Monday, February 14, 2011

An Amish Love

An Amish Love: Healing Hearts/What the Heart Sees/A Marriage of the Heart (Inspirational Amish AnthologyAuthors: Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, Kelly Long
ISBN: 978-1595548757
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Source: BookSneeze

Romance is in the air, old-fashioned courtship is alive and well, and love is an eternal promise.

Healing Hearts by Beth Wiseman
He left to find himself. She found her way without him. Now Levina and Naaman Lapp are together again, feeling miles apart. Although coming home was the right thing to do, Naaman must regain the trust and respect of his wife who, in his absence, has learned to trust God like never before. Could it be that their prior years together have simply been a preface to a greater love than they have ever known?

A Marriage of the Heart by Kelly Long
Abigail Kauffman is looking for a way out; Joseph Lambert is seeking a way in. Since her mother's death, Abby has lived alone with her father and longs to escape the emptiness of the farmhouse that has never felt like home. Joseph Lambert is a newcomer in their close-knit community. Only after they find themselves suddenly married to each other do they begin to understand the tender truths of life-long love.
What the Heart Sees by Kathleen Fuller
When Ellie Chupp loses her sight in an accident--and then her boyfriend shortly after that--she believes love will never be in her future. But Christopher Miller has returned home, five years after fleeing from the tragedy that broke his heart. When Ellie and Chris meet again, sparks fly. Could true love be a matter of seeing with new eyes?

My Review

An Amish Love is a collection of three Amish novellas. I occasionally enjoy reading these collections to experience different authors while reading shorter stories. It’s a wonderful way to sample an authors writing style. This set of novellas was not a disappointment. Each story tells the tale of a different Amish couple though reoccurring themes of love, forgiveness and redemption ring true for all three.

The novella set includes many typical yet wonderful aspects of Amish literature, such as recipes! However, this set of novellas was not as predictable as many other Amish novels I have read. I enjoyed reading a few surprises as well as the twist and turns in the story lines. As always, I enjoyed reading and learning more about the Amish way of life.

While I enjoy my romance novels, after all sex is part of the relationship between husband and wife, it’s nice to read stories that include the other parts of romance and love. Trust, friendship, emotional connections, respect and romance are all included in these stories amidst the trouble and hard times the couples are trying to overcome. In short, the stories take human nature, God and relationship issues and weave them into realistic and believable stories that capture your attention. It is worth the read.

*I was given a free review copy of this title in exchange for my honest review from BookSneeze*

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for reviewing this book. It sounds like an interesting one.


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