Monday, January 31, 2011
"An Amish Love" - Wiseman/Fuller/Long
"An Amish Love" contains three novellas: "A Marriage of the Heart" by Kelly Long, "What the Heart Sees" by Kathleen Fuller," and "Healing Hearts" by Beth Wiseman. Each story is well researched and written from the Amish point of view. Each of these stories not only brings out the beauty of true love and commitment, but also some of the struggles the Amish face. Would you want to dress as they do, have no phone or other electronic media, and do all your own cooking? What about the shunning that takes place when someone leaves their world? While the life may seem harsh, these are hearty people who truly live their beliefs. Pick up this book and take a journey into their world, see with their eyes, and fall in love with the Amish.
I really enjoyed reading these stories. The characters are alive and vibrant and their stories captivated me. I wanted more! I felt for them as they tackled problems like lying, shunning, and blindness. These are characters I would love to meet again and hear more from. If you enjoy books that show you another slice of life and present wonderful characters, this is a book for you. It is best for individual reading, but groups could also have fun discussing it. I received this book from the Book Sneeze program, and thank them for the opportunity to read it.