Thursday, April 7, 2016

An Unbroken Heart (An Amish of Birch Creek Novel) by Kathleen Fuller

Book Description:  An argument. A crash. In an instant, Joanna’s world is changed forever.
One minute, Joanna Schrock was arguing with her parents, and the next, her parents’ lives were claimed in a hit-and-run buggy accident. Her body is broken, but her heart is in even deeper pain— after all, how do you cope with your parents’ deaths when your last words were spoken in anger?
After an extended stint in a physical rehabilitation center, Joanna re-enters her Amish life. But nothing is the same—not even her feelings for Andrew Beiler.

My Thoughts:   I was so excited to receive a book authored by Kathleen Fuller. I love Kathleen's writing...and somehow missed the fact that she wrote a brand new Amish novel.  
This is a story of longings....longing to undo said words, longing to go back to the way it was before, the longing to heal.
As I read this story my heart broke for Joanna.  She and her parents were arguing, well, Joanna was arguing and then CRASH!  A buggy accident that killed both her parents and left Joanna wounded.  
It seems that when the accident happened, something also happened to Joanna.  She no longer cared.
Before she loved Andrew Beiler but now she just doesn't care.  
Joanna learns life lessons and lessons of faith.  Of course, she is human (and Kathleen writes this so well) and she comes to a place where she must make a "trust" decision. 
Love, forgiveness, and forgiving make this one great read. 
Oh, and Joanna is Amish.  
Loved this story!

*This book was provided for review by The Fiction Guild*

  • Series: An Amish of Birch Creek Novel
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (March 15, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0718033183
  • ISBN-13: 978-0718033187

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