Lori Ryan has penned a beautifully written story about a woman who finds the inner strength to do what is best for her and her baby in the face of great adversity and a man who believes time and patience heals all wounds.
Once she married into one of the wealthiest and most powerful families in Connecticut, Laura Kensington’s life should have resembled a fairytale; she had a handsome husband and a picture perfect home. What the world doesn’t know is that her husband beat her for any and every little provocation. She endures the abuse for three years, but once she found out she was pregnant, she knew she had to get away.
Cade Bishop always had a special relationship with animals that needed help recovering from a bad situation so that they can move on and find happiness. As soon as Laura stepped foot on his ranch, he knew he could help her. What he didn’t realize, at first, was that underneath the pain, Laura had an inner strength and desire to not only survive but to thrive. Once he did, he knew he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her. They just had to figure out how to overcome her past that was literally hunting her down.
Ever Hopeful covers a very delicate topic especially well. The progression of the story and the personalities of the characters were very realistic. The story conveys a sense hope that something wonderful can come out of something terrible. This is a very special, sweet, romantic story of daring to hope for something better and having the strength to take advantage of a second chance. This is a great read when you’re looking for an uplifting story to help through the times when life has you down. But be prepared for a good strong pull on your heartstrings.