Our Unexpected Hope
4 out of 5 stars
I recently read Our Next Chapter, the story of Quinn’s parents and when I learned that there would be a book dedicated to Quinn’s story I was honestly excited. While Our Next Chapter wasn’t about Quinn, I thought she was a secondary character that really helped make that story.
These books read well as stand alone books and the prologue gives you a brief, but sufficient background anyway so you don’t need to feel like these books should be read in a particular novel. I will say I am someone that enjoys seeing past characters reappear as secondary characters later so I was thankful to have read both books in the order I did.
As the storyline progressed I found Quinn and Noah’s love story to be sweet and wholesome but irritating in how fast things progressed, funny coming from someone that believes “when you know, you know.” I’m not sure when the switch happened for me, but I ended up really coming to appreciate their love story. The obstacles they faced were common for many couples and incredibly relatable but not something I read in many novels giving Our Unexpected Hope a really fresh feel for me.
Overall the book was very well written and full of pure emotion. I love the family dynamic between Quinn, her parents and even Noah and I love that Dez and Karalyn were so tightly woven into this story. I will definitely be keeping an eye out for more from Michelle Sullivan.
Review by @fnbates