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Thankfully, some love stories are so strong they never die. “The Strength of Love” is a tale of love, loss, and second chances. This inspiring love story shares how several men influenced one woman’s life and showered her with love in different ways. Experience love, friendship, faith, suspense, tragedy, humor, and a super-natural element…always and forever.
Always the bridesmaid, but never the bride, Rachel Thompson is ready to give up on love, before rodeo cowboy Brooks Reynolds rides into the arena and lassos her heart. His smoldering looks and strong yet tender nature sweep her off her feet. Life is pinch-worthy and picture-book perfect, except on the eve of her wedding Rachel’s love story is ripped from the pages. After two months of grieving, she discovers her nightmare is never-ending. In order to escape her heartbreaking past, the middle-school counselor relocates to a new city for a fresh start and a second chance at happiness and perhaps even love. Through her faith and the support of her family and friends she discovers sought after answers during an unexpected journey.
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“Bring out the tissues, ladies, because you are going to need them.”
The rain slows.
Rachel presses her hands against his chest and distances herself. Her eyes devour the answered prayer standing in front of her.
In a deep, sultry voice, she explains, “I think I knew the moment I saw you sitting high in your saddle. When you tipped your hat I truly lost my breath. Then when you stared into my eyes I melted. The first time you physically touched me I lost a part of my heart and prayed you captured it.”
Tears fill Brooks’ eyes. “But when you kissed me at the Cowboys game I gave you my heart. I think I knew then I was in love with you, but mentally it seemed too soon, too fast, it had to be lust I told myself. And the more time we spent together I knew it was lust—” Brooks’ forehead wrinkles.
Rachel’s hands slip underneath the front of his shirt wrapping securely around his waist. Her eyes worship his as she continues, “But more importantly I knew I was in love with you, too. Madly, passionately, crazily in love with you, Brooks Reynolds.” Brooks’ fingers thread through the hair on each side of her head.
Tightly he holds her. She continues, “I. Love. You. Brooks.” His lips crush hers. Their tongues attack every area inside their heated mouths. His tongue flickers across her neck. Her teeth nibble his earlobe. Brooks sweeps her lithe frame into his strong arms. Carrying her into the house and to her bathroom, Rachel trembles as the chill and the excitement overwhelm her senses.
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G.L. Ross is a proud, sixth generation, native Texan. As a true Southern Belle, G.L. has always dreamt of the “happily ever after,” the prince riding in on the white horse sweeping her off her feet. She hasn’t found “Prince Charming” – yet (always an optimist) – but finds him every time she writes about her characters’ “happily ever after” endings.
Her motto in life is to “always find the good” in every person and situation. Whether through laughter, prayer, music, or a glass of wine or vodka, G.L. finds the good in life and shares her sense of humor, love, faith, and adventure in her stories.
Experience family, faith, and love in The Strength of Love. Take a steamy flight with Lance & Lisa in Turbulent Passion, and continue their sexy journey in Burning Desire. Crosswind, book three, in the Flyboy Trilogy will release in 2016. Plus, you must meet hunky rancher, Graham Gaskin, in A Rose Has Thorns…He’s smokin’ hot!
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“Rachel has watched her friends get married, and watched some have
children, and wondered when she would have her happy ever after. When her
friend introduces her to Brooks, Rachel knows he’s The One. Everything could
not be better for Rachel and Brooks, as they make plans to get married. When
tragedy strikes, Rachel is heartbroken, and thinks her life is over. As she
begins to heal, something unexpected happens that lifts her spirits and gives
her a reason to live. Years later, Rachel is faced with a new challenge, that
she knows will be difficult to get through. With the love of family, friends,
and her guardian angel, she finds the strength to trust in God, that He knows
what is best and will make it happen in His own way, in His own time. This was
a very moving story, and I loved it.” Sharing My Book Boyfriends
5 Stars Couldn’t Put it Down
“This book is an incredible mix of faith, love, and hope. The characters
seemed as though they were real and I was living my life right along side of
them. I could not put it down and read it in one setting…leaving me with the
feeling of true joy. I recommend this book to anyone who understands that life
throws us all hardships at times but it’s in the trusting that it will all work
out for the best that we find true happiness in our lives. ‘Thank you G.L.”
Dawn E. Crowder
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Review from Jersey Girl Book Review: Every once in a while a
book comes along that takes the reader on an emotional journey, for me that
book is The Strength of Love.
In The Strength of Love, author G.L. Ross weaves a poignant and inspirational
tale of love, loss, and second chances. Set in Texas, the reader is easily
drawn into the story of twenty-six year old middle school counselor Rachel
Thompson. Rachel is always the bridesmaid, but never the bride. With all of her
friends falling in love, getting married, and having babies, Rachel dreams of
having her own happily ever after. When Rachel is given a chance at true love,
her life becomes picture perfect, that is until the eve of her wedding when
tragedy strikes, and her life is suddenly turned upside down. As Rachel
struggles with her grief and trying to move forward, she embarks on an
emotional journey to start her life anew, one filled with trials and
tribulations that will test her strength and faith, and unexpectedly give her a
second chance at love and happiness.
Oh my goodness, The Strength of Love is a compelling and beautifully written
story that simply tugged at my heartstrings and stirred my soul. I was easily
drawn into Rachel’s emotional journey as she learned to deal with the trials
and tribulations in her life with faith, hope, strength, and the wonderful
support of her family and friends. This is a realistic story that anyone can
relate to, it will make you sit up and ponder what you would do if you were
Rachel’s shoes. As the reader follows Rachel on her journey, they will
experience the full gamut of emotions, you can’t help but cheer her on as she
grieves, heals, and receives a second chance at love and happiness.
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention how lovely the book cover is, and how
symbolic the rose petals and piece of wood perfectly describes Rachel’s mixture
of delicacy and strength.
The Strength of Love is an amazing and timeless story of love that will
resonate with you for a very long time.
RATING: 5 STARS
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Thanks CLM for the 5 Star Amazon Review: “I loved this
book! You really don’t want to put it down. You will experience every emotion,
as it deals with so much more than just romantic love. Faith, family, hope and
strength are ever present throughout this compelling story. I highly recommend
What a spectacular roller coaster ride!! From word one this bright and
beautiful novel pulled me in and grabbed my heart. Rachel and Brooks’ love
story is for the ages. But it is just the beginning. I laughed and cried and
gasped at the twists and turns. The author builds a timeless story of love and
loss and grief and healing all with the healing power of God’s love. Of course,
friends and family have their own parts to play. It is well done and not sappy.
The characters are developed with care and each character is fully developed.
Each new character is developed with the same care. I have not shed so many
tears while reading a book for a while. But tears are cathartic and this book
provides a lot of catharsis. The writing is excellent and I will hold these
characters in my heart and remember them forever…and always. Please take a
chance and read The Strength of Love. MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
“I really enjoyed reading this story and have to say that this is an ugly cry book! Oh the tears that I had but you feel every emotion. There are so many raw emotions that will run in this book and you will feel them as if it was real, this book just feels so real as if it was someone’s life. This book will touch your heart and stay there. It’s such a heartfelt book and I believe the author did an amazing job writing this story.
Rachel finally found love when she didn’t think she ever would find someone. She meets Brooks and it was instant love, someone she could spend the rest of her life with. Everything she dreamed and prayed for was coming true until one night it was all taken away from her. Brooks was taken away and she was left with nothing except a gift that she would take care of for the rest of her life. Rachel moves forward with her life and then more tragedy comes at her and she doesn’t understand why. Rachel has the support from her family & friends and they won’t let her down nor have her give up. With having the support, Rachel is able to continue praying and be hopeful that things will turn out for the better.
So what do you do when you think everything you have worked for, prayed for and hold onto has a chance to be taken away? For Rachel, she prays and goes back to the one person she always had a connection too and hopes that he will be able to help her. She still feels Brooks and now she needs his help more than ever. This book had me thinking of “She Talks To Angels” song while reading through and it goes with the book too.
Rachel never expects to ever have someone replace Brooks. She thought that she would be lonely for the rest of her life until she meets Marcus. Marcus is so different from Brooks but in a good way and when she has him by her side as well, she knows that she must not give up hope.
This book is so dang amazing. I don’t think 5 stars does it justice as it needs more than that. If you don’t mind feeling raw emotions and having tissues, you won’t regret reading this story. This is on my favorites list for this year.”
Reviewed on behalf of Once Upon An Alpha
I am blown away by this 5 Star review posted on Amazon from a young lady about to be 18 years old. I am thrilled to know my writing is touching and impacting someone’s life in a positive way.
“The Strength Of Love is one book that isn’t simply defined by the words written about it. While reading this story, I found myself feeling things I didn’t know possible. This story is one of faith, above all else. Even when faced with the toughest situations that life has to offer, this book prevails. As a young woman about to enter the world on my own, this book shows me the true value of strength. Life isn’t all roses and happy times; we are reminded that tough times are inevitable. But it is how we face those tough times that define us, and this book proved that in spades. As a fellow writer, I couldn’t help but appreciate the intricate writing style that Ms. Ross exhibited. She not only helped me visualize each scene, she took me on a detailed adventure throughout the entire book. This book has my highest praises, as well as Ms. Ross. If you’re looking for a good cry, this book is for you, and I promise, you will feel every single sentence as though it’s your own story to be unfolded. My life was forever changed by this book.”
Thank you, Stephanie!