Friday, January 7, 2011

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

Summary from Book Sneeze: 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.

"A Marriage of the Heart" was a very touching story about a couple who entered into marriage for the wrong reasons and found love in their companionship.  It shows that first you should be best friends before becoming man and wife and that a strong friendship builds the basis for a strong marriage.

"What the Heart Sees" tells a story about some friends who have had to deal with a terrible car accident that took one of their lives.  Someonw was banned, someone died and someone is blind ... who is to blame?  Can everyone find peace and forgiveness so they may move on in their lives?

"Healing Hearts" is a wonderful non-traditional Amish romance story about a husband and wife re-discovering their love after their family has grown up.

I enjoyed all three stories because they were a little different from the traditional Amish romance stories.  I found it rather cute that each story took place in Paradise, PA and characters from the other novellas were mentioned in each.  I have never read anything by any of the three authors but I will read more from them in the future.

A special thanks goes out to the publishers at Book Sneeze for allowing me to review this book for them!

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