Thursday, December 16, 2010

An Amish Love

An Amish Love includes three novellas written by Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, and Kelly Long. Each story stands on its own, yet each is set in the same place and time. Because of this, the three novellas are tied together by a thread including references to other characters, especially the Bishop.

Healing Hearts, by Beth Wiseman, draws us into a marriage which has had a rocky year. How do Levina and Naaman pick up the pieces of the marriage after Naaman returns after an 11-month disappearance?

A Marriage of the Heart, by Kelly Long, introduces us to a young woman who has been raised soley by her father. Her mother passed away when she was 5 years old; and now, Abby seeks to leave the close-knit community. Suddenly, she finds herself married to a newcomer to the community. How do they both learn to love without expectations? Is she able to find peace and love in the Amish lifestyle she was hoping to leave?

What the Heart Sees, by Kathleen Fuller, draws us into Ellie's life 5 years after a tragic accident has claimed her eyesight. She longs for life before the accident and wants only to become a wife and mother; yet, she feels that she is no longer capable of having her dream. Only when a her best friend's brother returns to the community is she able to see past herself. Through helping Christopher come to terms with the accident and his loss, the two begin healing.

I love the way the 3 stories are interwoven! Each is a reminder of the forgiveness we are to show others, Christian or not. In Ellie's case, we are not bound by our disabilities. We can find assistance and make a way to serve others.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars.

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