I have a really good book to share with you today called The Bishop's Son written by Kelly Irvin that I thought you might be interested in reading some time.
Two men offer Leila two very different futures. Will she choose with her heart or with her faith?
Leila Lantz has been in love with Jesse Glick from the day she first saw him at his father’s store, but she can’t make sense of his intentions. One day he wants to come courting, the next he seems to be putting distance between them.
Jesse may be the bishop’s son, but his faith has been wavering of late. If he is so unsure, is it fair to give Leila false hope for a future he doubts he can provide?
Then there’s Will, Jesse’s cousin. He has been trying to keep his feelings for Leila a secret, but he also knows Jesse is wrestling with his faith. Would declaring his feelings for Leila be in her best interest or simply serving his own selfish desires?
Leila knows she can choose Will and be secure in her own future. But when her heart speaks, it’s Jesse’s name she hears. When will God make His will known to her? Could leaving everything she knows—even her own faith—be a part of God’s plan?
It looks like dating and falling in love is the same no matter which religion you practice. Yes, there are differences in some aspects, but the actual feelings are pretty much the same. I guess everyone is uncertain at some point in their life as to who and what they want.
I think that is just part of growing up and why I always wish young people right out of high school would not immediately get married. You need to travel and see things and do things before you make a commitment. Of course, that is not what Leila's problem is, but my point was, we all have uncertainty in any community, but it all boils down to the same thing. We want to be loved and we want to give our love to someone.
Leila knows what she needs to do and what is the right thing to do, she just thinks she doesn't. Your gut and your heart know all along, you just have to pay attention.
This story is a nice pace away from my regular murder/mysteries/thrillers and it was like a breath of fresh air to have more simpler things to worry about besides someone out to kill you. It also brings peace back to your soul, so don't get too wrapped up in just one genre of books.
You will miss out on what the Amish stories have to tell you and you will feel much better about everything!
About the Author:
Kelly Irvin is the author of the critically acclaimed The Beekeeper’s Son, called “a beautifully woven masterpiece” by Publishers Weekly. The book is the first of three in The Amish of Bee County series from Zondervan/HarperCollins. Kelly also penned the Bliss Creek Amish series and the New Hope Amish series, both from Harvest House Publishing. She has also authored two inspirational romantic suspense novels, A Deadly Wilderness and No Child of Mine.
The Kansas native is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Journalism. She wrote nonfiction professionally for more than thirty years, including ten years as a newspaper reporter, mostly in Texas-Mexico border towns. She has worked in public relations for the City of San Antonio for twenty-one years. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and serves as secretary of the local chapter, Alamo Christian Fiction Writers.
Kelly has been married to photographer Tim Irvin for twenty-seven years. They have two grown adult children, two grandchildren, two cats, and a tank full of fish. In her spare time, she likes to write short stories and read books by her favorite authors.
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