In Enduring, the author has done a good job of demonstrating the need for God in her characters’ lives. The story line is interesting and I can tell that the main character has a heart for God and great love for her family.
The main story focuses on a past, failed relationship between Kennedy and Dale. Will Kennedy ever be able to trust Dale with her heart again? Is the potential for more pain worth it? Kennedy is also dealing with the failing health of her grandmother due to dementia. This main storyline is very interesting.
However, for me, there is perhaps too much going on in this book. Where Enduring became confusing for me was the many extra story lines going on within this book. I had trouble keeping everyone straight and many times felt overwhelmed with the amount of detail.
Good premise and worthy plot, but I felt there was a bit too much extraneous information that pulled my focus away from the heart of the story. (3 stars)
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Enduring is set in a small town in South Carolina that is known for family traditions, family gatherings, and stick-to-your-rib food. The hero is haunted by a past mistake that cost him the love of his life. The heroine returns home to help with a family crisis, and discovers that time or distance didn’t erase the hurt and pain caused by the man she once loved. Through faith, Enduring shows not only the characters but the readers that the unconditional love of God, and the loving support of family and friends, one can endure anything.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
K M Murray grew up in a small town of Reevesville, South Carolina. In 2000, she quit her job to return home to assist in the care of her grandmother, who was diagnosed with Dementia. In adjusting to a different lifestyle and all the conflicting emotions, writing became a release. This is her first book. At that time she juggled working part-time tutoring children for an after school program. Her love and passion for education led her to pursue a teaching degree. She has a BS in Early Childhood and Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Reading. Her hobbies include writing, reading, dancing, and cooking. Currently she is married and is working on her second book. You can email the author at kmwrites2013(at)gmail.com