Saturday, July 23, 2011
This collection of three novellas by Beth Wiseman is a sampling of wonderful Amish romances.
"A Choice to Forgive" Lydia has loved two men in her life. Daniel, who disappeared one Christmas Eve long ago, leaving only a note saying he wanted to live in the Englisch world. And Elam, Daniel's brother, to whom she had been happily married for 15 years. When Elam dies, Lydia gives up on ever loving again. But she is shocked when Daniel wants to return to the Order and her life.
"A Change of Heart" Leah is a writer in a community that does not encourage such fruitless endeavors. She lacks the skills necessary to be a good Amish fraa. Aaron knows these things about Leah, but his heart is captured by this spirited young woman.
"Healing Hearts" 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?
These stories are wonderful if you want to sample Beth's writing before diving into a full length book or if you want a quick read that you can finish in a short period of time.
But have no fear, these are full, detail rich stories with great character development.
My ebook copy was provided by Book Sneeze for my honest review.