2023 Reading Challenge

2023 Reading Challenge
Tina has read 8 books toward her goal of 37 books.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

HOPE in PATIENCE - I am looking forward to this one!

I keep a running list of books that are soon to be released (actually I have a list that runs right into Fall of 2011!)  and one of the books on my list is HOPE IN PATIENCE, by Beth Fehlbaum.  The book is scheduled to be released October 27, 2010 and tackles a tough subject - abuse.

For those of you who read my blog, you are, no doubt, aware of my constant interest in tough subject matters such as addiction.  Of course, while nobody "loves" to read books on addiction and abuse, they are subject matters that are, thankfully, now being addressed in mainstream - no longer "taboo" - leaving the victims feeling alone and shamed.  I am grateful to the people who write these types of books and firmly believe in encouraging both the authors and those who live through the hell to talk about it. 

The healing starts when you can talk it through and out......and this blog will always be a medium to do just that.

This is why I am looking forward to the release of this book - please see below for more information.


CONTACT: JKSCommunications, Marissa DeCuir, 347.574.3136,


Fehlbaum’s newest book Hope in Patience releases this October

SEPTEMBER 9, 2010 – Drawing on her own experiences, Beth Fehlbaum delves deep into the realities and trauma of having been sexually abused through her newest teen fiction novel, Hope in Patience (October 27, 2010, WestSide Books).

The second of Fehlbaum’s beloved Patience series, Hope in Patience follows 15-year-old Ashley Nicole Asher on her road to recovery after her fight for freedom from sexual abuse in Fehlbaum’s first novel released two years earlier, Courage in Patience.

In the newest book, Ashley relocates to Patience, TX to live with her biological father, who has not been a part of her life since infancy. She starts her life again at a new school, wonders what it would be like to have a boyfriend and faces the ultimate betrayal. Fehlbaum writes a story of survival, one that inspires much hope in victims who have faced these same terrifying, profound issues.

Fehlbaum is already receiving much advanced praise for the novel. Hope in Patience has been nominated for a 2011 YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers.

Fehlbaum was born in Dallas, TX, and is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington and from Texas A&M. She teaches 5th graders in a bilingual education program in East Texas and is working on the third book of the series, Truth in Patience.

“Honest and direct, Ashley Asher is a beacon for at-risk teens. You are not alone, her story says; others have survived and so can you. This is one of the hardest and most important things for at-risk teens to remember – and believe – during their long lonely nights of the soul. Hope in Patience is the kind of book that can save lives.” – Allan Stratton, Printz Honor author of Chanda’s Secrets and Borderline.

“An extremely brave work, Hope in Patience takes us places we don’t want to go but must, if we are to care about victims of child sexual abuse.” – Terry Trueman, Printz Honor Author of Stuck in Neutral.


Fehlbaum is on a book tour across the state of Texas and is available for interviews. Please contact Marissa DeCuir at or 346.574.3136 to schedule.

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