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After her long-term relationship falls apart, Tessa Scott is left questioning God’s plan for her life, and she’s feeling vulnerable and unsure of how to move forward. Ben Williams is struggling to keep the pieces of his life together after his wife of fourteen years walks out on him and their teenage son. Stephanie, Tessa’s housemate, knows the pain both Tessa and Ben haveAfter her long-term relationship falls apart, Tessa Scott is left questioning God’s plan for her life, and she’s feeling vulnerable and unsure of how to move forward. Ben Williams is struggling to keep the pieces of his life together after his wife of fourteen years walks out on him and their teenage son. Stephanie, Tessa’s housemate, knows the pain both Tessa and Ben have suffered. When she is inadvertently instrumental in setting up a meeting between them, there’s no denying that they are drawn to each other, but will that mutual attraction do more harm than good? Can Tessa and Ben let go of their leftover baggage and examine their feelings in order to follow a new path? Are they really prepared for the road ahead, regardless of the challenges? Will they trust God to equip them with all they need for this journey? “Tender Love” is Book 1 in “The True Love Series”, a clean and wholesome Contemporary Christian Romance set in sunny Queensland....

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Number of Pages : 128 Pages
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  • Juliette Duncan
    2018-08-29 17:12

    Reviewed by Deborah Stone for Readers' FavoriteTender Love: A Christian Romance (The True Love Series Book 1) by Juliette Duncan is a tender romance story while being a powerful story of faith as well. Tessa Scott has recently ended a five-year relationship with Michael and is struggling to move on. Ben Williams is a divorced father of a thirteen-year-old, and is still struggling with bitterness, hurt and confusion after his wife unexpectedly left them both for another man. A year later, she divorced him and left him to raise their son, Jayden, alone. When Tessa and Ben meet at a puppy training class, they are both attracted to one another, surprising them both. Over the next few months, they reluctantly take the steps to trust again and begin spending more time together. The most important thing for both of these wounded people is to make sure that God is in whatever they do. Neither wants to endure more heartache. After a few bumps along the way, a lot of praying and seeking God, they both agree to pursue a relationship that, if all goes well, will lead to marriage. Juliette Duncan has developed a charming romance with well defined and detailed characters that take us on a journey from broken hearts, to seeking God's peace and direction, to finding their way through their respective heartaches. God's strength, guidance, and healing are of paramount importance to the characters and the story. Juliette Duncan reminds us of truths that we often overlook or ignore, and inspires us all to be more committed in our own walk with the Lord. Juliette Duncan has a beautiful way of telling her story, drawing you into the characters' plights and allowing you to learn along with them as they find their way through. This is a delightful and inspiring first book in the True Love Series and you will definitely want to read the books that follow. The second book in the series is Tested Love and continues the story of Tessa and Ben.

  • Joleen
    2018-09-16 15:14

    Not my cup of tea. She likes him, he turns away. He likes her, she puts him off. Father is dead set against his daughter in a relationship with a divorced man, and come to find out, his wife had been married before to an abusive man. What a hypocrite! I quit.

  • deb
    2018-09-22 20:27

    Tender LoveWow! The readers will be in for a journey with this couple in the coming books in the series. I like and love Ben and Tessa, I definitely want more of them. I could go on and on about so many things that happen in this story. The characters were believable, the issues real and the emotions they were going through were on point. The conversation that Tessa had with Pastor Stanek about relationships and marriage and the conversation that she had with her parents about divorce were very profound. I especially love when Pastor Stanek said "Regardless of what interests you may share, keep Christ at the centre of all you do, and ground yourself in His Word. Make sure that the one you run after is running after God. And pray, Tessa. Pray for God to prepare you for your husband. Pray for God to prepare you to handle all the joys, tears, heartache and commitment that go into making a godly marriage.” I want to applaud Juliette for taking on the issue of marriage and divorce. Marriage can be hard and messy, but if we are willing to surrender our marriages to God it can be a beautiful thing. I know that every marriage won't last, but as I was reading Tender Love, I realized that most marriages end due to someone's selfishness. Either someone is a slave to their addiction, a slave to their abuse a slave to their affair or a slave to other things that they are not willing to give up. Do I think marriages can be restored from the above mentioned things, yes, I do. Just like Tessa's father said, God hates divorce. So, it is the person who develops a hard heart and refuses to surrender to God that makes marriage impossible to restore at times. It's not because God wants you to divorce, it's because people want to divorce. I say all of this because the marriage and divorce discussions in this book were amazing and it is something you don't see in most Christian fiction books. I highly recommend this book and while you are at it get her other books too, especially The Shadows Trilogy.

  • David Murray
    2018-09-12 17:20

    A Solid ReadI enjoyed this book, but there were several areas that could have been better developed. The son's two crisises, for example. The last challenge with Jadyn seemed particularly rushed. And what parent would be thinking of romance at such a time? So, that was disappointing. I don't often read books set in contemporary times, but I appreciated the women in the book being professionals and having that enter into the story. Overall, well written.

  • Robin
    2018-09-19 16:40

    I totally enjoyed this story of recovery, restoration, and renewal for Tessa and Ben. How painful each of their previous relationship break-up stories are. I was rooting for both of them as they attempted to get to know one another. And Jayden, Ben's son....can't fathom his pain. This story moves them along and gives an insight into just what they are made of and Who is in control. Highly recommend. I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review.

  • Carol Stalnaker
    2018-09-08 16:14

    Tessa and Ben are sweet together.  Ben and his teenage son, Jayden, are still mourning the exit of his wife Kathryn from their lives.  She took off and divorced Ben without telling them why or where she went. Ben and Jayden are not handling this loss very well even a year and a half later. Tessa comes into their lives with her strong faith in God and lightens Ben's life.

  • Lynda Knapp
    2018-09-14 18:29

    Enjoyable read!I really enjoyed Tessa and Ben's story. I loved that God was featured prominently in this book - it always makes it better when He is trusted. I definitely recommend this book and will read more by Juliette Duncan.

  • Sarah J Beckwith
    2018-09-11 20:22

    Believable characters, well written and edited.Good Christian fiction; could use a bit more humor and depth. Nice light summer read. Aussie terms may need explaining for American readers.

  • Wendy
    2018-09-09 12:19

    This is a Christian romance. I quite enjoyed it. Well written and a good story.

  • Mervin Azeta
    2018-09-03 17:23

    An interesting read!I did find this novel well-written and interesting! Good job, Juliette! Anyone who fancies some Christian romance novels should read it.

  • Colleen
    2018-08-27 16:35

    A fun Christian romance. Looking for a quick clean romance? then this is the book for you

  • Carol Erhardt
    2018-09-03 20:40

    Nice Love StoryNot too deep, and kind of predictable, but entertaining. A sweet feel good tale of overcoming hurt and growing through faith.

  • Jana
    2018-09-07 17:33

    This is a wonderful feel good Christian love story. It shows that through heartache and disappointment, keeping one's faith is hard but survivable, and as they say...the best is yet to come.

  • Julia Wilson
    2018-09-01 13:38

    Tender Love by Juliette Duncan is a gentle Christian romance but packed full of godly themes. You can buy it on its own or as part of the True Love box set. There are themes of forgiveness, faith and trust.When life is hard, it is all too easy to blame God and walk away. We need to stay especially close to God in the tough times and lean on Him.Prayer is important. We need to remember to thank God for His goodness as well as asking for things.God is a God of healing - both physically and spiritually.As believers it is important to go to church. Church is our family and where we go to praise God and to have our faith strengthened to face the week ahead.The novel also has the theme of new beginnings. Some we choose and others are thrust upon us.The novel shows how animals can be therapeutic. As we pour ourselves into our pets, we can forget our troubles for a while.A sweet romance to kick off the series.I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.

  • Rebecca
    2018-09-09 14:16

    i loved the book Tender Love. In a time when all the romances are getting too sexy, kinky or whatever - I appreciate the fact that thereare still Christian authors who can present a gentle faithful love story to an audience greatly ignored .Thank you for writing such a tender story about loss due to a cheating partner, a lonely lost son, and a woman who is seeking a true love of her own. I appreciated how she handled the integrity of the questionable request of her roommate seeking to gaininformation about the man and his circumstances. Again I thank you for writing something to hold on to.

  • Marlene Moore
    2018-09-08 14:32

    True Love SeriesI have really enjoyed reading this series. It's refreshing to have such an open confirmation of one's faith. Juliette Duncan, was able to incorporate Christian values into the charters lives. The story line included ways to deal with difficult life issues with Biblical principles, yet didn't feel preachy. The story lines are all real life issues with great characters. You'll enjoy reading this series!

  • Judy and Jim Burdett
    2018-09-13 12:38

    I read Tender Love as part of the True Love Box Set which I received as a complimentary gift though I reviewed it voluntarily. I enjoy books that show the true struggles of individual Christians and their growth through the struggles. The area of divorce is a difficult subject.

  • Deliasue
    2018-09-15 12:22

    Book 1 of True Love.The True Love Series.tessa, Ben and Jayden, Michael left Tessa, she meets Ben. His wife left him and his son, he is trying to raise him and do the farm work too.Takes place in Australia.

  • Margaret Fraleigh
    2018-09-19 19:29

    This is the first book in the "The True Love Series". A Christian RomanceI really enjoyed this story line, the characters and can't wait to read the next book called "Tested Love".A story of heartbreak, new love, faith and hope.

  • Lillie
    2018-09-12 18:18

    I appreciated that this is the beginning of a series but worked as a standalone novel. The hero and his son were dealing with issues from the desertion by the first hero's previous wife, the boy's mother. I appreciated that the heroine cared about their previous hurts.

  • Gwen Pendley
    2018-09-20 17:17

    A second chance romance filled with discovery, tenderness and growth. Growth in relationship with Christ and personal strength.

  • Cindy Jackson
    2018-09-13 15:30

    Good Book! This was a good book and I enjoyed reading it. It was a bit on the slow side with not anything very dramatic happening. Nonetheless it was still a pleasant book.

  • Campbell
    2018-09-18 13:35

    Very good

  • Karen
    2018-09-25 18:17

    Very down to earth and emotional book. Great read!

  • Tutu Adelusi
    2018-09-13 14:27

    Very touching, emotional and inspiring story. It draws you in, leaving you wanting more. It is worth reading, I would recommend it.

  • George
    2018-09-06 20:32

    Good Christian love story placed in Australia.

  • SUE
    2018-08-29 14:16

    good story about divorce, how it stripes your values. How people can treat others in a special way. An everyday kind of book.

  • Jan Mcleod
    2018-09-25 20:32

    There are four books in this series. My review will reflect the series as a whole, not each individual book.The basic plot was good, but there were a few places that I think should be shortened or they become repetitious. There were multiple characters, but each was drawn well and very recognizable.One of the things I especially liked about the books was the Christian emphasis. The characters walked the walk, they didn't just talk the talk. There were numerous prayers, Bible scriptures, and the words from the pastor on faith and hope were excellent.One thing I did not like was that the story had no conclusion since it did not end with book four. The reader must get another series to finish the story and get closure.Overall, I would like to give the series a 3.5 rating, balancing the previous points.

  • Laura
    2018-09-11 14:37

    Probably closer to 2.5

  • Mary Stockwell
    2018-08-30 19:21

    Very sweet and romanticThis is a very tender and sweet Christian romance. I loved everything about it. So many of life's challenges get in the way and are hard to understand and over come. This book touches on a few of them.