Thursday, July 11, 2013

RITA Watch: A House Full of Hope by Missy Tippens

Debby Giusti here!

Today, I have the pleasure of introducing Missy Tippens' delightful story, A House Full of Hope, which is a 2013 RITA finalist in the Inspirational Category. Missy is one of our own Craftie Ladies, and we're so proud of her accomplishments. 

Congrats, Missy, on the well-deserved recognition for your wonderful story! 

Since we're talking about the fictional worlds that authors create, let's slip into our imaginations to chat with Missy's book...

Can you tell us when you were born? 

I was born in 2011 and was released into the world February, 2012. 

Where was your place of birth? 

The small fictional town of Corinthia, Georgia. 

Do you have any brothers and sisters? 

I do! A Family for Faith (2011) and Georgia Sweethearts (2013), so I'm the middle child of the Faith, Hope and Love series. It's not an official Love Inspired series, but it's how my author thinks of us. As a family. 

What do you think made you a RITA finalist? 

I think readers could relate to the theme of forgiveness (offering and receiving it). I also think readers loved the four precious children in the story. Oh, and the naughty dog! 

By Missy Tippens

Before becoming a Christian, Mark Ryker ran with a bad crowd and broke hearts. Including his father’s. Now a successful businessman, Mark has come home to Corinthia, Georgia, to make amends. But no one will forgive him. So when the widowed mother of four renting his dad’s run-down house needs help fixing up the place, Mark gets to work. Pretty Hannah Hughes and her sweet kids have him longing to be part of the clan, but Hannah isn’t ready to let go of the past. Still, they are working together on a house full of hope—and that’s all Mark needs.
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Debby again...
A House Full of Hope is a heartwarming story that hooks the reader from the very beginning. I couldn't put the book down and was rooting for Hannah and Mark at every turn as they struggled to overcome the issues in their past. More than anything, I wanted them to have a Happily Ever After. Missy is an accomplished author who never disappoints her readers. If you're looking for a touching story about forgiveness and redemption, read A House Full of Hope


  1. Yay, Missy! Congratulations on the well-deserved Rita nomination. I'll be cheering for you!

  2. Debby, thank you for doing the post! I look forward to seeing a good many of you next week in Atlanta!

  3. I'm so excited for you Missy!!! Can't wait to cheer you on next week. Go, Missy, GO!!! Waving to Debby, too. What a lovely tribute to a great book!

  4. Hi Missy, is there really a city in Ga by that name? sounds neat
    going to be looking for this book because I know you write a great story..
    thanks for sharing today
    Paula O

  5. Thanks, Renee! I'm looking forward to seeing you.

  6. Paula, no, it's fictional. :) I wanted to call it Corinth, but there IS a real town by that name. :)

  7. Yippie!!! I can't wait!!! I will be home with my Rita cap and sweatshirt on, cheering for the home team!!!

  8. Hi Debby and Missy!

    Missy, I loved A House Full of Hope and will be pulling for you to win the Rita in Atlanta!!!


  9. I'm so excited about the RITA Award Ceremony and seeing Missy's book cover on the big screen! Woot!

    A House Full of Hope is a wonderful story and deserves special recognition.

    Congrats, Missy. We're all so proud of you!

  10. Thanks, Tina and Janet!

    Tina, I can just picture you at home doing that. :)

  11. I loved this book, Missy! So glad it's being honored with a RITA final! I'll be rooting for you!

  12. Hi Missy, I"m so thrilled A House Full of Hope is a RITA finalist. I really LOVED that book. I couldn't put it down.

    And I will be in Atlanta rooting for you. Will be fun to get together. :)

  13. YAY, Missy! I'm rootin' for you, girlfriend!! A House Full Of Hope is hoping for RITA!!

  14. WooHoo Missy! So proud of you. <3

  15. MISSY!! A House Full of Hope is absolutely my FAVORITE of all your books, so I am SO THRILLED it's up for a Rita, my friend. Praying for a much-deserved win!!


  16. Missy,
    I read your book the month it came out! I am sooooo proud of you. You will be a princess at this conference.


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