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$15 Amazon GC-3 Winners-WW-Return To Love-Kathleen Shoop-Ends 9/7

Wednesday, August 6, 2014



I had previously read and reviewed the novella Home Again ( read my review here ) that introduced this series. This is a continuation of that story and is every bit as good as the first. It can be read as a stand alone with no problem. Actually if you haven't read a Kathleen Shoop Novel yet I really suggest you do--she is definitely one of the better writers around.

Book 2 in this series deals with an issue that is usually not spoken about. It deals with the issues, both mental and physical, that mother's of stillborn infants go through. Thankfully the medical profession no longer deals with it the way they did back then. There are sections which will make you laugh, parts that will make you want to cry and for those of us old enough to remember gratefulness that this is no longer the way this is handled.

This is a note from the author at the end of the book

"Mothers heal from birth traumas at different rates and in different ways. This is especially evident when faced with giving birth to a baby who is stillborn. In more recent years, women have been encouraged to engage in rituals that mark the baby’s short life, to fully experience the grief associated with the loss. But this was not always the case. April’s story is very different from what women experience today, but was common for women at the time. Progress is good!"

Now I have to patiently(?) wait until book 3 in this series is released. I can't wait to find out what happens next! 5 Star for sure!


Sweet Romance… Fresh off their whirlwind nuptials and unexpected, but joyous pregnancy, April and Hale Abercrombie are gleeful about their life together. But, while Hale is serving his country in Vietnam, he receives news of the loss of their newborn daughter.

Back home on leave, Hale can barely wait to hold his wife. Their reunion is passionate and their physical connection, strong and soothing. His embrace, his touch, and his love are just as perfect as April remembered. But nothing, not even Hale, can ease April’s heartache.

Hale stumbles through his attempts at convincing her that their future will be rich and full of wonder despite their loss. His good-hearted, but take-charge approach causes her to retreat. Even in grief, April recognizes Hale’s earnestness, yet she can’t help but distance herself from him. With only a short time before Hale must return to war, the couple begins to understand that hope starts with them—that the bliss they once knew will return only if they are willing to trust again.

Set on the beaches of the Outer Banks, Return to Love is the second book in the Endless Love series. Book one, Home Again, was named a finalist in the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.


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About the Author

A Language Arts Coach with a Ph.D. in Reading Education, Kathleen lives in Oakmont, Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.

Kathleen has also written Love and Other Subjects, award winning After the Fog and her debut novel, The Last Letter, garnered multiple awards in 2011.  The author's stories have also appeared in several of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.

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Endless Love series. Book one, Home Again


1969-- Set on the shores of the Albemarle Sound, April Harrington has fond memories of summers at her family home, Bliss. After her fairytale wedding disintegrates, it becomes her refuge—the one place where she can attempt to pull the unraveling threads of her life back together. Unbeknownst to April, the stately house has been neglected in recent years. The once-sturdy roof is leaking in a few dozen places, and the wharf is rotting. Nothing is the same as she remembers. Nothing except for Hale, a Viet Nam pilot who is haunted by a dreadful secret, and who is also her brother’s best friend, a brother killed in the conflict that is tearing the country apart.

In Hale’s presence, April finds familiarity and solace. They share grief for a lost loved one, and from the comfort of Hale’s arms, passion blooms. Yet, April’s future is unresolved. Her wealthy, arrogant almost-bridegroom wants her back and the ghosts of Viet Nam are whispering to Hale. Can they find new love in an old treasured home, the kind of affection and trust that lasts forever?

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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.
NOW FOR THE AUTHOR'S GIVEAWAY !!
THREE Lucky Winners will each receive a $15 Amazon Giftcard,
courtesy of author of Return to Love, Kathleen Shoop
Ending on Sunday 7th September at 11.59pm EST
Open Worldwide

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45 comments :

Mai Tran said...

A Chicklit and a Fantasy!

Jeff Taylor said...

Thanks for the reviews and giveaways! I can always use an Amazon gift card!

Sharon Martin said...

I'm looking forward to reading both books, can't wait xx

Kimi C said...

I would spend it on books

Savory Experiments said...

I'm always on the look out for new books to read and for my book. Thanks for the recommendation!

Nadene Reynolds said...

Books and more books.

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

wonderful review and entered and shared the giveaway.

Jennifer Clay said...

If I won, I would put this gift card towards my Christmas fund. I have three kids to shop for!

Marnie Ward said...

I would spend my $15 Amazon card on back to school cloths.

Athena Nagel said...

Great review! I entered. Have a great week.

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

I like how this book goes beyond the usual love story and such. Good luck with the book tour!

Jenn said...

I love a good romance novel! Thanks for the giveaway too, I shop on Amazon all the time.

Annemarie Leblanc said...

Very god review, I've never heard of this book before. I'd like to give it a chance and read it now though.

Stefany T said...

I love the cover of this book. I haven't heard of it before today but I am interested in buying. Thanks so much!

Amanda Love said...

I love waiting until all the books are released before reading them all. This one sounds really good and although it can be a standalone I'll wait until book 3 and get them all. I hate being in suspense. :)

Amber B said...

I would hold onto my Amazon gift card for Christmas. With 5 children I can use all the help I can get.

Theresa Mahoney said...

It sounds like a very touching story. I am sure many women can relate to what the female lead is going through.

Kristen Campbell said...

This sounds like something I would really enjoy reading!

Stace Werner said...

I'd spend my $15 Amazon gift card on some new books! I love a good read.

Uplifting Families said...

I would give the gift card to my husband so that he can get some new books. :) Thank you for the great giveaway offer.

becca said...

this sounds just my kind of book. Must add to list

Dede said...

I'm so looking forward to reading this book.

Natalie said...

I would use the gift card to buy a new pair of sunglasses for my mom and some computer ink.

Cathy Mini said...

W00t! I would love to grab a $15 Amazon card--I have a book that I want to get about leadership in the work place. Thanks for the great giveaway!

katieoscarlet said...

I would put it towards some new bath towels.

Kendall Rayburn said...

Great giveaway! I would get some new books - your reviews make me want to read!

Linda Romer said...

I want a kindle, so I would put the gift card towards that.

Renald said...

a book , or printer ink.Deb P

Amanda McMahon said...

Oh wow - what a gripping story to write about. I am sure it would bring tears to many!

Rebecca Swenor said...

I would spend the $15 for a copy of this book because I don't have a reader. Thanks for sharing

mail4rosey said...

I think it's awful that they lost a child, but nice to see a couple in a book who are married and working on making it through together.

Maria said...

I love a great love story! This is definitely a perfect book to add to my collection!

Julie Baswell said...

Sounds like another tug at your heartstrings from Kathleen.

Stephanie Verhaegen said...

I'd buy ebooks with the Amazon GC! :)

bn100 said...

books

Momi Glenz said...

cool giveaway! thanks for sharing

Cyndi F said...

I would either try to get a case for my e-reader or a screen savor or e books thank you so much!! or if i was really lucky i could get a few ebooks and a case!!

Daniel M said...

got a bunch of 3d movies on my wish list - godan@comcast.net

rj7777 said...

It would be books most likely. Rita Spratlen

Debra Holloway said...

I would buy school supplies for college

Juana said...

I would buy a couple of paranormal romance (ebooks).

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Jody Doncaster said...

I always have a book and dvd list on the go with Amazon so that would go very quickly!

curlyblu918 said...

I am saving my amazon giftcards to get stuff I want to use for my wedding

Sylvia Ortiz said...

I would spend it on a gift for my grandson's birthday.

Elisabeth Ashley said...

If I won the gift card, I would use it towards Christmas shopping for the family. Thanks for the giveaway!

 
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