Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Love Letters by Beverly Lewis

Book Description:  Marlena needed time to let things sink in. It was beyond her how all this could possibly work out--adding the care of an infant to her daily routine. Fortunately, it would just be until Luella returned home from the hospital and was stronger.

No more than a couple weeks, surely.

Marlena Wenger's life takes an unexpected turn on the day she learns she must care for her estranged sister's baby. Spending the summer in Brownstown, Pennsylvania, to assist her Mennonite grandmother, and miles from Marlena's Old Order Amish beau, she feels out of her element in nearly every respect. Yet Marlena determines to do her best and stay focused on her future, even as those hopes become drastically altered.

My Thoughts: When I was young and first began reading Christian fiction, Beverly Lewis was my.go.to.author.  I love the way she tells a story!
The Love Letters is quite an interesting read.  And in my opinion Beverly Lewis has added some unique twists in this read that I haven't seen in her other books.
Marlena Wenger is Amish and has been reared in an Old Order Amish community so when she gets the message that her estranged sister needs her help she goes to her.  It's only to be for a couple of weeks.
But when she arrives at her Mennonite grandmother's house, where she'll be staying to help her grandmother after the passing of her grandfather, she finds out that she'll be needed for a much longer amount of time . . . for she has learned that she will be caring of her sister's baby.  
Marlena loves the baby!  But she feels like an outsider in her grandmother's Mennonite community.  
I don't want to write too much in fear of giving away too many "secrets."  
This is one great read!  Beverly Lewis wrote with emotion and joy which made me, the reader, feel a little teary at times.  This story is so good!

*This book was provided for review by Bethany House*

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (March 24, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076421246X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764212468

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