This novel reveals the emotional churnings of three people. Peggy Waldren, her son Ned and a sensitive army veteran, Ken Lister.
The day before the story begins, 30-year-old Peggy Waldren discovers that Peter, her loving husband of ten years, has been killed in an auto accident. She is left with her 8-year-old son Ned, not much life insurance and a deeply wounded heart. Ned is devastated. Peggy builds a wall around her emotions.
Two years pass. Peggy’s wall remains up even after she meets Ken Lister, an army veteran, who finds her enchanting.
The situation changes when Peggy discovers her son’s beloved baseball coach is the same man whose overtures she has spurned, Ken Lister.
Peggy’s wall eventually collapses when she realizes her love for Ken will not replace what Peter has meant in her life. Love is infinite.
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What a great story just loved it read it in one go just couldnt put it down cant wait to read more books by this author
Well written about a wife losing her husband to death, and then the process she goes trough finding a new job to support her family. Also good examples of how a widow can overcome such tragedy and find new love and beco e a woman with desires again not just being a mother.
Widow by Chuck Gleason was a book I found on NetGalley that intrigued me. The story is about a new widow and her son and how they move on emotionally over time. The line that caught my attention is that love is infinite. The story was poignant and emotionally charged. There should be a warning label about crying near the beginning - Like avoid reading the first ¼ of the book in public - you may cry. The story starts with Peggy and Ned (mother and child) finding out about their husband/father’s death. The scenes between them are often quite touching. The strength they find to move on and continue to grow gives hope to the reader about their future. Then Ken Lister enters the picture and the hope continues to grow. I felt the book was a little old fashion for me, but it certainly could appeal to many people. The characters and the town’s people reminded me clearly of small town life. I was impressed with the quality of the writing with the poems and poignant phrasing in places.
What a wonderful love story with Peggy getting a second chance at love and happiness with local little league coach Ken. Her son Ned already idolizes him and he's willing to give her time to adjust to to having a new man in her life. I love the beginning with the puppy introducing the cast of characters. A very thoughtful story written by a man.
This was a great and Touching book. I thought it cute
This was a very good book. I always enjoy reading about kids in a relationship. I liked how he was helping with the kids before they even got involved. You do not have to forget your first love to be able to love again. Very good.
I enjoyed this the premise of this was intriguing and I loved reading about these characters
I enjoyed this book this was a quick read. I liked the writing and I liked the romance
Great book about overcoming loss and healing while falling in love again.
This book started out slow but as I got into it further it picked up. It was a sweet,sad story of love, loss & new love with a few bumps in the road. The characters were well written & well rounded with great ethics & morals. What starts out as a tragedy in the beginning ends up with new love dawning & the chance to start over with love found in a small town. The character of Ken was a proverbial knight in shining armour coming in to help the damsel Peggy & her young son Ned. This book truly ended up being a very wonderful light hearted read.