Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Love Redeemed (New Hope Amish #2) by Kelly Irvin
In the second book of the New Hope Amish series, acclaimed author Kelly Irvin spins a tale of romance, grief, and redemption deep in Amish country.
Phoebe Christner is thrilled when the families of her close-knit Amish community decide to spend a week at the lake. She feels she's earned a break...and it doesn't hurt that Michael Daugherty will be coming along. They'll find ways to spend time together--she's certain of it--and their romance will have time to blossom.
But when tragedy strikes, Phoebe and Michael are torn apart by their pain and the knowledge of their guilt. As they both cope with the loss of a loved one, they will come to discover that they are worthy not only of each other's love, but God's love.
A tender novel of faith and family set in the heart of Amish country.
About The Author
Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/sic4oyVOYDU
Kelly Irvin has written a compelling page-turner. It is so about forgiveness of one another, and oneself. How could a really happy family, go from one extreme to another in almost a fraction of a second?
When tragedy hits a family, it can pull everyone together, or yank them forever apart. This what happens to the Christner family, and with their Amish background you hope that they will be able to heal. This tragedy though, touches other lives, and throughout the story, one point keeps rearing it head, forgive yourself. That seems to be the hardest of all, yes you can put the blame on someone else, and they all did, beside themselves. Also you see where it is hard not to hold a grudge against someone.
What I found was that living your faith in God, really means exactly that. Not just a pick and choose, but all of It.! You are going to wonder if there will ever be peace in this family, or community again. If they are all going to be able to live there faith?
Come and spend some quality time with the Amish of New Hope.
I received this book through First Wild Card Book Tours, and was not required to give a positive review