top of page

An Ambitious Hope

An Ambitious Hope

Can one find hope when they aren't meant to give it?

Ruby Merrigan is a mage who specializes in Healing powers. She can’t wait to begin an apprenticeship and fulfill her dreams of wielding magic for good - but when she sneaks out of the house to visit her grandmother, she’s abducted by Wolf shapeshifters who demand her help, and they’re not taking no for an answer.

Surrounded by intrigue, Ruby looks for answers and makes a horrifying discovery: she isn’t the mage the Wolves were after. Fearing what will happen when they find out the truth, she decides to pose as the real target for as long as she can. If Ruby speaks up, she will put both herself and the true mage they need in danger - but if she stays silent, she may be taking away the Wolves’ only hope.

“An Ambitious Hope,” a retelling of Red Riding Hood, is a standalone novella, complete with tropes like enemies to lovers and mistaken identity. It is part of the “Hope Ever After” series, a collection of twenty hopeful and uplifting fairy tale retellings. Each book is written by a different author so it can be enjoyed in any order. The proceeds from this series are donated to the O.U.R. (Operation Underground Railroad) to rescue children from exploitation and trafficking.


Lucy Winton

Adventure. Magic. Friendship. Love.

bottom of page