The A.R.E. Library (The Association for Research and Enlightenment) in Virginia Beach, is a living memorial to the life and work of Edgar Cayce (1877-1945) who is best known “the father of Holistic medicine”, “the sleeping Prophet” and “the most documented psychic of all time.” My mom, Rose, has told me about him since I was 8! In addition to Cayce’s 14,000 psychic & medical cure readings, the library also houses the largest collections in the fields of metaphysics, parapsychology, comparative religious studies, holistic heath and ancient civilizations.

And since my “Hopeville: The City of Light” book was channeled to me, it has now been added to the Library! If you ever have the pleasure of visiting this wonderful research center, check out the book or the CD (in which I did all 16 voices on it.) There is talk of the book soon being in their bookstore as well! Visit their website

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Backstory & Vision of Hopeville: Hopeville the City of Light was given to me through a mysterious voice at 4 a.m. one morning. The vision is to get the message of light out to the world. Please help spread the light of this book, through word of mouth, your testimonials, sponsorships to schools, and by giving or donating it to anyone you feel needs comfort or to be uplifted. In these times of little hope, if we could get it into 100,000 hands it can have a ripple effect that could change the world and give people a sense of Hope, creating their own internal Hopeville. I would love for you to be a part of this vision.

Synopsis: One night, a little boy, an old man, a widowed mother and a successful business man all pray for the same thing. The power of their individual voices all expressing the same thought reaches the heavens and God decides to send down an angel to answer their prayer in unison.

In that one night the town is transformed in the most unusual way. Some people are happy, some are shocked, some are scared, and some don’t even notice the drastic change.

For a while everyone is on their best behavior and the town has never been filled with so much kindness. But soon, the evil minded people in town find a way to manipulate this pure gift which angers the angel.

The angel decides that people cannot take this gift for granted and everyone is given a special power. Will good win over evil? Will people ever learn that they are put on this earth for only one reason, to enjoy the journey, be happy, live in the moment and learn from their challenges?

Hopeville CD is now available! Click here!
Hopeville CD is now available! Click here!

Unknown to the towns people, they are on the clock and if they don’t all agree on a very simple task, this gift will be taken away from them forever. Can the four people who started this miracle, convince the towns people to change their ways and thus ensure happiness for generations to come?

Hopeville is a simple story, told to inspire, motivate, and keep people realizing that they too can create their own miracle, if they only ask for it.


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And heard the Charlie Harary Show, WHUD, and numerous other stations around the world.

“It’s the Alchemist meets Think and Grow Rich”. It’s a book that doesn’t curse the darkness but rather, it lights a candle. –Steven Feldstein, CEO Feldstein Group


  1. Chris Daughtery
    January 20, 2016 @ 10:38 am

    This was a great book. Loved the message. It was so simple yet so deep. It has encouraged me to make my light shine brighter. Must read.


  2. Al Isaacs
    January 24, 2016 @ 11:57 am

    Great book! Very inspirational, regardless of what your religion or beliefs might be. Fran Capo has tapped into something very special here. I can’t recommend any higher.


  3. Theresa Isaacs
    January 24, 2016 @ 12:16 pm

    Fran has been such an inspiration to me. She is right. This book will come into your life and give you a message that you need. I became a Black Belt at age 48 and and always looking for ways to better myself. This book gave me a certain message I needed at this time. I have passed it on at my TaeKwonDo school. I’m sure it will be required reading soon.


  4. Rose Witte
    January 27, 2016 @ 5:39 pm

    When an angel delivers a message to 4 people in the town of Hopeville, their lives are changed forever.
    A modern-day parable, “Hopeville: The City of Light” is a simple, enchanting story that will appeal to readers young and old alike. This novella is a fine example of how paying it forward can not only change one’s own life, but the lives of those around us.


  5. Carson Tang
    January 27, 2016 @ 7:01 pm

    Fran has released, “Hopeville the City of Light”, an e-book on Amazon fired up and ready for Kindle, on your pc, smart phone or tablet. Highly recommended. Follow Fran’s telling of a powerful story using human metaphor, a town divided now must unite and work together to earn a gift more precious than money. Why?
    -Carson Tang
    Creator of Powermastery Seminars


  6. Madeline Haussner
    February 1, 2016 @ 11:16 am

    I found in this story we all have the power to change our destiny. The challenges we face are with us every day and the paths we take shape the person we are. Relating to others and joining together with the supreme powers within us we can achieve the life long goal of happiness. I passed it on to my sister and asked her what she thought of it. She said the book was very short and in the language that a High School teenager could understand. Fran, I do believe you were chosen as the Angel of Light to write it. God Bless you!!


  7. Barbara Nista
    February 1, 2016 @ 11:29 am

    Fran, I have just finished your book, and I can’t tell you in words how much I loved it! I was having one of those days when all goes wrong. Your book made me realize that I can change the person I want to be at any time. I love it and will definitely keep if for a rainy day when I need to refer back to it. Thanks for such an inspirational book. I am ordering 50 copies to sell in our Magic store because I feel it is magical.

    Barbara Nista
    Co-Owner of Hocus Pocus Magic Shop
    Dobbs Ferry, New York


  8. Richie Magic
    February 2, 2016 @ 10:16 pm

    You and your book can both be described in one word, Awesome, Capital “A” !!!

    Richie Magic
    Co-owner Hocus Pocus Magic Shop
    Dobbs Ferry, New York


  9. Alli Berman
    February 3, 2016 @ 12:18 am

    Hopeville: The City of Light candle is a perfect companion piece to a timeless little powerful book of the same name. I want to buy a candle from you Fran Capo! Loved your book “Hopeville: The City of Light by Fran Capo” – I bought two of them – one for me and one for a friend! Read my copy twice! Your book is a quick read with a powerful punch. Your message of hope is timeless and I plan to order more – they are a great “no-brainer feel good” gift for ANYONE and ANYTIME of the year!

    Alli Berman
    Creator of the PuzzleArt Therapy System and Brain Fitness Unlimited programs
    (As a Brain Fitness expert, I know a thing or two about no-brainers and your book is the real deal!)


  10. Kacey
    February 5, 2016 @ 4:27 pm

    Hopeville:The City of Light is a great big message set in a sweet little town. Read it and remember who you are. We’re all connected!

    Kacey – 100.7 WHUD
    The Health & Happiness Show


  11. Joanne Spottswood-Birdwell
    February 5, 2016 @ 6:19 pm

    I thoroughly enjoyed your radio talk show interview on “Real Woman, Real Talk” it was lengthy, but worth every minute of it! Funny thing is, on my autographed copy of “Hopeville; the city of light” book, I never noticed the Angel in the clouds or the candles in the wording of the title, till it was discussed in your interview..
    This book is so worthy of sharing with your friends and to keep sharing it.
    A friend of mine told me when that when I shared it with a friend I should ask them to write a short message in the back pages, about the book, before they returned it, so that messages can be shared over and over again.
    I had your book for a while, but ironically it was the morning when I came out of the hospital that for some reason the book was just there by my side. I read it then, just at the right moment I needed to hear the message. It brought tears to my eyes. I had to tell you that.
    Love you Fran and love your message, of Angels, life & love, in your book “Hopeville: The City of Light”. Thank you for being the flashlight for so many..
    Joanne Spottswood-Birdwell


  12. Bob Bly
    February 9, 2016 @ 6:34 pm

    ******An instruction manual for achieving your dreams****

    Dynamo Fran Capo’s new e-book, Hopeville: The City of Light is a simple book with a big message. This parable is the story of four people who transform a small town when an angel of light helps them in the most unusual way.

    In the same way the book, “Who Moved my Cheese” helped businesses all around the world. Hopeville will uplift and instruct and show you the way to follow your dreams.

    Bob Bly Copywriter/Author/ Internet Marketing Strategist


  13. Benny Rizzuti
    February 24, 2016 @ 7:26 pm

    It’s not just a book…it’s a way of Life!!!

    Benny Rizzuti
    The Gagootz Show on Madhousetv.com


  14. Nancy Rizzuti
    February 24, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

    We’ve had a lot of celebrities on our show, but after having Fran Capo on talking about her book, Hopeville: The City of Light, we received over 300 emails the next day. A record! We love Fran and will have her back again with her wonderful message of light and hope.

    Nancy Rizzuti
    Press agent for The Gagootz Show on Madhousetv.com


  15. Donald Angelo Charles7
    February 26, 2016 @ 3:24 pm

    Donald Angelo Charles
    February 25 at 2:27pm

    I want to congratulate my friend Fran Capo on this simple read for all ages, along with a great, positive message. Each character in this book can see the positive in every situation, just as we all should in our lives. I highly recommend this read to all of you. Great message! Great read! Loved it Fran!

    Donald Angelo Charles


  16. Gary Alan
    February 26, 2016 @ 9:49 pm

    “A great book Fran and wonderful read.”
    The Express Radio show with Gary Alan


  17. Aaron Lynah
    February 26, 2016 @ 9:50 pm

    ‪Aaron Lynah‪ Congrats Fran! Will order mine!!! For those who may not know ……. Fran is simply amazing!! …… So go buy her book right now before they are all gone!!!!!‬


  18. ‪Suzi Varcadipane‪
    February 26, 2016 @ 9:51 pm

    ‪Suzi Varcadipane‪
    I just ordered mine! (CD) I can’t wait. I’ve been wanting this book for so long. Now I can listen to it as I drive‬ 🙂
    ‪thanks Fran Capo. I can’t wait to hear you and your voices read it to me.‬


  19. Aaron Lynah
    February 28, 2016 @ 5:15 pm

    Aaron Lynah
    Got my copy. This book is a must read! Fran Capo does it again!


  20. Sheila Tronn
    March 1, 2016 @ 4:12 pm

    Dear Fran,
    I’ve just been to Hopeville and I’m never leaving. Just read your marvelous book for the first time–and certainly not the last. Will be starting very soon again. I knew I was attracted to your light…didn’t know it was your candle.

    I’m a certified Laughter Yoga leader and am looking forward to leading THE LAUGHING WORKOUT in Florida.
    All for now.
    Looking forward, majorly.
    Love and laughter
    Sheila Tronn
    Fellow Friar


  21. Jerry Parisi
    March 2, 2016 @ 3:17 pm

    Hi Everyone, I am pleased to say that Fran Capo’s book is available in several places! Its a great book that Michelle Parisi and I read over the last few days. I am also honored to have done the ads, which feature us, and that was all Fran’s Idea. Either way “Hopeville: The City of Light” is a wonderful read./Volumes/Macintosh HD 2/Users/helenacapo/Desktop/Jerry Parisi & Michelle with Hopeville.jpg


  22. Marlene Villafane
    March 17, 2016 @ 4:29 pm

    Fran my compliments to you! This really inspired me even more!
    I am very spiritual like you and every word definitely went right to the heart! Thank you so much for this. It’s gift and so are you!
    Great meeting you also.


  23. Michael Edley
    March 20, 2016 @ 3:05 pm

    A very inspiring story that can help uplift anyone who reads or listens to this story. Hopeville gives great insight on bringing positive love and light into our daily life. Fran Capo captures the pure essence of each character in the audio book and brings the listener on a fascinating journey from beginning to end. It was a pleasure working with Fran on the audio version of Hopeville. Fran Capo is an amazing talent and it shines through brightly on Hopeville. Get your book or CD today!!

    All the best,
    Michael Edley


  24. Danielle Gaudio-Lalehzar
    May 26, 2016 @ 8:30 pm

    It was meant to be that Fiorellla and I met you at THE Live it Up taping with Donna Drake. We both bought your book that day and I just finished reading it. Magnificent!! It’s an inspirational , meaningful book for all ages and I loved how you ended it with notes and tips from Hopeville. I want my children to read it and of course I bought one to give Thank You for spreading your joy and light with all.


    • Fran Capo
      June 9, 2016 @ 9:25 pm

      Dear Danielle,
      I’m so glad that you and Fiorella were there. It was a delight meeting you two at The Live it up taping, and the gift you gave me was delicious and unexpected too. So glad you loved the book and are spreading the word…Thank you!


  25. Fran Capo
    June 9, 2016 @ 9:27 pm

    To everyone here who left a comment, I truly appreciate your support and taking the time to write about your experience with my Hopeville book. I believe that this message of inspiration can truly make a difference if people take it to heart.


  26. Paul Lyons
    July 5, 2016 @ 9:35 pm

    Fran the novella is delightful and a wonderful call to stay in the lightby letting go of fearand how our light shines through passion and service. Thanks so much. Sine on! Love Paul Lyons – comedian and author of “Carpe Diem Mañana”
    (Essays on my spiritual journey from insecurity to self pity)


  27. Anne Carbone
    July 5, 2016 @ 11:38 pm

    Hopeville reminds people of all ages and all walks of life that hope is a special gift God has bestowed upon us and it is always with us.
    -Anne Carbone, minister


  28. Anne Carbone
    November 21, 2016 @ 6:06 pm

    Hi Fran,
    Thank you for Hopeville! Marilyn and I loved it! It had tones of OG Mandino to me. I went on Barns and Noble and posted this review. Let me know if there is any place else I can post it.

    The beauty of the Spirit is on every page of ‘Hopeville.’ You will find nourishment for the soul in this easy read packed with positive happy messages. It’s an uplifting joy that will resonate with all your humanity. Enjoy!
    Dr. Scarpati


  29. Dr. A Scarpati
    November 21, 2016 @ 6:15 pm

    The beauty of the Spirit is on every page of ‘Hopeville.’ You will find nourishment for the soul in this easy read packed with positive happy messages. It’s an uplifting joy that will resonate with all your humanity. Enjoy!
    Dr Scarpati


  30. Heather Lehrman
    December 18, 2016 @ 1:52 am

    Hi Fran! I just read Hopeville to and from NYC. I ran in for an audition and knew I bombed it 🙁 I was on no sleep and very upset! I was asking myself if I should keep continuing this and asked for a sign. When I got back on the train, I opened to the chapter that I left off at “The business man” he asked the farmer boy why his light got brighter evetytime he was told no, and the boy said because every NO is going to lead to a YES! I got my sign 🙂 thank you and the book is so inspiring and you were meant to write it!


  31. Andy Scarpati
    January 19, 2017 @ 3:05 pm

    Andy Scarpati
    December 6 at 8:18am

    Just read Fran Capo Fran Capo’s enlightening work ‘HOPEVILLE’ highly recommended to lift you up! The easy read will have you feeling the spirit of gratitude, friendship and love! https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/hopeville-the-city-of-light


  32. Denise Digrigoli
    September 29, 2017 @ 4:46 pm

    Love the book!!!
    we have Mother Mary in common… that is another story to share…

    ….anyways, do you see people’s candles when you meet them? it is so true – how we can dim our own, fuel others and lit theirs…
    the power of the thought, the good deed, the release and forgiveness….
    the word… the words we use … create our life… creativity…
    such great juice in your book… if flowed so wonderfully… who would have thought there is a place next to Waterbury with the name Hopeville?


  33. Daniel Wilson
    January 21, 2018 @ 7:01 pm

    The book which I received by JTC EX-CHANGE Was Really Great and I really liked that the truth of the 4 main characters in the book showed that with prayers all things are possible. Also the 44 lessons of hopeville are still being used in the lifes around the world in people like Eric Wilson and Fran Capo. I would definitely recommend other’s to read this book front to back.Thank you for helping to realize i to can reach my dreams.


  34. Daniel Wilson
    January 21, 2018 @ 7:08 pm

    And also l like the way the book touched my heart and my mother is also is in the possess of reading this book and know as part of JTC KNOW THAT JTC IS ON THE MOVE.


  35. Bob Buchanan
    June 9, 2019 @ 11:05 am

    Thank you for Hopeville, I took the day to read it avoiding work around the house for some reason, LOL. That was one of the most inspiring books I have read & it was such a simple story, but done in a way I wasn’t gaging as I do with Hallmark/Disney stuff
    . It was inspiring.
    That book really resonated with me, it came at a time where I wonder why I do what I do. It comes with what I do, it seems people either want to minimize these gifts or compare you to others. Right now the toll it takes my candle is a little dimmer, but your book is changing that.
    We both agree on so many things. Thank you for sharing your wonderful book with me, it came at a time I really needed it.


    • Fran Capo
      June 9, 2019 @ 11:08 am

      Thank you so much Bob. Your work is truly appreciated. You were “dead” on with the message you gave me about my Dad. The fact that my dad, Frank gave you a message to give to my son about his “big accomplishment”, (and at that time I hadn’t even known about his accomplishment until the following monday, was simply amazing. Your word greatly helps others and puts them at ease and helps them move forward in life as their love ones would want. Keep up your great, sincere work, and known us spirits in human form and God appreciate your gift.


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