Wednesday, February 2, 2011

An Amish Love By Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, and Kelly Long

Two of today's most popular genres--Romance and Amish fiction--together in one volume.

"Healing Hearts" by Beth Wiseman: Levina Lapp and her husband Naaman are alone for the first time in 30 years. When Naaman left to visit cousins in Ohio, Levina wasn't expecting him to be gone a year. Now that he's back, will they be able to move beyond this estrangement and fall in love again?

"What the Heart Sees" by Kathleen Fuller: A tragic accident rocks a peaceful Amish community, leaving Ellie Chupp blinded and Christopher Bender's future shattered. But they find love and forgiveness in a place they least expect.

"A Marriage of the Heart" by Kelly Long: Rachel Yoder is tired of her Amish lifestyle and her domineering father's ways. When handsome Joseph Lambert comes back from the Englisch, she lies to force a marriage of convenience, providing the perfect means to escape her father's rule. But Rachel never imagined she'd fall in love with Joseph so quickly or irrevocably.

My Thoughts:
I'm a little iffy on this novel. I both liked it and disliked. Why? Well, I am an Amish lover to no end, but, two of the books in this novella were a bit bland for me. It seemed to me that the authors just sort of ran on and on about much of the same circumstances. However, Healing Hearts was one that I truly enjoyed. Of course, I am hooked on Beth Wiseman and will forever be a fan of her work.

Please don't let my thoughts discourage anyone from reading this novella. I am just so used to one kind of thing and then read something that isn't my favorite, and I am giving my honest opinion. This will not stop me, however, from reading more Amish novellas and novels in the future from these authors, as I am sure that their talent will put forth something that I will enjoy beyond words.

~A Copy of this book was provided for review by Thomas Nelson Publishers.

~I do not receive financial compensation for any of my reviews. I do however from time to time receive complimentary review books to read and post HONEST reviews, positive and negative. The acceptance of a book does not guarantee a positive review.~