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Hey April!

Hey Y’all!

I am so sorry it’s been so long since my last blog post, but I have been busy launching WHERE THE GRASS GROWS BLUE. Before I go any further, I want to say a big THANK YOU to each and every one of you for supporting me through this crazy journey of bringing a book into the world. You have been with me for a year and a half, reading my blogs, checking out my book reviews, letting me drone on about flowers, and of course, my little dog Harley, who I’m convinced is secretly plotting my demise, all while I was promising you a book was on the horizon. Well, now I can say it’s almost here! WHERE THE GRASS GROWS BLUE will be available in paperback, ebook, and audio on May 16, 2023. But you don’t have to wait; it’s available for pre-order! You can find it at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, Google Play, and Rakuten Kobo.

WHERE THE GRASS GROWS BLUE is one woman’s journey to either accept her turbulent past by embracing the power of forgiveness or risk losing a second chance at love in a small Kentucky town. It’s a quintessential southern experience full of complex family dynamics, lifelong friendships, and a complicated love affair that spans twenty years. Want to know more? Watch the trailer!

Speaking of WHERE THE GRASS GROWS BLUE, it’s attracting some “buzz” in the book world, and it now has a Kirkus Review. Who is Kirkus? They have been an "industry-trusted source for honest and accessible reviews since 1933."

And their verdict for WHERE THE GRASS GROWS BLUE? "Get It."

Here are some excerpts.

"The author crafts a complex will-they, won’t-they romantic dynamic that delves into the importance of confronting personal demons and the irony of finding yourself in the place you tried to leave behind."

"Although primarily a romance narrative, the multifaceted plot is refreshing in that the hero, a mother entering middle age, is allowed the room to find and understand herself in addition to becoming embroiled in a romance plot."

"A sweet tale of finding love and redemption that fans of strong female leads will particularly enjoy."

-Kirkus Reviews

To read the entire review, click here.

Kirkus Review of Where the Grass Grows Blue by Hope Gibbs

But they are not the only reviews coming in, check out these from my fellow authors (who I adore)!

"In Where the Grass Grows Blue, Hope Gibbs examines Penny Crenshaw’s journey to pick up the pieces and begin again after divorce. But this mother of three sons soon learns that if she wants to move forward, she’ll have to first go back to the start. Readers will enjoy this fast-paced southern story about second-chances, lifelong friendships, and the healing power of forgiveness."

-Julie Cantrell New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Perennials

Where the Grass Grows Blue Review

"Where The Grass Grows Blue hit me in all the right places. Young lovers separated by a misunderstanding reunite twenty years later, only to discover that although their love never faded, their choices are insurmountable. Or are they? Gibbs skillfully weaves the dark side of life with the beauty of a love that has only grown stronger over time. Keep an eye on this author – she is one to watch!”

-Barbara Conrey USA Today Bestselling Author of Nowhere Near Goodbye

Where the Grass Grows Blue Review

There’s more to come…

But my life isn’t all about launching WHERE THE GRASS GROWS BLUE. In the last few weeks, I’ve been busy with Bookish Road Trip (check out my interview with Julie Carrick Dalton on Bookish Road Trip’s Facebook page), and I read four fantastic books! An adorable young adult story, a complicated family saga, a look into a dystopian future, and a stunning debut. Click on the tabs to find out more!

THE LAST BEEKEEPER by Julie Carrick Dalton

ALL THAT IS SACRED by Donna Norman-Carbone

SIGNAL FIRES by Dani Shapiro

DAVID IS AN UGLY WORD by Cindy Dorminy

Three Things I'm Obsessed With...

Hope Gibbs March Obsessions
  1. Daisy Jones and the Six Soundtrack—I can't stop singing along. I love everything about it.

  2. Pickle-ball—I played in my first tournament with my daughter! We brought home the gold. And now I have a DUPR (whatever that means).

  3. Tulips—This month they started blooming around Tennessee. Stunning.

Until next time…


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