Love and Betrayal Clash in “Losing Hope”

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Â?Losing Hope,Â? Martha Morning ToddÂ?s first novel, is a debut work of great promise, skillfully weaving themes of love, courage and betrayal.

“Losing Hope,” Martha Morning Todd’s first novel, weaves universal themes of love, courage, betrayal and hope into one fast-paced novel and holds out much promise for the author’s future work.

The novel’s protagonist, Hope Evans, has a life that most women only dream about. She marries her college sweetheart, gives birth to a beautiful daughter, and has a job that she loves. But her charmed life is about to take a drastic turn.

Hope is ripped from her safe life and forced into a path of pure evil. Even as she must find the strength to live, her husband Jim overcomes devastating betrayal in his quest to find her.

“As a novel, ‘Losing Hope’ will speak to everyone,” says Ms. Morning Todd. “The emotions and the themes present in it are human emotions and themes, which everybody can identify with.”

Ms. Morning Todd, who has a background in business, is also a writer of children’s books; the first one, “Sock-a-nina,” will be published in June 2005. She has also written a poem, titled “The Two Spires,” in memory of the victims of September 11. “’Losing Hope’ is my first novel,” Ms. Morning Todd says. “I have done quite a bit of traveling, and I’ve been to Bequia, where part of the novel takes place. However, the experiences in the book are totally and completely fiction.”

Martha Morning Todd was raised in Michigan, and now lives in Martinsville with her husband Dan and her children Daniel and Libby. She is available for book-signing parties with 10 or more attendees, especially in the Indianapolis area.

“Losing Hope” is available in hardcover for $24.95 and in paperback for $14.95. For more information, please visit

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