Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The Reconciliation by Susan Lantz Simpson






Winter in Southern Maryland's Amish country brings brisk winds, crisp snow, and evenings spent nestled by a warm fireside. For one prodigal daughter, it may also bring a new beginning . . .

On her baptismal day, Rebecca Zook ran from the church, leaving her stunned Amish community behind. She only wanted to see something of Gott's vast world, but city life didn't turn out as planned. Tricked into a sham marriage, Becky has come home humbled, wiser . . . and pregnant. Her mamm and daed are welcoming, and helping an overburdened young widow gives Becky a new sense of purpose. But after creating such scandal, Becky feels unworthy of a loving husband--let alone a wunderbaar man like Atlee Stauffer.

Atlee knows Becky's situation--and understands why his mother advises him to be careful. Still, this once flighty, flirty girl has become a thoughtful, kind young woman. He's drawn to Becky like a magnet to a nail. One day, he hopes to build a family with her. But first, he must convince her wary, troubled heart to accept forgiveness and love 


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About The Author







Susan Lantz Simpson has been writing stories and poetry ever since she penned her first poem at the age of six. She has always loved the magic of words and how they can entertain and enlighten others. Her love of words and books led her to earn a degree in English/Education. She has taught students from Prekindergarten to high school and has also worked as an editor for the federal government. She also holds a degree in nursing and has worked in hospitals and in community health. She writes inspirational stories of love and faith and has published a middle-grade novel (Ginger and the Bully). She lives in Maryland and is the mother of two wonderful daughters. She is a member of ACFW and Maryland Christian Writers Group. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys reading, walking, and doing needlework.


My Review

This is the second book in this series, and yes, they can be read alone, there are some recurring characters here, and you will be quickly drawn into the story.
When Becky Zook ran out and away from her baptism it was because of the “grass is always greener” and sadly such a lesson for her. We get to be with her as she returns to her community, and wonder as she does if she can go home again.
This is a story of leaving childhood behind and embracing adulthood, and we see transformations in the for of love fellow man.
Surprises happen here, and there are some sad happenings, along with welcoming new little ones into the fold.
A don’t miss life lesson read.

I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Zebra, and was not required to give a positive review.
 


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