Amelia’s Hope…by Candis Vargo

Posted April 16, 2017 by thebookr in Books, Reviews /

Amelia’s Hope…by Candis Vargo

Amelia's Hope

by: Candis Vargo
Published by:Fifth Ink Publishing on January 14th 2017
Genres:Contemporary, Contemporary Romance
Format: Mobi (Kindle file)
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“Even though I was decaying, Amelia was growing. It was like some beautiful symphony the way both things were happening at once.” Sacrificing your life for your child is one of the greatest ways a mother can show her love... For Cara Michaels, that sacrifice was made. At ten weeks pregnant, Cara was diagnosed with a fast-acting cancer and was faced with the ultimate decision… That decision, was to forgo life-saving treatment to ensure her child would come into this world unharmed. Cara shares with us the last months of her life as she prepared to give birth to her child, and for her husband, Joel, to parent without her. But a husband can only handle so much before he breaks…

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Cara Michaels diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer shortly after she finds out she is pregnant. She decides to forgo chemotherapy during her pregnancy even though it means certain death for herself. ‘Amelia’s Hope’ describes her struggle through cancer treatment and pregnancy.


To say ‘Amelia’s Hope’ was tear-jerker is a vast understatement. Cara’s situation was both touching and devastating. Waiting to find out what would happen kept me racing through the pages. I found Cara’s situation both heart wrenching and touching. Her husbands support brought tears to my eyes. Cara’s genuine realizations at the little she would never to experience with her daughter was especially sad.


I  loved the character of Cara and definitely connected with her. Even though the decision to forgo chemotherapy was Cara’s to make, I can’t say I agreed with her decision. The  book  explains that if she has chemo the risk to the baby is mostly in the first trimester. After that the risk is much smaller. I think that Cara’s decision to forgo all treatment during pregnancy was not one I would have made. She sentences herself to certain death. This absolutely devastates her family.



I did really love the pacing and the prose of ‘Amelia’s Hope’. It was very easy to read and super fast paced.  I didn’t see the twist coming at all.  This novel was a touching read on a fresh topic and would recommend for those who love a good tear-jerker.

About Candis Vargo

Growing up on an old dirt road in the middle of nowhere, as a child Candis used her love for books as a way to escape reality (and her brother constantly trying to kill her–literally). She blames her love of all things Horror on being born on Friday the 13th and will always find joy in scaring her friends. 
You will find a little piece of her in every book she writes. She loves a good happy ending but isn’t afraid to keep her stories real, even if that means telling the side of a story most people are afraid to tell.
Never caring for the norms or boundaries, Candis has written several genres from Horror to Erotica.
When she’s not writing or reading, she can usually be found chasing her children around or binge watching Netflix. She currently lives in Rome, Pennsylvania with her husband and three children.


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