Love’s Enduring Gift by Catherine Francis is a great love story with the man and woman both living their Christianity and keeping themselves pure for marriage. Scott and Lynn work in the same building but for different employers. He has watched her take a walk each day on her break and one day he decides that the time has come for him to meet her. He went outside and stood on the walkway so that she would bump into him since she was reading a book as she walked. He asked her out for dinner but even though she said yes she debated with herself all afternoon if she should go or not. Scott is from a very close knit family but Lynn has almost no contact with her family. After a couple of dates, Scott invites her to his birthday barbeque where she will meet his family. Again she hesitates but she goes and that is the beginning of a beautiful relationship with both Scott and his large family.. Lynn has been engaged before but she suffered great hurt and humiliation from the man and his mother. Because of this, she has a hard time trusting people, especially men. Scott’s family accepts her as the lovely woman she is and very soon Lynn accepts the love of the family and begins to feel as if she is really one of the family.
The characters all seem to come alive in the book and one feels as if they are real people. The plot is well developed and near the end there is a little suspense added to the book which adds interest but also sadness. All the scenes were so real that I felt as if I were part of the family and taking part in all the activities. I especially liked that the author had all the main characters living their Christianity and not just saying they were Christians. It was refreshing to read a love story in which the man and woman were true to their beliefs and kept themselves from doing things that they would regret later on. They remained true to the Biblical teachings of purity before marriage.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a book that has a heartwarming romantic story, has a great Christian message, and has a very happy ending.
Thank you to the author, Catherine Francis, for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.