Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Love Never Fails

Love Never Fails 

The Homeward Journey #3

Paperback, ebook 

November 4, 2014

by Martha Roger

Paperback: 304 pages

Publisher: Realms

ISBN-13: 978-1621366478

At odds over their beliefs and separated by the war, Molly and Stefan must learn to depend of God.

In book three of the Homeward Journey series, Daniel and Sally Delaney’s daughter Molly finishes school and returns to her home to teach. When old friends of her parents come for a visit with their son, Stefan, Molly is attracted to the young man, but all he is interested in is talking about his position in the army. When he leaves to rejoin his regiment, Molly is both relieved and saddened. Can they overcome their differences and find love?

Molly has finished school and returns home to teach. When old friends of her parents visit with their son, Stefan Elliot, Molly is quickly attracted to him. Stefan talks about his position in the Army and his furlough, but keeps his attraction to Molly at bay because of her obvious disdain toward his views on war and weapons. 

When Stefan leaves to rejoin his regiment, Molly is both relieved and saddened. Yet when Stefan returns home from war because of a disfiguring injury, it is up to Molly to bring him back from depression. Will they depend on God and find love that knows no limitations?

The series continues its theme of strong Southern women forging ahead to new territories to find happiness through their faith. They prove that when all else is gone, love will be there.  

My thoughts: First, the disclaimer. "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own." That done, LOVE NEVER FAILS might be the third book in The Homeward Journey series, but it easily stands alone. I didn't read Love Stays True or Love Finds Faith but I didn't feel I missed anything in the reading of LOVE NEVER FAILS. 

Molly and Stefan seem mismatched. Stefan is in the Army and protecting the country and if necessary sacrificing his life is what he is trained to do. Molly might live in Texas with cowboys, but she is as gentile as her plantation-living friend and discussing Stefan's occupation makes her extremely uncomfortable. 

Stefan is very accommodating, letting Molly chat about her interests without a single complaint. A very sweet hero. The story is slow moving, but it's well-written and a nice way to unwind after a hectic day when you want something slow and calming.  If you like historical romances and have read other books by Martha Rogers, you will love LOVE NEVER FAILS. And if you  like to read series straight though (I know there are "finish the series" challenges going on right now) the books are in order, Love Stays True, Love Finds Faith, and LOVE NEVER FAILS. 


Marilyn R. said...

I like it when a third book in a series can be read as a standalone. Just not enough time to read all the wonderful books that available to read. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

Martha W. Rogers said...

First, Laura, thank you so much for the review and your comments. There is a fourth book that came out this fall. It's a Christmas themed book and features Tom, Molly's brother as the hero. It's a cozy, heart-warming story that also stands alone, but the same characters from the previous ones make brief appearances so the reader catches up on the lives of the Whiteman crew.