Monday, March 11, 2013

Loree Lough's For the Love of Eli ~ Reviewed

For the Love of Eli, Quilts of Love Series #4
By: Loree Lough
More in Quilts of Love Series
Abingdon Press


Product Description:

When unspeakable tragedy leaves young Eli an orphan, two families are devastated. But Taylor, Eli's aunt and legal guardian, vows to help him remember his parents by creating a Memory Quilt. As she begins piecing together the moments of his parents' lives, the story of the young family emerges and Taylor and Eli begin to heal. But Eli's uncle Reece is slow to let go of the past and still blames Taylor's brother for his sister's death. So, although he has long been attracted to Taylor, Reece keeps a safe distance away. Can their shared love for Eli pave the way to forgiveness or will Taylor and Reece be separated by pain?

For Love of Eli is centered around a four year old boy named Eli.  When his parents are killed, custody is given to his father’s sister, Taylor.  However, she agrees to let Eli’s uncle, Reece (his mother’s brother) see him anytime he wants to.  Taylor runs an inn and is very much a free spirit, while Reece is a doctor who is bitter about the fact that his sister left Eli to such a “flighty” woman.  However, through the process of Reece getting to know Eli more, he also begins to see another side of Taylor.  Their feelings begin to grow towards each other, yet they are both skeptical to say anything.

This was such a cute book.  I really loved little Eli’s character.  He was pretty smart for such a little boy, but he said some of the funniest things.  I can see why Taylor and Reece love him so much.  I really enjoyed seeing Taylor and Reece’s love story unfold as well.  I really enjoyed this story and would recommend it to others!

Reviewed by: Sarah Meyers

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