Keith: A Hathaway House Heartwarming Romance

· Hathaway House Book 11 · Valley Publishing Ltd.
16 reviews

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Welcome to Hathaway House. Rehab Center. Safe Haven. Second chance at life and love.

Keith came to Hathaway House at his sister’s insistence. For he has already given up on regaining the future she keeps telling him that he can find here or, for that matter, any other future worth having. And, besides, don’t they know he’s too weak for the trip and for the treatment and for any of the plans the team has for him? Don’t they know he’s broken beyond repair, and nothing they can do will fix him?

But apparently they don’t because no one listens to him. Not the doctors. Not his sister. And definitely not the tiny woman who keeps delivering his coffee at 5:00 a.m.

Ilse, head chef for Hathaway House, rarely ventures out of the kitchen she manages. It’s easier to deal with the groceries and the staff than it is to see the pain and suffering of those she feeds. But something about Keith and his frailty calls to her. She can’t help but go out of her way to ensure he has everything he needs. Even though she knows she cannot keep their relationship on a professional level, once started.

Even if not in her best interests to do so. Because, in this case, surely Keith’s best interests matter, so much more than her own.

16 reviews
Pat Mottram
July 13, 2020
This is the 11th book in the wonderful Hathaway House series. Keith Carruthers had reached rock bottom, he was an ex navy SEAL who had received life altering injuries after an encounter with an IED, he could see no way forward. Encouraged by his sister Robin, a veterinary assistant at Hathaway House, Keith made the arduous journey there with little expectation. Hathaway House is a rehab centre for for badly injured military personnel, it has a reputation for holistic healing and also romance. Chef Ilse saw Keith's light on as she arrived at work at 5am one morning and offered to make him a coffee, thus started the daily early morning coffee and chats and slowly love blossoms. With the encouragement of Dani, the owner, Ilse, Robin and all the wonderful team, Keith's long journey to fitness begins. This is a lovely gentle story as are all the books in this series, Dale Mayer brilliantly highlights the psychological as well as the physical impact these life changing injuries have on these previously ultra fit men. Yet another great read. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Kathie Savage
August 2, 2020
When Seeing is Believing and Food Comes with Love Keith is at Hathaway House at the urging of his sister, Robin, whose story with Iain is detailed in Book 9 of the Hathaway House series. Another wounded warrior coming from a VA hospital where he’s been conditioned to believe that he’s progressed as much as he can. When chef Ilse takes an interest in trying to turn his frown upside down through early-morning coffee and wonderful food, Keith realizes that there is a lot more to Hathaway House than he could ever have believed. Coming from an environment where other patients were at the same level as he, and then hearing about the large number of men who’ve regained their normalcy there, he is still resistant because he didn’t see them when they arrived. Photos of his own progress and a visit from Iain with his then-and-now pictures give Keith the proof he needs to hope and to dream of the life ahead of him…a life that he would love to share with Ilse. A great story, and a look into the as-yet-unidentified group of people in the kitchen. Lots of new friends and ideas for great food. Maybe someday a Hathaway House recipe book? I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Cheryl Davis
August 13, 2020
I love this series. Every single book in the series has tugged at my heart due to the story line. With prior members of the military as the main characters the story in this book is another that will keep you turning the pages hoping for a happy ending. This book takes Keith through rehabilitation of more than the body, but also the mind and soul. He has been injured in the military and has been through so many surgeries and he is still not back to being the person he wants to be. Due to his sister, he ends up at Hathaway House which is an awesome rehabilitation location for those who are lucky enough to get into it. The workers and the atmosphere help to turn the tough cases around and get these injured soldiers back to where they can have a productive happy life. If only there were a Hathaway House in our world I bet we wouldn't have so many soldiers who end up on the street or committing suicide. We could only wish for something as wonderful! This book kept me engrossed and I could not wait to see how it ended. I loved this book, as I loved each one prior to this one, and look forward to the next one in the series! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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About the author

Dale Mayer is a USA Today bestselling author who writes for the young, the old and those in-between. Some of her books are hot, some are sweet. Some will keep you up at night with a light on to keep the boogie man away and some you’ll want to cuddle close. She’s long given up on trying to fit a specific genre. Instead she honors the stories that come to her – and some of them are crazy, break all the rules and cross multiple genres! And that’s okay too. There is one guarantee with each book – it will be a great read – each and every time.

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