Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Healing by Wanda E. Brunstetter

Sumamry from Good Reads: Seek a fresh start with Amish widower Samuel Fisher as he journeys from Lancaster County to Bluegrass Country, hoping to find a balm for the grief he’s carried with him. Will this single father, burdened by yesterday’s memories, discover a new and perhaps better life in Kentucky, the land of tomorrow? Esther Beiler, who helps watch Samuel’s children, develops a crush on Samuel and a true affection for his kids. Can she win his heart, or has she already lost it to an English woman? How will God untangle star-crossed lovers when jealousies and misconceptions threaten to tear them apart?

Samuel Fisher moves to Kentucky with his four children after the death of his wife Elsie.  He wants a fresh start where there are no reminders of her and he moves in with his brother Titus.  Samuel is battling severe depression and needs to find a job to keep himself busy.  A friend of his, Allen, finds him a job helping to bring an old house up to date to be used as a bed and breakfast by an Englisher named Bonnie.  He also meets Esther who needs a job since her parents moved back to Pennsylvania to help care for her brother with MS.

Esther falls in love with all of the kids.  She helps them adjust to live in Kentucky but Samuel has no time for his kinner.  After spending time together, Esther and Samuel start to take a liking to each other but is Samuel ready.  He is still mourning the lose of his wife and promised her that he would never love anyone else ever.

I enjoyed the second book in the Kentucky Brothers series!  I am really hoping that there is a third book.  There were some loose ends with Timothy and Hannah in Pennsylvania.  A special thanks to NetGalley for allowing me to review this book in advance.

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