Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Blog Tour: Hope by Morgan Parker

Title: Hope
Author: Morgan Parker
 Morgan Barker, the lead character of Non Friction and brilliant author of Our Story, has all but recovered from the heartache caused by Emma. But when his company’s accounting firm sends a beautiful young woman named Hope to inquire about some suspicious account practices, Morgan finds himself lured back into the beautiful story that he created and wanted to forget about. Except this new story is different than Morgan’s unpublished, never-seen-before version. Read deeper into Olivia and Oliver’s ongoing and difficult love affair, their secret moments and the struggle that kept them apart for so long. – Hope, February 2014.

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Hope shows  from nowhere to remind Morgan Barker of what he had, what he lost, but most importantly of what he let go. She brings him back "Our Story," the story he wrote but never published while trying to reconcile with his ex-wife. The story of Olivia and Oliver give us a more intimate view into their lives. 
I like the fact that Morgan (the writer) keeps the two stories parallel (Morgan Barker/Emma ~~ Olivia/Oliver.) I love that their stories are far from a fairy tale and more real, because let's face it, life is ultimately a bitch showing us that love can cause pain and destroy a part of  us. But if we're lucky, life through love, can put us back together.
Morgan has a way with words. He will make you cry, he will make you laugh, and at times you can feel the sensuality of his words embracing you. This is an author that doesn't sugar coat his stories, and perhaps it's one of his greatest qualities as a writer, making you believe this is real life when in reality it's just a work of fiction. 
Hope, the character is a firecracker and I can't wait to hear more from her in future book (hopefully,) Hope the book is a beautiful tale of the resilience of love.
I recommend that you read Non Friction before Hope to better understand the story. I leave you with two quotes, the first one is one of my favorite from the book, the second one is a beautiful quote from one of my favorite poems that to me describes what the love between Olivia and Oliver was all about...

"What's the greatest tragedy, Olivia? Living an entire life without ever tasting this kind of love, without even knowing it exists? Or taking a broken heart to your grave, knowing that, at the very least, you've had an opportunity to love someone wholly and completely? Hmm?" 
"I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close."
Pablo Neruda

Author Bio:

 Morgan Parker is the pen name for a shy and introverted banker. He currently divides his time between Toronto, Canada and his imagination. When he isn’t writing or working with clients or relaxing at Balzac’s with a medium non-fat cappuccino, Morgan Parker enjoys spending time with his family. And sleeping, preferably on a bed (the left side) but depending on the day, he can pretty much curl up anywhere. No, he is not currently accepting applications for cuddling partners.

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