Romance is in the air, old-fashioned courtship is alive and well, and love is an eternal promise.
Healing Hearts by Beth Wiseman: He left to find himself. She found her way without him. Now Levina and Naaman Lapp are together again, feeling miles apart. Although coming home was the right thing to do, Naaman must regain the trust and respect of his wife who, in his absence, has learned to trust God like never before. Could it be that their prior years together have simply been a preface to a greater love than they have ever known?
What the Heart Sees by Kathleen Fuller: When Ellie Chupp loses her sight in an accident - and then her boyfriend shortly after that - she believes love will never be in her future. But Christopher Miller has returned home, five years after fleeing from the tragedy that broke his heart. When Ellie and Chris meet again, sparks fly. Could true love be a matter of seeing with new eyes?
A Marriage of the Heart by Kelly Long: Abigail Kauffman is looking for a way out; Joseph Lambert is seeking a way in. Since her mother's death, Abby has lived alone with her father and longs to escape the emptiness of the farmhouse that has never felt like home. Joseph Lambert is a newcomer in their close-knit community. Only after they find themselves suddenly married to each other do they begin to understand the tender truths of life-long love.
Is there anything you would change about this book?
No, I thought the stories were entertaining and the characters well developed.
What other book might you compare An Amish Love to and why?
It's really much like any other Amish romance, but with a few more twists and turns.
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Brooke Sanford?
I really don't like to give a negative review, but the narrator did not change up voices and there were times I was confused about who was talking. The men's voices were as high as the women's and no one had a distinct voice. She was very inconsistent with her voices. As I said, I'm sorry to have to give the narrator a bad review... but she needs to work on her character voices. I would cast anyone who can do voices where you can actually tell who is talking.
Could you see An Amish Love being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?
I don't see this being cast into a movie or TV series. It's a nice book with good, God glorifying story lines. I don't know any actors these days in Hollywood who would actually step up and give God the glory.
Any additional comments?
Except for the narration, I did enjoy the book. Please, ladies, consider who you hire to do your narration. I only continued listening because I like the writers.
What would have made An Amish Love better?
Not to be cruel, but a narrator that doesn't sound like a young girl trying to talk cutesy.
What could the authors have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
It sounds so far fetched.
How could the performance have been better?
A better reader.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Any additional comments?
I hate being so negative, but this entire book was boring, far fetched, and childish. I am very sorry I purchased it.
i was pleasantly suprised by these shorts i especially loved a marriage of the heart all were beyond the norm amish fiction