Monday, May 18, 2015

A Faith of Her Own

Title: A FAITH OF HER OWN          
Author: Kathleen Fuller
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
March 2015
ISBN:  978-0529102782
Genre: Amish romance
Series: A Middlefield Amish novel

Can Anna Mae heed God’s call on her life, even if it means leaving behind everything she knows . . . and everyone she loves?

Ever since Anna Mae’s childhood friend Jeremiah left their Amish community, she’s questioned her own place in the Amish world. The Amish life feels as if it’s closing in on her, and with her mother trying to set her up with potential suitors, Anna Mae feels trapped in a life she’s not sure she wants anymore.
But she’s never told anyone that she longs for a tiny taste of freedom—freedom that could be very costly.

When Jeremiah suddenly reappears in Middlefield to help his mentor, Yankee veterinarian Dr. Miller, new questions surface for Anna Mae, along with feelings she’d never fully acknowledged before.

As Anna Mae and Jeremiah rekindle their friendship, old feelings take on new meaning. Yet the question still lingers: What is God’s plan for her life?

Should she stay, remaining loyal to her Amish family, or does God have a bigger plan—one that provides more freedom than she could imagine?

The answers do not come easily, and God’s plan may lead in different directions . . . for both of Anna Mae and Jeremiah.

I enjoyed reading A FAITH OF HER OWN and getting to know Anna Mae and Jeremiah. There is also two other stories included in this book, Judith and David and Bekah and Caleb, but the main one was Anna Mae and Jeremiah. I kind of hope this story will be continued to find out more about these characters, maybe revisit them in future books in this collection by Ms. Fuller.

All of the characters in this book had choices, decisions, and issues to work through. I especially loved Amos, one of the special children who lives a normal life as a farmer but yet is so very innocent and simple. I just wanted to hug on him.

If you love Amish romance, then you’ll want to read A FAITH OF HER OWN. The three romances included are all ser gut. And while I did want to shake some sense into Caleb and Bekah, they were realistic. The story was slow moving, easily put down, but also easily picked up and continued without losing the flow.

4.5 stars. Available in ebook and paperback. 320 pages.

This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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