Sunday, August 26, 2012
Kathleen's Best Yet -- Faithful to Laura
Laura Stutzman -- who came onto the scene late in Treasuring Emma -- is dealing with scars, physical and emotional, caused by Mark King. She is intent on making up to her family for the financial loss they suffered and wants to find and confront Mark about the pain he has caused. She has no plans of getting attached to anyone or anything in Ohio; she just wants to finish her business and then go back home to Kentucky.
When a job opportunity falls into her lap, and Sawyer Thompson comes along with it, keeping her guard up becomes difficult. Sawyer proves to be an understanding friend who is able to look past the scars to the beautiful young woman she is. When troubling information comes to light that upsets Sawyer's life, Laura has the chance to return the favor of understanding and caring for him. But where will circumstances take Laura and Sawyer, and will they be able to truly forgive the people who have hurt them?
Kathleen has given us a set of characters who have to face real-life struggles in an Amish setting. Their story, though, of dealing with forgiveness in the midst of hurt, abandonment, and betrayal could just as easily have happened in the Englisch world. The genuineness of the characters and their problems pulled me into the story at the very beginning and kept me engaged to the end.
There are loose ends to the story . . . so I will be impatiently waiting for them to be tied up on the next book!
(This book was provided free of charge from BookSneeze for my honest review.)