Love’s Return: A Christian Romance (Protected By Love Book 1)

5.00 out of 5
(10 customer reviews)


What happens when your faith isn’t enough to protect you?


Jessica McColler is a strong and independent woman who is in a relationship with her God and her work at a Christian magazine. When Jessica gains unwanted attention, she’s forced to hire a bodyguard to protect her.

How can you overcome fear of the unknown? What happens when your plan isn’t God’s plan?

Kirk Dekker is a man who has been scarred and hardened by broken dreams and failed hopes. How does a wounded soul ever recover from the pain of the past?

“Love’s Returns” is book one of the romantic suspense bodyguard series, “Love’s Protection.” This clean bodyguard romance will keep you turning the pages to see what happens next. Inspirational and romantic, this story is one that will keep you wanting more. Christians desiring an uplifting Christian novel that is faith based and keeps God at the forefront will fall in love with Jessica and Kirk’s love story.


Superb writing for a brand new series!” ~ Skydanzer

“Very well written Christian Romance” ~ S. Reader

“I like that the author is able to encourage readers with their walk with the Lord by making characters that most anyone can relate to.” ~


“Some mystery, some romance, some Bible truths and the application of those truths; it’s all there in a fascinating story.” ~

Faith D


SKU: B0771RQ4FJ Category:

Additional information




Branch Publishing (October 30, 2017)

Publication date‏:‎

October 30, 2017



File size‏:‎

4959 KB

Simultaneous device usage‏:‎




Screen Reader‏:‎


Enhanced typesetting‏:‎




Word Wise‏:‎


Print length‏:‎

353 pages



Best Sellers Rank:

#304 in Christian Dating & Relationships (Kindle Store)

Customer Reviews:

209 ratings

10 reviews for Love’s Return: A Christian Romance (Protected By Love Book 1)

  1. 5 out of 5


    Superb writing for a brand new series! Having read several of T.K. Chapin novels it was exciting to be a part of his ARC team. I received an ARC free of charge to post an honest review of this writers work. Quickly becoming wrapped up in the story line was easy. The hometown, real life situations put you right there on the page with the characters. His writing style allows you to feel the hope, hurt, self doubt, oh yes tears of heartache at times. This wasn’t a story heavy on the depression side but a birds eye view of what the characters or your best friend might have felt under the circumstances. I enjoyed it so much that I ordered a copy to give my daughter. It’s a joy to read such enjoyable work by a Christian writer. Hope, faith, forgiveness, redemption. All of these topics spoke to my heart as a reminder that even with all my imperfections Jesus is always there to lift us up along the stormy path of life. Thank you Benjamin. Bravo for a great start on a new series! Can’t wait for the next journey.

  2. 5 out of 5


    Reminds me so much of my life and how God was always with me. How he placed my husband to be in my life my senior year. He was not a believer at the time but came to have an ever growing relationship with Christ as his Lord and saviour.This book has a wonderful way of showing us not matter what you go through God can and will heal all our wounds if we give everything to Him and place our lives into his hands!!! Sorry this is for REASON TO LIVE BY T.K. Chapin

  3. 5 out of 5

    Linda Rainey

    This is a one sitting book read.T.k. Chapin uses suspense and romance to pull you through the book giving you the first book in the next series.Kirk and Jessica lost track of each other but reunited five years later and with God’s love find second chances and redemption.The plot is well crafted, complex characters, new and old and a return to Diamond Lake and other towns prominent in T.k. Chapin books.I recommend this book to those who love Christian romantic suspense.

  4. 5 out of 5


    good Christian foundation .. this is good fiction book for fellow Christian’s. If you are looking for a good clean book this is the one to choose

  5. 5 out of 5


    I enjoyed this book about how our circumstances in God’s hands & our trust in Him will get us through. It is a book focusing on faith & remembering all things work together for good for those that love the Lord and are called according to His purpose. I enjoyed the involvement with getting churches off the ground trusting in His plan even when things seemed to be at their worst.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Becky Carpenter

    Love’s Return, book one of a new series by T.K. Chapin, takes us on a trip from NY to WA right off the bat. Excited to get to see some of the characters from the well-loved Diamond Lake Series.This is a story of a young couple who knew each other but then went on with life…five years later life has happened and is happening when they run into each other again. Chapin did a good job of taking us on a trip in the book with a touch of suspense, love, and faith.My favorite character is probably Kirk because he seems like the one that has the most to overcome. I like that the author is able to encourage readers with their walk with the Lord by making characters that most anyone can relate to.I’m excited to start this new series. I recommend this book!

  7. 5 out of 5


    This is a wonderful book ! ! I especially loved all the scripture references that were applicable to all the different situations……this author is really a great Christian author ! ! !

  8. 5 out of 5

    Faith D

    Mr. Chapin never fails to inspire and teach and entertain all in one fell swoop. This book is no exception. Some mystery, some romance, some Bible truths and the application of those truths; it’s all there in a fascinating story. I particularly appreciated that returning to God’s love was a main theme. Characters are realistic and interesting. Cannot wait to read Book 2, Love’s Promise. Highly recommend this book for anyone who love’s good Christian fiction.

  9. 5 out of 5


    Jessica McColler, a writer and reporter for Faith Builders Magazine, couldn’t believe her eyes when she saw Kirk Dekker in Milo’s Coffee Shop on her way to work one morning. It had been five years since they last spoke. The last time she saw him they had just finished a cross-country car trip from Albany, New York to Spokane, Washington. On the trip she and Kirk became friends but nothing more would come of it because Kirk was Jessica’s best friend’s ex-boyfriend.Before leaving the coffee shop Jessica gave Kirk her number, but as she left, Kirk knew he would never give her a call. In his opinion she was in the past and best left there, because he didn’t want to relive the past five years. It was filled with too many painful memories.After Jessica is attacked by a stalker she hires WIN bodyguard agency to protect her. Unknown to her Kirk is employed by WIN. As the stalker becomes more dangerous and tries to kill Jessica, Kirk is determined to keep her safe at all costs.I was totally captured from the first chapter! Jessica and Kirk come with a lot of past baggage and have to figure out what is important to them as they become reacquainted. Jessica’s faith is paramount in her life and she is not sure Kirk has the same feelings about God and faith. Kirk has to learn to let God help him heal from the tragedy of losing his wife and son. Will Kirk and Jessica be able to put the past behind them and find love? Will they be about to let God help them find their way to a new future together?Once again Mr. Chapin gives us another story of love, forgiveness, redemption and second chances, along with a little romance, mystery and suspense. He also shows in his writing that God is always ready to guide us no matter where our journey may take us, if we only put our faith and trust in HIM. This is a great inspirational novel and I am looking forward to the rest of the series.Disclaimer: I received this eBook from the author, T.K. Chapin for free to read and review, and also purchased my own copy. I was not required to give a favorable review only an honest review, nor was I compensated for my review. All thoughts and comments in this review are my own.

  10. 5 out of 5

    S. Reader

    A very well written Christian Romance. I loved having each chapter written as a different point of view. The characters weren’t perfect. They were normal, flawed people who wanted to love God first and each other second.I don’t give away storylines but some parts of the story are intense. It’s not your typical romance. I look forward to reading the next book in the series. I was given an ARC but I enjoyed the book so much I bought my own copy. All opinions are my own and freely given.

Add a review