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Friday, June 13, 2014

Chasing Hope by Amy Daws (Virtual Book Blast / Contest Giveaway)

In association with Goddess Fish Promotions, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book blast event for Chasing Hope by Author Amy Daws!

Chasing Hope by Amy Daws 
Publisher: Stars Hollow Publishing
Publication Date: May 18, 2014
Format: Paperback - 224 pages
             Kindle - 304 KB
ISBN: 978-0990325208
Genre: Memoir

BUY THE BOOK: Chasing Hope

Book Description:

At 33 weeks pregnant, Amy is certain something bad will soon happen, it has too many times before. Deep down she fears it’s only a matter of time before the baby she’s carrying will die. Despite the fact that Amy has been repeatedly slapped in the face with multiple miscarriages, she still can’t seem to quiet that tiny voice in the back of her head that’s screaming at her to not give up hope.

Follow Amy’s true story as she stumbles through her journey with humor and warmth all while dealing with the neuroses that come along with getting her hopes shattered time and time again. All she has to do is close her eyes and she’s lurched back to the memories of her losses on the floor in her bathroom, in the hospital, and even at her place of work. No one knows what the internal mind of a woman who’s lost five babies and suffered this many let downs goes through. Can Hope ever truly survive memories such as these?

Book Excerpt:


My husband tried to spare me the pain of seeing our baby who was no longer inside me. When he realized he wasn’t as subtle as he’d hoped, he looked at me apologetically and rubbed his hand on my arm.

“Just go,” I stated coolly.

He set the pictures on the dash of the car and walked into the pharmacy, shoulders hunched.

I hesitantly grabbed the photos and flipped through them; tears streamed down my face and fell directly onto the images. Our baby went from a tiny circle of digital goo, to a tiny bean, to a tiny tadpole, to a tiny baby. There was a picture of the baby’s hand in a waving motion, like it could have been saying, “Hi Mom, It’s me. Don’t worry, I’m worth it.”

We got home and crawled into bed to hopefully sleep away the pain. We both took three days off of work that thankfully led us into the weekend so we had five full days to mourn the loss of our first pregnancy.

Not only were we mourning the loss of our baby, we were mourning the loss of our hope. It took us nearly three years to achieve this pregnancy. It had been three long years of unresponsive dreams and countless negative pregnancy tests. I was despondent. How could I not despair?

About The Author

Amy Daws is local network affiliate commercial producer and lives in Sioux Falls, SD with her husband, Kevin and their daughter, Lorelei. She graduated with honors from the University of Northern Iowa, despite fiercely executing her wild college-girl phase. Amy received her make-believe medical degree from the school of Google on infertility and miscarriage (that’s not a real thing). On most nights, you can find Amy and her family dancing in their living room to Strawberry Shortcake’s theme song or stuffing themselves inside children sized playhouses and then struggling to get back out because there is nothing they wouldn’t do for their little miracle. She is passionate about sharing her story and connecting with other women like her that have suffered losses and are in search of empathy and understanding. Amy held on to hope in her journey because she knew the payoff of a miracle child would be worth the wait.


Contest Giveaway

Win A Silver ChasingHope Necklace

Author Amy Daws will be awarding a silver chasinghope name necklace to a randomly drawn commenter as well as a randomly drawn host.

Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning.

The tour dates can be found here: 

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Virtual Book Blast Event Schedule


6/9/2014 Our Wolves Den
6/10/2014 Kathleen Valentine's Blog
6/11/2014 Bunny's Review
6/12/2014 My Devotional Thoughts
6/13/2014 Jersey Girl Book Reviews
6/16/2014 Straight from the Library
6/17/2014 Lisa Haselton's Reviews and Interviews
6/17/2014 SECOND STOP Romance Under the Moonlight
6/18/2014 It's Raining Books
6/19/2014 Linda Nightingale...Wordsmith
6/20/2014 Books Direct


  1. the cover is so cute! i loved the description of the book

    1. Thanks Amanda! It's an emotional read but there are some really fun moment of lightness in there!! Sales have been going great! Check out my amazing amazon reviews!

    2. Hi Amanda! Thank you for stopping by and visiting with Amy! :)

  2. And thanks to Jersey Girl Book Reviews for blogging about my story! It's a true story and I'm getting tremendous feedback from readers about how moved they were! What an amazing experience I'm having and I thank you for being a part of it!

    1. Hi Amy! I put your memoir on my TBR list. Thank you for the opportunity to host your virtual book blast event. :)

  3. Thank you for the opportunity to host the virtual book blast event.

  4. The book description speaks to me.

    1. Hi Mary! Thanks for stopping by, hope you get a chance to read the book. :)