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An Enduring Love by Wareeze Woodson – Review by Karyn Taylor

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

An Enduring Love is a great historical romance novel by Wareeze Woodson. I have recently become a fan of Wareeze Woodson and her books have made me a fan of historical romance which I wasn’t very keen on before.
I really enjoyed Rebecca and Rhys’ story. I have to say that for a while I was not a fan of Rhys at all. He really annoyed me with his reaction to Rebecca’s return and his pining for another woman. Thankfully he redeems himself and I loved him by the end of the book.
There is so much more than just a historical romance going on in this book. I really enjoyed the storyline that’s filled with drama, intrigue and danger. I was pulled into this story from the very beginning and was entertained right up to the very end.
I’m always a fan of children in books and young Johnnie is adorable. He’s such a little scene stealer.
This is a really great historical romance that I would definitely recommend to others.

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An Enduring Love by Wareeze Woodson – Review by Stephanie Nicole

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

An Enduring Love by Wareeze Woodson was a first time read for me by Ms. Woodson. While this genre is not normally my thing, I took a chance and dived right in with this novel. While I feel the beginning was slow to grab my interest Ms. Woodson did give us wonderful characters and an interesting take on a newlywed romance. But while the story abs characters interested me, I found myself struggling with some of the characters characteristics. But all and all I was an interesting read.

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An Enduring Love by Wareeze Woodson – Review by Ashley

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I found this historical romance both enjoyable and maddening. This book made me feel multiple emotions throughout, I could feel the passion Rhys and Rebecca at the beginning, fear, anger, and astonishment at the ending because I’m not sure I could as a woman do what Rebecca did after the way she was treated. This book is an emotional rollercoaster. Personally I had a difficult time fully getting into the book but it was brilliantly written with good visualizations. I definitely grew to truly like Rebecca’s character and admire her for her determination and continued ability to remain sweet and caring despite how she was being treated. The only downfall of this book was Ryhs character, for a romance novel his character does not fit what I typically gravitate towards but the writer did do a tremendous job of making me feel strong feelings of dislike to him if that’s what she was aiming for.

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An Enduring Love by Wareeze Woodson – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur.

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rebecca Balodis is a happy young woman who is married to Rhys Sudduth, they met in her native Latvia and married in one of their most revered and famous churches, however, only a few months later, Rhys receives word that his father is deathly ill and that he needs to return to England at his earliest convenience. He doesn’t want to leave his wife behind any more than she wants to be left there, however, her mother is also sick and needs her to stay, as a compromise, Rhys has booked both Rebecca and her mother onto a ship to England in a months time, where they will be reunited, as they both say their tearful goodbyes and watch each other as they part, they are torn with conflicting emotions and hope they will see each other soon, although, Rhys does not know that Rebecca is pregnant with his child because she knew if he did, that he would not leave her and would regret not seeing his father one last time.

As the weeks progress, the political turmoil in Latvia comes to a head and it is too dangerous for Rebecca to travel, even after her mother passes away, so over the next four years she survives and raises their child with the help of a serf belonging to a nobleman in the area. While Rebecca is counting down the days until she can return to her love, Rhys receives the news that Rebecca and her mother have died in the conflict, he is devastated and falls into a deep, dark pit of grief, he allows himself a week to wallow in this before he has to start to engage with the outside world again, this is easier said than done and so he has to bury his grief so far down in his heart that he also forgets the love he and Rebecca shared in the process.

As time moves on for Rhys and Rebecca, she is wondering why she never heard from Rhys and whether he still thinks of her, until one day, the nobleman who lives nearby makes his intentions towards her known, even though he is aware that she is married, this terrifies Rebecca and when she is offered help to leave Latvia with her son, she jumps on the chance, no matter what the danger is. As this is occurring Rhys has found a new life with a new woman and he has intentions of his own, however, this is well and truly disrupted when Rebecca turns up on his doorstep just as he is about to announce his engagement and to make matters worse, she has a young child she claims to be his, this hits him hard and fast, but not in the way either of them expect and he is barely polite as he interrogates her about the past four years and explains why her arrival is so awkward.

Rebecca is astounded by the reception she has received at Rhys’s hands and she is both outraged and filled with despair, but she hopes that she can turn the situation around once morning arrives and she has time to talk to Rhys, but will he accept this new and yet old future, or will too much time have passed for them to rekindle what he thought lost? This is a historical romance which will hit you hard and keep you hooked throughout the story as you are on tenterhooks to see whether their supposedly enduring love will be just that.

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An Enduring Love by Wareeze Woodson – Review by Dahnielle Hibbert

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Regency/Historical romance is one of my favorite genres. An Enduring Love really hits all the high points to be considered among the greats. Rebecca and Rhys are fully developed characters that bring the story to life with all the highs and lows you would expect in a historical romance novel. Their story really brings the loss of someone you love to light. While also highlighting how the harsh reality of grief can cause you to act in ways that are out of character for you. I really enjoyed the characters in Ms. Woodson’s book.

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An Enduring Love by Wareeze Woodson -Review by Kerry Carr

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this story. I love how the author is able to bring the past into the modern day with her writing. It’s like stepping back in time and that’s what the reader needs to remember when reading these books.

When Rhys leaves his wife in Latvia he expects to see her in England within the month. However that doesn’t happen and when Rhys is told she is dead he is heartbroken.

Fast forward 4 years later and Rebecca returns with her son to finally be with Rhys. But Rhys has moved on. Now he is torn between his loyalty to his wife and his feelings for the woman who should have been his wife.
Rhys seems hard and cruel towards Rebecca and has made it crystal clear that he doesn’t want her but the other woman. However as is the time, a marriage is for life so they both endure this situation no matter how badly Rebecca is treated.

Can their marriage really last? Will Rhys’s feelings for the other woman be to much for Rebecca to stand? Or can Rhys remember why he feel in love with Rebecca and rekindle their relationship that he thought of as dead.

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An Enduring Love by Wareeze Woodson – Review by Shelly Kittell

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a power-packed book. Rebecca is a pistol. She starts with little confidence to slowly grow into a mature momma who can stand her ground. She is left behind when her husband returns to England for his sick father. Now this is in the early times, not common for that time. She stays to take care of her ill mom. The Latvian government lies to keep her prisoner and tells her husband she is dead. No communication reaches either. Eventually, she escapes with her house serf, her serf’s free brother, her son (yes, she was pregnant) and gets to England. She meets up with her husband and it’s not what she expected. So many changes and surprise, including the criminal Gorgi from Latvia following, and these two somehow will fight, challenge and overcome everything thrown at them. This is a book full of welll-written

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An Enduring Love by Wareeze Woodson – Review by Kayla Octaviano

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

An Enduring Love is a romance novel, but there is so much more to it. If you like time period romances that have twists that make you feel for the characters, this is the book for you. Rebecca is a citizen of Latvia while Rhys Sudduth is the son of a politician in London. Rhys and Rebecca fall in love and get married. Not long after, a parent of each lies on their deathbed, so they must separate for family. However, due to unnatural circumstances, they are forced to live their lives separate for four years. Now, they suddenly reconnect, however, moving on was inevitable. Can they rekindle their love? Can they keep their family safe? There is so much more to this book than romance.

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An Enduring Love by Wareeze Woodson – Review by Jennifer Gordon

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I found this historical romance both enjoyable and engaging and was hooked from start to finish. Rebecca Balodis has been born and raised in Latvia and marries an English diplomat Rhys Sudduth. Soon after they are married Rhys has to return to England as his father is dying, meanwhile Rebecca stays in Latvia but becomes trapped in the turmoil of the country. Rhys is informed of his wife’s death and four years later believing he is a widow is courting Susan, a young debutante. Planning to announce his betrothal at his sister’s ball, Rhys is shocked when Rebecca arrives along with his son, having escaped and travelled to London to find her husband. The storyline flowed well and had an intriguing plot with plenty of action that kept me happily turning the pages. I liked Rebecca and felt a connection with her but unfortunately I just could not warm to Rhys which made it difficult for me to feel totally immersed in their romance . The chemistry between Rebecca and Rhys didn’t really come across in the story for me, making their relationship a bit unrealistic. However, as always I enjoyed the period details that the author puts in her novels and her descriptive narrative really bought both the Latvia and England settings alive for me.

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An Enduring Love by Wareeze Woodson – Review by Heather Lovelace

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoy historical romances and really loved the setting of this book. It just felt grand. I’m coming to enjoy the way the author puts together her tales and appreciate the way the stories come together. An easy read, this book was quick for me and one that romance lovers should enjoy.

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace
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