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Sunday, July 17, 2016

An Unbroken Heart by Kathleen Fuller

An Unbroken Heart (Amish of Birch Creek #2)
ISBN: 9780718033187
Publisher's Synopsis:
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?

MrsK's Review
Back when Joanna was twelve, there was a moment when Andrew defended her against the school bullies. A moment in which, Joanna realized she loved Andrew and one day... one day they would marry.

Eight years later Andrew and Joanna were on their way to marriage, that is until Joanna "botched" their marriage proposal. Before she could make things right, her life changed during that fatal night when a car crashes into her parent's carriage. Rehab will require more than therapy to walk without the crutches. Johanna will need forgiveness, strength, a willingness to move beyond her regrets, and love.

In Langdon, Ohio, Cameron Crawford finds himself on the run. It's been six weeks since his daughter was born and his wife died. Now, everything about his life in Langdon reminds him of everything he has lost. How could he ever think of his wife without anger, or that fatal night without guilt?
Irene is Andrew's sister, she is devoted to her brother and hopes that one day she too will be married. Yet, right now her mind just keeps focusing on Sol. Asa had left Birch Creek five years ago. Now he has returned to his parents farm. He isn't a boy of sixteen any longer and Irene's childhood crush reminds her that sometimes life rekindles a youthful dream.

A leap of faith will bring God's will to fruitition. Following His will... takes courage,

"Be strong and courageous.
Do not be afraid;
don not be discouraged,
for the Lord your God will be with you
wherever you go."
Joshua 1:9


A Reluctant Bride (Amish of Birch Creek #1)
 MrsK's Review for book #1
Meet the Author:
Kathleen Fuller  Kathleen is the best-selling author of over thirty books, including the Hearts of Middlefield Series and the A Middlefield Family Series. She lives with her husband and three children in Northeast Ohio. Kathleen loves to hear from readers.  Learn more about Kathleen's books...

"I received this book for free from the Fiction Guild for this review."
Thomas Nelson

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