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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Book Review: An Amish Love – 3 novellas by Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller and Kelly Long

The first novella in the book is A Marriage of the Heart, which starts with Abby “tricking” Joseph into a marriage within the Amish community. As the story continues their relationship blossoms and you learn that some things really do work out for the best.

What the Heart Sees, is about Ellie who lost her sight in a tragic car accident. As a result she loses her betrothed and has little reason to believe she may find someone else romantically interested in her. However she wasn’t the only person wounded by the accident, and when Chris returns from the outside world he finds himself drawn to Ellie, but first he has to make peace with the past.

Healing Hearts is the story of the Lapps, rather than new love theirs is one that’s withstood children and the inevitable sacrifices a marriage makes when raising a family of small folk, but will their marriage survive the break Naaman Lapp enforced upon his wife & children? Not to mention that his return to the community is shortly followed by a law man in search of him!

I was pleasantly surprised by this novel. I’ve not read a lot of fiction set in the Amish community, and didn’t know how the romance would be conveyed, but I found the stories romantic and sweet.

As the book consisted of 3 short novellas there was not as much “depth” to the stories as I would have liked, but it certainly made for an easy & enjoyable read.

Of all the books I would have liked to have followed the story of Abby & Joseph, in A Marriage of the Heart, more in depth, the story really left me wanting to know more about them.

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