Tammy L. Gray – My Unexpected Hope

Posted on July 15, 2017 in Story of the Week

My Story of the Week selection for July 15, 2017 is the newly released novel My Unexpected Hope by Tammy L. Gray, a multi-published author of inspirational romance novels with whom I share both publisher and literary agent.

My Unexpected Hope is a story about fighting for a second chance. About believing that redemption and healing are possible if you move toward them with courage.

Here’s a preview:

After a year of grieving her divorce and living a life permanently stuck on pause, Laila Richardson is finally ready to have her own happy ending. Then a listing for a quaint cottage in another town answers her prayers for a fresh beginning—one that will bring her closer to her new boyfriend, Ben. Unfortunately, in her small town of Fairfield, Georgia, letting go of the past is virtually impossible. No one wants to see her move on, including the man who destroyed her heart to begin with.

Chad Richardson has spent years in misery but finally has his life on somewhat stable ground. When he learns his ex-wife is dating, he knows it’s time to go back and fight for the life he abandoned. Bolstered by his newfound sobriety, Chad has every intention of winning back the woman he loves, even if that means facing old demons that are waiting for him to fail.

Passions run deep as two souls searching for a second chance find the courage to let go of old patterns. Can they recognize that their dreams are still possible, even when forged from a broken past?

You can read a preview of My Unexpected Hope on Tammy’s Amazon.com page by clicking on the button below.


Tammy L. Gray lives in the Dallas area with her family, and they love all things Texas, even the erratic weather patterns. She writes modern Christian romance with true-to-life characters and culturally-relevant plot lines. She believes hope and healing can be found through high quality fiction that inspires and provokes change.

Tammy is often lauded for her unique writing style within the inspirational genre, preferring to use analogies verses heavy-handed spiritual content. Her characters are real, relatable and deep, earning her a 2017 RITA award nomination in the Romance with Religious and Spiritual Elements category.

Connect with Tammy on her website, tammylgray.com, and on Facebook.