Hope Book

novel - LGBT+


Rick R. Reed

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After Todd's mother dies from cancer, he moves back to his hometown in the foothills of the Appalachians from Chicago. It's 1997 and he's just been given a death sentence -- an HIV-positive diagnosis.<br><br>Todd expects his remaining time on earth to be spent alone. But Cal, his handsome next-door neighbor, has other ideas.<br><br>Cal is not the only surprise in Todd's new life. Todd begins having visions of an older woman, Essie, when he dims the lights. Is she just a figment of his imagination? Or is she a truth teller? When she talks to Todd, she's smart and hopeful.<br><br>When Todd tells Cal about the ghost, Cal knows her already because Todd's mother spoke with her before her death. Essie was a godsend when Todd's mom was in so much pain.<br><br>And now, Essie urges Todd to live ... for himself ... for new love. But is she too late?