Thursday, October 30, 2014

Love Without End by Robin Lee Hatcher

Kimberly Welch is a widow with a teenage daughter.  When her husband died she found out that her husband had not kept up the premiums on his life insurance policy and their fancy life style that they were living was paid for by going further in debt.  She lost her house, cars, and everything she owned.  She and her daughter, Tara, are now living with Kimberly’s friend in Kings Meadow.  A friend gives Tara a horse. But the horse is untrained.

Chet Leonard owns the Leonard Ranch.  Chet is hurting from the death of his oldest son and the fact that his wife of over 20 years left and divorced him shortly after their son’s death.  He is now trying to focus on raising his two remaining sons alone and running his ranch. 

Kimberly asks Chet to train Tara’s horse and teach her how to ride and take care of the horse.  He is reluctant to do it as he doesn’t have the time.  One look at Kimberly and he relents.  As he continues to train Tara’s horse, Kimberly and he become closer. 

Anna McKenna is an 84 year old woman who returns to the Leonard Ranch from Florida.  She basically grew up on the ranch and stayed there until she married and moved to Florida at the age of 53.  Anna plays an important part in the story as she helps the hurting people around her. At first I didn’t understand why we were given flash backs on Ann, but the more I got into the story I understood and enjoyed them.

I enjoyed reading this book.  It showed how two hurting parents are coping with the loss of a loved one. It’s not a high suspense but what I would class as a romance. But not an intense romance.  It’s not boy meets girl and immediately they fall in love.  It’s more about two mature hurting people finding love the second time around in a more mature fashion.  Not only do they have to think of themselves but of their children.  And the main thing is what God wants them to do. I would give this book 3 ½ stars is that were possible.  It’s good and I enjoyed it but not a great read. 

I was given this book by the publisher for an honest review.  I was not compensated in any way.

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