HOTH Season 3 Prologue

Season 3 of Hang on to Hope has officially started!


This is very important to read for part one to make sense! Some of you may have seen this sneak-peek when you completed the DWOD Level Up survey back in January. But be sure to read this—it’s a mini-part that’s directly after the finale of HOTH season 2 (which I actually recommend you read as well)!

The photos and text were written last year, so excuse the low quality and very old watermark. 😉

But even before this, I’d recommend reading the entirety of the HOTH season 2 finale. It includes some very important clues and foreshadowing early in it you won’t want to miss.

And a quick mini-refresher from the end of the finale of HOTH Season 2:


“COCONUT!” I screech, sprinting out the door and across the sidewalk. I can see the poor puppy now, laying on her side in the road, lifeless and limp. My eyes fill with tears and my heart breaks even more in this moment.


My beautiful, beautiful puppy. Her life has been so short. She’s died so young! But what happened? Who on earth would take her life?


All of the sudden, my legs become weak beneath me. I fall to my knees, fighting back tears, suddenly overcome by the shock and realization.

Who would do this?

Well, duh. My heart skips multiple beats as it dawns on me exactly who has purposely led and somehow kept Coconut in the middle of the road.


Instead of feeling numb and flabbergasted, I grow angrier and angrier with each growing second. Ever so slowly I stand up and turn around, clutching Coconut’s collar with my eyes ablaze with the hottest, burning hatred I have ever felt in my entire life. There he is.

I glare venomously at Connor, having never hated him in years as much as I do in this moment.


Hot tears of fury and grief threaten to spill down my face, but I refused to give Connor the satisfaction. My hands clench into fists so tight they are white.


“Did you,” my voice quivers, and I swallow hard to keep from sobbing. “Did you do this?”


Connor’s face breaks into the most diabolical smirk I’ve ever seen. “Of course not,” he replies innocently. “I made one of your friends do it. And look—there she is.”


I turn my head in the direction Connor points to, expecting it to be Emma or Sarah.

But it’s neither.


It’s Lexi.

HOTH Season 3 Prologue

The moment my daggering glare meets Lexi’s gaze, she jumps up, abandoning her studies. As she darts over to me, she demands, “What is it?” What’s wrong?”

“What do you mean, ‘what’s wrong’?!” I yell, sobs choking my throat. “You just witnessed it!”

“Witnessed what?” Lexi begs.

My screaming has brought Jackson and Amy running outside, and the moment they see Coconut laying in the road, Jackson dashes over to her.

“Everybody stay calm! We’re going to do all we can for Coconut!” Amy orders.

Lexi follows Jackson’s steps and, when she sees Coconut, gasps. Her hand flies to her mouth, open in shock, as tears well in her eyes.

“Don’t act so surprised,” I relentlessly stab her with my loathing glare. “You were working with Connor all along! No wonder you were so reluctant to carry out our plans! Oh, Lexi, how could you?”

“I didn’t!” Lexi wails helplessly. “I would never hurt Coconut! I was studying, heard the howl, but couldn’t find the source of it! I thought it was one of our neighbors’ dogs—I only just now saw Coconut laying in the road, honest!” She now, for the first time, glowers at Connor. “Plus, it’s my word against Connor’s. I’m your friend and would never do something like this, whereas he is your enemy and would totally do something like this.”

“You!” I screech in fury. I struggle to find the words to fit my feelings; anger, hurt, hatred. Finally, with a trembling voice laced with burning wrath, I utter, “I promise that you will be horribly sorry, Connor Cavanaugh.”

For the first time in my life, I can’t hold the tears back even though he’s watching. “This war is over!” I hiss, tears rolling down my cheeks. “I’m telling Jackson and Amy everything!”

Connor just smirks. “You and I both know that if you do that, you’re in serious trouble.”

I study his eyes, tears streaming but heart cheering at my next slow words. “I. Don’t. Care.”

“Everyone, come on!” We all turn at the sound of Jackson’s voice. Amy runs ahead of him, carrying Coconut toward the car. “Coconut is still breathing—she’s got a chance to live if we go to the vet right now!

“Come on, Issa.” Lexi wraps her arm around me as I continue crying.

If Lexi didn’t lead Coconut in the middle of the road, and Connor has been inside the entire time…

Who did Connor order to try to kill Coconut?

To be continued in HOTH Season 3, Part 1!

Coming up next on Hang on to Hope:

Her words strike me dumb, and my mouth opens and closes multiple times in an attempt to say the words.

But I can’t.

I stare down at Coconut’s unconscious body …

Do you think Coconut is going to die?

See you on Friday with HOTH Season 3, Part 1!

P.S. While you wait for Friday, you have GOT to check out Ginnie’s awesome post over at Faking it Mostly!

2017-10-26T12:18:45-05:00 October 10th, 2017|58 Comments


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    Joy October 10, 2017 at 4:23 pm - Reply


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    ginnie October 10, 2017 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    Aww, thanks for the post shout out! I can’t wait until HOTH! Yay! Woot! 🙂

    • Madison
      Madison October 11, 2017 at 12:07 pm - Reply

      No problem! It was awesome! YAY! 😀

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    Hannah October 10, 2017 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    You are such an awesome writer!!!!

    • Madison
      Madison October 11, 2017 at 12:08 pm - Reply

      Awwww, that means so much! I hope all my writing glorifies God. You’re so sweet!

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    The AG Doll Dreams Crew October 10, 2017 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH FRIDAY IS YYYYEEEEAAARRRRSSSS FROM NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! *screams until it’s Friday* XD I don’t think I can last that long!!!!!!! 😫😫😫😫😫 PLEASE DON’T DIE ON US, COCONUT!!!!

    Screaming and going absolutely crazy,

    -Bethany, Felicity, and The Dolls’ Mom

    • Madison
      Madison October 11, 2017 at 12:13 pm - Reply

      MWAHAHAHA I KNOWWWW! *screams with you*

      Hehe, thanks for commenting!

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    Olive October 10, 2017 at 5:58 pm - Reply


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    Light4theLord October 10, 2017 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    I can’t WAIT! You’re KILLING me!!!!
    ~ LIght4theLord

    • Madison
      Madison October 11, 2017 at 12:16 pm - Reply


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    Diamond October 10, 2017 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    Ahhhhhhhhh! Don’t let Coconut die!
    You are the master of words.

    • Madison
      Madison October 11, 2017 at 12:17 pm - Reply

      To kill Coco or not to kill Coco, that is the question…

      Awww, thank you so much! <3 I hope all my writing glorifies God.

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    Jewel October 10, 2017 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    OOOH! I’m so excited!!!! Great job Madi! I think Coconut will live…


    • Madison
      Madison October 11, 2017 at 12:19 pm - Reply

      YAY, I’m so glad! Thank you so much, Jewel!

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    AAG October 10, 2017 at 9:45 pm - Reply


    • Madison
      Madison October 11, 2017 at 12:21 pm - Reply

      HEHEHE! DIEEE! Actually, wait, no, don’t die. Part 1 is just this Friday! STAY ALIVE!

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        AAG October 11, 2017 at 4:00 pm - Reply


        • Madison
          Madison October 11, 2017 at 8:33 pm - Reply


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            AAG October 12, 2017 at 11:19 pm - Reply

            *opens eye a centimeter wide then makes a sign while Madi isn’t looking that says Is it Friday yet? and holds it up*

            • Madison
              Madison October 13, 2017 at 7:57 am - Reply

              HEHEHE IT’S FRIDAY.

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                AAG October 13, 2017 at 6:06 pm - Reply

                *rises from the dead* YEEEEEEEEE *runs to laptop and read HOTH* oh my gosh, THAT DARN CONNER

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    Chloë October 10, 2017 at 10:45 pm - Reply


    • Madison
      Madison October 11, 2017 at 12:21 pm - Reply


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    Mya October 10, 2017 at 10:53 pm - Reply

    AHHH OH MY GOSH THIS IS AMAZING!! I really hope coconut lives. 😢

    • Madison
      Madison October 11, 2017 at 12:22 pm - Reply

      AWW THANK YOU SO MUCH! Hmm… >:)

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    Sara October 11, 2017 at 10:10 am - Reply

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    • Madison
      Madison October 11, 2017 at 12:23 pm - Reply

      MWAHAHAHA. You’ll have to wait. >:)

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        Sara October 11, 2017 at 2:21 pm - Reply

        NOOOOO okay 😉 I need to know! Cliffhangers😒😒😒

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        Sara October 11, 2017 at 7:54 pm - Reply

        Oh no, another cliffhanger 😒

        • Madison
          Madison October 11, 2017 at 8:32 pm - Reply


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            Sara October 12, 2017 at 7:42 am - Reply

            >) >;)

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              Sara October 13, 2017 at 8:41 am - Reply

              How is your day Madi? And how are you?

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      The Human October 11, 2017 at 1:38 pm - Reply

      How long did that take, Sara? 😉
      ~ The Human

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        Sara October 11, 2017 at 7:53 pm - Reply

        LOL it took awhile XD 😛
        ~Sara <3

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    Liv October 11, 2017 at 10:57 am - Reply

    Oh my goodness!!!! YAY HOTH!!!!!!
    Hi Madi. I am a huge fan of yours and just love love love dwod!!!!!! I am an American girl doll lover and collect them myself. I am also your sister in Christ Jesus our Lord! You are such an incredible person and I just wanted to tell you how much I love and appreciate you and dwod!
    Your friend,

    • Madison
      Madison October 11, 2017 at 12:24 pm - Reply

      Awww YAY!!

      Hi, Liv! Thank you SO much for commenting! Oh my goodness, you are SO sweet and awesome! Your comment totally just made my day! I hope you continue to enjoy my blog and that it continues to glorify God!

      Thank you so much for commenting! <3

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    EmeraldPhoenix October 11, 2017 at 11:44 am - Reply

    Whoa. Whoa. This…is crazy. I remember the first part of rom the sneak peak you get when you do the Level Up survey but. I. Was. Not. Expecting. This. COCO NOO YOU CANT DIE, NOOOO. NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! DONT DO THIS TO ME!

    • Madison
      Madison October 11, 2017 at 12:25 pm - Reply

      Oooh, you did the survey! Yay! HEHEHE. >:)

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    The Human October 11, 2017 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    No! You don’t you dare kill Coco!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Please?! Never mind that’s an order!) 😉
    ~ The Human

    • Madison
      Madison October 11, 2017 at 1:45 pm - Reply


      Hehe! Thanks so much for commenting! 😉

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    ThePolkaDotPatriot October 11, 2017 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    Hmm…I don’t think even you could be mean enough to kill off poor Coconut… 😉

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    justAG October 12, 2017 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    Not Coconut?!?!?! *faints* Btw, I love your blog! Your pictures are really nice!


    • Madison
      Madison October 13, 2017 at 7:56 am - Reply

      MWAHAHA! LOL! Awww, thank you SO much! I just checked out your blog recently and followed! Thanks for stopping by! <3

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        justAG October 13, 2017 at 8:53 am - Reply

        Oh my goodness! Thank you SO SO SO much for following me!!!! It means A TON!!!

        • Madison
          Madison October 13, 2017 at 10:54 am - Reply

          Aww, you are SOO welcome!! Of course! I love your blog! <3

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    Sara October 13, 2017 at 8:42 am - Reply

    How is your day Madi? And how are you?

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    Sara October 13, 2017 at 11:21 am - Reply

    Sorry I accidentally posted it twice XD

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    Olivia Bell (aka Livy) October 13, 2017 at 9:33 pm - Reply

    Oh my, this is so exciting and epic!!! And sad… will Coconut die? NOOO! 😮 I’m about to read season 3 part 1! So excited! 😀

    • Madison
      Madison October 14, 2017 at 2:47 pm - Reply

      DUN DUN DUN. Hehe YAY! 😀

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