Published May 29th by Createspace
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.
I was lucky enough to read the first book in this series right before I got Return to Love, the love I felt for April and Hale made me know that I had to keep reading this series. Kathleen Shoop wrote a book that shows how strong their marriage is, even while fighting the loss of a child and the fact that Hale is back in Vietnam.
The loss of a child is an extremely tough subject to touch on. Return to Love handles this subject with care and respect. It shows how each mother or father handle the loss their own way. I was amazed at how the doctor and nurses handled April after her daughter was born. Thank God for Nurse Peters and her understanding during this tough time. While this is a tough subject to read about, going through it with April was even tougher. She could not deal with it alone, it was heart warming to see the town rally around her and make sure she was okay while Hale was gone. Having Hale’s mother support her and keep her safe also warmed my heart.
After reading both books , so far, in this series I absolutely recommend them both. Kathleen Shoop wrote a book that will pull at your heart and make you appreciate your own babies a little more.
Amazon Top-100 Bestselling author, Kathleen Shoop, holds a PhD in reading education and has more than 20 years of experience in the classroom. She writes historical fiction, women’s fiction and romance.
Shoop’s novels have garnered various awards in the Independent Publisher Book Awards, Eric Hoffer Book Awards, Indie Excellence Awards, Next Generation Indie Book Awards and the San Francisco Book Festival. 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. She lives in Oakmont, Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.
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