Morning my lovelies, and happy hump day!  Today I’m delighted to be bringing you a review on the blog tour for Little Book of Hope by Louise Hall; which is exactly what it says on the cover…..a little book of hope!

book blurb & info

The past few months have made us realise that change is inevitable – sometimes good but sometimes it can be cruel and makes your world go out of control.
 
We might experience anxiety, low moods, night sweats, exhaustion or worse. 
 
We lose all hope and feel that there is nothing to look forward to.
 
Little Book of Hope helps you find your way back again – through Reflections to guide you through the difficult times, together with: Family. Friends. Rest. Time – for yourself. Walk. Talk. Cry. Grieve. Meditate. Pray. Accept things. Patience.
 
Dedicated to all those around the world who have lost hard but loved much – that you may re-discover Hope and welcome the beautiful pleasure of joy back into your lives.
Published by: Peach Publishing on 9th July 2020
Formats available: Paperback & eBook
Purchase Links: Amazon UK ~ Amazon US

my thoughts

This is a lovely little book full of short poems and quotes to give you hope when you’re feeling low.  Pocket sized you can literally keep this with you and dip in and out of it when you need a pick me up.  The book has a few little mini sections: a short rhyming poem on hope, reflection, on hope, when you have hope…, and then different quotes for different times of your life e.g. hope and sickness; hope and the future etc.

Many of the quotes in this will get you thinking and will give you a much needed boost.  A few of my favourites are:

“Hope is your antidote to fear’
‘A dose of hope each day is medicine for the soul’
“Hope lets the past go and lets the future arrive’
‘Baby steps of Hope, lead to giant leaps of happiness’

I also really enjoyed the poem at the end to comfort loss.  This will definitely help those who have recently lost a loved one.

If you’re in a dark place or dealing with grief and bereavement, this is the sort of book that you could use to pick a daily affirmation first thing in the morning to bring you hope throughout the day.  If you’re not religious or don’t have some sort of faith, some of these quotes/poems won’t be for you, but there are plenty that will resonate with you.

Overall a lovely little book which will help those in need a little hope, or a pick me up.

rating

 ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

about the author

Louise Hall is from Malahide, Co. Dublin. She has previously published two works of non-fiction, Medjugorje: What it Means to Me and Medjugorje and Me: A Collection of Stories from Across the World. Her fiction has been published in The Irish Times and been shortlisted for numerous competitions, such as the RTÉ Guide/Penguin Short Story Award, the Colm Tóibín International Short Story Competition and the Jonathan Swift Creative Writing Awards. Pilgrim is her debut novel.

Where to find Louise online: Website ~ Twitter ~ Instagram 

tour info

Organised by: Random Things Tours

Thanks to Anne for inviting me on to the tour, and to Louise and the publisher for gifting me with a copy.  All views and opinions are my own.

Back soon lovelies

Chelle x

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