Saturday, May 9, 2015
The Love Letters by Beverly Lewis
Marlena needed time to let things sink in. It was beyond her how all this could possibly work out--adding the care of an infant to her daily routine. Fortunately, it would just be until Luella returned home from the hospital and was stronger.No more than a couple weeks, surely.
Marlena Wenger's life takes an unexpected turn on the day she learns she must care for her estranged sister's baby. Spending the summer in Brownstown, Pennsylvania, to assist her Mennonite grandmother, and miles from Marlena's Old Order Amish beau, she feels out of her element in nearly every respect. Yet Marlena determines to do her best and stay focused on her future, even as those hopes become drastically altered.
Another fabulous book by Beverly Lewis, the original bonnet-book author.
Flawed but lovable characters, lush descriptions and a "will she or won't she" storyline that are a complete joy to read.
There are two story lines - Marlena helping her Grandmother after the death of her Grandfather, with the addition of her sister's infant daughter to care for. And the family next door - Small Jay and his friend Boston - both who have physical challenges but accept each other without hesitation or limitation.
Nice light read - easy to pick up and put down but compelling enough to continue to pick up.
My copy of this book was graciously provided by Bethany House publishers in exchange for my honest review.