Review: What Hopes Are Made Of by Debra Clopton

What Hopes Are Made Of is an enjoyable addition to the Star Gazer Inn of Corpus Christi Bay series. If you have read the first two books in the series, you will love returning to these characters and seeing what is going on in everyone’s lives, as well as focusing on the possibility of new love on the horizon for a few characters. If you haven’t read the other books, you will be able to follow along with this story, but I think this novel is best enjoyed after reading the other books of the series first.

This story focuses on Riley and Sophie. They met in a previous book, but only briefly. It was so fun to see them really connect in this novel and to read about the Glamping experience that Riley now provides at the ranch.

Each couple previously introduced in the earlier books gets some time in this story and it is fun to see what new happenings are on the horizon for them. I am intrigued by the interactions between Lisa and Zane and look forward to seeing more of them in the next book.

(4 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.


Catch up as the story continues on Star Gazer Island. Three women find friendship and courage on the shores of Corpus Christi Bay. Come visit the Star Gazer Inn, with a side trip to the McIntyre Ranch, as widow Alice McIntyre finds her way between two worlds.

The Star Gazer Inn is packed as the summer nights cool off, but temperatures are rising as Alice and Seth are exploring a new level of their “friendship” and both are nervous.

Oh the “Glamping” we will do…Riley has more than he bargained for as the venue opens, and the women show up in droves ready to be pampered while roughing it on the ranch’s beach side retreat. And the woman he’s been hoping he would find just pulled into the park…

Jackson and Nina are expecting…puppies!

And Lisa is not happy when an old flame shows up as a guest at the Inn.

Put your feet up, grab a glass of sweet iced tea, or a glass of your favorite wine and enjoy time on the Texas coast.

This new series follows Alice, her sons, and her friends–and new loves–on the South Texas coast with its sparkling topaz water.

You’ll want to dip your toes in and stay awhile.

Purchase your own copy here.


Debra Clopton

International Bestselling author Debra Clopton has sold over 3 million books. She writes wholesome, sweet contemporary and western romances set in Texas and on the beaches of Florida. Her series are clean and wholesome reads and she has also written many inspirational romances. Her many awards include The Book Sellers Best, Romantic Times Magazine’s Book of the Year the Readers Choice Award, and many more. She’s also a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Finalist and a triple finalist in the American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award.

A sixth-generation Texan, Debra lives on a ranch in Texas with her husband Chuck. She loves to travel and spend time with her family. She has written for Harlequin and Harper Collins Christian and now with DCP Publishing LLC. Since opening DCP Publishing LLC her books are selling worldwide and are regulars on the Top 100 list and Bestseller list in USA and around the world.

She loves helping people smile with her wholesome stories.

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About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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