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Enduring Love (Sydney Cove #3)

4.11 of 5 stars 4.11  ·  rating details  ·  180 ratings  ·  21 reviews
Just when things seem to be looking up for John and Hannah Bradshaw, their world is turned upside down. Years ago, John was in prison when he was told his first wife, Margaret, died. So how is it that she shows up in Sydney Town looking to pick up where they left off? Her marriage now null and void, Hannah is distraught. But she and John feel they must separate to allow Jo ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group (first published May 1st 2009)
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I loved this book but MERCY! It kept me in a frustrated tizzy! Then again, that tends to make for some good reading. :) Once again I felt such connection with the characters (especially Hannahs spirited best friend Lydia). It is so refreshing to read books that hold the beauty of the Lord with nothing there to be a temptation of the heart but rather make you want to draw closer to your friends, family and the Lord Himself. I heard someone say they read this book without reading the 1st 2 books f ...more
I was lucky enough to win this book from the Goodreads Firstreads contest!! I hadn't read the first two books in Leon's Christian 'Sydney Cove' series, but she did a great job of getting me up to speed in the first chapter. Set on a sheep farm in 1807 Australia, John and Hannah have already been through many hardships by the start of this book. The main conflict of "Enduring Love" starts right away when John's presumed dead former wife returns to him. John and Hannah, and their adopted son, Thom ...more
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This book was so much better than #2 in the series. I liked this so much I had a hard time putting it down. The suspense of Hannah and John being separated when Margaret shows up in the picture was fun. It left me wondering how they could be torn apart and would they get back together? And what about Thomas, their son. By the end of the book, I was disappointed that it ended so abruptly. Obviously, you can guess what happens next. But I would have loved it if the author would have gone a little ...more
This book's genre isn't one that I would typically get, but I wanted to try something new. I won this book from this site, and was excited to get it started. I was completely surprised that I enjoyed this book very much. I was pulled in from the beginning, and my interest piqued a few chapters later. I haven't read the first two books of this series, but the author did a wonderful job of keeping me up-to-date. Now I plan on going and getting the first two books because I enjoyed the third one so ...more
While the end was predictable I felt for Hannah in this story. The idea of your husband's dead wife showing up would be hard for anyone to deal with. The was Leon dealt with the conflicting emotions in Hannah was very well done along with the way so many people reacted so the situation.
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Baker Publishing Group | May 1, 2009 | Trade Paperback |ISBN 978-0-8007-3178-6

Just when things seem to be looking up for John and Hannah Bradshaw, their world is turned upside down. Years ago, John was in prison when he was told his first wife, Margaret, died. So how is it that she shows up in Sydney Town looking to pick up where they left off? Her marriage now null and void, Hannah is distraught. But she and John feel they must separate to allow John's first marriage to contin
I thought this series was really good. I liked Hannah and Johns characters. All the other characters were very realistic and down to earth as well. There were some good points of faith in here without being overly preachy. The kind of moral dilemas that real people face. I found the first book to be the most exciting as I am crazy for a story with pain and suffering. Hard trials that I will never have to face. Each book was like a piece of the puzzle and I definatly say you must read all three, ...more
Michele Minor
This is the third book in the author’s Sydney Cove series. John’s thought to be dead wife comes back to Australia in order to search for him, invalidating his marriage to Hannah, the woman that he loves. He tries to make a life on the farm with his wife Margaret while still having feelings for Hannah. He has to live apart from Hannah in order to flee from temptation since this is a Christian fiction book. Throughout the book both him and Hannah have to learn how to live apart since it is very di ...more
Mary J
I started the trilogy with high hopes. I enjoyed the first book, but not so much the second. I was hoping the last one would be better when I read the blurb on it. It wasn't too bad. It ended with satisfying the character's dreams. I just didn't get the emotional interest in the characters in this novel.

Jan Springer
Wow, what an interesting third book. I applaud Ms. Leon for exploring this unique storyline. I was frustrated with John in most of this story but I did enjoy Hannah's inspirational insight. It actually has allowed me to look at life differently which is quite a feat. lol
I wished John had been able to fight the system harder but I understand why he had to submit due to those times marriage vows were for life.
To have Hannah and John so viciously ripped apart made me mad, but I was thrilled with h
Doranne Long
Bonnie Leon writes easy-to-read Christian historical novels; Enduring Love concludes the Sydney Cove Series place Down Under.
Once again, I felt the first half of the book was a little slow. A lot of background. A lot of suspicion. A lot of setting the stage. Once the drama started to unfold, I couldn't put it down. I wanted to find out how it would end. I was a little sad about the ending. It felt somewhat abrupt after everything the characters had just gone through. Overall, it was a great read!
Not a bad story - although I am disappointed that is the last book in the series. Why can't Bonnie write about some good times with Hannah and John? Other than that, not bad.

This was,the conclusion to a beautiful story but once again I feel like Bonnie Leon left some things hanging.....leave us an epilogue at least please! That could have included John and Hannah's second wedding, John's reunion with Thomas, even the birth of the new baby......
I picked this book up from the Library, not realizing it was a third book in the series. I enjoyed reading it, but I didn't fall in love with the characters enough to run and check out the first two books in the series. 3.5 stars
The final book in this series brings lots of heartache to the main characters, but ends well when the first wife is found in the middle of a plot to kill her husband. Enjoy Bonnie's writing.
I enjoyed the book - even though I didn't read the first two in the series. There were a couple twists in the book that kept it interesting. I will read more of her books in the future.
Really good series.
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