book blurb & info
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.
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.
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.
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