When a postal error creates pen pals of two young Amish people, can they put behind their past mistakes to see the bright future God has written for them?
Jalon Chupp has a past he isn’t proud to claim. He’s worked hard to overcome his youthful mistakes, and he has recommitted himself to his faith. When he receives a sweet note included in a piece of misdirected mail, he can’t help but write back. Soon, the letters he receives from Phoebe are the highlights of his days, and with a hopeful heart, he suggests they meet in person.
Phoebe, too, looks forward to every single one of Jalon’s letters. Living with her overbearing aunt, Phoebe doesn’t have too much to look forward to. But when Jalon suggests they meet, she panics—although she has shared some of the deepest longings of her heart with him, she hasn’t been entirely truthful about her past. But when Jalon shows up at her aunt’s doorstep, everything is revealed. And she can only pray he’ll forgive her for holding back the truth.
In order to reach beyond the errors of their pasts, both Phoebe and Jalon must put their faith in something—or Someone—bigger than either of them could pen.
My thoughts: WRITTEN IN LOVE is the first book in Ms. Fuller's newest series. Ms. Fuller is a hit or miss author with me, and this story was a hit. I absolutely loved the premise behind this story and couldn't wait to see where it goes.
I hurt for both Jalon and Phoebe as they both had their problems to work through. I was a bit mad at Jalon for being judgmental with Phoebe for withholding information about her past, especially when he did the same thing. He withheld information pretty much all the way through. But the way it ended was sweet and I hope that we'll see more stores with some of the other characters, such as Adam and Karen and maybe Jalon's sister.
A beautiful romance filled with hope even when everything went wrong that possibly could. Thoroughly enjoyed it and can't wait to read the next book in this series coming later this summer.
If you like Amish romances, be sure to pick up WRITTEN IN LOVE by Kathleen Fuller. A great read. "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own."