Two of today’s most popular genres–Romance and Amish fiction–together in one volume.
“Healing Hearts” by Beth Wiseman: 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?
“What the Heart Sees” by Kathleen Fuller: A tragic accident rocks a peaceful Amish community, leaving Ellie Chupp blinded and Christopher Bender’s future shattered. But they find love and forgiveness in a place they least expect.
“A Marriage of the Heart” by Kelly Long: Rachel Yoder is tired of her Amish lifestyle and her domineering father’s ways. When handsome Joseph Lambert comes back from the Englisch, she lies to force a marriage of convenience, providing the perfect means to escape her father’s rule. But Rachel never imagined she’d fall in love with Joseph so quickly or irrevocably.
My Comments: This is a great book to read any time, but especially around Valentine’s Day. The stories have characters overcoming some difficult circumstances and finding the perfect love for their lives. I especially like the story by Beth Wiseman because I think both Amish and English “older” women can relate to it. The ending is awesome. Amish romance is so written in such a pure and innocent way. I think that is why it appeals to me. I get so tired of the sex and sexual innuendos surrounding “love” in the media. Relationships seem disposable, but not in Amish books. I hope this is true in the communities, but I really don’t know. I hope to find out someday by visiting! Pure and innocent love appeals to most women. An Amish Love is a fun, quick read which makes great escape reading.