Monday, April 24, 2017
Upon a Spring Breeze (Every Amish Season #1) by Kelly Irvin
After a devastating winter, a spring breeze promises more than new flowers.… It promises a new chance at love.
Bess Weaver, twenty and expecting her first child, is in the kitchen making stew for her beloved mann, Caleb, one minute, and the next she’s burying him after a tragic accident. Facing life as a young widow, Bess finds comfort only in tending the garden at an Englisch-owned bed and breakfast—even as she doubts that new growth could ever come after such a long winter.
Aidan tries to repress his guilt over his best friend Caleb’s death and his long-standing feelings for Bess by working harder than ever. But as he spends time with the young son his friend left behind, he seems to be growing closer to the boy’s beautiful mother as well.
When a close-knit group of widows in her Amish community step in to help Bess find her way back to hope, she begins to wonder if Gott has a future for her after all. Will she ever believe that life can still hold joy and the possibility of love?
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For over a third of this book I could feel my heart in my throat, this poor girl, and whom does she live with, her deceased husbands family.
The story is about Bess Weaver coming to terms with her lot in life, does she make all the right decisions, of course not, but she is human, and you would not want to walk in her shoes.
This a story of her journey to a semblance of a normal life, of course what is normal for one may not be for another, but we walk in her shoes. I loved the little one, and he sure is a hit for the whole family, and yes they enable and then disable her, but we are also struggling with faith here, and forgiveness.
I loved this community and how they just seemed to know when a member needed help, and of course they are there.
There is also a bit of romance, where one has been in love with the other almost all of their life, even when they married another.
Come and get lost in a warm hearted Amish story!
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Zondervan, and was not required to give a positive review.