Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Forever After” as Want to Read:
Forever After
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Forever After

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  1,961 ratings  ·  76 reviews

From the moment Heath Masters lays eyes on Meredith Kenyon, he knows there's something mysterious in this pretty woman's past. True, she seems like a good mother to her little daughter, but as local sheriff Heath has seen his share of liars ... and Meredith is certainly hiding something. But though his romantic gestures are met with suspicion, Heath can't hel

Mass Market Paperback, 419 pages
Published October 30th 2007 by Avon (first published 1998)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Forever After, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Forever After

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.09  · 
Rating details
 ·  1,961 ratings  ·  76 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Forever After
Aug 13, 2011 rated it did not like it
I was looking for something easy and fluffy. This fit the bill. But the characters were flat and unlikable, the story totally ridiculous, and the descriptions laughable. Also, I'm not sure why the four year old talked like a middle-aged woman from the backwoods of Appalachia just because her mother was from the South. ...more
May 21, 2007 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: contemporary romance readers
Another good book from Anderson. Meredith moves to the middle of no where with her four year old daughter to evade her abusive husband's family and avoid losing custody of her daughter. Heath, the county sheriff, lives next door to them and they end up becoming friends. After her husband's abuse, Meredith can't really trust him but eventually has no choice when her ex father-in-law's goons arrive in town. It was good reading, but I'm beginning to get a little tired of Anderson's 100% wholesomene ...more
Elizabeth Bennet
Apr 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
I love the covers on Anderson books. They are simple but appealing. This story took a little bit before the H/h really start to like one another. Meredith Kenyon is hiding with her 4 year old daughter Sammy. Once you begin to understand what her life was like before Oregon you can see why she does not trust easily. Her daughter is scared of most everything and when a stray Rottweiler shows up at their house Merry calls her neighbor, the sheriff, to come get his beast.

Heath Masters is a 38 year o
Tonya Lucas
Sep 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Everyone needs to read this book!
Another exceptional book by Catherine Anderson, as only she can deliver. This one is nail-biting, edge of your seat, drama. The romance between Meredith and Heath is intoxicating.
Sammy and Goliath will melt your heartstrings.
Dec 21, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: romance lovers
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Stephanie Jenkins Ortiz Cerrillo
What an amazing read by Catherine Anderson! Forever After is an expertly written romance with a great plot that has a lot of drama that kept me wanting more! I had a hard time putting this book down. I fell in love with the characters. Sammy and Goliath stole my heart and the love between Meredith and Heath made my heart swell. A true fairy tale type romance stepped up a notch or two.
A must read.
Claire Hill
Oct 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars because the second half felt kind of improbable to me, but cute
Sep 12, 2009 rated it liked it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
This turned into a 5 star read for me. Meredith and her daughter are on the run from her father-in-law. She ends up moving in next door to the local sheriff.
Feb 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is actually my second time reading this book! It has a pretty, new cover!

Actual rating is 3.5 stars, but i bumped it

Thought and Plot

Heath Ian Masters is the county sheriff. He lives by himself with his retired police dog on a small ranch with only one neighbor, who recently rented the property down the road. When his dog takes to protecting the neighbor's terrified little girl, even Heath has problems calling him off. Not a good first impression for his new neighbor Meredith Kenyon.

Jan 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
This was a fairly powerful, intense read. How Heath and Meredith's relationship progresses feels real, especially Meredith's reluctance to pursue a relationship and Heath's struggle to overcome his anger and to understand her situation. There were times where I would feel frustrated, even angry with Heath's reactions to Meredith opening up about the abuse she suffered and how that influences her view and expectations of men.  There are multiple times where Heath would initially react with anger ...more
Jerry Jares
This is the 16th book I've read by Catherine Anderson; she is one of my favorite authors.  However, this book isn't one of them.  Although Sammy was the plot point upon which much of the story rested, I didn't like having her in it. Usually, I like kids in a book but Sammy seemed more important than the hero and heroine.
The story plodded along; the inclusion of organized crime and washing out mouths seemed ridiculous.  I skip-read hunks of the book because some of it seemed implausible.  The st
Jeanne (love2cook)
Jan 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
This is a nice little romance story with a woman who had the worse marriage to an abusive husband and manipulative father-in-law. She has taken her daughter and ran into hiding, where she had the good fortune of ending up living next door to the sheriff. She is fearful of men and suspicious of them being like her dead husband. The sheriff has his hands full trying to have her trust him to be different. A good read!
The small town Sheriff and his very special dog have new neighbors. He is drawn to the pretty lady and her young daughter, who are in desperate need of love and security but haunted by the past and fearful of being found out. While his gut instincts warn him to not get involved, he can't ignore the attraction of the child and his dog. A real thriller as the past and present danger returns to their lives.
This book is hard to put down.
~Nichole~  Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews
This is the Catherine Anderson I have come to know and adore. Heath is the hero my heart longs for. Truly and totally everything i love. Merry gave him a run for his money. Little Sammy definitely stole the show. But oh sweet brave Goliath that dog made this story everything it could be.

100% Safe
Cosette Butler
Jun 28, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I've read a couple of her books now & don't think I will try another. I read Silver Thaw before this one & after a couple of chapters, I thought I was reading the same book! Abused mom escapes with traumatized child, meets hunky hero with massive hero dog. Again!

Ms. Anderson has written a lot of books. I can't help but wonder if they aren't essentially all the same story.
Amanda Schaefer
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My first Anderson book, and it was absolutely incredible. I loved the characters and for the first time in a while I wasn’t able to predict every twist and turn in the book. I experienced so many emotions while reading this book and couldn’t help but crack up during some of the Sammy moments. A must read!
Julie Allwood
May 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book forever after was brilliant read I would recommend this book to anyone who loves reading books.

The forever after was brilliant book to read I would recommend this book to anyone who loves reading dog stories and.
I love reading this book.
I was gripped by the story and felt sorry for Sammy and the dog was protecting her was a brilliant fabulous dog.
Dec 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Dragged a lot the first half of book.
Then with the mob ties, I‎t got a little ridiculous.
The ending felt rushed, particularly with Heath and his dad.
Overall a decent read and Sammy and Heaths and Sammy and Goliath’s blooming friendship make up for it.
Stephanie Probst
Dec 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another fast, easy read from Catherine Anderson. I absolutely loved the characters. Her writing makes makes you believe in the power of love. Would definitely recommend this book.
Nov 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good beginning sappy ending
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was ok
Very enjoyable
Apr 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
Enjoyed this book very much.
Sandy Barecki
Aug 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good read. Lots of twists and turns. Much more suspense than the typical Catherine Anderson book.
Rebecca Miller
Aug 02, 2019 rated it liked it
another fun summer time read.
Sep 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'd read this again in 5 years. It was cute. ...more
Ida Lukasik
Dec 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book. Kept me wanting more. Did not want to put it down.
Jan 18, 2021 rated it it was ok
If you have already read Coming Up Roses you have basically already read this. Essentially, the same characters, same plot.
Mar 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Heath, Merry and Sammy make a terrific trio. Story moved a little slow in spots. Loved the focus on Goliath, he was a great addition to the family. Heartwarming story of overcoming hardships and abuse, and learning to trust and love again.
Jul 14, 2014 rated it liked it
Fleeing with her four-year-old daughter Sammy after a heated custody battle, Meredith Kenyon moves into a run-down house in Oregon and right next-door to the county sheriff. She hopes that her disguise and a low-profile will keep her off of her father-in-law's radar. Sheriff Heath Masters knows his new neighbor is keeping secrets. Both she and her young daughter seem to be afraid of men. The only male they seem to love is his Rottweiler, Goliath. Heath is drawn to his vulnerable neighbor and hop ...more
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • One Wish
  • When a Texan Gambles (Wife Lottery, #2)
  • A Texan's Luck (Wife Lottery, #3)
  • Bonus Kisses
  • Texas Splendor (Texas Trilogy, #3)
  • Strangers in the Night
  • Sarah's Child (Spencer-Nyle Co, #1)
  • If You Were Mine (Just Friends Duet,  #1)
  • Flat-Out Sexy (Fast Track, #1)
  • When the Stars Fall (Lost Stars #1)
  • Shielding Riley (Delta Team Two, #5)
  • This Heart of Mine (Whiskey Creek, #8)
  • Hold Me (Fool's Gold, #16)
  • Texas Glory (Texas Trilogy, #2)
  • Between Sundays
  • Shielding Jayme (Delta Team Two, #4)
  • Somebody to Love (Blessings, Georgia, #11)
  • Thrill Ride (Black Knights Inc., #4)
See similar books…
Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name. See this thread for more information.
(1)romance author:
Adeline Catherine was born and raised in Grants Pass, Oregon, USA. She always yearned to be a writer like her mother. The morning that one of her professors asked if she could use samples of Catherine’s creative writing on an overhead projector to teach was

Related Articles

Take a glance at the romance section in any bookstore and you'll see a tempting assortment of shirtless hunks, breathless duchesses,...
68 likes · 16 comments
No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »