Monday, May 29, 2017

Upon a Spring Breeze (An Every Amish Season Novel) by Kelly Irvin

Book Description:  After a devastating winter, a spring breeze promises more than new flowers.… It promises a new chance at love.

Bess Weaver, twenty and expecting her first child, is in the kitchen making stew for her beloved mann, Caleb, one minute, and the next she’s burying him after a tragic accident. Facing life as a young widow, Bess finds comfort only in tending the garden at an Englisch-owned bed and breakfast—even as she doubts that new growth could ever come after such a long winter.
Aidan tries to repress his guilt over his best friend Caleb’s death and his long-standing feelings for Bess by working harder than ever. But as he spends time with the young son his friend left behind, he seems to be growing closer to the boy’s beautiful mother as well.
When a close-knit group of widows in her Amish community step in to help Bess find her way back to hope, she begins to wonder if Gott has a future for her after all. Will she ever believe that life can still hold joy and the possibility of love?

My Thoughts: Just a side note* Thanks  to my wonderful husband who took me away for a week to a "wilderness cabin" so I could rest, relax and read.
So, I was able to read this novel and finish it in a day.  😊
First of all, I found the the sub title, An Every Amish Season Novel interesting.  Because there are seasons to every part of our lives.

It seems that Bess Weaver has entered a new season...the season of widowhood.  But, yet, Bess is still quite young and with a baby on the way.

Bess deals with the loss of her beloved husband, Caleb, in the only way she can . . . she takes a job at the local bed -n- breakfast where her husband's good friend, Aidan works too.

This read is not just about a young Amish widow.  Its a story about a community, a close-knit community that comes together to give support to a young woman and her soon to be born baby.

A lovely read for a summer day.

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

  • Series: An Every Amish Season Novel
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (March 28, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310348056
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310348054

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