Tuesday, September 13, 2016

A Love Made New (Amish of Birch Creek #3) by Kathleen Fuller

Abigail Schrock knows God can make all things new, but does that include her broken heart?

It seems as if everyone is falling in love in Birch Creek, including Abigail Schrock. But when heartbreak descends on her already fragile world, she can’t help but feel that if she’d only been a little prettier, she could be on her way down the wedding aisle. To make matters worse, Abigail’s two sisters have found love, while all Abigail can seem to find is the chocolate she has stashed away in the pantry.

Asa Bontrager has never had trouble with the ladies in his Amish community—his good looks have always gotten him far. Which is why he’s baffled by the call he’s received from God to pursue Abigail, a woman who seems determined to turn him away.

Can Abigail find the peace and joy she so desperately desires? Will she allow herself to stop running and melt into the embrace of unforeseen comfort? If she does, she may just discover a love powerful enough to lift the heavy burden of grief weighing her down and restore her hope in a promising future.


About The Author

Kathleen was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, and now make my home in beautiful Geneva, Ohio. I’ve been married to James for 15 wonderful years (really, they have been wonderful!)  We have three terrific children, three dogs, and an overwhelmed cat. We have also raised cattle, pigs, and chickens at various times over the years. We would have gone into the goat business, but I had to draw the line somewhere. I started writing in 2000, and published my first short story a year later. Since then I have authored several short stories, novellas, novels, and have done a lot of freelance non-fiction work. I have also worked as an editor. I have a Masters degree in Special Education, emphasis on teaching the blind and visually impaired, and a Bachelors in Early Childhood/Elementary Education. I have taught all age groups ranging from age 4 to age 18. A few of my favorite things: my relationship with Christ, chocolate (of course!), autumn, a satisfying book, good friends, a sense of humor, people who don’t take themselves seriously, haunting melodies, NFL football, and did I mention chocolate?

My Review 

This is the third book in this series and this is Abigail’s story, don’t worry if you haven’t read the other two, we are caught up to date as we go along, but once you start this one, you will want to read the other two.
Along with Abigail’s story we also have Irene, whose life in some way parallels Sol’s, the one we really disliked from the previous books, but no more, he has found his way back to God. These stories meld and yet are different, alike in that all participants are Amish, but of course different as people. With Irene I wanted her father’s problems to be resolved, and no one to get hurt, but Sol, even for his mother’s sake my desire was that his father would never return.
Will these couples end up together, the answers are here, and all they need to do is follow their faith and God, and if they are meant to be they will follow his Will,
I loved being reunited with old friends and in the charming town of Birch Creek, I wanted to move there, and you also be page turning to find the answers. Enjoy!
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Thomas Nelson, and was not required to give a positive review.

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