Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Healing - Wanda E. Brunstetter

As taken from the books back cover:

Can a man burdened by memories of yesterday find hope in the land of tomorrow? Samuel Fisher of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, now a single father of four, is in a state of shock following his wife’s untimely death.

When his brother, Titus, talks him into moving to Kentucky, hoping a fresh start will help heal Samuel’s grief, Samuel packs up the kids and heads to Bluegrass Country. Esther Beiler helps watch Samuel’s children while he works with English contractor Allen Walters on a bed and breakfast owned by Englisher Bonnie Taylor.

Soon Esther develops a crush on Samuel and a true affection for his children, but is there room in Samuel’s heart for Esther? Or has the pretty innkeeper already taken residence there? When misconceptions take the forefront, jealousies arise. Will peace-loving Samuel and Esther bow to the apparent competition or fight for their newfound love? How will God manage to untangle these star-crossed lovers before any damage is done?

My thoughts on the book:

I have always loved reading Brunstetter's books, and was not disappointed with this one!  I will admit, I seem to have a fascination with the Amish, even though they are bountiful in my area.

I loved the relationships that developed between Esther and Samuel's kinner, she truly had their best interest at heart, no matter what the occasion.  Esther and Samuel both have some trials in the beginning, but if they can just come together, things may work out.

Samuel's family though, including his bruder Titus, all seem to have their own issues, and boy, some of them are big ones!  While reading bits and pieces about Timothy and his frau Hannah, I can only imagine where there story will go!   In my opinion, no spoiler here, his Mother-in-law may be their biggest problem!

Would I recommend this book?  Jah, I would.  It is a wunderbar gut read!  I give this book 5 stars!

Translations(vary depending on region/dialect):  

Frau=Wife                            Kinner=Child/Children
Bruder=Brother                    Jah=Yes
Gut=Good                            Wunderbar=Wonderful

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Net Galley Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. 

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