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Reviewed by Michelle Mollohan for Readers' Favorite
An Enduring Love by Wareeze Woodson is a historical romance taking place in both Latvia and England. The story begins with newlyweds Rebecca and Rhys saying a tearful farewell to one another. Rebecca must remain in Latvia with her ill mother while Rhys returns to England because his father is dying and he has to assume his familial responsibilities. Although they hate to be separated, they take joy in knowing it is only for a short time until Rebecca's mother is well enough to travel to England. Fast forward four years later: having been told that Rebecca and her mother were deceased, Rhys has struggled to move on without his love. Unbeknownst to him, Rebecca is alive and well and has been raising their son in Latvia. Rebecca secures passage to England to reunite with her husband and is shocked to discover her arrival comes just as he is about to announce his betrothal to another. Rhys struggles with his feelings as Rebecca re-enters his life, bringing up painful memories he had buried deep years ago. Rebecca fears he no longer loves her and is only doing what is proper and respectful by her and their son. Along their journey, outside forces seek to destroy what they try so desperately to repair.
Wareeze Woodson has written a captivating, suspenseful tale of love lost and rekindled in An Enduring Love. Once I started reading this story, I found myself unable to put it down and completed it in less than a day. While I initially found myself irritated with Rhys and his treatment of Rebecca at her return in his life, I warmed to him as he endeavored to protect her and their son. I imagine it would be hard to cope with seeing someone show up after being told they were dead years ago, so I cut him some slack. I enjoyed the historical aspects of the novel as they weren't excessively pointed out as some novels tend to do. There is plenty of suspense and intrigue to keep the story interesting.