Love Without End (book review)

Fire up the romance this holiday with Robin Lee Hatcher's latest offering in the King's Meadow Romance series, Love Without EndFor two single parents with bruised hearts, it’ll take more than a little courage to get back on the horse when it comes to love.

Love without End was written by Robin Lee Hatcher.  This book tour was organized by Litfuse.  I was provided with a copy in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are my own.

About the book:

Chet and Kimberly have both failed when it comes to love. Will they risk their hearts to love again?

Chet Leonard’s life was forever changed when his 17-year-old son died and then, soon after, his wife walked out on their family. Over two years later, all he wants to do is hold onto his horse ranch and raise his remaining sons to be honorable men.

Kimberly Welch, widowed mother of Tara, a rebellious 15-year-old, has reached the end of her finances and nearly the end of her rope. She and Tara come to King’s Meadow to try to piece their lives back together again. Kimberly has no intention of becoming involved with the residents of this remote mountain community and certainly not with any man.

When octogenarian Anna McKenna returns to King’s Meadow and to the Leonard ranch, she becomes an agent of change and healing for the two hurting families. With her help, Kimberly and Chet may discover that true love has no end.

My review:

Such a well written story.  The way Anna McKenna's storytelling and remembrances of her history at the Leonard ranch are woven into the present story of her return to the ranch and to the Leonard family were perfection.  Her story brought tears to my eyes.

Chet and Kimberly are SO different... except, the core of who they are isn't so different.  Chet is a rancher through and through.  He is following in the footsteps of generation after generation of Leonard men.  Kimberly is a city girl at heart, and is just waiting to be financially stable enough to get back to the hustle and bustle she loves.  Chet is horses 24/7... Kimberly is scared to death of them.  But... they're both single parents.  They have both suffered loss (through death and through abandonment).  They both put their children first.  They both want independence... but still long for someone to be there for them.  They're both so busy focusing on why they couldn't possibly be together (their differences, their trust issues, the stubbornness) that love just kind of sneaks in.

I absolutely loved the relationships built in this story.  Not only the romance between Chet and Kimberly... but the relationship across generations (Anna, Chet & Kimberly, and their children) and between families (Anna with Kimberly & Tara, Chet  with Tara, and the Leonard boys with Tara).  Just an amazing story about the bonds of family, friendships and love.

About the author:

Best-selling novelist Robin Lee Hatcher is known for her heart-warming and emotionally charged stories of faith, courage, and love. The winner of the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction, the RITA Award for Best Inspirational Romance, two RT Career Achievement Awards, and the RWA Lifetime Achievement Award, Robin is the author of over sixty novels.

Find out more about Robin Lee at http://robinleehatcher.com.

 

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