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The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope

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The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope

A Novel
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The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope is an unconventional and passionately romantic love story that is as breathtaking and wondrous as The Time Traveler's Wife and The Story of Edgar Sawtelle.

During WWII, teenager Evelyn Roe is sent to manage the family farm in rural North Carolina, where she finds what she takes to be a badly burned soldier on their property. She rescues him, and it quickly becomes clear he is not a man...and not one of us. The rescued body recovers at an unnatural speed, and just as fast, Evelyn and Adam fall deeply in love.
In The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope, Rhonda Riley reveals the exhilarating, terrifying mystery inherent in all relationships: No matter how deeply we love someone, and no matter how much we will sacrifice for them, we can only know them so well...

The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope is an unconventional and passionately romantic love story that is as breathtaking and wondrous as The Time Traveler's Wife and The Story of Edgar Sawtelle.

During WWII, teenager Evelyn Roe is sent to manage the family farm in rural North Carolina, where she finds what she takes to be a badly burned soldier on their property. She rescues him, and it quickly becomes clear he is not a man...and not one of us. The rescued body recovers at an unnatural speed, and just as fast, Evelyn and Adam fall deeply in love.
In The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope, Rhonda Riley reveals the exhilarating, terrifying mystery inherent in all relationships: No matter how deeply we love someone, and no matter how much we will sacrifice for them, we can only know them so well...

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  • Rhonda Riley is a graduate of the creative writing program at the University of Florida. This is her first novel. She lives in Gainesville, Florida.

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  • Julianna Baggott, bestselling author of Pure and Girl Talk

    "An incredible, otherworldly love story...[that] reads with the urgency of a lifelong secret finally confessed."

  • Library Journal

    "First-time novelist Riley's exquisite language draws the reader into this improbable, beautifully rendered, somewhat biblical love story with a wildly imaginative premise that is irresistible, tender, and provocative."

  • Publishers Weekly

    "Rhonda Riley's debut novel fuses a lyrical, tender love story with a sophisticated depiction of a supernatural sentient being... [Riley] succeeds both in getting the reader to suspend disbelief and fashioning a compelling story."

  • Kirkus Reviews

    "Well-written and stocked with many strong characterizations."

  • Shelf Awareness

    "Folkloric elements blend with pure romance in Rhonda Riley's startling The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope, a debut novel that raises questions about how well we ever know our loved ones--and whether it even matters....Riley's unusual meditation on the private worlds we build to shelter our partners and our children is written with earthiness and deep appreciation for the power of the land.... Both dreamily erotic and filled with the relatable minutiae of day-to-day life

  • Lauren Groff, bestselling author of The Monsters of Templeton

    "The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope is strange and powerful, a hybrid work that's part Alice Munro, part Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and entirely, marvelously, itself. In her debut novel, Rhonda Riley has written the most resonant and touching love story I've read in a very long time."

  • Richmond Times-Dispatch

    "The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope creates a world in which the reader will encounter the full spectrum of emotions... This stunningly beautiful and unforgettable novel, a testament to the possibilities and triumph of love, find a permanent home in the reader's heart."

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