Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Hannah's Courtship

About The Book:  Amish widow Hannah Yoder never intended to marry again. Yet when her friendship with veterinarian Albert Hartman begins to bloom into something more, Hannah wonders if perhaps she's finally ready for a new love. Albert waited his whole life to find the right woman, only to realize Hannah was there all along. But there's more than their friendship to consider. Albert is a Mennonite, born-and-bred, and Hannah cannot—will not—leave her Amish faith, not even for him. Does Albert have the courage to give up his modern life for Hannah…and will Hannah have the courage to let him?

About The Author:  Emma Miller lives quietly in her old farmhouse in rural Delaware amid fertile fields and lush woodlands. Fortunate enough to be born into a family of strong faith, she grew up on a dairy farm, surrounded by loving parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Emma was educated in local schools, and once taught in an Amish schoolhouse much like the one at Seven Poplars. When she's not caring for her large family, reading and writing are her favorite pastimes.

My Thoughts On The Book:  This was a wonderfully written with a twist. The characters were engaging, and I felt as if I knew them all personally. Hannah's family was full of love and faith.  You could tell that they cared a great deal for each other.  As the grandmother of a grandson/granddaughter with Downs Syndrome drew me into the book.  I have never read an Amish book with this subject matter discussed and it was an interesting change of pace.  The fact that Hannah's youngest daughter Susanna was born with Downs Syndrome, was something that I have not found in other novels of this nature, so it was refreshing to see a character with a very well known and personal for me condition.  Hannah had her hands full dealing with Susanna and "King" David ( Susanna's Down's Syndrome boyfriend).  Hannah struggles with wanting to protect her daughter by keeping them apart and yet feeling for the young couple as they experience their first boy/girl relationship.  I found myself pulling for Albert and Hannah as well as David and Susanna.  This is a book is perfect for those who enjoy Amish Romances, and also with those who enjoy just a good clean Christian romance.   I loved it. 

DISCLAIMER: I received a copy of this novel from Netgalley and Harlequin in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way, all opinion contained in this review are 100% my own.

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