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.
A Language Arts Coach with a Ph.D. in Reading Education, Kathleen lives in Oakmont, Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.
Before reading Return to Love I did read the previous book and was actually given the pair at the same time, but to be honest they're written with enough background information either one could be read on their own. Of course though as a pair they are great. Kathleen Shoop has written a book that shows a strong and admirable love and bond.
The loss of a child is a very emotional event, and it's hard to capture that emotion but this book felt so real. You could see how everyone handled the loss, each of the characters had distinct ideas, and shows these especially a mother and father's view. How the family was supported in their loss but some was a gorgeous thing to read, and made me love the book even more.
I can say that I couldn't recommend this book more. It isn't as light of a read as I normally go for, but it's perfect if you're looking for an emotion filled book.