Hope in Sweetwater County

Hope in Sweetwater County

by Ciara Knight

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Overview

Single mother, Ruth Barnes, has devoted most of her adult life to caring for her son who struggles with addiction. She is empty inside from the sorrows she's faced and the realization that there is nothing left she can do for him now that he is twenty-one. When a charming, good looking, honest, and most of all clean and sober man, enters her life, will she be able to let go of her parental responsibilities to make room in her heart for a good man?

Craig Reid has failed at everything in life including marriage and children due to alcoholism. Now, ten years sober, he awakens to a drama-free, simplistic existence where he avoids anything that could thwart his sobriety, including a romantic relationship. When a beautiful woman-a muse-inspires him to paint for the first time in years, he finds himself questioning all his self-imposed rules.

Will their budding affection blossom into true love, or will the truth of addiction fester causing them both to lose hope?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161319338
Publisher: Defy the Dark Publishing LLC
Publication date: 03/20/2019
Series: Sweetwater County , #11
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 51,768
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Ciara Knight is a USA TODAY Bestselling Author, who writes clean and wholesome romance novels set in either modern day small towns or wild historic old west. Born with a huge imagination that usually got her into trouble, Ciara is happy she’s found a way to use her powers for good. She loves spending time with her characters and hopes you do, too.

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Hope in Sweetwater County 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Carol-Kelley 6 months ago
I really enjoyed Ciara Knight's newest book in her Sweetwater County series: Hope in Sweetwater County. This is only the second book I have read by Ms. Knight but I like her writing style and an emotional story that is well written. There are also some great secondary characters too. Ruth Barns son struggles with addition and uses any means to manipulate his mother to get access to his next fix. When she meets Craig Reid who is a painter they seem to hit it off. She thinks that they could have a future together. Craig wants to make sure the relationship is going somewhere before he tells Ruth that he is a recovering addict. When everything seems to fall apart she will have to make some hard decisions concerning her son, Craig and herself. A heart rending story with Ruth learning that she can't rely on only herself. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.
Kirstiegai More than 1 year ago
You don't need to have read all the other Sweetwater County stories to read this, it does well as a standalone. I've read a few but not all and had no trouble with this. Great small town feel with good, decent characters. This story line deals with addiction as well as love, forgiveness and moving forward. It is an emotional storyline and well written.
lelesurfer More than 1 year ago
There is Hope "Hope in Sweetwater County" by US Today best-selling author Ciara Knight is the 11th volume of the sweet romance series that is taking place in a small town setting in Sweetwater County, Tennessee. Single mom Ruth Baxton has invested herself in raising her son Eric alone and struggled to deal with his addiction until she applies "tough love" and cuts him off. She hides the issues with her son when her relationship with Craig Reid deepens. He is also hiding things from Ruth, e.g., that he is a recovering alcoholic. Will the secrets and lies hinder the growth of their relationship? Will their friends from Sweetwater County be a help with their good meaning interventions or be a hindrance? Will Ruth find hope? Although it is the 11th book of the series and some of the characters from previous books show up again (I have read the 1st and 2nd novel) this book can be read as a stand-alone. One does not have to read the previous novels in order to appreciate this story. Ciara Knight show that one can write realistic books without boosting them with extra-material affairs, sex, offensive language, ..., she presents, once again, a book with great characters. Furthermore, she does not shy away from challenging topics such as past failures and mistakes, PTSD, alcoholism, substance abuse, addiction, and recovery. I highly recommend this book to everyone who like clean and wholesome romances for relaxation. The complimentary copy of this book was provided by the publisher through NetGalley free of charge. I was under no obligation to offer a positive review. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. #HopeInSweetwaterCounty #NetGalley
DisneyMarie More than 1 year ago
Reading this story I learned a lot about addicts, how their addiction doesn’t just affect them, but those around them too, how much they struggle to stay sober and how setbacks can cause them to lose their way. I don’t blame Ruth for being afraid to take a chance after what her ex and her son did to her and that she felt like she couldn’t trust Craig after his lie by omission. I didn’t like how the author pushed her thoughts on what the correct course of treatment should be. She downgraded traditional treatment centers and pushed for Christian ones. Not every place is the same and shouldn’t be tarred with the same brush.