Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Amish Blacksmith

Authors: Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner
Publisher: Harvest House
August 2014
ISBN: 978-0736957366
Genre: Amish

New from bestselling authors Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner, The Amish Blacksmith (Book 2 in The Men of Lancaster County series) explores the men of an Amish community in Lancaster County, how their Amish beliefs play out in their unique roles, and the women who change their lives.

Apprenticed blacksmith Jake Miller is skeptical of Priscilla Kinsinger's innate ability to soothe troubled horses, especially when he has own ideas on how to calm them. Six years earlier, Priscilla's mother died in an awful accident at home, and Priscilla's grief over losing her mother was so intense that she was sent to live with relatives in Indiana. She has just returned to Lancaster County.

Not that her homecoming matters to Jake, who is interested in courting lighthearted Amanda Shetler. But Jake's boss is Priscilla's uncle, and when the man asks Jake to help his niece reconnect with community life, he has no choice but to do just that. Surprisingly, he finds himself slowly drawn to the beautiful but emotionally wounded Priscilla.

Jake then determines to prove to her that it's not her fault her mother died, but what he discovers will challenge everything they both believe about the depth of love and the breadth of forgiveness.

THE AMISH BLACKSMITH is the second book in the Men of Lancaster series by Susan Meissner and Mindy Starns Clark. I absolutely love the books by this writing duo. I read through this book in one sitting, literally couldn’t put it down. I was engrossed in the story, and even though I wasn’t really surprised by any events that happened I thoroughly enjoyed it.

If you like Amish fiction, you’ll love THE AMISH BLACKSMITH. It is written in first person, but it is hardly noticeable after you begin the book. Highly recommended. 

1 comment:

Judy said...

Great review Laura! I'm looking forward to reading this book!

Judy B