Return to Love by Kathleen Shoop! Review and Giveaway!

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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My Thoughts

A powerful and compelling story that takes us beyond the falling in love and marriage of April and Hale. Hale is doing his duty and fighting for his country. Sad news arrives that April delivered his daughter – stillborn. Her little heart and lungs are unable to work outside the womb. He returns home to a devastated April.  Hale is very supportive and caring, but April turns in on herself with her grief and away from him. Many people give advice how to deal with the situation, but in the end, it is up to each person how to deal with such a loss. Though a tragedy, the story is about the struggle to once again find each other and overcome the hardships to become stronger. The author has given the reader a convincing and overwhelming story that will tug on your heart.

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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Photobucket 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   Enter Below & Good Luck !!   a Rafflecopter giveaway

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12 Responses to Return to Love by Kathleen Shoop! Review and Giveaway!

  1. Julie says:

    It was heartbreaking. I wanted to cry with them.
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  2. Sounds like a great read! I have a ton of books on my Amazon wish list, so I’d have no problem spending that $15 gift card!
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  3. Wow that sounds like a hard book to read. I get wrapped up in books and feel like I’m the characters in them sometimes. I love that the husband is supportive in the book though.
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  4. Kelli A says:

    Sounds like a very intriguing yet suspenseful story with a lot of raw emotion.
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  5. Jennifer B says:

    This sounds like such a good book! Thanks for the giveaway too. I will be adding to my reading list!
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  6. Amanda Love says:

    Sounds like a book I need to have on my Kindle. I’m actually stocking up on books for my vacation so may add this to my list.
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  7. I’m getting teary just reading the synopsis! Adding it to my reading list!
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  8. Trisha says:

    I’m not much for romance novels but this sounds like something I would actually be interested in reading! I’m loving the whole storyline!
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  9. Jessica @EatSleepBe says:

    This one sure sounds heavy on the heart. Though I am already hoping it has a happy ending!

  10. Oh this sounds like a sad romance novel but a really good read!

  11. Hale Abercrombie is such a great romance novel name! Love the cover too. Total guilty pleasure book for me 🙂
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  12. Sounds like a really emotional read.
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