Filled with very realistic characters and a true-to-life plot, Love Without End was a very enjoyable and entertaining read. I loved how Kimberly and Chet’s tale was intertwined with the history of Anna’s story. It was an unexpected treat to learn a lot of the history in a way that didn’t bog down the story. While this is the second book in the series, it does stand alone. I haven’t read the first book and didn’t feel as I were missing anything in the story.
The story takes place in the fictional town of Kings Meadow, Idaho, mostly on the Leonard Family’s ranch. As Idaho is one of the states I rarely hear anything about (besides it being a huge potato producer) it was interesting to learn a little bit about that area. Kings Meadow definitely sounds like a wonderful place to live or visit.
Chet Leonard has known his share of heartache, losing a teenage son and being abandoned by his wife. He’s now raising his other two sons, Sam and Pete, with the help of Anna, the woman who’s been like a grandmother to him. Kimberly Welch and her daughter, Tara have hit a rough spot. After her husband died, Kimberly realized how in debt they were. After losing their home, the two come to Kings Meadow to stay with a friend until Kimberly can get back on her feet. When Tara is gifted a horse, Kimberly enlists the help of Chet to train the horse and teach her daughter how to care for it.
I enjoyed how the story delved deeper into the relationships between the teens and parents and wasn’t only about Chet and Kimberly. I also liked how the author didn’t feel the need to preach to the choir and was able to show how the characters grew in their faith without a large amount of sermonizing.
Recommendation: I really liked everything about this story. I’d strongly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys clean romance and loves horses.
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
I received a copy from the author/publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.