$15 Amazon (3)-WW-Tending Her Heart (Book 3-The Endless Love Series)-Kathleen Shoop-Ends 2/8 | Miki's Hope

$15 Amazon (3)-WW-Tending Her Heart (Book 3-The Endless Love Series)-Kathleen Shoop-Ends 2/8

Wednesday, January 7, 2015


I felt like I waited forever for this book by Kathleen Shoop. I actually read it as part of Holiday Bliss, a three book anthology by 3 wonderful authors ( see my review of that book here ). Tending Her Heart is the continuation of The Endless Love series. Click on the links to see my reviews of them

Home Again
Return to Love

She is also the author of The Fog and The Last Letter which are possibly 2 of the best books I have ever read!!

Tending Her Heart can be read as a stand alone but it did help that I read the previous books in this series of novellas first! Julie Peters is a nurse on a mission. She is bound and determined to modernize protocols about hospital births and how woman are treated at the hospital where she works. The protocols in place are nothing if not barbaric! Of course there is a young doctor who really does agree, but is initially afraid to buck the system, and there is "immediate chemistry"--but Julie is stubborn.

Thanksgiving is fast approaching--Julie finds herself homeless until April (the current resident of Bliss-that historic old house) invites her to stay at Bliss. April's husband is still overseas. Julie had helped April to recover in the last book.
Michael. that young doctor, who really has fallen head over heels for Julie, is invited for Thanksgiving dinner. Has he found the perfect solution for Julie? Will they get together? Will she even give him a chance? Read the book--read the series--read anything and everything Kathleen Shoop writes. You will not be disappointed! And now I have to wait for the next book--what will it be I wonder?



Sweet, Fun Romance--Set in 1971, nurse Julie Peters is ambitious and tenacious, but her plans to modernize Waterside Hospital's labor and delivery protocols are thwarted by old-school doctors and brown-nosing colleagues. The last thing on her mind is falling in love as she confronts her career-related demons. Still, she feels the pull of attraction to one special doctor.

Dr. Michael Young turned away from a prestigious research position at Duke University to practice medicine in a smaller, less intense setting at Waterside Hospital. While nurses chase him by the dozen, he is intrigued and satisfied with building a nest-egg for when the right woman finally happens along.

When Julie is faced with choices that put her job, her life’s dream in peril her relationship with Michael begins to ignite. Can a Thanksgiving stay in the regal home called Bliss give her the space she needs to right her future and fall in love? Will their growing love mean Julie loses herself? Humor, love and a similar attitude toward medicine seal their love, but will it destroy their careers?

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"I love Julie Peters and the Endless Love Series! Julie's relationship with Dr. Young was just so sweet and fun and I hope there's more to come about this couple. There is nothing like reading Kathleen's books--moving, funny, page-turning and Tending Her Heart is all of that--just fun."

 L. McShea


Praise for Home Again and Return to Love--Don't miss out on reading book 3 in the series!

"lyrical writing that is a joy to read!" L. Zottola 



"A spell-binding story of a love which seemed to transcend time, space and circumstance." 

N. Budden


 "Shoop's character's breathe" Bev Rosenbaum


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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?

Home Again, was named a finalist in the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

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Endless Love Series, Book Two, Return to Love


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.

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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 award winning Love and Other Subjects, After the Fog and her debut novel, The Last Letter,  Recently, Kathleen has released the her first romance novella, Home Again (Book One of the Endless Love Series), Return to Love (Book Two) a novel-length work and has just released Tending Her Heart (Book Three).  Books Two and Three in the historical fiction series that started with The Last Letter are nearly complete and should be shortly.

Kathleen has been featured in USA Today and the Writer’s Guide to 2013. Her work has appeared in The Tribune-Review, four Chicken Soup for the Soul books, and Pittsburgh Parent magazine.

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43 comments :

mai tran said...

Being able to settle down in a better country than the one I was born in is a bliss.

Sharon Martin said...

Couldn't agree more Michele, she is one fantastic author and has me begging for more!!

Julie Baswell said...

I have loved every one of her books that I have read. She puts so much into her characters.

Literary Winner said...

I absolutely love medical novels! To throw in a good romance makes for one spectacular read!

Masshole Mommy said...

She sounds like an amazing author that really knows how to connect with her audience. Her books sound lovely!

Scott said...

I remember you covering another title by this same author. She must be good if you're hitting all of her issues!

Debi said...

I have been looking forward to this book. I can not wait to read it.

kathie said...

Thank you so very much for your wonderful review and glowing thoughts on my writing in general. I can't say enough how much it means that my work touches you and that you find each book valuable. Thank you a million times. The Road Home (book 2 in The Letter Series) is coming soon!! Happy New Year!

kathie said...

Thanks to Mai Tran, Sharon, Julie, Literary Winner, Masshole Mommy, Scott and Debi! Your comments and good wishes are wonderful to read. Thanks to those who've read my work and I hope if you're just picking up your first one that you like it! Readers are the reason for writing!

Zenas said...

One thing that is bliss to me is frolicking in the waves of the Gulf of Mexico.

Michelle Feliciano said...

That looks like a great book. I can totally relate how long it seems when you are waiting for a new book from your favorite author.

Lesley said...

I love books like this. Its nice to read something a little tender hearted, especially in winter. I've heard of this author before, she has a good reputation.

Stacey- Travel Blogger said...

This looks like a great book! I will have to get a copy for myself!

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

This looks like a book my daughter would really enjoy! I'll have to recommend it to her!

Housewife Eclectic said...

I will have to look into her books. Sound great!

Theresa Mahoney said...

Best books you have ever read? Well, with that kind of endorsement, I am going to have to add this series to my read list!

Heather Jones said...

This is my kind of book, I like the real like romances.

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Deb PelletierC said...

A wonderful hubby and many hobbies.

Maria said...

Sounds like a sweet luvable couple! Sounds like characters I can get into.

mail4rosey said...

I think the dilemma sounds like a good one. I see your readers like this author too (from the comments!).

Kristen Campbell said...

I recall another review you did on one of Kathleen Shoop's works. She is on my reading list!

Stefani @ MommyEnterprises.com said...

Sounds like a good read. I will have to keep this author in mind.

Chrystal Mahan said...

I think I would be perfectly content with moving to the Irish countryside.

This book sounds interesting. I read that its set in 1971, but the cover is a bit more modern. hmmmmm

Caitlin Fore said...

Wow all of these books sound amazing. I am reading Amy Poehler's book Yes, Please right now and it's amazing. But when I am done with it - I think I should definitely read one of these!

debdenny said...

I just love her books. This one was very good.

Kristin and Megan said...

I'll read anything centered around Thanksgiving!

Natalie said...

One thing that is bliss to me is cross country skiing with my mom

Jen from livlaughlove said...

This is one of my favorite time periods for a setting of a novel. I may have to check one this out!

Molli Reisman said...

bliss is laying in my husbands arms with our kids surrounding us.

Debi Gerhart said...

That looks like a great book. I will need to put my spare change together to get it

Judy Thomas said...

Having a good book to read :)

Catherine Wooster said...

Bliss to me is a hot cup of tea,a warm,fuzzy blanket and a good book!

Coline T. said...

Bliss to me is a shopping trip :-)
Thanks for thizs lovely giveaway ♥

S said...

Being w/ my boyfriend is bliss.

mandala said...

A nice day at the spa is bliss to me. Thannks!

Jody Doncaster said...

A good book, a hot tub and time. Bliss

Soo said...

Bliss to me is a warm fire in a fireplace and a glass of wine.

Colette S said...

Music is bliss to me

Michelle said...

My friends bring me bliss

Michelle said...

My friends bring me bliss

littlequeenie29 said...

Chocolate!

Stephanie - Bookfever said...

Reading a book that I love is bliss to me. :)

 
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