Sunday, July 1, 2018

Review: "Enduring Love" by Toni Shiloh

Last year, I read the first two novels in Toni Shiloh's Maple Run series, and I really enjoyed them. So when the opportunity came up to review Enduring Love, the third in the series, I didn't have to think very long before saying yes.

Belle Peterson is hiding a secret. Seeking sanctuary in the small town of Maple Run, she’s intent on starting her life over—one she hopes honors Christ. The plan was going great until an undeniable attraction to Micah has her wondering if she’s changed at all.

Micah Campbell can’t understand why Belle is so uptight and wants nothing to do with her until the gentle whispers of God tell him to befriend her. He didn’t count on the feeling of protectiveness to rise up or that spark of attraction.

Can love really conquer all or will Belle’s past be too much for Micah to handle?

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 28, 2018

Enduring Love is an enjoyable return to Maple Run! I especially liked getting to know Belle, a new believer trying to put her former life behind her. Author Toni Shiloh reveals Belle's past in bits and pieces, with the full story not coming out until the very end. I really enjoyed this slow unveiling, as it kept me engaged in the story.

Micah and Belle have a sweet relationship, and Micah is, well, just wonderful. Their romance progresses very slowly, as Belle is quite skittish due to her past, and Micah's patience and understanding with Belle made him incredibly lovable.

There's a bit of a suspense thread in the novel regarding Belle's ex. This is the one aspect of the novel that didn't really work for me, as there was some build up, but the resolution happened really quickly. Also, a couple things happened that I assumed were connected to the ex but were never mentioned again.

Overall, though, I did like Enduring Love quite a bit, and I'd certainly love to continue the series! (I think that Belle and Micah's friends Nikki and Shorty need their own story.) 3-1/2 stars.

Buy the book.
Read my reviews of the Maple Run novels Buying Love (3 stars) and Finding Love (4 stars).
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Reading Is My SuperPower, June 30
Connect in Fiction, June 30
Christian Chick’s Thoughts, July 1
History, Mystery & Faith, July 1
The Power of Words, July 2
Reflections From My Bookshelves, July 2
Blossoms and Blessings, July 3
Faithfully Bookish, July 3
Texas Book-aholic, July 4
Just the Write Escape, July 5
Carpe Diem, July 6
Bigreadersite, July 7
Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, July 7
Bibliophile Reviews, July 8
Remembrancy, July 9
Jeanette’s Thoughts, July 9
A Baker’s Perspective, July 10
Janices book reviews, July 11
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Mary Hake, July 12
KarenSueHadley, July 13
Simple Harvest Reads, July 13


To celebrate the tour, Celebrate Lit Publishing is giving away a grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card!!

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Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and Christian fiction writer. Once she understood the powerful saving grace thanks to the love of Christ, she was moved to honor her Savior. She writes to bring Him glory and to learn more about His goodness.

She spends her days hanging out with her husband and their two boys. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and president of the Virginia Chapter.

You can find her on her website at

Guest Post by Toni Shiloh

Hey there, Reader Friends!

I’m so excited for the kickoff of Enduring Love. This is book 3 in the Maple Run series and features the story of Belle Peterson and Micah Campbell. You may remember meeting Micah in book 2 of the series, he is Luke Robinson’s best friend. I tell you, this book has a special place in my heart, one that brought out all the emotions in me.

Belle Peterson is living a life filled with shame and regret. She knows mentally that she’s been forgiven, but can’t reconcile the fact to how a redeemed life should look. And when Micah Campbell walks in her life, she’s certain that she has to stay as far from him as possible to keep from back sliding.

Y’all know our wants rarely meet with reality. I had fun throwing Belle and Micah together in Maple Run. Sometimes to their chagrin but always to my pleasure. Characters from Buying Love (book 1) and Finding Love (book 2) will make an appearance, rounding out the family that has been created in my fictional town of Maple Run, Virginia.

As you take the time to read Belle and Micah’s story, I pray you keep this verse in your mind. “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” – Romans 8:1 KJV

God does not want us to live a life of shame and guilt. Once we ask for forgiveness, He gives it to us freely. Walk in an abundant life, my friends, and bless others with the grace you so freely received.

Blessings to you,


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free through Celebrate Lit. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Also, some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


  1. Thank you for the review! I finally finished a first draft of Shorty and Nikki's story. ;)

    1. That's great news, Toni! Can't wait to read it :-)

  2. Thank you for your review on "Enduring Love" by Toni Shiloh and for being part of the book tour.

    I've added this book to my TBR list and can't wait for the opportunity to read it.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  3. thank you for your review. this sounds like such a wonderful book. and one we can learn from also.

    1. Thanks, Lori! It really does have a great message!

  4. I've seen this book around the blogosphere lately. I'll have to add it to my wishlist :) I'd love for you to come link up your review at the very first ever Book Club Tuesday at Colletta's Kitchen Sink:


  5. Thanks for hosting this great, fun tour and letting us find out about terrific books to read. Thanks also for the great giveaway.

    1. You're welcome, James. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Micah sounds like my kind of hero. I would love to read about this book.

    1. He sounds like my kind of hero, too :-) Thanks for stopping by, Chanel!


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