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Author: Gary Hope

ISBN 978-1-949756-64-7 (softcover)

ISBN 978-949756-65-4 (eBook)

240 pages

Noah lives in Moab and works as an advice columnist for a Salt Lake City newspaper. His responses to his readers are often humorous, sometimes insightful, sometimes cynical, sometimes irreverent, and sometimes insulting. Noah is also an outdoors enthusiast who enjoys hiking in the enchanting, albeit unforgiving, Utah wilderness. Eliciting memories from his time hiking the trails, enjoy the author's vibrant descriptions of the rugged landscape as he recounts Noah's adventures.

The heart of the story, however, lies in Noah's relationship with two women in his life: Dorothy, a park ranger he met while hiking, and Ana, the true love of his life who he has only met online. Follow his conflicts as he tries to decide if it's better to hang on to a dream or to commit to someone who is right in front of him. As Noah struggles to find his footing, the reader will be drawn into contemplation regarding the essential nature of truth: will it set you free . . . or not?


"Ana" is the eighth novel from Gary Hope. Two previous books have won national awards from the Online Book Club of America. Gary finds inspiration for his books from his many travels, as is the case with "Ana." His travel experiences in Moab, Killarney, Galway, Dubrovnik, Seattle, Venice, Iceland, St. Petersburg, Malta, London, Nassau, Red Springs, and Hawaii have given him a perspective on life and love that helps create lifelike characters that readers can identify with.  

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Maria Beltran

Review: Reviewed by Maria Beltran for Readers' Favorite

Ana by Gary Hope is a humorous, witty, cynical, ironic, highly

charged romance novel that is oozing with love, pure unconditional

love. A Salt Lake City advice columnist, Noah lives in the little

tourist town of Moab in Utah. He has a varied reader base to whom

he dispenses his always ironic and always funny words of advice.

His life in Moab settles into a predictable routine that is shattered

when he receives an email from Ana. What started as a seemingly

casual exchange of emails turns into an intense online love affair.

Sight unseen, Noah falls hopelessly in love with Ana and, in a twist

of fate, he meets Dorothy during one of his hiking trips.

Ana by Gary Hope is truly an entertaining read. It is a unique love

triangle romance that is as thrilling as any popular movie showing

in the cinemas today. It helps a lot that Gary Hope writes with the

paintbrush of a landscape visual artist so that the enchanting

beauty of the Utah wilderness becomes vivid and real. And he has a

lot of wit and wisdom to share that borders on the hilariously funny.

But what makes Ana such an unforgettable novel is probably the

intensity of his main protagonist's emotions, so much so that

anyone could get carried away by them. This is a story with a

deceptively simple plot, one setting, with not so many characters,

and a dash of wisdom here and there, but it comes out as complex

as human life itself!

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