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Summary

We live in a broken world where bad things happen to good people. When dark periods in our lives can span months or even years. At times such as these, hope seems to be just a tiny light in the distance.

Join our characters as they search for the light through life's darkest moments. Olivia's Hope is a story that restores our faith in hope itself and leaves us knowing we can always find our way. 

Jenny, a young woman from Chicago with a sealed record and a well-hidden past, takes on a special project for a North Dakota oilman. Could this be an easy payday? Trouble starts when the brutal past threatens to ruin the future she is searching for. The key to putting the past behind her, this time for good, reopens another door that was intended to stay closed forever.

Seth's heart still bleeds for the loss of his wife, Olivia, three years passed. Still focused on the rearview mirror of his life and deeply mired in his misery, he doesn't realize his future may be right in front of him. Could Olivia help? Maybe she left a note.... But when the past threatens to destroy what he loves, will he finally snap out of it and step up for the fight of his life?

©2018 Kevin Karella (P)2019 Kevin Karella

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Very enjoyable

This book was great. Lovely sweet romance in the middle with a bit of dark and dangerous thrown in. Excellent narration from Amanda. Written well.
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  • Trisha C.
  • 27-10-20

Beautiful story of love lost and found

Seth lost Olivia, the love of his life, but he wanted to keep her memory alive. What's better than bringing life in honor of his wife's memory. But who is willing to do that for a stranger?
Jenny, from Chicago, applied to do this. She needed the money and a fresh start at life. Can she do this without getting attached to Seth and the baby? Can she walk away?
Everything was going ok until her past came back to haunt her.
This is a beautiful, poignant story full of symbolism. there is always hope if you find love.
Amanda Stribling's narration is wonderful .she tells the story with emotion and love..
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  • Kindle Customer
  • 19-01-21

Beautiful story

This is the first book I've read/listened to by Kevin Karella. Wow. What a beautiful story of healing of the heart. The storyline was wonderful with great lead and support characters. I was truly drawn into the story, not wanting to pause the audio.

The only problems were that there were some timeline errors in time of year the story took place and the length of time after one of the tragic events. Seth and Jenny seem to keep landing in trouble one way or another. Towards the end, it just seemed to get a little over the top with the constant calamities. Those issues aside, this was a wonderful book and I'll be looking to see if there is more by this author.

Amanda Stribling is a great narrator. Her performance made the audiobook roll like a movie in my head. I didn't want to pause her performance.

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  • Estella Blessed
  • 01-06-20

Must Read/Listen

We live in a broken world where bad things happen to good people. When dark periods in our lives can span months or even years. At times such as these, “Hope”, seems to be just a tiny light in the distance. Join our characters as they search for that light through life’s darkest moments. Olivia’s Hope: Alive! Yet Suspended in Time is a story that restores our faith in hope itself and leaves us knowing we can always find our way. Jenny, a young woman from Chicago with a sealed record and a well-hidden past, takes on a special project for a North Dakota oilman. Could this be an easy payday? Trouble starts when the brutal past threatens to ruin the future she is searching for. The key to putting the past behind her, this time for good, reopens another door that was intended to stay closed forever.Seth’s heart still bleeds for the loss of his wife, Olivia, three years passed. Still focused on the rear view mirror of his life and deeply mired in his misery, he doesn’t realize his future may be right in front of him. Could Olivia help? Maybe she left a note… But when the past threatens to destroy what he loves, will Seth finally snap out of it and step up for the fight of his life?Seth and Jenny must step up in a big way, even when it is not in their nature. Add a lover’s tree that never blossoms, some heart wrenching tragedy, action and gunfights. Then we bring on wild horses, buffalo, hiking and flying plus the craziest twists and turns and wonderful symbolism that takes you on a journey like a roller coaster.

This is a must listen/read book. It has all the ingredients to make up a excellent read. It makes you laugh, cry, and not want to put it down. It has adventure, suspense and romance to boot. I am suggesting that you give this book a try it is worth it.

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  • Christy D
  • 04-02-20

Olivia's Hope

This is such a sweet story of how after loosing the love of his life and his hope to keep her alive with their baby. And how a little hope and a huge impact one woman can have on so many people. Amanda Stribling did a great job on the narration. Thanks for the recommendation Audiobook Obsession.

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  • christine killgore
  • 03-02-20

Great book

I really enjoyed Olivia’s Hope, my only regret was that it wasn’t longer! Great character development, with a few little turns I wasn’t expecting!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 24-12-19

Amazing Story of hope love and 2nd chance

This story is about finding hope and love after tragedies. Seth lost Olivia to a car accident. He never got over her. Jenny was a poor foster kid who had a sealed record. A twist of fate brings them together. As Jenny and Seth navigate through their pasts, they slowly fall in love. Jenny helps Seth find love again after Olivia. With the help of Linc and Victoria, Jenny opens up about her past and lets people in. She starts to feel at home.
The story overall was great. There were areas where it felt like it was over done or fluffed to add more to the story that really wasnt needed. I did pick up a few errors in the names when being read. With these minor things, I still rate it a 4 star as the plot and characters were great.

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  • Dektolia
  • 10-12-19

Sweet story

This was a sweet story with nice characters. There was actually a lot of detail for some minor characters that made me think it was related to another series, but I couldn't find any other books by Kevin Karella. I'd be interested in reading more by him in the future. My only complaint is the timeline, as it mentioned being right before Christmas but then skipped Christmas, then in a later point in the book it mentioned Christmas coming up soon, and at least one place it sounded like it was only two years since the accident instead of three. Despite that, it was a really interesting and enjoyable book.

Amanda Stribling did a great job with the narration. I would have liked to give the performance 4.5 stars. The characters were tough to tell apart based on voices alone, but she added emotion to her performance and spoke at a good pace.

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  • Jan M
  • 01-12-19

Powerful

Olivia's Hope by Kevin Karella really is an incredible listen. The storyline is full of vibrant imagery and it packs a powerful punch. I loved the author's writing style and how the characters were developed. This book has an incredible message of hope and the book is full of emotions. Amanda Stribling was perfect performing this book. She brought the characters to life with her voice and gave them distinguishable voices. I love it when I can hear who is speaking, and found the banter enjoyable. Thank you Audiobook Obsession for this incredible book. I loved it!

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  • Desire Oosthuizen
  • 16-11-19

So special

What a wonderful surprise at the end.

Although the story was predictable at times it was still a very special story!

The narration was super awesome in this story, she did a wonderful job as always!

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  • Nat (🎧AudiobookObsession)
  • 17-07-19

Olivia's Hope

Olivia's Hope is such a moving story, I couldn't pull away. I was immediately absorbed into the plot with a prologue that instantly had you wondering what comes next. The raw emotions, and compelling characters, tied into a dramatic and twisted plot make it almost impossible to believe this was a first time writer.

The narration by Amanda Stribling was amazingly well done.


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