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A Hero's Hope
An Exciting Rip-Roaring Story of Hope, Courage, and Revolution
Esperanza has it all planned out: She will tell Don Raúl that she can’t marry him, break off their engagement, and persuade her parents to let her marry the man she loves instead. After all, Artie is a hero. How could any parent object to welcoming such a brave man into their family?
However, it soon becomes clear that the jealous Don Raúl will not give her up as easily as she had hoped. When Artie’s heroic sacrifice becomes the talk of the town, Raúl realizes that his bride’s heart lies elsewhere… and he decides to use the information to his advantage.
Forced to choose between her own freedom and Artie’s, Esperanza must take desperate measures to save the man she loves. But as revolution looms and even families begin to turn against each other, danger lurks around every corner—and she soon learns that the greatest threats can come from the places you least expect.
Esperanza will do anything to protect Artie. But with Artie’s attacker still at large, a vengeful Don Raúl determined to hang him for treason, and a bloody revolution brewing all around them, will her efforts be too little, too late?
Led by strong female characters, A HERO’S HOPE turns the common damsel in distress trope on its head. Based on real historical events, this thrilling page-turner story of love and courage in the face of adversity follows characters on an emotional journey through laughter, tears, passion, and heartbreak.
There are fates worse than death. Being forced to watch the woman you love marry the man you hate is one of them.
Artie always knew that Esperanza was out of his league. The beautiful daughter of a wealthy landowner, she sees him beyond his ragged clothes and lack of social status. But unfortunately, Esperanza’s parents are not so open-minded. Blinded by money, they are determined to marry her to the ruthless Don Raúl regardless of her feelings on the matter.
Artie has to find a way to save her, or he will lose her forever. But standing up against the Don will earn him a warrant for his own execution. There is only one way to stop Raúl from using his life as a bargaining chip to force Esperanza’s hand... but will Artie have the strength to go through with it?
Praise and Reviews:
"A rip-roaring, romantic adventure that is impossible to put down." - Starred Review
"A well-written and well-researched story against the background of early 20th century Mexico." - D. Wells, author
"Class intrigue, dynastic maneuvering, and dangerous politics against growing civil unrest in pre-revolutionary Mexico. Can an unlikely friendship blossom into more? I couldn't put it down, and nor will you!" - Jennifer Nugée, editor
"This beautifully written novel will have you gripped right from the start." - Melissa Hoskins, author
"A riveting peek into a time of Mexico's history where huge change, excitement and danger are on the horizon. Hugely engaging characters really pulled me in." - Starred Review
"I fell in love with the characters and laughed and cried with them all the way on their exciting journey. They feel like my best friends. It was wonderful to read about this little-known part of Mexican history that happened before the revolution. I cannot wait to read what will happen next." - Starred Review
"A book that will make you weep, rage, and fall in love with an array of characters so realistic they might step off the page. An excellent novel." - Jessica Leather, author
About the Author
Rachel is the author of ARTIE’S COURAGE, A HERO’S HOPE, and SOFIA’S FREEDOM. Led by strong female characters, The Musician's Promise Series turns the common damsel in distress trope on its head. Based on real historical events, this thrilling page-turner story of love and courage in the face of adversity follows characters on an emotional journey through laughter, tears, passion, and heartbreak.
Rachel and her family live a quiet life on her home island of Guernsey, where she enjoys teaching sign language, singing, reading, and writing. Rachel has a degree in English Literature and specialized in literature from other cultures, post-colonial, 19th century, and gothic literature.
In The Musician's Promise, Rachel wants to challenge harmful stereotypes, proving that women can be powerful heroes and that men should never feel ashamed to express their emotions. She aims to write characters that readers can identify and empathize, who make the reader think, laugh, and cry as they share their adventures.