Tuesday 25 August 2015

Book Review: The Love Letters

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From the Back:

Marlena needed time to let things sink in. It was beyond her how all this could possibly work out--adding the care of an infant to her daily routine. Fortunately, it would just be until Luella returned home from the hospital and was stronger.No more than a couple weeks, surely.

Marlena Wenger's life takes an unexpected turn on the day she learns she must care for her estranged sister's baby. Spending the summer in Brownstown, Pennsylvania, to assist her Mennonite grandmother, and miles from Marlena's Old Order Amish beau, she feels out of her element in nearly every respect. Yet Marlena determines to do her best and stay focused on her future, even as those hopes become drastically altered.

My Reflections:

A sweet story of love, redemption, and the hurtles met to come to that place.

The courage to overcome tragedy and loss are not something that can be prepared for, only God can hold us and carry us, equipping us with the tools and people in our lives to overcome such brokenness. 

This story touched me deeply because of the raw emotions attached to the subject matter. on more than one occasion I had to put the book down and just ponder the story. The main character Marlena Wenger dose this often through the novel, you become well informed with her inner thoughts. I felt this gave the story depth and substance.

Marlenea's life jump the rails when she learns of her sister's death. Stricken with grief she makes the momentous decision to care for her sisters baby. Marlene decides to stay with her grandmother to help out where she can, but being so far away from her beau Nat Zimmerman, caring for her niece and being separated from her old order faith have set Marlena's life upside down. 

I so enjoyed all the little side stories in this novel from little Jay, to the vagrant, these tidbits really kept the story going for me. Heart warming and tender a perfect summer read! 

If you are looking to top off your vacation with a book that is moving and encouraging pick this one up, I'm sure you won't regret it.

I received this book free of charge in return for my honest review, from Graf Martin Communications. Thank you Graf Martin!

The Author

  1. Beverly Lewis
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    Beverly Lewis

    Beverly Lewis, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, is the New York Times bestselling author of more than ninety books. Her stories have been published in eleven languages worldwide. A keen interest in her mother's Plain heritage has...
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