Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Threads of Grace by Kelly Long
Grace's autistic son needs a life that is safe and consistent. Seth wants to leave his flirting days behind him and settle down.
Deep in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania, the beautiful and weary Amish widow, Grace Beiler, is not looking for a husband—especially one so much younger than her. But handsome and smitten Seth Wyse stumbles upon a way to help her and they marry to keep Grace’s autistic son safe from his ill-intentioned uncle.
Grace soon discovers that she is far from immune to her young husband’s experienced charm and realizes that her first marriage has not destroyed her capacity for love.
Seth Wyse seeks counsel from his older brother, Jacob, when playing the game of pursuing his wife becomes more dangerous to both his heart and life than he ever imagined.
Yet God can give Grace and Seth a passion for family and each other that teaches them the ways of the Master Quilter through the tangled and tender threads of their lives.
Kelly Long was born and raised in North Central Pennsylvania. There was an Amish hitching post at the small grocery store in her town. She loves to write Amish romance and is the author of novel, Sarah's Garden, the novella Amish Christmas Expanded Edition with some other great Amish authors, Amish Love with Beth Wiseman and Kathy Fuller, and Lilly's Wedding Quilt--the sequel to Sarah's Garden. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and children.
I really enjoyed this Amish story. Could feel myself cringe at that young girl, Grace Raber, being forced into a marriage with a cruel man, Silas Beiler.
When the book opens her living hell is over, her evil husband has died. She has begun a new life in Pine Creek PA. She does now have a young son, Able, who is Autistic. While she is working in the garden, a stone wall falls on her, she sends Able to the neighbors for help. So begins the relationship of Grace and Seth.
One thing we see throughout the story is how Grace has been badly hurt, and her learning to accept love. You do see God working in all of their lives, and all they need to do is accept his Grace!
Loved Alice...we meet her again. Although she is English, you want her to stay and be part of the family. Then their is Violet Raber, Grace's younger sister. She sees what she wants and not going to be stopped.
You do feel while reading that their is evil lurking, is someone going to be hurt? Don't miss this great read, once you start you will not be able to put it down.
I received this book through Thomas Nelson's Booksneeze Blogger Program, and was not required to give a positive review.