Thursday, May 2, 2019

Book Review and Book Trailer on A Gateway to Hope by E.C. Jackson


Twenty-one-year-old Neka is a bit of an introvert, she also happens to be stunningly beautiful. When she discovers her friend James is about to be dumped, she sees the perfect opportunity to escape from her quiet life. Can she summon the courage to leave it all behind? James Copley comes from a ruthless family. It's rubbed off. Years ago, he disengaged from his brother's smear campaign, but now his father has offered him an ultimatum, "Get married or lose your seat at the table." Plotting to stamp his design on the family business, he proposes to a woman, even though he doesn't love her. But his carefully laid plans start to unravel when she leaves him on the day she's due to meet his family. Could years of planning his comeback vanish with her departure? A possible solution comes in an unexpected form: Neka. She's not only a friend, but the daughter of his benefactor. And she's right there, offering to support him. But will her support stretch to marriage? He attempts to win her over to his plan but collides with her powerful father who wants to leverage the situation for his own gain. In their fight for survival and love, they are forced to face some uncomfortable truths. Can they overcome thwarted dreams and missed chances to find true love, or does forcing destiny's hand only lead to misery?

My Book Review

You would never have known "Gateway to Hope" is E.C. Jackson's debut novel.  This is a story about two people trying to figure out how to be together without losing themselves. Both of his main characters, Neka and James are well developed and relatable. Their relationship with each other is very organic.  
Neka is shy and awkward making it hard for her to make friends and meet people. She is very religious. 
James moved away from his family to prove them wrong. He was never felt accepted and was belittled by his family. Even with the move he still isn't the man he wants to be. 
In the past, James met Neka at a party and became friends. Will James and Neka take further? 
His writing makes you feel so many emotions. The characters are relatable. If you love romance books with sex pages, as I call it, then you might a little disappointed with it. Sex pages don't always make the reader know how passionate their relationship is. The characters went through some major shifts in their lives. They both move forward with unwavering faith in God. Jackson pays great attention to detail. Every page got better and better.  
Jackson does an amazing job of getting into what makes a great relationship work. A relationship takes compromise, faith, and patience.  Each page tells conveys James and Neka's thoughts and feelings as they go through the process of becoming one is amazing.  All the struggles are real. All the emotions are real. This isn't a preachy Christain book. I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to read about a normal romance story. 


E. C. Jackson began her writing career with the full-length play Pajama Party. For three and a half years she published the Confidence in Life newsletter for Alpha Production Ministries, in addition to writing tracts and devotionals. Teaching a women’s Bible study at her church for eleven years naturally led to her current endeavor of writing inspirational romance novels and teen and young adult fiction. Her mission: spiritual maturity in the body of Christ through fiction.


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