On the night of her daughter's wedding, Ren takes a risk and strays from the predictable world she has set up for herself when her longtime friend Jackson rekindles a loving promise he made to her long ago.
Ren cannot keep her past buried, and the two struggle when old problems start to creep back into their lives. She cannot get her world back in order and her instinct is to shut everyone out.
In the midst of it all, Ren is coerced into helping Charlotte, an adopted teenager of her close friends the Roberts'. Reluctantly agreeing, Ren finds Charlotte is in dire need of self control and direction. Upon discovering they share a similar upbringing, Ren feels she can advise Charlotte and keep her from repeating her own mistakes. Taking steps to ensure Charlotte's recovery, her new found purpose causes a rift in the family she has come to know and love as her own.
Battling issues, both new and old, will Ren & Jacks be able to endure everything life has thrown at them or will Ren give up everything and isolate herself from the inevitable pain that will follow when all her secrets are revealed?
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Given To Me For An Honest Review M. Sembera's book Enduring Everything: A Marked Heart Novel is a book that isn't a must read it's a HAVE to read. It will have you on the edge of your seat once you begin until you finish it. It is a real page turner and you will turn page, after page and after page. It is about Ren who leaves her abusive husband to find another place to begin over again. She and her daughter, Sophia, find a town that they decide is a good place to start over. Ren meets Jackson. It is then when she begins to overcome her past and look forward to her future with Jackson. This book is about sadness, survival and strength. In the end it can be said Love can truly endure everything. I gave this book 5 stars but it deserves 10+. I highly recommend it to everyone. I look forward to more from M. Sembera.
I loved this romance novel. The character development was perfectly satisfying, with realistic quirkiness that brought them all to life. The drama which surrounded the characters was realistic too, as was the romance that was woven masterfully within the plot. I was rooting for several different characters during the book ( I don’t do spoilers), and was very happy with the choices that they decided on when all was said and done. This was a well written, well edited enjoyable read. If you enjoy story lines that keep you turning pages because you just HAVE to know what's going to happen next, then you should enjoy this one. I Highly recommend it!