I recently read this really great Amish book called An Unbroken Heart written by Kathleen Fuller and I think you will love it as much as I did!
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.
Joanna has loved Andrew since the age of twelve, and her feelings have not changed throughout the years. She is thrilled when Andrew wants to get married, but she wonders whether it’s love he’s feeling, or pity. As the couple’s wedding date approaches, Joanna isn’t overcome with the deep joy she was hoping to feel; instead, she’s wracked with anxiety and guilt.
Joanna hears God whispering to her, Be strong and courageous, but she’s afraid that courage looks a lot like walking away from her dreams and into the plan of her Heavenly Father.
If Joanna takes the first step toward healing, will it cost her everything she’s ever wanted? Or could God be changing the desires of her heart?
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I am sure that there are quite a bit of other people out and about that love reading Amish love stories because they are some of the what I call "purist love stories", because of their ways and their religion, it's hopefully one of the better role models we can all learn from to make our lives richer.
I really liked this book as it follows the beautiful parts of what true love looks like in this community and hopefully, it can teach our young adults especially, but they can also be guides for other age groups also. With the divorce rate so high these days, especially in Hollywood, I welcome the change of pace that these Amish love stories set.
I truly envy the confidence in which some of these Amish characters are so sure of themselves when the moment arrives and there is no doubt in their minds that they truly love the other person with all their heart and soul. I especially respect the way these are written because with all the books that I have read, they really take it seriously when asking God for guidance. I think we could all use a little more of that in our lives!
About the Author:
I was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, and currently live in Geneva, Ohio. I've been married to James for 22 wonderful years (really, they have been wonderful!) We have three terrific children, three dogs, and have raised cattle, pigs, and chickens at various times over the years. We would have gone into the goat business, but I had to draw the line somewhere.
I started writing in 2000, and published my first short story a year later. Since then I have authored several short stories, novellas, novels, and have done a lot of freelance non-fiction work. I have also worked as an editor. I have a Masters degree in Special Education, emphasis on teaching the blind and visually impaired, and a Bachelors in Early Childhood/Elementary Education. I have taught all age groups ranging from age 4 to age 21.
A few of my favorite things: my relationship with Christ, chocolate (of course!), autumn, a satisfying book, good friends, a sense of humor, people who don't take themselves seriously, haunting melodies, NFL football, and did I mention chocolate?
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