Thursday, August 4, 2011

Healing Hearts by Beth Wiseman

"Healing Hearts" by Beth Wiseman is a beautiful collection of three novellas all wrapped together in one beautiful book. Beth has such a unique storytelling ability that will capture you into each book and make you feel the pain and happiness of each of the characters. While each and every book is different, every one of them carry the themes of love, forgiveness, hope and learning to trust again. If you have ever liked and read Amish fiction, then I can guarentee you will love this book! Beth is one of the best Amish storytellers that I have seen in a long time. :) Here are the discriptions of each of the stories you will find within this book.

""A Choice to Forgive" Lydia has loved two men in her life. Daniel, who disappeared one Christmas Eve long ago, leaving only a note saying he wanted to live in the Englisch world. And Elam, Daniel's brother, to whom she had been happily married for 15 years. When Elam dies, Lydia gives up on ever loving again. But she is shocked when Daniel wants to return to the Order and her life."'

'"A Change of Heart" Leah is a writer in a community that does not encourage such fruitless endeavors. She lacks the skills necessary to be a good Amish fraa. Aaron knows these things about Leah, but his heart is captured by this spirited young woman."'

'"Healing Hearts" 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?"'

Out of these three stories, and I loved each and every one of them, I found I was really able to personally identify with the last two stories. The first one, because I love to write. The second one, because I have people that I know I need to learn to forgive. I think that these books are written in such a way that they will be used to show you areas that you personally need to work on in your life. These books will bring you closer to God if you let them, and are overall just three great Amish fictional books that I recommend to any fiction reader! :)

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