Anchored: Finding Hope in the Unexpected by Kayla Aimee {Review & Giveaway}

Anchored: Finding Hope in the Unexpected by Kayla Aimee

Book review disclosure.

Kayla Aimee
Christian Living

Uncover a hope that holds.

YOU COUNT A PREGNANCY BY WEEKS and Kayla Aimee had only ticked off 24 of the 40 when she unexpectedly went into labor. She thought her church upbringing had prepared her for every circumstance but when tragedy struck and threatened to take the life of her newborn daughter, it felt as though once sold ground had turned to glass beneath her feet, destined to shatter everything she held sacred.

When swept into a story of suffering, we all find ourselves vulnerable, questioning everything we thought we knew as we wonder, "Where is God in this?" With everything feeling as fragile as her one and a half pound daughter, Kayla finds herself asking that same question as she faces her greatest fear: that she may have finally become a mother just to lose her only child.

Both poignant and humorous, Anchored recounts Kayla's gripping story of learning to navigate her newfound motherhood in the most unexpected of ways, from holidays in the hospital and middle-of-the-night phone calls to the joy of coming home. With vulnerability and plenty of wit, Kayla lays bare her struggle to redefine her faith, her marriage, and herself within the context of a tragedy she never saw coming. For anyone who has felt their faith in God falter, Anchored extends a gentle invitation to join her as she uncovers a hope that holds.

My Thoughts

Isaiah 61:3 spells out the promise that we will receive beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, and the garment of praise for heaviness. In Anchored:Finding Hope in the Unexpected Kayla Aimee gives testimony to that.

Kayla and her husband were thrilled to learn they were pregnant and looked forward to the birth with all the usual excitement and anticipation. But one day all that joy came crashing down. Their sweet girl Scarlette was born way too soon bringing the storybook tale to a screeching halt. The weeks and months that followed took a toll on her marriage, her pocketbook, and above all her faith.

But God is faithful to His children. Through her infectious sense of humor Kayla brings you her family's journey to wholeness. Her momma's heart will resonate with other mommas whether you have had a similar situation or not. 

Connect With The Author

Kayla Aimee

The Giveaway

We were so inspired by this book that we wanted one of our readers to have a chance to win a copy. We have partnered with Kayla Aimee and B&H Publishers to offer one of our readers a copy of Anchored: Finding Hope in the Unexpected. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents and will run through midnight on Friday, July 24, 2015. You must be at least 18 years old to enter. The winner will be contacted by email and will have forty-eight hours to claim the prize. If unclaimed, a new winner will be drawn. The winners’ entries will be verified. Please enter the contest using the Giveaway Tools form below. All entries are optional.


  1. My faith anchor is Jesus, for sure! Only by trusting Him on a day-by-day (sometimes minute-by-minute) basis can I find hope in the unexpected bits life throws at me. This sounds like a wonderful book.

    1. Amen to the minute-by-minute trust! I loved this book and I hope you get an opportunity to read it.

  2. I look forward to reading this book. Stories of faith, and God's faithfulness, have a way of strengthening my faith walk. Thanks for sharing.

    1. You're going to love it! Don't forget tissue . . . it will definitely tug at your heart strings.


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