When Love Never Ends is the love story of Sam and Sara, once separated, then reunited, then lost to each other again ... unless Sam can find a way to change their destiny.
As with many young couples, Sam and Sara meet at a dance, start dat¬ing, and soon fall in love. Sam is a college man; Sara only a junior in high school-but for Sam, the age difference doesn't matter. Sara is the girl of his dreams. He wants to be with her, and she with him, and they look forward to a future together. Plans for that happy future, however, are squashed when Sara's bigoted father, Ralph Henderson, finds out about Sam's mixed Japa¬nese-Caucasian heritage. Henderson refuses to allow his daughter to date a "breed," and devises a cruel scheme to separate them for good.
Years later, Sara seeks legal help, and the lawyer she contacts is Sam, now a partner in a prestigious law firm. Though she's in a difficult personal situation, Sara's feelings for Sam are easily rekindled, as are his feelings for her. Just when it looks like they will be able to have a future together after all, catastrophe oc-curs. After months of crippling grief and depression, Sam develops an interest in his friend's pet project dealing with time travel. Though Sam once scoffed at the idea, the improbable now seems his only hope: to travel back in time and change the order of events-to change their destiny.
When Love Never Ends is a rich saga of a love that endures beyond all bounds. J. Alec Keaton's evocative images, true-to-life characters, and clever plot twists are exactly on point. He deftly maneuvers the complex concept of time travel in a manner that is both satisfying and convincing. As his main character comes to realize, "Time goes on forever, and life is just a fleeting moment."
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About the Author
J. Alec Keaton is the pen name of author, Andrew Y. Maeda, O.D., a healthcare professional, who resides in Hawaii with his family. He is semi-retired and enjoys playing golf, woodworking, and writing in his spare time. Andrew was born in an internment camp in Heart Mountain, Wyoming and spent his childhood and early adult life, living in Tacoma, Washington. He attended the University of Puget Sound in his hometown and the College of Optometry at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. He has been in private practice for 46 years.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
"When Love Never Ends" is a wonderful portrayal of young first love. In the summer of 1965, Sara Henderson, a junior in high school, attends a college dance with her best friend Becky.and her sister Rose. At the dance, she meets her "Prince Charming", Sam Stephens, a senior and a quarterback.at the college. For Sara, Sam is all that a girl could ever want in a man, handsome, tall, charismatic and intelligent. Sam and Sara date throughout the summer and fall madly in love. Sara's father, Ralph Henderson, upon meeting Sam immediately disliked Sam, because he looked a half breed. He had his buddy, Detective Frank Sorenson to investigate Sam. Ralph and Frank are members of the Mountaineer Club, consisting of men with similar racist & bigoted views. Upon learning that Sam is half Japanese and half Caucasian, they derive a scheme so Sam would never see his daughter Sara again. Years later, Sam graduates from Harvard Law School and becomes successful lawyer/partner with the top law firm in Seattle but he never stopped loving Sara, One day, she walks into his office seeking his council and the love that they had for each other is rekindled, but tragedy does not elude them. The author, J.Alex Keaton, superbly writes about young love and what their life could have been if we could travel back in time and change the course of action in our lives. He reminds us that wrong decisions we make today can adversely affect our future. It is book of fantasy of "What ifs".
Reviewed by Kayti Nika Raet for Readers' Favorite When Love Never Ends by J. Alec Keaton is a love story of the ultimate form as a series of wrong choices leads to a tragic end for Sam and Sara, the love of his life. Determined to make things better for him and the people around him, he employs the help of his friend Dr. Pike, a professor at a top school who also happens to be tinkering with the theory of time travel. Set in the Sixties and Seventies, the two main characters Sam and Sara are very good, like Leave it to Beaver, Mayberry good. Surprisingly, it wasn't off putting at all, perhaps because neither of the characters were arrogant and lectured or acted sanctimonious, nor are they completely stupid and naive. But of course a love story with only angelic characters would be a bit of a snore so the role of villain is played by Sara’s father who's quite the racist (Sam is half white, half Japanese-American), and gleefully wallows in the negative morals and social values of his time. He is the one that causes heartache between the two love-birds and begins them down the road that ends with Sam, heartbroken and considering time-travel. At first When Love Never Ends starts off kind of rocky, with much more telling than showing; it had me worried about the quality of the book as a whole but Mr. Keaton quickly shakes off the awkward start and I found myself engaged in the story, wondering what was going to happen next. Well written, with bright, shiny characters, When Love Never Ends is sure to tug at the strings of even the most hardened heart.