Saturday, October 9, 2010

A Cousin's Prayer

Author: Wanda Brunstetter
Publisher: Barbour Books
November 2009
ISBN: 978-1-60260-061-4
Genre: Inspirational/Amish

Katie Miller’s boyfriend, Timothy, was killed in an accident a year earlier. Long before she’s ready, Katie is invited to return to her home in Indiana to stand up for her cousin at the wedding. At first, Katie wants to refuse to go, but she reluctantly agrees when her granny suggests that she goes with her.

Freeman Bontrager has been interested in Katie since their schooldays. Now that she is home from Florida, Freeman worries that something is wrong with Katie. She doesn’t look well at all.

When Katie’s grandmother informs Katie that she is going to move away from Florida to Wisconsin, Katie is devastated. Now she is being forced to stay in Indiana in the community that has far too many memories. Will Katie be willing to let go of the past, and find a new love?

A COUSIN’S PRAYER is book two in the Indiana Cousins series. I enjoyed getting to know Freeman and Katie. Katie is definitely a wounded character and has a lot of issues to work through.

The conversation in A COUSIN’S PRAYER is a bit stilted, but the romance is sweet, if a bit predictable. I did grow to care for Freeman. Katie never completely won my sympathy, though I tried. A recipe and discussion questions are included at the end of the book. $10.99. 300 pages.

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