Inspiration for An Enduring Love by Wareeze Woodson

What terrible weather the whole country is having this January. That makes it perfect to stay inside where it's warm and curl up with a good book. Perhaps An Enduring Love by Wareeze Woodson, my guest today.

Wareeze Woodson In Her Own Words

I am a native of Texas and still live in this great state. I married my high school sweetheart, years and years ago. We raised four children and have eight grandchildren, and grandchildren are Grand. At the moment, all my children and my grandchildren live within seventy miles of our home, lots of visits. My husband and I still love each other after all these years, the stuff romance is made of, Happy Ever After!

Today's Prize

Wareeze is giving away an ebook copy of An Enduring Love. To be eligible to win, you must leave a comment with your email address. (Write it out. Don't leave as a hot link the spammers can harvest.) Entries accepted until midnight, Jan. 16, 2015. Wareeze will select the winner, post the winner's name in Comments, and email the winner directly.

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About An Enduring Love

Latvian born Rebecca Balodis marries Rhys Sudduth, an English diplomat. Shortly thereafter, he is summoned home to attend his father’s death-bed. Unable to accompany him, Rebecca remains behind and becomes trapped in the turmoil plaguing her country. Rhys is informed she died in the upheaval. 

Nearly four years later, Rebecca, along with her son--Rhys's son--escapes to London. Intent on reuniting with Rhys, she attends his sister’s ball only to discover that Rhys plans to announce his betrothal to a young debutante later in the evening.

Trouble, tangled in suspense and danger, follows her from Latvia. Can Rebecca and Rhys ever find or even recognize an enduring love? Is it worth keeping?

What Lead Me to Write An Enduring Love

I love period romance and wanted to write something a little different from the standard with the ton acting in the traditional way. I wanted adventure, abductions, thieves and danger both before and after the ball.

In An Enduring Love, there is a harrowing journey to reach England, an evil villain and enough danger to keep the pages turning. I thought long and hard about what I would do in a similar situation faced by the heroine of the story, Rebecca Sudduth. How would I react if left in a hellish dilemma?

My husband is a man of honor and must sail back to England without me. I have a secret that would keep him by my side. Will I choose the selfish course and cling to him, or will I allow him the opportunity to bid a last farewell to his father.

That’s the situation in which Rebecca found herself. She chose to let him go, planning to join him. Below you will find a letter. One that is not included in the book, but it gives insight to the story.

The Year of Our Lord 1813

My Dearest Husband,

I write with my heart filled with sorrow. My beloved mother has passed on to join my father in Heaven. I can only be happy for her although sadness weighs me down. I am now acquainted with deep sadness and how you must mourn for your father. Grief makes it hard to write, but you deserve to know why I am delayed in departing this land.

At the moment, I am trapped in Latvia due to the up-rising in my country. I do not know how long it may be before I am allowed to travel to England to join you. There is a guard placed outside my gate to prevent my departure at present, but I will travel to Rica at the first opportunity and board a ship to London. Perhaps all will settle quickly. I can only pray it shall be so.

I cannot wait to be in your arms again, to kiss your dear face and gaze into your eyes once more. With words, you painted a lovely picture of your home in England and of your relatives. The thought of meeting your family holds much pleasure for me, especially since I am now alone.

Take care, My Love. I shall write to let you know as the hour of my departure grows closer. Keep safe and know you have my enduring love.

Yours Always,
Rebecca Sudduth

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Takeaway Truth

The weekend is coming and promises to be another wet, cold one so don't delay. Get your weekend reading now.


  1. Wareeze--Nice to touch base with you again. I love the premise behind An Enduring Love. Here's to a ton of sales.

    1. Welcome to SlingWords, Becky. Thanks for commenting on Wareeze's post. Come back and visit any time.

  2. Great post, Wareeze :) And, I enjoyed the idea of presenting a love letter on the blog that will not be in the book...great little teaser :) Lo

  3. Hello, Loretta. Thanks for commenting on Wareeze's post. Genius idea, isn't it?

  4. WOW! Sounds awesome. Would love to win a copy :)

    tarenn98 at yahoo dot com

  5. April, thanks for visiting. I hope you'll come back because authors frequently give away books here.

    I'm sorry, but the deadline for leaving a comment to win Wareeze's book was midnight, Jan. 16. From the post above: "Wareeze is giving away an ebook copy of An Enduring Love. To be eligible to win, you must leave a comment with your email address. ... Entries accepted until midnight, Jan. 16, 2015."

    However, I know that Wareeze frequently offers giveaways. You can visit her website and use the CONTACT page to get in touch with her and find out when she'll be offering another free copy. Her website link is in the post above.

  6. Loretta won the ebook of An Enduring Love (sent and received). Thanks to all of you for posting comments. For another opportunity to receive a copy of An Enduring Love, check my website at Many thanks.