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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

"An Amish Love" by Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, and Kelly Long

An Amish Love is actually three novellas in on book - and since all take place in one town with overlapping characters, it's easy to transition from one to the next.  Each story is about someone who has left and how they find their way home again.  Each story includes faith, love, and forgiveness as themes.  Naaman Lapp left his wife at home while he went to visit relatives, only to return nearly one year later, facing distrust and confusion from his family.  Abby Kauffman wants a way out of her father's silent household so badly that she tricks a newcomer into marriage - realizing too late what she's done.  Ellie Chupp was jilted after an accident left her blind - can she forgive those involved and learn to love again?

The writing styles of each author make the stories flow smoothly.  Set within the same Amish community, with the same peripheral characters and locations mentioned, this set feels more like one work.

I enjoyed the writing style of these authors and the questions that each story raised in my mind.  If blinded, could I easily forgive?  If my husband left, could I welcome him home with open arms?  Am I careful and thoughtful in my dealings with others?

I definitely enjoyed this book and would recommend it to others.

I received a free copy of this book from Thomas Nelson in exchange for an impartial review.

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