Today we welcome Kim Hotzon! She is showing off her amazing looking new book called Hands Full of Ashes. I can’t wait to read this book!
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Olivia promises to fulfill her dying husband’s wish – to scatter his ashes around the world. Wading through grief and depression, she journeys to a remote orphanage in Uganda. Living amongst the children in their threadbare surroundings, she vows to fight for the children’s lives as she begins to fight for her own. While Olivia develops a passion for humanitarian work, the lonely director of the orphanage develops a simmering passion for her.
Just as time begins to heal the wounds of her heart, Olivia learns the truth of her husband’s unimaginable betrayal. She flees to the tiny country of Rwanda where her soul is reawakened with a startling new love. Olivia realizes that love always comes with a price when she is faced with a decision she thought she would never have to make.
Surrounded by the rugged beauty of Africa, Olivia is determined to find true love while learning how to survive in a region left torn apart by civil war.
Here is a teaser for Hands Full of Ashes:
A sensual, romantic suspense novel inspired by a journey of love in Africa.
Permission was what she sought. Olivia desperately wanted to push forward with her burgeoning relationship with Roger. The desire to be loved, held and protected was an unwavering force, pulsating relentlessly. Danni’s abduction weighed on her every day, but she needed to allow herself, on some level, to keep on living, however marginally it would prove to be. In the brief time she had known him, Olivia had received continuous support from Roger. He had put up with her crying spells, her morose state of mind, for days on end.
Now it was time for her to release part of her soul. Yesterday belonged to the past. There was today. She would not think yet about tomorrow. She removed the leather pouch from around her neck and put it away, in her backpack. The dual chamber of her heart existed together, side by side. One for Jack. There is room for another. Let Roger take his place. As she lay on the bed beside him, she felt a pull of electricity surge between them.
Ooooh I want to read that!!
In October 2012, Kim Hotzon signed up as a volunteer with Developing World Connections, a Canadian non-profit organization. Partnering with the Rwandan based Building Bridges Rwanda, Kim journeyed to a rural village in Rwanda to help construct a community kitchen for genocide survivors.
Her experience inspired her to write Hands Full of Ashes, and to capture the remarkable spirit of an African nation emerging from its dark past, toward a future focused on economic development and ethnic reconciliation. As Kim traveled throughout the region of East Africa, a portrait of the book’s hero and heroine emerged, and as Jan and Olivia came to life, they had to navigate the conflicts of the region while searching for what most of us want: true love.
Ms. Hotzon lives in British Columbia with her husband and children and she has dedicated many years in Adult Special Education, teaching adults with learning disabilities at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
Connect with Kim Hotzon:
LinkedIn:Kim Hotzon | LinkedIn
Thanks Kim for joining us today!!