Love Means…

11 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,255 ratings

Love Means... Courage Publisher's Summary

Len Parker is laid off during the recession in the early 80s and decides to go back to college at home in rural Michigan, where he reconnects with his best friend from high school, Ruby. He's overjoyed when she marries Cliff Laughton and overcome with sorrow when she dies an untimely death, leaving behind her husband and two-year-old son.

Out of work again, Len finds a job at Cliff Laughton's sorely neglected farm. Cliff is still mourning his wife, struggling to raise his son, and has little enthusiasm or energy left for work. Len immediately begins to whip the farm—including the two Laughtons—into shape. Working side by side, Len and Cliff grow ever closer, but loving another man takes a lot of courage. They'll have to stand together as they face faltering business, threatening drought, misguided family, and Midwestern prejudices to protect what might be a lifelong love.

©2009 Andrew Grey (P)2010 Dreamspinner Press
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  • Book 0.5

    • Love Means... Courage

    • By: Andrew Grey
    • Narrated by: Sawyer Allerde
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 201
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 144

    Len Parker is laid off during the recession in the early 80s and decides to go back to college at home in rural Michigan, where he reconnects with his best friend from high school, Ruby. He's overjoyed when she marries Cliff Laughton and overcome with sorrow when she dies an untimely death, leaving behind her husband and two-year-old son.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Read

    • By Keith on 04-25-10

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 1

    • Love Means... No Shame

    • By: Andrew Grey
    • Narrated by: R. Kirstein
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 278
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 218
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215

    Geoff is in the city, living the gay life to the hilt, when his father's death convinces him to return to the family farm. Discovering a young Amish man asleep in his barn, Geoff learns that Eli is spending a year away from the community before accepting baptism into the church. Despite their mutual attraction, Geoff is determined not to become involved with him, but Eli has discovered that Geoff shares his feelings and begins to court him, neatly capturing first Geoff's attention and then his heart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I was skeptical

    • By Crazy Bill on 03-15-10

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 2

    • Love Means No Boundaries

    • By: Andrew Grey
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    Joey Sutherland has found a home with Geoff Laughton and his partner, Eli, living and working at the farm that has become a refuge after a motorcycle accident left him with a scarred face and a lot of insecurities. When Geoff’s aunt Mari convinces them to take in a musician from the National Youth Symphony, Joey is reluctantly roped into picking him up, already anticipating the disgust he’ll see on the man’s face. But Robert Edward Jameson surprises him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Love Story

    • By JanetNAZ on 12-26-11

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 3

    • Love Means Freedom

    • By: Andrew Grey
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131

    Spurned by his father and driven from his home, Stone Hillyard is struggling to find shelter in the Michigan winter when he lucks upon the horse farm run by Geoff Laughton and his partner Eli. They take him in, warm him up, and give him a job working with their No Boundaries therapy riding program. A drunk driver left Preston Harding unable to walk, and after months of hard work, his therapist recommends Geoff and Eli’s program. But Preston’s anger and arrogance nearly get him kicked out until Stone intercedes on his behalf.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story, Great Characters

    • By Keith on 12-16-11

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 4

    • Love Means No Fear

    • By: Andrew Grey
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
    • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139

    Raine Baumer is living the party life in Chicago, indulging in short relationships with little emotional commitment. But after he’s severely injured in a gay bashing, close friend Geoff arrives to take him to the country to recuperate. There, Geoff and his partner, Eli, treat him like part of the family, and Raine meets Jonah, Eli’s brother, who is exploring life in the world outside his Amish community. Jonah and Raine’s mutual attraction draws them together, but they may not have a chance to explore it.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Love Means....A Great Listen

    • By Joseph on 01-16-12

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 4.5

    • Love Means... Healing

    • By: Andrew Grey
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    Seven months ago, Len Parker lost his partner of more than 20 years, and he isn’t sure how to feel about his blossoming attraction to Chris, one of his farmhands. Hesitant and still hurt, Len remains aloof and distant until he’s goaded into teaching Chris to ride. Fresh out of a 30-year career with the Marines, Chris can explore his sexuality openly for the first time in his life, but what he needs more than anything is peace. He’s convinced Len doesn’t like him until he digs a little deeper, and then, armed with hope, Chris sets out to prove that love can provide the healing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very short, but necessary to series continuity

    • By Randal on 06-11-12

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 5

    • Love Means... Family

    • Farm, Book 7
    • By: Andrew Grey
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    Four months ago Robert Edward “Arie” Hawkins lost his sister and the rest of her family in a plane crash. Now his parents have decided it’s time for him to marry and carry on the family name. Arie knows it’s most likely the grief talking - especially from his mother, who’s taken to putting more than ice in her iced tea - so to escape Mississippi, Arie calls his best friend, Robbie, and arranges for a visit. Life is always changing at the Michigan farm where Robbie lives.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful Music

    • By Katy Beth on 10-16-17

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 5.5

    • Love Means... Renewal

    • Love Means... Series, Book 8
    • By: Andrew Grey
    • Narrated by: Andrew McFerrin
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    Eli Henninger is stretched a little thin. He teaches riding classes, conducts therapy sessions, takes care of his son, and helps manage the family farm. He's tired and overworked, especially because lately, no one else seems to do anything right. He and his partner, Geoff, haven't have time together in so long, he's beginning to forget what his longtime love feels like. Then Eli becomes ill and the investigators suspect foul play, forcing Geoff to reevaluate his priorities and hope fate will give them another chance.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Getting Back to Love

    • By Katy Beth on 10-16-17

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 6

    • Love Means... No Limits

    • Farm, Book 6
    • By: Andrew Grey
    • Narrated by: Andrew McFerrin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    Bart van Andren, aka Spider, has been running away from life with a lot of chemical help. When he wakes up in a hospital, he discovers he's picked up a champion. Duane must see something in Bart no one else ever has, because he finds Bart a job at Laughton Farms, where the people show Bart kindness and patience. He might even kick his drug habit with a little help from his new friends Geoff, Eli, and especially Tyrone.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Loved the story, but not the narration

    • By R. D. Bates on 01-07-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 7

    • Love Means... Patience

    • By: Andrew Grey
    • Narrated by: Andrew McFerrin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Years after his discharge from the Marines under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," Cody Culver lives in a PTSD-induced world all his own.When Eli asks former Marine Brick Hunter to help, Brick isn't sure he wants to get involved. But Brick has worked through his own PTSD, and like it or not, he owes Eli a favor. With Cody struggling to rejoin the real world and Brick agreeing to take him in, they discover they have more in common than either of them thought possible.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A PTSD Marine Love Story

    • By Alex on 10-20-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 8

    • Love Means... Endurance

    • By: Andrew Grey
    • Narrated by: Andrew McFerrin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Together for over 10 years, Geoff and Eli built a fulfilling life. Their love and support helped raise their adopted son. Their hard work and dedication grew their farm from raising cattle and boarding horses to expanding into therapy riding sessions. Surrounded by a loving circle of friends, Geoff and Eli couldn't ask for more. Until driven Eli loses his energy, and the doctor gives them the dire diagnosis of cancer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Realistic Depiction of Cancer Treatment

    • By Allen on 06-05-18

    Regular price: $19.95