Tending her Heart by Kathleen Shoop! Review and Giveaway!

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

Also available…….

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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My Thoughts
Take a walk back in time to the 1970s and a nurse with a mission to bring about change. Nurse Julie works in a hospital where time-honored traditions do not necessarily keep up with the times, nor the patient’s wishes. She truly cares about the patients and when their needs interfere with stale procedures, she has to speak-up. This puts her on the naughty list with the head of the hospital. This attitude could ruin her career and then there is the handsome Dr. Young who has captured her heart. Michael chose to work in a smaller hospital instead of taking advantage of the awesome opportunities he could have. I think this is fantastic and I also love the interaction between him and Julie. They both have similar goals to change the outdated issues at the hospital, but this may cause both of them to make drastic choices.
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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Photobucket I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.




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32 Responses to Tending her Heart by Kathleen Shoop! Review and Giveaway!

  1. Jen says:

    Thanks for sharing all of these great romantic book reviews! Sounds great to read on a cold winter’s night!
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  2. One thing that is Bliss to mean is spending quality time alone with my husband. It’s almost a novelty so it’s always thoroughly blissful when it happens!
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  3. This is an interesting story line. I would like to see how the story turns out.
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  4. Sazzy says:

    Brilliant, I would love to win this so I can buy a new romance novel!

    I got some gift cards for Christmas but I already spent up… Time for a new book to get lost in methinks. Good luck to me!!

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  5. These sound like some great reads. They must all have very intriguing plots.
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  6. Marissa M says:

    Spending time with family!

  7. Sounds like another winning read from one of my fave authors x
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  8. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    Sounds like some great reading! I am going to have to update my list 🙂

  9. Scott says:

    Looks like a good title for my wife, who loves this kind of book. Entering to win her a copy!
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  10. Julie says:

    I’ve loved all of Kathleen’s books. This one was just as good.
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  11. I’m so glad you liked Tending Her Heart! Julie and Michael are special characters who really work well together. Thank you so much for reading and for your thoughts.
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  12. becca says:

    Thank you for sharing these books. I must add them to my to read list for 2015
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  13. These look really good. Love the covers!
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  14. I a sucker for romance and this one does not look like the “romance” books you can get. Thanks for the reccomendation.
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  15. Michele says:

    I read and loved this book-but then there has not been a book I did not love by Kathleen Shoop!
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  16. Danielle says:

    This sounds like a great read! I can always go for a good romance novel.
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  17. Wendy says:

    I’ve been looking for a few new books,. and I’m going to get a few of these. I know that they are the perfect read i’m looking for!
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  18. Rosey says:

    It’s fun to read the previews. They really do make you want to pick up the books and start reading!

  19. Sounds very romantic, a book to definitely curl up with on the couch!
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  20. This looks like a great book! I will have to get a copy for myself!
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  21. Dawn says:

    I have been looking for a new book to read! I will have to look more into this one!
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  22. I don’t usually go in for romance novels, but this sounds good. I’ll give it a try.
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  23. Shauna says:

    This sounds like a great book. I like the fun romances… they are just what I like to read while I’m on the treadmill 🙂

  24. Theresa says:

    This is a read that would surely warm me up on a cold winter day. I love a good romance every now and again, and this sounds like a nice, light read!
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  25. Censie says:

    I am building my 2015 reading list. Maybe this one needs to be added!
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  26. Krystal says:

    I love a good book giveaway! I’m making my 2015 reading list and it’s jam packed already!

  27. Liz Mays says:

    This sounds like a good one to unwind to. I’d like to read more books this year than I did last year.
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  28. This sounds like a great story, and I love that there’s a whole series to read!
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  29. Ooh, these are exactly the kind of books I like! Thanks for sharing – definitely entering the giveaway! 🙂
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  30. Kristin says:

    Sounds like a tres romantic premise! Swoon!

  31. Mariana says:

    Sounds like a lovely book! While it’s set in the 70s, it could be a reality today as well.
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  32. Bliss is naptime for my grandson – all is peaceful and quiet and I get to enter some giveaways before it’s back to playtime! LOL
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