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Sunday, January 28, 2018

The Promise of a Letter by Kathleen Fuller

The Promise of a Letter (Amish Letter #2)
Kathleen Fuller
ISBN: 9780718082543
Publisher's Synopsis:
Roman is on the verge of leaving the Amish ways. Feeling confined by the strict rules, he longs to do something more with his life. But when things don't go as planned, Roman's prospects outside of the community dwindle. Upon learning that his beloved grandmother has died and left a letter urging him to reconcile with his brother in Birch Creek, Roman decides to return home. But he doesn't plan to stay for long.

Leanna Chupp has always made her own way in her small community of Birch Creek. Though some may call her unconventional--strange, even--Leanna is happy. Her unique outlook on life has meant she's never had many suitors pursuing courtship, which Leanna doesn't mind. She is content being single.

But when Roman and Leanna find themselves working together again, everything changes. Though neither fit squarely within the strictures of the Amish faith, their differences could be the very thing to help them form a deeper connection to their community and to each other. The question remains: will this strengthening bond be enough to make Roman stay for good?

MrsK's Review:
When we first meet Leanna, she is roller-blading her way home from work. She is "settled" in her life and though she may live in the dawdi haus on her brother's property, she was happy as a mechanic. In spite of her brother's concern, she knew that her life was perfect the way it was.

Roman had walked away from his family, he had dreams that would not be fulfilled in the Amish way. He had hoped that getting an education would be the first step in attaining his dreams. For the moment the convenience store wasn't keeping the "aimless"  feelings away. When he discovered that his grandmother had passed away, well that was the moment when his hidden struggles began bringing him back to his brother's side.

Neither could foresee the troubles that would align their paths, cross roads are interesting that way. What begins with a grandmother's prayer, blessing and request will change the hurt of past decisions and provide opportunities for maturity. 

Moving beyond past scars is often times harder than leaving,
Continued pleasure every time the cover is opened, 
Kathleen Fuller is a gifted story-teller!
Very inspiring...
Meet the Author:
Kathleen Fuller Kathleen Fuller Creating stories and characters. I love that part of the process--finding a new story and letting the characters speak to me. Best-selling author of Amish fiction. Also a wife, mother, crafter, coffee addict, football fan, and chocolate aficionado.

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

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