Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Love Without End Review & Giveaway

Love Without End (Kings Meadow Romance #1)
Love Without End by Robin Lee Hatcher
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Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publishing Date: November 1, 2014
Goodreads Summary:
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 seventeen 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 fifteen-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 become involved with the residents of this remote mountain community and certainly not with any man.

When 84-year-old 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's families at last discover a love without end.

 I received a copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Purchase a copy: 

About the author: Best-selling novelistRobin 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.

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My Thoughts:
Friends, I am running low on coffee. Therefore, please forgive any rambling and oddity that may occur below in this review. Suffice it to say: If you enjoy contemporaries full of sweet romance and redemption, Robin Lee Hatcher is your woman. The lady knows how to craft together a masterful story.

'Love Without End' encompasses two generations, two families, and some damaged hearts. I loved the back and forth of Kimberly and Chet's stories and Anna's history with the farm. It added such depth and dimension to each character that didn't even feel effortless with how effortless it was. I am glad that this was only the beginning of the series. I want SO MUCH MORE from Kings Meadow! All the secondary characters were a blast and I love that small town vibe. I also hope Hatcher keeps up the contemporary intertwined with the historical in the future books.

Kimberly and Chet have both been hurt and damaged. Neither is looking for marriage, or heck, even a date, any time soon. And while they aren't looking for love, they also aren't resistant to it. I think what I love most about this book is their slow, but steady acceptance of each other. Frequently, romance books have characters that are obviously attracted to each other but they fight it, resist it, or ignore it until the end when BAM! They are engaged and fully in love. Not so here in 'Love Without End'. There was no cheesy, secretive, never-in-this-world relationship. And I truly enjoyed that. It was just a normal, real life relationship blooming on a horse farm.

There is a lot more I could add, but I'd rather give you time to go out and buy the book :) One thing I will mention however, if you are an intro reader like me: Skip the introduction!! I feel like it gave me a mild spoiler that I felt would have been much better left to the end as an afterword. And although not officially apart of the series, A Promise Kept appears to be a precursor to this beautiful read.

I'd recommend this book to any reader who loves a light, realistic romance that is full of redemption, horses, family, small towns, and a great dash of history. I'm giving this one 4.5 stars and begging Hatcher to 1. keep up the great writing and 2. give me book two?? :)

Celebrate love rising from the ashes of tragedy with Robin by entering her Kindle Fire giveaway.
 One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire
  • Love Without End and the rest of the King's Meadow Romance series from Robin Lee Hatcher
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on December 14th. Winner will be announced December 15th on Robin's blog.

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