Waiting On Hope

ABOUT T.M. Souders

T.M. Souders
T.M. Souders was born in Johnstown, PA and grew up in the suburbs outside of Pittsburgh. She graduated in 2004, from Youngstown State University, with a degree in Psychology and minor in Women’s Studies. She is the author of Women’s Fiction novel, Waiting on Hope, as well as Young Adul More...


Ten years ago, Lexie Dodson fled her home in rural Ohio, leaving behind a heartbroken brother and abandoning a devastated fiancé. While chasing her desire of a fast-paced life in the city, and the obscurity of urban life, she is shaken to her very core by an act of violence that leaves her betrayed, broken, and pregnant—and with nowhere to go but home. Seeking refuge and facing gut-wrenching decisions, she is confronted not only with the past she left behind, but also with a love that never died—a love waiting for something to stoke the flames.
"This book gripped me from the opening lines...I instantly connected with Lexie's plight and rooted for life to turn around for her. I wanted to see her broken heart and relationships restored. And I was not disappointed. The author delivers an emotional story in an intense way. As secret is revealed, another is waiting to be uncovered. The author did a superb job of moving the story forward." -Karen Baney, Author Prescott Pioneers Series

"I was truly drawn in by the depth of emotion Author T.M. Souders displayed in her story Waiting On Hope. It was a read I found difficult to put down and when I did it was on the forefront of my thoughts. Lexi Dodson is a strongly written character who was the victim of an unthinkable violent act. Faced with the devastating consequences of such she returns to her hometown to try and pick up the shattered pieces of her life. Waiting for her when she returns is an angry younger brother and an ex fiance, both of whom still felt the sting of when Lexi fled her picture perfect life years earlier to seek out a road not already carved out for her. Waiting On Hope is an amazing story of betrayal, heartache, family, love and most importantly, hope. Author T.M. Souders is definitely an author on my list of people to keep an eye on and I look forward to seeing what she comes out with next." -Amy Manemann, Author of Deadly Reunion

"T.M. Souders has crafted an engaging and absorbing work with fully realized characters, dense and intelligent plotting and romantic as well as dramatic tension. There is a constantly evolving atmosphere that underpins the novel too, which keeps the reader invested from the beginning and it doesn't walk a traditional path towards absolution. This makes for a rewarding reading experience that is sadly lacking from many novels of this similar genre...T.M. Souders writes with an authentic voice, a natural prose wherein dialogue and sentence construction are convincing and well paced. Emotion is well defined in her style too and I can honestly say - as a man - I kinda dug getting emotionally invested. I had a tissue or two on standby." -Dean Mayes, Author of The Hambledown Dream