In the celebration of their love, hopes, and dreams, Joe and Vicky commit to each other in marriage. In the cycle of life, with its passions and ambitions, circumstances begin to erode at the very fiber of their love. Slowly, with the unraveling of threads, shredded by wrong choices, the frayed strands of their love seem beyond mending. Adding to their struggle is the bleak, hopelessness of the tough economic times. Suddenly, a miracle conquered the abysmal darkness of their lives and changed their hearts Joe and Vicky 'reach out to hope' and what emerges is an understanding of a universal truth. That is, the joy of life could only have come through their trials. Eileen and Elaine, twins, were born in the mid-west and raised in Colorado. They moved to Hawaii after high school. Eileen is a single parent and has four children, two girls and two boys. She has four grandsons. Eileen battles a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis with faith and determination. Difficult and distressing times came when her second son was born with a heart condition, which, eventually, led to a heart transplant. Elaine and Randy have been married thirty-six years. They have three children, one boy and two girls. Also, Elaine, at nineteen, gave birth to a son. She surrendered him up for adoption. She and her son were re-united when he was twenty-three. Elaine is a breast cancer survivor. Both are published authors. Reach Out To Hope is their debut novel. Storytelling is Eileen's forte, while poetry is Elaine's strong suit. Both styles are intertwined throughout the book.