The Power of Love
by Kemberlee Shortland

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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When Elaine Donovan discovers she’s pregnant, she hesitates telling her husband, Ethan. They’re newlyweds and plan to wait until they’re ready to start a family. Ethan surprises her by accepting early parenthood, embracing the idea more fully than either of them expects.

When they receive bad news after a prenatal exam, both must face that their charmed lives are about to come crashing down around them.

Do Christmas wishes really come true? Elaine is staking her life on it!


His strong hand grasped hers and brought it to lips framed with dark stubble, kissing the backs of her fingers. “Please, love. I can barely move.”

Elaine glanced down the solid length of him to the twitch beneath the sheet just covering his hips. “Could have fooled me.”

Leaning over, he propped himself up on an elbow and looked down at her. He nestled her head in the crook of his arm.

“Isn’t it enough you kept me up all night,” winking at the double meaning, “but you want to make me late for work, as well?”

“You weren’t complaining an hour ago.”

His lips against hers echoed the passion they had shared through the night.
When he leaned away, his deep voice was soft, his blue-eyed gaze intense. “And I never will, Lany. I love you to the depths of my soul and will always be here for you.”

Tears welled and threatened to spill down her cheeks. “Will you?”

Nodding, he said, “Aye. Always.”

“You truly want this baby.” It wasn’t a question. She rubbed her belly without breaking her gaze with him. When he nodded again, his grin answering more than his voice could.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Kemberlee Shortland is a native Northern Californian who grew up in Carmel, a community founded by artists and writers, including John Steinbeck, George Sterling, and Jack London.
Over the years, Kemberlee has worked with several Carmel notables, including Doris Day, Kim Novak, and Joan Fontaine. It was in 1997, she left the employ of Clint Eastwood to live in Ireland for six months. It was during this time she met the man she would marry, and permanently relocated to live in Ireland.
While always writing since a very young age, Kemberlee earned her keep for fifteen years as one of Ireland’s foremost travel consultants, and also wrote travel articles about Ireland. In 2005, she saw the publication of her first romance sell, and to date, she has thirteen published titles to her name, including the best-selling Irish Pride Series. Her most recent release is Slaughtered, writing as KA Lugo.




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My Review – 5 of 5 stars –

A quick look into the life of Elaine and Ethan. The emotions were strong and up and down. I smiled, I cried, and I smiled again. This story touched me so much I had to give it 5 stars. I still have tears as I think about this story. Their love for each other felt so real and showed that love can conquer a lot. I highly recommend this story but have tissues nearby.

6 thoughts on “Review Tour: The Power of Love by Kemberlee Shortland with an excerpt, a giveaway, and a review.

    1. Thank you for your question, Bernie. Sometimes it’s hard to say which came first, the chicken or the egg. I strongly believe that romance should be as powerfully emotive as possible. At times, love can be the most powerful emotion. I’ve read stories and seen reports where a loved one has taken a last breath, and the survivor’s emotions are so strong and their words to intense that the recently deceased has come back to life. Knowing this would be my outcome…that *love* would be too powerful to ignore…it made sense to give the book its title…The Power of Love.

      Also, most of my short stories have song titles as their titles and this one fit 😉

      I hope you get a chance to read The Power of Love. I’d love to hear what you think.

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