Friday, January 21, 2011

An Amish Love - BookSneeze Review

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Thomas Nelson's release of a three-novella anthology entitled, Amish Love Tales is the perfect gift for those who love sweet romance. I wasn't sure if I'd connect with the characters. Not only was I pleasantly surprised, but I am now a fan of the genre. These stories are that good.

The three stories, A Marriage of the Heart by Kelly Long, Healing Hearts by Beth Wiseman, and What the Heart Sees by Kathleen Fuller are written with the depth and passion of the authors' full-length offerings. 

Love is love and these tales resonate with every woman who has been through a broken heart, needed a second chance, and longed to love with abandon again.

My favorite story, A Marriage of the Heart, is a sweet tale of a spoiled beauty and a man with a past just returning to the community. Their marriage of convenience develops into a moving tale of life-long love and sacrifice. 

With a peek into the cloistered Amish community as the background, these three novellas weave lovely tapestries of the healing power of forgiveness.

From a love returning in Healing Hearts to a tragedy overcome in What the Heart Sees, these authors of inspirational fiction pull you into their stories with lyrical prose, compelling characters, and a heart-warming message.

I read the book in one sitting and recommend it to anyone interested in seeing what the 'bonnet book bonanza' is all about as well as to those die-hard fans of the genre. Pretty and well packaged, this book would make an excellent gift.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


Pk Hrezo said...

Wow, Raquel.. I just saw you have 6 children!! God bless you, girl. lol... my 2 run me ragged, but I adore them.
Thanks for the recommendation, these sound wonderful. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hey Raquel! Will you be posting your Significant Other blogfest entry later? Really like to hear what your husband has to say.

Myne Whitman said...

I will be getting this one for sure, sounds lovely!

Also wanted to check out your SO's post. Later then...

Raquel Byrnes said...

Yeah, still waiting on hubby to email it to me from work.


And yes...this is completely normal for him.

Eric W. Trant said...

I am so out-of-the-loop. Twitter? I've never even logged in.

I hardly even do Facebook. I log in, but it's really just to check emails from a few people and that's it.

Thank you for the drop-by today. It means A LOT to be missed.

- Eric