Friday, February 2, 2018

Flashback Friday: Jonathan's Hope by Hans Hirschi #Review #Giveaway

Author: Hans Hirschi
Title: Jonathan's Hope
Book One of Trilogy
Published: June 10, 2015
Length: 229 pages

Reviewed by Truus


Abandoned to freeze to death in a winter forest by his father because of his homosexuality, Jonathan desperately struggles to survive, until he accidentally stumbles upon Dan, who owns a cabin in the woods.

Dan has been fighting his own demons since the death of his lover Sean. Having retreated from big city life, he is content to live in solitude, but he never counted on meeting Jonathan. 

Given the dire circumstances, Dan must set his own needs aside to help Jonathan reclaim his life, but he soon finds that the ghosts of both their pasts won’t die so easily.

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Originally reviewed on October 22, 2015

This was an exceptional emotional book.

If a book is above average, it’s hard to give a suitable and appropriate review Not give it less than it deserves due to limited word estimation.

It was a deeply emotional journey of a young abused gay man who was abandoned by his parents. 
He knocked exhaustedly on Dan's door. Dan is a widower. Sean, his partner, died exactly a year before this knock.

That’s when Jonathan and Dan's journey together starts.

It’s beautiful, fragile, heartbreaking, but above all, full of love. Their age difference is something the world outside has to deal with, in their relationship it is beautiful to see their progress
The looking-backs are enlightening. The homophobia is shameful, embarrassing.

The journey is so devastating, Jonathan has so much ballast to carry.
At some points, it's almost too much to bear. But unconditional love and support create wonders.
The feelings are everywhere.
It has a very satisfying end. Thank you, Lord
The way this book is described is wonderful and above average.
I am a howler but with this book, I cried so much that my family were worried
In other words, it's a #must #must #mustread

A deep bow to the author.

Flashback Friday: I chose this story because this is one of the books I cried my hardest. My family was concerned about me. I ran through the house upset, very upset… Till this day they still remember

For the first time, I connected with an author. I told him that I loved the story but I couldn’t finish it. That's how upset I was. Lucky me… I got an answer that said “Press on! Read on! Trust me. All will turn out as it should be” I did and thank you, lord, what a wonderful story!


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  1. Thank you for the review!

  2. Good choice for a flashback. For those who haven't read it, I agree with - emotional. I loved the whole series, and this was a great start to it.

  3. Thanks for the review, sounds like plenty of tissues are a requirement!