was [...]

    3. Cathie Gerhart says:

      Beautifully written This is a great book about love and forgiveness redemption and God s amazing way to take a broken person Bring healing through difficult life situations

    4. Mae says:

      It is always good to read a Christian book, but I struggled with this one a little Had a hard time getting into it, but as l did l enjoyed it Olivia had a very unhappy childhood as l did so l could sympathize with her and understand her than most people She wanted to get out of the house and be on her own and had a hard time doing it and when she did she got started on the wrong foot The guy was like so many and about destroyed her, but she meet someone who got her to a Bible study and didn t f [...]

    5. Jessica says:

      There is hope after allFinding Hope will ripped your heart apart I lost the counts I cried This book is so emotional Olivia has been through a lot I cannot imagine this girl s suffering She needs to learn how to cope up with her problems from parents who are not supporting especially her Mom Getting pregnant, dumped and found out his boyfriend is a married guy.There is hope after all for Olivia I am not a Christian and am not religious either I do believe in GOD I LOVED to pray as well Prayers r [...]

    6. Amanda Geaney (Christian Shelf-Esteem) says:

      As I read, I struggled to hear the author s voice in the story To me, the storyline was well planned and well organized but lacked tension I felt that if there had been deeper dialogue between the characters it would have helped drive the storyline and would have developed a heart connection for me Points that I enjoyed were the gentle way that the small group, Lisa in particular, welcomed Olivia into their midst They didn t pass judgement, but loved her with kind words and acts of service They [...]

    7. Michele says:

      This is definitely not the genre of book I prefer However, anyone who loves Christian themed books will absolutely love this one I have to say that the actual story line was really good and I was able to read it rather quickly.It is essentially about a young girl who leaves her parents home and moves in with a friend She meets a man at work and falls head over heels of course this guy wasn t exactly prince charming He leaves her high and dry and heartbroken She meets a group of people through a [...]

    8. Becky Canfield says:

      Wonderful story of faith and forgiveness Olivia is a young girl who is struggling with her very overbearing, combative mother She finally moves out of the house and gets a place very her best friend without telling her parents Olivia is faced with many obstacles and has turned away from God She becomes friends with another girl who invites her to Bible Study and starts meeting other people who are followers of Christ Will she start to follow Christ again, will she ever be able to forgive her mot [...]

    9. Shelly says:

      I don t often find myself saying that I m the sentimental type but within a short time into this book, I was full of tears happy and sad as well as an overwhelming set of emotions It made me think back to when I was a young, 19 year old setting out on my own Everything from her relationship with her mother to her life struggles as a Christian, I felt each and every pain and victory I love that Elizabeth doesn t make Olivia out as a perfect Christian she makes poor choices and has to learn to mak [...]

    10. Jessica says:

      I thought this book was absolutely fantastic It s an amazing Christian Fiction story about a girl growing up and making a life for herself It also talks quite a bit about faith, hope, love and forgiveness I think the pace of this book is slow, which isn t a bad thing I was able to read thoroughly through the book and didn t have to go back through it to reread parts of it When we make mistakes in our lives, the Lord will forgive us if we only ask The author made the characters seem very real, I [...]

    11. Silvie Armas says:

      I love it when a book has faith, love, forgiveness and hope This book has all of those In this story we meet Olivia who has come of age and is making a life for herself To be honest this is not a fast read, the book actually goes kind of slow While normally I don t like books like that, for this book it was perfect I really enjoyed how realistic the characters are At times I forgot this book was fiction This book reiterates that no one is perfect, as humans we all make mistakes and that when we [...]

    12. Ashley says:

      In the beginning I thought this book started off kind of slow and boring but I can say with a joyful heart that it is worth reading until the end Finding Hope did something that no other book I have ever read has done and that is make me cry I have read many emotional books but I have never cried while reading I m sure it s because I felt a personal connection to what Olivia was going through.I highly recommend this book to anyone that is either comfortable or curious about Christianity I also r [...]

    13. Jill says:

      I haven t read many Christian novels so I have nothing in that genre to compare this toat said, I liked the Christian themes of forgiveness and acceptance and prayer I loved how the Bible group accepted Olivia and became her family when she needed them I have had similar experiences with members of my own faith and believe that one of the greatest blessings we can give each other is to love, accept and help as needed Their friendship literally changed her life.After reading a few books lately th [...]

    14. Hilary Mahoney says:

      This is definitely a quick read I actually wish it would have been a little bit longer Some of the story lines and characters could have been built on a bit However, I definitely enjoyed that the book is somewhat atypical of Christian fiction the main character in the book does not start out as a Christian and we take the journey with her through her mistakes and then see her redemption as the story continues I know that this is book 1 in a series and I am curious to see if the author continues [...]

    15. Robin says:

      This is the best fiction story I have read that shows one Jesus and His church and how they function as a unit I hurt for Olivia as she was taken advantage of and suffered the consequences I loved how God used this as His vehicle to bring her to Him To see how the church then treated her as Christ would made my heart soar But in the end, life was real life in our fallen world Still forgiven, but broken Oh how I highly recommend this book to one and all What an example to the church as to how we [...]

    16. Ann says:

      I loved this book It is a beautiful story of how a young woman can make bad choices and yet through God s mercy and love she can find forgiveness and redemption The author does a wonderful job of pulling the reader into the lives of the characters and the emotions they feel I was given an e book copy of this book in return for an honest review, and I definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys good Christian fiction that tackles some of the tough issues of life and yet paints such a beau [...]

    17. Teresa Kander says:

      This is a wonderful Christian fiction story, about a young girl coming of age and making a life for herself It is also a story of faith and forgiveness.There are many different circumstances in Olivia s life which keep the reader engaged and interested, waiting to see how it will turn out for her She has relationships that are beneficial, and some that really aren t, and we see her work her way through those decisions.I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and can hardly wait for the next one in the se [...]

    18. Gina says:

      I received this book as a first read The pace is slow It s a nice piece of Christian fiction that tackles the tedium and trials that exist in relationship as well as losing and finding faith The pastor and bible study group play large roles which will appeal to the Christian audience The book isn t overly syrupy and takes on topics like Jesus Freaks, hypocrites, and those who make mistakes and try to atone for them The book isn t for everyone but would be a good pick for a bible study book club [...]

    19. Natalie says:

      Although this started a little slow for me, the second time I picked it up, I had to stay up late to finish it, I was hooked with the characters and did not want to put it down till I was done Elizabeth shares a lovely coming of age story about a young woman, starting out on her own, excited, yet apprehensive, she makes a few mistakes along the way and realizes a few hard truths Elizabeth has a nice writing style that will pull you in with a few surprises I am excited for the sequel.I received t [...]

    20. My Life says:

      This book was a fantastic read and very well written I also really enjoyed the fact it set in the late 70 s where things were a lot different back then There are a few twist and turns in this book, which makes it an automatic page turner Just when you think Olivia can finally settle down something bad happens This book had me in tears at one point, but I won t tell you why, that will spoil the story This book will truly inspire you to keep going, even when everything seems hopeless Note I receiv [...]

    21. Karen says:

      Wonderful book It was very well written, very touching Maybe the best I ve ever read I like the way she told about how she felt as she went thru everything The emptiness then the happiness onto grief and starting to find happiness again Very good book I liked how she put her feelings into words From loneliness to being happy, then on to being completely lost and then to beginning to find happiness again

    22. Sharon Brewer says:

      Heartwarming Story I enjoyed this story so much It reaffirmed my belief in the power of the Lord s forgiveness When we make mistakes in our lives, the Lord will forgive us if we only ask I liked the way the author made the characters so real Just like us, they made mistakes I would recommend this story to all readers of christian fiction I am looking forward to the next story by this author I was given a copy of this story in exchange for an honest review.

    23. Glenda Griffin says:

      God precious love carries us through our darkest hours.Olivia, Brad, Lisa and Ben each blessed my soul throughout their spiritual journey Gonna and the Parks fulfils the scripture that says love covers a multitude of sins Finally how the love of God abounds through those who submit to His word and in doing so is able to reach the skeptical.

    24. sharon hosmer says:

      You are of valueSo many times we determine our personal value by thinking we have to be perfect This story reminds y that you are of value and truly loved, however, being with people who are supportive and caring sure make it easier to realize this I feel this is a wonderful plus not so predictable as many are Truly enjoyed this book.

    25. Nena says:

      Great story of love and faithThis was a wonderful story of love and faith I enjoyed the characters very much but didn t like the three unanswered questions I had Why didn t Olivia speak with ms Elva after her baby died What happened to make Mama so hardened And did brad adopt Joy

    26. Angela McKinney says:

      Finding Hope was a good read I enjoyed it and was glad to see the inspiration in it I do think the book had a little bit too much going on at once and did find myself getting a tad bit lost at times It was a book I enjoyed I just feel like it was too melodramatic I love how it ended and am looking forward to Elizabeth Diaz books.

    27. Joyful says:

      This Christian romance is a story of life I like the fact that abortion was not even mentioned The author did a great job describing the emotions for each situation It is very indepth God is a God of forgiveness and walks with you through all circumstances always I was given a copy for an honest review.

    28. Bhriv says:

      Well written story of how real people do have pasts and yet God can heal them with His forgiveness and give them a wonderful life Even after getting that wonderful life things happenrugglesLIFE and yet God can sustain A wonderful picture of God s love for us and how true love can be in ones life that commits to Him.I was gifted a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

    29. Laura says:

      Finding HopeThis book ends up being a tear jerker Olivia s poor choices at the beginning of the story are used to bring her to God I cried throughout the end of the story as tragedy strikes.

    30. Shelly says:

      Nice Christian story about redemption, love and forgiveness Mostly about forgiving oneself as much as being forgiven by others Not too heavy handed, good story.

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